Glenn Starks was called “one of the greatest athletes in A&I’s history” by Gil Steinke, his head football coach in three of his four years at Texas A&I. He was inducted into the Javelina Hall of Fame in 1983.
He was a wide receiver in 1974-77 and was an All-America honoree. He lettered for four years and also earned a letter with the basketball squad.
Starks set a record when he took an 86-yard touchdown pass from Richard Ritchie in 1976. He holds LSC records for most touchdown receptions in a season and career, and for the most receiving yards in a career.
He led the team in receiving for four seasons and one year in scoring. In addition to being an All-America pick, he was All-LSC three times, NAIA All-District and was named LSC lineman of the year in 1977.
Starks played on three national championship teams and four conference title squads. The Javelinas posted a 46-1-1 record with him in the lineup.
He served as a captain in 1977.
Starks was named to the LSC team of the decade for the 1970s and to the Texas A&I team of the decade for the same period.
He returned to Texas A&I in 1979 as an assistant coach and that team won a national title and a conference championship.
Starks, from Houston, played at Jones High School. He has coached in Ohio and Texas and resides in Houston.