Duane Starks started his football career at the age of eight in a local optimist club program, he became a star quarterback for Miami Beach Senior High, briefly attended Miami-Dade Community College and then played as a starting cornerback for the University of Miami Hurricanes. He entered the NFL, and memorably returned an interception for a touch down, securing a win for the Ravens in Superbowl XXXV.
Now he's retiring, and is basically taking over the city next weekend for an all-star bash. Guests scheduled to attend include Jamie Foxx, Morris Chestnut, Allen Payne, Meagan Good, Warren Sapp, Dante Culpepper, Edgerrin James and Drew Rosenhaus.
The weekend kicks off with a party Friday, May 15h at The Bentley Hotel.
Saturday Starks will host a "free event for the children of Overtown," with "food, fun, games, celebrity appearances and entertainment." That goes down Saturday at Gibson Park between 10am and 3pm.
The party stays in Overtown, with a reception and celebity roast hosted by Katt Williams that night (the after party is open to the public).
Sunday will see a "Beach, Ballers & Bikini Bash" at the Royal Palm Hotel.
This man certainly knows how to go out in style.