So., Cornerback, 5-11, 182
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.
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.