De'Mond Keith Parker (born December 24, 1976 in Tulsa, Oklahoma) was an American football running back for the Oklahoma Sooners that had a limited career in the National Football League.

De'Mond Parker
Born: (1976-12-24) December 24, 1976 (age 43)
Tulsa, OK
Career information
Position(s)RB
Height5 ft 9 in (175 cm)
Weight189 lb (86 kg)
CollegeOklahoma
NFL draft1999 / Round: 5 / Pick: 159
Career history
As player
1999–2000Green Bay Packers
2001Detroit Lions
Career highlights and awards
Career stats

CareerEdit

Parker was a standout for the Booker T. Washington Hornets in Tulsa. As a true freshman at Oklahoma, Parker gained over 1,000 yards. He accomplished that feat in each of his three seasons. All three of his seasons rank in the top 20 all-time at Oklahoma.[1]

Parker racked up 291 yards in the 1997 Red River Shootout. Outrushing eventual Heisman Trophy winner Ricky Williams, Parker established the record for the most yards in a single OU-Texas game.[2]

Parker played for the Sooners from 1996 to 1998, and is the Sooners' eighth all-time leading rusher.[3]

When Bob Stoops became the third head coach in Parker's tenure at Oklahoma in 1999, Parker decided to forgo his senior season, despite several attempts by Stoops to keep him with the team.[4] He was taken by the Green Bay Packers with the 159th overall pick in the 5th round of the 1999 NFL Draft.[5] In his only NFL start in 1999, Parker rushed for 135 yards and two touchdowns.[6] He later joined the Detroit Lions, but did not play.

College statisticsEdit

Season Yards Att TD Y/A 100Y 200Y
1996 1,184 180 10 6.58 6 1
1997 1,143 194 6 5.89 -- 2
1998 1,076 205 5 5.25 6 2
Career 3,403 579 21 5.88 16 5

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Season Rushing Records". Soonerstats.com. Retrieved 2007-05-17.
  2. ^ "Red River Shootout Records". Dallas Morning News. Retrieved 2007-05-17.
  3. ^ "Career Rushing Records". Soonerstats.com. Retrieved 2007-05-17.
  4. ^ "De'Mond Parker's choices make for cautionary tale". Tulsa World. Retrieved 2013-07-01.
  5. ^ "NFL.com Draft 2018 - NFL Draft History: Full Draft Year". NFL.com.
  6. ^ WIRE. "Packers running backs warm up to the occasion".

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