Lorenzo Parker

So., Cornerback, 5-11, 182

Farmington Hills, Michigan
Walled Lake Western H.S.

Made the most of his opportunities last year, needs to continue improving to break into starting secondary... Faces competition from two starting seniors at CBs - Rushen Jones and Aaron McWhorter... Gained valuable experience last year when Jones went down with injury... Has natural skills to play valuable role in Commodore secondary.

Named to Coaches’ All-SEC Freshman Team... Started seven games at cornerback, after Jones’ injury... Played in every game, opening season with special teams... Matched career-high seven tackles in three consecutive games - Georgia, South Carolina and Duke... Notched first career interception vs. Duke... Also contributed a forced fumble vs. Florida and a fumble recovery vs. Middle Tennessee.

Granted medical redshirt status after being sidelined by early-season Achilles’ tendon injury... Moved to cornberback after starting Commodore career as receiver.

High School
Led team to Michigan state champion as senior... Named Detroit Free-Press Dream Team... Also selected All-District and All-Area... Was standout in track and field, setting school marks in the high jump (6’4”) and long jump (22’1”)... Also ran leg on 400-meter and 800-meter relay squads... Recipient of Scholar-Athlete Award three years... Member of National Honor Society and Who’s Who Among American Students.

Parker is working toward a degree in Human and Organizational Development (leadership track).

Son of Freddie and Florence Parker... Born Nov. 5, 1981... Dad works at IBM, mom is retired... Youngest of two children... Brother, Vincent, is 15 years older... Trained on the violin as a youngster, Parker is studying piano... Enjoys writing poetry and R&B, rap and alternative music lyics... Enjoys billiards and recreational basketball.


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