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Duane L. Starks, a native South Floridian born 5/23/1974, started his sports career with a local Miami optimist football team at the early age of 8.

Throughout his formative years he continued to excel at the game of football, basketball and track & field. By the time he entered high school at Miami Beach Senior High, he set several school records in multiple sports. In 1993, Duane graduated and knew that college would be the next level. Following high school he attended an out-of-state junior college (Holmes Community College of Mississippi), where he earned a starting position on their football squad. Duane later returned to Miami, only to find that some of the courses taken were not accredited for the university of his choice (University of Miami).

Duane's only recourse was now to attend the local Miami-Dade Community College, where he successfully earned the proper credits to attend the University of Miami; ultimately becoming an outstanding defensive football player which led him to become NFL's 10th overall draft pick in 1998 to the Baltimore Ravens. With Duane's cover skills, he quickly became one of the top NFL cornerbacks and contributed significantly as the starting cornerback for the Baltimore Ravens, as he intercepted QB Kerry Collins pass and returned 49 yards for a touchdown as the Ravens defeated the New York Giants on Jan. 28th, 2001, claiming the world's title as the NFL's 2000 Super Bowl XXXV Champions.

Later in 2002 Duane signed a five-year contract with the Arizona Cardinals. In his second season he suffered a torn ligament in 2003 and placed injured reserve missing the entire 2002 season. As Duane returned to his third season as a Cardinal in 2004, he recorded three interceptions that season which added to the 27 previously recorded in only seven years as a NFL cornerback giving him a total of 29 total interceptions. Traded in 2005 to the New England Patriots, Duane replaced the great veteran cornerback Ty Law, whom departed the Patriots and for the New York Jets. In March 2006, Duane signed with the Oakland Raiders where he contributed in several games and also took on the role as mentor and team leader alongside great veterans Warren Sapp, Randy Moss and several other great players.

 

 

 

 

 

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