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Full Name: Byron Parker Primary Position: DB
Height/Weight: 6' 01"/196 College: Tulane
Birthdate: March 7, 1981 High School: High School (City, State)
Birthplace: Madisonville, Kentucky
Pro Experience: 3 years


Biography

Acquired:

Signed with Toronto on August 6, 2006.

Career Accomplishments:

• CFL All-Star: 2007, 2006
• Division All-Star: 2007, 2006

2006:

Toronto Argonauts
Dallas Cowboys

Signed a one-year contract with the Dallas Cowboys (NFL) on January 10 and attended training camp…released by Dallas on July 31...re-signed with Toronto on August 6...Named Argos’ Defensive Outstanding Player by the Toronto chapter of the FRC…Earned East Division All-Star as a unanimous selection at CB for first time in his career…Earned CFL All-Star at CB for the first time in his career…

2005:

Toronto Argonauts

Signed with the Toronto Argonauts as a free agent on January 24…Played in 6 regular season games for the Argos, starting one at CB in Ottawa (05/11/05)…Did not dress for East Championship due to injury…Dressed primarily as a KR/CB but entered the game as a receiver in Montreal (28/07/05) for one play and caught a 42-yard pass from Damon Allen…Week 9 against Calgary, dressed as backup CB but played LB in some formations.

2004:

Jacksonville Jaguars

Signed with the Jacksonville Jaguars (NFL) as a free agent on April 26…Released by Jacksonville August 1.

College:

National Collegiate Athletic Association

2001-2003:

Tulane Green Wave

Joined the Green Wave football team as a walk-on…did not start any games, used mainly on special teams and as a nickel back…injured (pulled hamstring) in mid-season…had an interception for 19 yards in the final game of the year versus East Carolina…tallied 1 punt return for 6 yards, 11 tackles, 1 pass knocked down and 1 fumble recovery on the season…Basketball Star (2001–03) Played two years for the Tulane Green Wave, seeing action in 55 games as a defensive spark…led team in steals as a senior…crowned 2003 NCAA Collegiate Slam Dunk Champion after winning a nationally-televised dunk contest held in conjunction with the Final Four. He calls the winning dunk the X-Factor…Junior (Tyler) Played basketball for two years at Tyler (Texas) Junior College.

Personal:

Byron Wesley Parker lives in Atlanta, GA and is the proud father of a daughter named Jordyn and a son named Kyron. He is the son of Phillip and Annette Parker and majored in media arts and business at Tulane. He enjoys drawing and playing basketball.


Scouting Report

Statistics

Interception Stats

year team league games INT YDS LNG TD
2005 TOR CFL 5 0 0 0 0
2006 TOR CFL 10 8 0 87 4
2007 TOR CFL 18 6 0 58 2
3 year CFL career 33 14 0 87 6

Defensive Tackles/Special Teams Tackles

year team league games TKL STT
2005 TOR CFL 5 2 3
2006 TOR CFL 10 26 2
2007 TOR CFL 18 31 3
3 year CFL career 33 59 8

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