British Columbia Lions

James Parker - Defensive End - 1996-02 - Cal State Fullerton

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James "Quick" Parker was born on January 1, 1958, in Philadelphia, PA. After attending Ben Franklin High School, he entered Wake Forest University where he was an All-Conference All-American in his senior year.

James "Quick" Parker joined the CFL with the

Edmonton Eskimos in 1980 as a defensive end and went straight to the Grey Cup his first season. He led the League in sacks in 1981 and 1982 and was named to the Western and CFL All-Star teams both years. He remained with the Eskimos until the 1984 season when he moved to the B.C. Lions and in that same year became the League leader with an average of 26.5 sacks in a single season which is still an all-time record in the CFL today. These contributions gained him Western and CFL All-Star accolades once again for three seasons 1984, 1985 and 1986. Parker finished his CFL career as a member of the Toronto Argonauts where he played the 1990 season and one game in the 1991 season.
 

James Parker Wake Forest
Yr Team Tkl Sack Fumb TD
1980 Edm   0 0 0
1981 Edm   18.5 0 0
1982 Edm   17.5 0 0
1983 Edm   15 0 0
1984 BC   26.5 0 0
1985 BC   12 0 0
1986 BC   22 0 0
1987 BC 2 1 0 0
1988 BC 29 9 0 0
1989 BC 41 12 0 0
1990 Tor 33 6 0 0
1991 Tor 0 0 0 0
Total 12 105 140 0 0

Parker remains 3rd in the league for most quarterback sacks, all-time, in a regular season with 139.5. There is no doubt that, in the words of Roy Shivers, James "Quick" Parker was, "A player's player, a coaches dream, a League ambassador...a Hall of Fame must!"

 

Awards and Honours:

CFL All-Star Team - 1981, 1982, 1984, 1985, 1986 Western All-Star (Outside Linebacker, Defensive End) - 1981, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986 Schenley Most Outstanding Defensive Player - 1982, 1984, 1986 Grey Cup Defensive Player of the Game - 1985 Norm Fieldgate Trophy (Most Outstanding Defensive Player in the Western Division) - 1982, 1984, 1986

Grey Cup Participation - 1980, 1981, 1982, 1985, 1988 Grey Cup Winning Teams - 1980, 1981, 1982, 1985

 

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