Randolph Starks, Jr. (born December 14, 1983) is a former American footballdefensive end who played twelve seasons in the National Football League (NFL). He was drafted by the Tennessee Titans in the third round of the 2004 NFL Draft. He played college football at Maryland. He also played for the Miami Dolphins and Cleveland Browns.
An army brat, Starks spent the first five years of his life in Germany because his father, Randolph, Sr., was stationed there with the United States Army. He was eventually re-deployed to Fort Belvoir in Virginia.
Starks attended Westlake High School in Waldorf, Maryland, where he was a letterman in football, basketball and track. In football, he was an honorable mention all-state selection as a junior defensive tackle after recording 67 tackles, six sacks and two forced fumbles. He was a SuperPrepAll-American as a senior with 77 tackles, seven sacks and two forced fumbles. He also played offensive tackle during his final two seasons at Westlake. Starks finished his prep career with 194 tackles while ranking third in school history in sacks.
Starks also earned four letters competing in basketball and track. In basketball, he was the leading scorer and rebounder in the Southern Maryland Athletic Conference (SMAC) as a junior. As a senior, he led his team to a 23-3 record and was named Southern Maryland’s Basketball Player of the Year by the Washington Post. He finished his career with 1,011 points scored and 682 rebounds. In track & field, Starks was a two-time state qualifier in both the shot put and discus throw. At the 2001 Maryland State Meet, he earned a second-place finish in the discus, with a throw of 43.28 meters (141 ft, 9 in), while also placing third in the shot put, with a throw of 15.80 meters (51 ft, 8 in). In addition, he reportedly bench-pressed 320 pounds and had a 32-inch vertical leap.