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Dalton Parks
26   Dalton Parks

Class:
Sophomore

Hometown:
Kansas City, Mo.

High School:
Staley HS

Height / Weight:
6-3 / 202

Position:
Punter

Experience:
1L


08/26/2013

INSIDE TULSA FOOTBALL: SPECIAL TEAMS

Talent, competition at kicking positions has Hurricane confident entering season

Tulsa - Was one of five true freshmen to earn a letter in 2013 . . . 2013 - Played in all 12 games . . . took over the punting duties as a walk-on true freshman . . . averaged 39.5 yards on 66 punts . . . had 14 punts fair caught, 20 punts inside the 20-yard line and 11 punts 50 yards or better . . . had a career-long 63-yarder against Marshall . . . punted seven times for a 45.4 average, a long of 60 yards and three inside the 20-yard line against UTSA . . . Overall - Gained valuable experience last year as a true freshman walk-on . . . has improved his technique . . . has matured mentally . . . needs to be more consistent.

High School - Was a three-year letterwinner at Staley High School . . . played quarterback and receiver on offense and safety on defense . . . handled the punting and placekicking duties . . . was on a team that registered a three-year record of 34-2 . . . was on the undefeated 14-0 state championship team as a junior . . . was a first-team all-conference and all-district punter as a senior . . . also earned second-team all-state accolades as a punter his senior season . . . high school coach was Fred Bouchard.

Personal - Favorite NFL team is the Kansas City Chiefs . . . his favorite sport to watch and play besides football is baseball . . . his favorite food made by his mother is chicken & dumplings . . . favorite books is Heaven is for Real . . . if he could invite two people to dinner, they would be former NFL coaches Dick Vermeil and Herm Edwards . . . favorite musician is John Mayer . . . a member of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes . . . has five younger siblings . . . parents are Douglas and Gloria . . . business management major . . . born November 17, 1994.