#BCUTBT: Wide Receiver Jeff Parker
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – With just 44 days to go in the “24kCountdown to Kickoff”, every Thursday BCUathletics.com reaches back to find a former football player that illustrates the rich history of Wildcats football. It is Throwback Thursday, and it features a small recap of that individual’s time in the Maroon and Gold.
Jeff Parker made the most of his two seasons at Bethune-Cookman in 1990 and 1991.
After transferring from Tennessee State, the Seabreeze High School product returned to Daytona Beach and registered 125 receptions for 1,765 yards while leading the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) in the Wildcats pass-oriented offense.
He formed a unique bond with the late J.D. Hall, his redshirt year that paid off as Parker, Carl Gibbons and Troy Grant teamed to be one of the strongest pass-catching triumvirates in Black College football.
Parker led the MEAC with 58 catches in 1990 and broke the Wildcats' single-season record with 67 catches in 1991. He received First Team All-MEAC honors both years and a First Team All-America honor in 1991.
After Bethune-Cookman, Parker played with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers before becoming a staple in the Orlando Predators' lineup during their glory days. Moving on to coaching, he served as an assistant at Bethune-Cookman, Norfolk State and is presently assistant head coach and passing game coordinator at Tennessee State.
In 2012, Parker was enshrined in the B-CU Athletic Hall of Fame.
Throwback Thursday has taken over Twitter and Instagram throughout the last year. Now, we invite you to take a stroll down memory lane with B-CU Athletics as we flip through pictures from over 80 years of Wildcats football. We will also tweet out pictures, videos, stories and more of great Wildcats football moments from the past. While we send out some of our favorite memories, we want to hear from you and we’ll share those with the B-CU online community!
Please use the hashtag #BCUTBT when submitting your throwback memories through Twitter and Instagram.
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