Career Honors: 2016: KU’s Scout Team Offensive Player of the Week (West Virginia).
2016 (Fr.): Did not see any game action and redshirted.
High School: Garnered a three-star rating by ESPN and 247Sports.com … Played under head coach Tony Hull at Warren Easton HS … Passed for more than 4,000 yards and 40 touchdowns in 2015 … Helped Warren Easton earn the District 9-4A championship and a state semifinal appearance where the the Eagles fell to eventual Class 4A State champion Neville … Tabbed Nola.com’s Friday Night Football Prep Player of the Week after completing 16-of-28 passes for 250 yards and three touchdowns and rushing 16 times for 99 yards and another score in a 40-14 win over Edna Karr … Chose Kansas over offers from Tulane, Indiana, Georgia Southern and Central Florida.
Personal: Son of Robert Williams and Angela Starks … Has two sisters, Seda Starks and Brianna Thompson … Has three brothers: Randi and Robert Starks and Phillip Williams … Majoring in pre-sport management with a minor in business … First name, Tyriek, is pronounced Ty-REEK.