(GREEN BAY, Wis.) — After becoming the first Packer to rush for over 100 yards since 2010, James Starks was named the Green Bay Packers starting running back for the team’s game in Cincinnati Sunday.
The fourth-year running back came in the game in the first quarter of the Packers’ 38-20 win over the Washington Redskins Sunday when Eddie Lacy left the field with a concussion. Starks proceeded to rush for 132 yards on 20 carries becoming the Packs’ first 100-yard rusher since Brandon Jackson did it Oct. 10 2010 versus Detroit.
“James Starks is definitely someone I look at as a starter (with) the ability to run as many times in a football game as needed,” Packers head coach Mike McCarthy said. “James will get the starting opportunity this week.”
The 27-year-old Starks has been with the Packers his entire career during which he has carried the ball 253 times, averaging 4.2 yards per carry.
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