Jack "Jackie" Dickerson Parker

Born: January 1, 1932

Died: November 7, 2006

Hometown: Knoxville, TN

Year of Induction: 1972


College Career

Jones County Junior College (1950-1951)
Mississippi State (1952-1953)

• All-SEC (’52-’53)

• Look All America (’53)

• Holds school records:

– Yards per attempt (8.518)

– Highest completion percentage (9 of 9 vs. Ole Miss 11-28-53)

– Most TD’s responsible for in one game (6 vs. Auburn 11-8-52)

– Most points scored in one season (120 in ‘52)


Pro Football Career

Canadian Football League (1954-1968)

• Top Player 3 times

• All Star 8 times

• Nicklin Trophy 7 times

• All-Time CFL Scoring Champ with 750 points and 88 TDs

• CFL Hall of Fame (’71)


Football Coaching Career

British Columbia Lions (1968-1971)


Did You Know?

Parker was the first person selected by SEC coaches as Most Valuable Player in the Nashville Banner’s annual poll two times in a row.

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