Two former Texas A&M, and Arkansas QB Nick Starkel will be at this weekend’s minicamp for Dallas. Starkel will attend this weekend’s minicamp in Dallas as he tries to make the move to the NFL. He has three years of SEC experience, and two more at San Jose State.
According to ESPN’s Todd Archer, “The Cowboys will have Terry Wilson and Nick Starkel at the minicamp on a trial basis.” Starkel played at Texas A&M and Arkansas while Wilson was at New Mexico after transferring to Kentucky.
Starkel started his college career as an Aggie redshirting his true freshman year. However, he made an immediate impact as a redshirt freshman the next year. Starkel was awarded the Texas A&M starting job, but he broke his leg in 2017’s season opener. He returned to the field for six more games that season. He finished with 1,793 yards and 14 touchdowns after seven appearances.
He ended 2017 with a 499-yard pass performance and four touchdowns against Wake Forest in Belk Bowl — a Belk Bowl record. Starkel was fired by Kellen Mond after Jimbo Fisher, the current head coach of the Aggies, took over the program. Starkel left the Aggies program after 2018 as a graduate student.
Starkel struggled to find his feet at Arkansas in 2019, as he shared playing time with Ben Hicks. Starkel was able to score three touchdowns against Colorado State and 305 yards, and then he followed that up with five interceptions against San Jose State.
Starkel was a transfer candidate for 2020 and was then recruited by a San Jose State football team looking for a veteran quarterback. Starkel was a success at San Jose State. He posted career highs and led them to a 7-1 record in conference play, and the Mountain West Conference title.