Cameron Tom, Dylan Bradley and D'Nerius Antoine were each first-team selections.
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Heart of Dallas Bowl: Tied for fourth on team with six tackles (four solo) against Washington (12/26), including a tackle for an 8-yard loss…Also forced a fumble.
2015 (Redshirt Junior): Started all 14 games, finishing sixth on the team with 47 tackles (37 solo)…Had 7.5 tackles for loss, including a sack…Logged season-high six tackles at Nebraska (9/26), against Texas-San Antonio (10/17) and against Old Dominion (11/21)…Forced three fumbles, broke up three passes and logged a quarterback hurry…Blocked a field at Nebraska (9/26).
2014 (Sophomore): Named to the 2014-15 Conference USA Commissioner's Academic Honor Roll ... Played in 10 games on the season, making three starts ... Made Golden Eagle debut in the season opener on the road at Mississippi State ... Earned first NCAA Division I start against Louisiana Tech ... Recorded 41 tackles on the year with 20 solo stops and 21 assisted tackles ... Combined for a sack and had a pass breakup ... Recorded a season-high 11 tackles on the road against UTEP ... Added nine stops in the season finale versus UAB and notched seven tackles at No. 3 Alabama ... Combined for a sack against the Miners ... Credited with a pass breakup against Louisiana Tech.
2013 (Freshman, Mississippi Gulf Coast CC): Played in 10 games at Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College ... Recorded 26 total tackles, including 20 solo stops and six assisted tackles ... Had a season-high four tackles against Holmes CC, Jones County JC and Pearl River CC, while adding three stops against Hinds CC, Southwest Mississippi CC and East Central CC ... Had a forced fumble against Holmes CC and an interception against Hinds CC.
High School: Lettered at Brandon High School in Brandon, Miss. ... Named First Team All-District, All-Region and All-Metro, while garnering Second Team All-State accolades ... Voted Brandon HS Team MVP ... Helped the Bulldogs to a 2012 State Championship Runner-Up finish ... Forced a fumble in second round of State Playoffs against Hattiesburg HS to win the game ... Also played baseball ... Named Team MVP on the diamond ... Honor student and member of the National Honor Society.
Personal: Full name is Elijah Idason Parker ... Son of Tammie and Charles Parker ... Has an older sister, Jensi ... Born on Jan. 24, 1995 in Jackson, Miss. ... Majoring in constructional engineering.
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