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#11 Will Parks
Position: Safety
Height: 6'1"
Weight: 194
Year: Senior
Hometown: Philadelphia, Pa.
High School: Germantown HS
Experience: 3 Letters
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Career Highlights: Four-year letterwinner ... Played in 53 games, including 31 starts, for the Arizona defense in the winningest stretch in Arizona football history from 2012-15 … Played in four bowl games, winning defensive MVP honors at the 2013 AdvoCare V100 Bowl in 2013 … A senior captain in 2015 … Finished career with 197 total tackles, 20.5 for loss, 20 pass breakups and four interceptions … Pac-12 honorable mention selection in 2015.

2015:
One of four senior team captains … Pac-12 All-Conference honorable mention selection … Started all 13 games … Member of the winningest senior class in school history, which won 33 games from 2012-15 … Led team with 76 tackles and also led squad with seven pass breakups … Totaled 7.0 tackles for loss, which tied for third-most on team … Forced two fumbles … Set a career high with 11 tackles in season opener against UTSA, and nearly matched the total with 10 stops at Stanford … A preseason watch list candidate for the Jim Thorpe and Bednarik Awards.

2014:
Started and played in all 14 games at spur … Totaled 81 tackles, including 52 solo stops, with 13.0 tackles for loss of 34 yards … Career game high eight tackles at Oregon … Two interceptions for 14 returns yards and a fumble recovery … Second on the team with eight passes broken up … First career sack at Utah.

2013: Played in 13 and started four games at bandit … Earned his first career start vs. Utah … Named the AdvoCare V100 Bowl Defensive MVP after his 69-yard interception return for a touchdown in Arizona’s 42-19 victory … Totaled 31 tackles, including 17 solo stops … Broke up five passes … Also had an interception at Colorado for 19 return yards.

2012: Played in 13 games as a member of the secondary in his true freshman year … Also played on special teams … One of six true freshman to play on defense during the season … Totaled nine tackles, eight solo and one assisted.

High School: All-Southeastern Pennsylvania First-Team Defense honors … Played in the Chesapeake Bowl … Cornerback, receiver, running back and kick returner for the Bears … Scored five TDs on 39 carries and 167 yards as senior, with 21 receptions for 337 yards and four scores … Four interceptions for 119 yards, seven PBUs and 27 tackles … As a junior, rushed for 657 yards on 143 carries and four scores, with nine receptions for 138 yards and a touchdown … Logged 45 tackles and three interceptions as a defender … Won a 2011-12 State Mini-Max award for football performance, academics and community service from the Maxwell Foundation … Also lettered in basketball and track and field.

Personal: Son of William McLeod and Nyerere Parks … Majoring in sports and society.

Career Stats              
Year G/GS UA-A Total TFL-Yds Sacks-Yds INT-Yds PBU
2015 13/13 53-23 76 7.0-18 0-0 0-0 7
2014 14/14 52-29 81 13.0-34 1.0-7 2-14 8
2013 13/4 17-14 31 0.5-1 0-0 2-88 5
2012 13/0 8-1 9 0-0 0-0 0-0 0
Total 53/31 130-67 197 20.5-353 1.0-7 4-102 20