Tulsa -- A three-year letterwinner . . . has played in 33 career games, and has started 11 games . . . has rushed for 1,690 yards and 16 touchdowns in his career . . . has 24 career kickoff returns for 592 yards and a 24.7 average per return . . . has six career 100+ rushing games . . . 2004 -- Played in 12 games and started nine contests . . . became just the 11th player in school history to rush for over 1,000 yards in a single season . . . had a team-leading 1,064 yards and eight touchdowns . . . averaged 5.1 yards per carry and 88.7 yards per game . . . also caught 17 passes for 109 yards and one touchdown . . . ranked sixth in the WAC in rushing . . . had five 100+ rushing games . . . had a career-best 229 yards and two touchdowns on 30 rushing attempts against San Jose State . . . also totaled 141 yards and one TD on 21 carries vs. UTEP . . . gained 117 yards and one touchdown against Southwest Missouri State . . . also rushed for 118 yards and one TD vs. Louisiana Tech and 114 yards and one touchdown against Rice . . . was an honorable mention all-WAC selection . . . 2003 -- Played in nine games and had two starts . . . was Tulsa's leading rusher in 2003 until suffering a season-ending knee injury against UTEP . . . completed the season with 537 rushing yards, a 5.4 average and five touchdowns . . . led the team in kickoff returns with 19 returns for 453 yards . . . had his first career 100+ rushing game with 148 yards and three touchdowns against Nevada on 19 carries . . . also had 94 yards and one TD on 15 carries against Hawaii . . . had a career-best and tied for the fourth-longest kickoff return in school history with a 98-yarder against Arkansas State . . . 2002 -- Was one of only five true freshmen to earn a letter . . . played in all 12 games . . . was the third-leading rusher with 89 yards and three touchdowns on 54 carries . . . had 198 all-purpose yards against San Jose State . . . Overall -- A veteran player who knows the offense . . . has a good work ethic . . . has the ability to make defenders miss . . . will be expected to provide leadership.
High School -- Spent the 2001 academic year at Fork Union (Va.) Academy . . . before that, was a three-year letterwinner and starter at Ridgefield Park High School . . . rushed for 4,387 yards and 63 touchdowns in his career . . . gained 2,110 yards and 31 TDs as a junior . . . 10 of his touchdowns that year were on runs of 25 yards or more . . . earned second-team all-state honors as a junior.
Personal -- Favorite NFL team is the Miami Dolphins. . . lists Hall of Famer Barry Sanders as his favorite NFL player . . . favorite TV show is "Martin" . . . his favorite sport to watch and play besides football is basketball . . . if he could play a role in any movie, it would be that of Eddie Murphy in Boomerang . . . parents are Larry Parrish and Iona Peters . . . majoring in elementary education. . . born October 21, 1983 in Miami, Florida.
Parrish's Career Statistics Rushing G Att Gain Loss Net TD Avg Long 2002 (Fr) 12 54 145 56 89 3 1.6 13 2003 (So) 9 100 553 16 537 5 5.4 33 2004 (Jr) 12 210 1114 50 1064 8 5.1 45 Totals 33 364 1812 122 1690 16 4.6 45
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