Ron Parker

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Ron Parker
No. 38 – Kansas City Chiefs
Position: Free safety
Personal information
Born: (1987-08-17) August 17, 1987 (age 31)
St. Helena Island, South Carolina
Height: 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Weight: 206 lb (93 kg)
Career information
High school: Beaufort
(Beaufort, South Carolina)
College: Newberry
Undrafted: 2011
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Roster status: Active
Career NFL statistics as of Week 4, 2018
Total tackles: 344
Sacks: 7.0
Forced fumbles: 5
Pass deflections: 45
Interceptions: 10
Player stats at NFL.com

Ron Parker (born August 17, 1987) is an American football free safety for the Kansas City Chiefs of the National Football League (NFL). He was signed by the Seattle Seahawks as an undrafted free agent in 2011. He had also played for the Oakland Raiders, the Carolina Panthers, and had a brief stint with the Atlanta Falcons. He played college football for Newberry College.

Early years[edit]

Parker's father, Ronzo, was a truck driver and his mother Rose worked at a Montessori public school. Parker was raised near Beaufort, South Carolina. Attended Beaufort High School.[1]

College career[edit]

In 2009, Parker was selected to the first team All-American by Don Hansen's Football Gazette and to the second team All-American by D2Football.com and Daktronics.[2] Parker also was selected to the first team all-Super Region selection by Daktronics and also was named to the all-South Atlantic Conference first team.[2] Parker was selected to the first team All-American by D2Football.com and Don Hansen's Football Gazette.[2] Parker was selected to the second team All-American by Daktronics and a third team Little All-American by the Associated Press following his senior season.[2]

Professional career[edit]

Seattle Seahawks (first stint)[edit]

Parker was signed by the Seattle Seahawks as an undrafted free agent following the 2011 NFL Draft.[3] He was released on August 31, 2011 and was signed to the practice squad on September 5.[4] He was released on September 22, 2011.[5]

Oakland Raiders[edit]

Parker was signed to the Oakland Raiders' practice squad on September 26, 2011. On October 1, 2011, he was promoted to the Raiders' active roster.[5] He was released on October 22, 2011.[6]

Seattle Seahawks (second stint)[edit]

Parker was claimed off waivers by the Seahawks on October 24, 2011.[7] He was released on August 26, 2012.[5]

Carolina Panthers[edit]

On September 2, 2012, Parker was signed to the Panthers' practice squad.[8] He was promoted to the active roster on October 6, 2012, then was released on October 8 and re-signed to the practice squad two days later.[9][10] He was promoted to the active roster again on October 17, 2012, then later released and signed to the practice squad on November 7, 2012.[5]

Seattle Seahawks (third stint)[edit]

On December 5, 2012, Parker was signed by the Seahawks off the Panthers' practice squad.[11] He was released on December 28, 2012 and signed to the practice squad three days later.[12] He was released on August 13, 2013.[5]

Kansas City Chiefs (first stint)[edit]

On September 1, 2013, Parker was claimed off waivers by the Kansas City Chiefs.[13] He recorded his first career interception in Week 15 against the Oakland Raiders off Matt McGloin. He went on to play all 16 games with one start recording 17 tackles, three passes defensed, two interceptions, and one forced fumble.

In 2014, Parker started 15 games recording a career-high 94 tackles, 12 passes defensed, one interception, and one forced fumble.

On March 16, 2015, Parker signed a five-year, $30 million contract with the Chiefs.[14]

Parker started all 16 games for the Chiefs at free safety in 2015 and 2016, recording 78 and 61 tackles, 12 passes defensed both seasons, one and two forced fumbles, and three and one interceptions, respectively.

On March 12, 2018, Parker was released by the Chiefs after five seasons.[15]

Atlanta Falcons[edit]

On June 25, 2018, Parker signed with the Atlanta Falcons.[16] He was released on August 31, 2018.[17]

Kansas City Chiefs (second stint)[edit]

Parker signed with the Kansas City Chiefs on September 2, 2018, just a few months after the Chiefs released him.[18]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Thrice-cut Chiefs cornerback Ron Parker finally finding a home". KansasCity.com. Retrieved July 30, 2014.
  2. ^ a b c d "Newberry's Ron Parker makes big impression in Chiefs' 17-16 win over Cowboys". NewberryWolves.com. Retrieved September 16, 2013.
  3. ^ "Seahawks Agree to Terms with 19 Undrafted Rookie Free Agents". Seahawks.com. July 26, 2011. Retrieved May 28, 2017.
  4. ^ "Seahawks Make Roster Moves". Seahawks.com. August 31, 2011. Retrieved May 28, 2017.
  5. ^ a b c d e "Ron Parker Transactions". FoxSports.com.
  6. ^ "Raiders sign Dave Rayner as insurance". ESPN.com. October 22, 2011. Retrieved May 28, 2017.
  7. ^ "Seahawks Place Thurmond on Injured Reserve". Seahawks.com. October 24, 2011. Retrieved May 28, 2017.
  8. ^ Strickland, Bryan (September 2, 2012). "DT Edwards, S Jones ready to make difference". Panthers.com. Archived from the original on November 16, 2012. Retrieved May 28, 2017.
  9. ^ Henson, Max (October 8, 2012). "Notes: Panthers keep options open at middle LB". Panthers.com. Archived from the original on March 6, 2016. Retrieved May 28, 2017.
  10. ^ Strickland, Bryan (October 10, 2012). "Notes: Gettis set to practice; Olsen welcomes twins". Panthers.com. Archived from the original on November 14, 2012. Retrieved May 28, 2017.
  11. ^ "Seahawks Make Roster Moves". Seahawks.com. December 5, 2012. Archived from the original on September 6, 2015. Retrieved May 28, 2017.
  12. ^ "Seahawks Make Roster Moves". Seahawks.com. December 31, 2012. Retrieved May 28, 2017.
  13. ^ Ferrin, Reid (September 1, 2013). "Chiefs Announce Roster Transactions". Chiefs.com. Archived from the original on June 25, 2016. Retrieved May 28, 2017.
  14. ^ Conner, Matt (March 14, 2015). "Ron Parker agrees to 5-year deal with Chiefs, per report". ArrowheadPride.com. Retrieved May 28, 2017.
  15. ^ Raanan, Jordan (March 12, 2018). "Chiefs release starting safety Ron Parker, LB Tamba Hali". ESPN.com.
  16. ^ McFadden, Will (June 25, 2018). "Falcons sign former Chiefs safety Ron Parker". AtlantaFalcons.com.
  17. ^ McFadden, Will (August 31, 2018). "Falcons waive Ron Parker, Austin Pasztor; agree to injury settlement with Leon McFadden". AtlantaFalcons.com.
  18. ^ "Chiefs continue secondary overhaul, sign safety Ron Parker". ESPN.com.

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