Green Bay Packers RB James Starks Hopes To Do His Timmy Smith Impersonation

January 29, 2011   ·     ·   Jump to comments

It’s been well documented.  James Starks, the former Buffalo Bull (NCAA) and Packers sixth-round draft pick had been pretty much a non-factor during his rookie NFL campaign. He had just 29 carries for 101 yards and zero touchdowns which isn't going to garner any Rookie of the Year love. 
But while high profile rookies like Sam Bradford, Ndamukong Suh and Devin McCourty will be watching the big game on their big screens, Starks will be front and center in the NFL’s big spectacle.
Sound familiar?  It should. 
Turn back the clock to 1987 and you’ll find one Washington Redskins RB Timmy Smith a fifth-round draft pick out of Texas Tech that no one this side of Joe Gibbs really had on their radar.  Smith even had the same modest total of 29 carries as a rookie with the Skins that season.
Then came the postseason and Smith’s rather pedestrian name became a household one in NFL circles.
To be honest, they did t...

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