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Jason Parker
By: Arizona Athletics
Release: April 17, 2007
Photo Courtesy: Arizona Athletics
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Arizona: 2L ... Parker’s steady improvement has been a big plus on the edge... Had five starts on both sides as a junior in 2006 and will push for top role in 2007... Finished with 22 tackles, five for losses, and 2.5 sacks, plus a fumble recovery... Season-high four tackles at LSU... Contributed in all 11 games at defensive end in 2005, finishing with 14 tackles, 1.5 for loss and a sack, plus a forced fumble and a pass knocked down... Career-best five tackles against Purdue... Worked with the defensive scout team during the 2004 season ... Redshirted as a freshman in 2003.


Career totals: 23 Games, 5 starts, 36 tackles, 6.5 TFL, 2.5 SK,  FF, PBU, FR


High School: Mission Bay High School, San Diego, 2003 ... San Diego Union-Tribune All-San Diego Section first-team defensive selection ... League Defensive Player of the Year and first-team All-Western League honors in 2002 for coach Desi Herrera ... SuperPrep All-Farwest ... Team lost in semifinals his senior year ... Two-way star that was the school’s inside presence on the Buccaneers basketball team ... Had 60 tackles and nine sacks his senior year, plus had 38 receptions as a tight end, winning MBHS Most Valuable Player honors ... SuperPrep preseason No. 60 Farwest prospect ... San Diego Union-Tribune top area prospect list ... All-league honors as a junior ... Second-team all-league baseball player in 2002 ... One of San Diego County’s top basketball scorers in 2003 at 19 points per game, earning second-team all-league honors and an invite to all-county league play ... Senior year Honor Roll student ... Team captain of basketball and football teams in 2003.


Personal: Academic major is family studies and human development ... Son of Brenda Morell of San Diego and Carl Parker of Anniston, Ala. ... Mother is a physical therapist, father is an electrician ... Mom graduated from San Diego City College ... Member of Bayview Baptist Church ... Participated in African-American Club ... School monitor ... Served on YMCA fundraising projects ... Likes playing video games, and spending time with his friends and his mother ... Piqued by car stereo systems ...  Cousin of defensive end Marcus Smith, a former classmate at MBHS ... Date of birth: Jan. 23, 1985, in San Diego, Calif.


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