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17  Chris Parker
Chris Parker

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Dallas, Texas

High School:
Sunset

Height / Weight:
5-11 / 178

Position:
Cornerback

Birthdate:
03/30/1984

Experience:
3L

Major:
Human Development & Family Studies


Limited action in the spring due to injury, but will return as the starter at right corner ... solid cover game; good hands and awareness of the ball.

2006 - Played and started in 11 games ... had six tackles in the bowl game against Minnesota ... closed the regular season against Oklahoma State second on the defense with eight tackles (five solo) and a season-high three pass breakups ... breakup in the end zone on final play of the game thwarted OSU go-ahead touchdown ... registered seven tackles (six solo) and forced his first fumble of the season in the fourth quarter at Oklahoma ... finished the Baylor game with three tackles and a team-high two pass break-ups, helping to hold the Big 12's second-ranked pass offense to just 197 yards through the air ... continued his steady play at Iowa State, finishing third on the defense with a season-high six tackles ... had five tackles and picked off a pass against Missouri for the second-consecutive week ... acrobatic interception before halftime gave Tech the ball at their 41-yard line and set up the offense's second touchdown drive ... returned to the starting lineup at Texas A&M after missing two games with an injury ... made one tackle and recorded the first interception by a Tech cornerback this season when he picked off quarterback Stephen McGee on A&M's second play from scrimmage in the first quarter ... started his third career game and tallied five tackles (two solo) against UTEP ... finished the SMU win with three tackles after starting opposite Huffman at right cornerback ... helped hold SMU receivers to just 71 yards through the air ... posted his sixth career pass breakup.

2005 - Started the final game of the season in place of an injured Antonio Huffman ... has been a valuable backup throughout the season ... has an interception, 19 tackles and five pass breakups on the season ... posted three tackles and a pass breakup in win over Oklahoma ... had two tackles and a PBU at Oklahoma State ... finished with three tackles, including one for loss, against Texas A&M ... returned an interception 37 yards against Texas ... also had two tackles ... two pass breakups and two tackles in win over Kansas ... season-high six tackles, including one for loss, in win against Sam Houston State ... opened the season with a tackle for loss against Florida International.

2004 - Posted four special teams tackles on the season ... season-high two against Texas A&M ... also had tackles against Nebraska and California.

2003 - Redshirt season.

High School - Sunset High School in Dallas ... Dallas Morning News All-District 10-5A senior season as a wide receiver ... all-district as a junior ... team MVP ... 4.4 in the 40 ... 20 interceptions in final three seasons, including eight in each his sophomore and junior campaigns ... caught 29 passes for 702 yards as a junior ... rushed for 737 yards and 11 touchdowns senior season ... versatile, strong athlete ... benches 245 and squats 325 ... honor roll student ... also recruited by Houston and Kansas State ... High School Coach: Radford Taylor.

Personal - Christopher Parker ... born March 30, 1984, in San Diego, Calif. ... son of Cynthia Parker ... has two older brothers, Larry and Jerome.

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