James "Quick" Parker American Football Player

James "Quick" Parker, (born January 1, 1958) is a former Canadian football player who was a leading defensive player in the Canadian Football League. He was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. After attending Wake Forest University from 1976 to 1979, where he was a conference all star and second in all time career sacks with 15, Parker joined the Edmonton Eskimos in 1980, right in the middle of the greatest dynasty in CFL history. He played with them for 4 years, until 1983, when he moved to the BC Lions for six seasons (from 1984 to 1989) and finished his 12 year career with the Toronto Argonauts (1990 to 1991). Though small, Parker was famed for his quick burst off the line of scrimmage. He won the CFL's Most Outstanding Defensive Player Award three times (1982, 1984, 1986) and was an all star six times. He played in five Grey Cup games, winning four championships. During 1984 season, his first with the BC Lions, he had 26.5 sacks in a single season which is still a CFL record. Parker has the fourth-highest number of regular season quarterback sacks in CFL history, with 139.5.

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Date of birth
January 1st, 1958


1. Wake Forest University Colleges/University

Wake Forest University is a private, coeducational university in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, founded in 1834. The university received its name from its original location in Wake Forest, north of Raleigh, North Carolina, the state capital. The Reynolda Campus, the university's main campus, is located north of downtown Winston-Salem, after the university moved there in 1956. The Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center campus is located nearby. The University also occupies lab space at the Bowman Gray Technical Center, at the downtown Piedmont Research Park, and at the Center for Nanotechnology and Molecular Materials. The University's Babcock Graduate School of Management maintains a presence on the main campus in Winston-Salem and in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Institution info

Type Private university
2012. 1 bil. $
2010. 935 mil. $
Institution colors
February 3rd, 1834
1834 Wake Forest Road, 27106 - Winston-Salem, North Carolina
2012. 4,815
2010. 4,657
2009. 4,566
2012. 2,617
2010. 2,505
Acceptance rate
2012. 34.0 %
2010. 40.0 %
Local tuition
2013. 44.7 K $
2010. 39.5 K $
Official web page www.wfu.edu
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