Stephen Dale Starring (born July 30, 1961) is a former American football player. Attending Vinton High School and McNeese State University, he was MVP for the Cowboys football team at the 1980 Independence Bowl and 1980 Offensive Player of the Year of the Southland Conference (SLC). He also won three SLC track and field titles, two in the high hurdles and one in the long jump, and was named All-American for track and field.
He played wide receiver for six seasons for the New England Patriots, Detroit Lions, and Tampa Bay Buccaneers, and was in the Super Bowl XX with the Patriots in 1986. He was inducted into the McNeese State University Hall of Fame in 2000.