Cody Parkey

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Cody Parkey
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Parkey at the 2015 Pro Bowl
No. 1 – Chicago Bears
Position:Placekicker
Personal information
Born: (1992-02-19) February 19, 1992 (age 26)
Jupiter, Florida
Height:6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Weight:193 lb (88 kg)
Career information
High school:Jupiter (Jupiter, Florida)
College:Auburn
Undrafted:2014
Career history
Roster status:Active
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of Week 9, 2018
Field goals made:89
Field goals attempted:104
Field goal%:85.6
Long field goal:54
Touchbacks:152
Player stats at NFL.com

Cody Parkey (born February 19, 1992) is an American football placekicker for the Chicago Bears of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Auburn and was signed by the Indianapolis Colts as an undrafted free agent in 2014. He has also been a member of the Philadelphia Eagles, Cleveland Browns, and Miami Dolphins.

College career[edit]

Parkey played college football for the Auburn Tigers from 2010 to 2013.[1] As a freshman in 2010, he only appeared in two games but made both extra points he attempted.[2] As a sophomore in 2011, he converted 41 of 42 extra point attempts and 13 of 18 field goal attempts.[3] As a junior in 2012, he converted all 27 extra point attempts and 11 of 14 field goal attempts.[4] As a senior in 2013, he converted 66 of 67 extra point attempts and 15 of 21 field goal attempts.[5]

Professional career[edit]

Indianapolis Colts[edit]

After going undrafted in the 2014 NFL Draft, Parkey signed with the Indianapolis Colts.[6] He was traded by the Colts to the Philadelphia Eagles for running back David Fluellen on August 20, 2014.[7]

Philadelphia Eagles[edit]

After a stellar preseason, Parkey beat out Alex Henery to be the Philadelphia Eagles kicker for the 2014 season.[8]

In 2014, Parkey set a new NFL rookie scoring record. [9] His 150 points broke Kevin Butler's 29-year-old record of 144 points set in 1985 with the Chicago Bears. Parkey tied with Stephen Gostkowski for the highest average of points scored per game in the 2014 NFL season. Parkey was named a first-alternative for the 2015 Pro Bowl. On January 18, 2015, Parkey replaced Gostkowski in the Pro Bowl due to the Patriots' involvement in Super Bowl XLIX.[10]

On September 28, 2015, Parkey was placed on injured reserve with a groin injury.[11]

On September 3, 2016, he was waived by the Eagles.[12]

Cleveland Browns[edit]

On September 24, 2016, Parkey signed with the Cleveland Browns after an injury to Patrick Murray.[13] Parkey was waived by the Browns on September 2, 2017.[14]

Miami Dolphins[edit]

On September 3, 2017, Parkey was claimed off waivers by the Miami Dolphins.[15] In Week 2, against the Los Angeles Chargers, Parkey was awarded AFC Special Teams Player of the Week for scoring 13 of the Dolphins 19 points (four field goals and an extra point), including a 54-yard game-winning field goal.[16]

Chicago Bears[edit]

On March 14, 2018, Parkey signed a four-year contract with the Chicago Bears.[17]

On November 11, 2018, against the Detroit Lions, Parkey had four kicks (two extra points and two field goals) strike the uprights; none went through.[18] Despite his misses, the Bears won 34–22. In Week 11 against the Minnesota Vikings, Parkey made 3 field goals in the 25-20 win. He was named the NFC Special Teams Player of the Week for his performance.[19]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Cody Parkey College Stats". College Football at Sports-Reference.com. Retrieved November 20, 2017.
  2. ^ "Cody Parkey 2010 Game Log". College Football at Sports-Reference.com. Retrieved November 20, 2017.
  3. ^ "Cody Parkey 2011 Game Log". College Football at Sports-Reference.com. Retrieved November 20, 2017.
  4. ^ "Cody Parkey 2012 Game Log". College Football at Sports-Reference.com. Retrieved November 20, 2017.
  5. ^ "Cody Parkey 2013 Game Log". College Football at Sports-Reference.com. Retrieved November 20, 2017.
  6. ^ Former Auburn kicker Cody Parkey signs with Indianapolis Colts
  7. ^ Colts trade Cody Parkey to Eagles for David Fluellen
  8. ^ Report: Eagles to keep kicker Cody Parkey Archived August 30, 2014, at the Wayback Machine.
  9. ^ Parkey breaks rookie scoring record
  10. ^ Parkey headed to the Pro Bowl
  11. ^ Sheridan, Phil. "Eagles' Parkey, Gardner to IR; Sturgis signed". ESPN.com. Retrieved November 17, 2017.
  12. ^ McPherson, Chris (September 3, 2016). "Eagles Trim Roster to 53 Players". PhiladelphiaEagles.com.
  13. ^ "Browns sign K Cody Parkey". ClevelandBrowns.com. September 24, 2016.
  14. ^ Gribble, Andrew (September 2, 2017). "Cleveland Browns Reduce Roster to 53". ClevelandBrowns.com.
  15. ^ "Dolphins Make Roster Moves". MiamiDolphins.com. September 3, 2017.
  16. ^ Maya, Adam (September 20, 2017). "Tom Brady, J.J. Nelson among Players of the Week". NFL.com.
  17. ^ Mayer, Larry (March 14, 2018). "Roster Moves: Bears land five unrestricted free agents". ChicagoBears.com.
  18. ^ "Doink! Doink! Doink! Doink! Bears K Cody Parkey hits upright 4 times". Chicago Sun-Times. November 11, 2018.
  19. ^ Knoblach, Austin (November 21, 2018). "Samson Ebukam, Saquon Barkley among Players of the Week". NFL.com.

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