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2009: Hit .255 with 48 runs, seven doubles, 12 homers, 52 RBIs, and six stolen bases in 63 games (60 starts, including 49 in right field and 11 as the DH)...hit .295 with seven homers and 23 RBIs in 27 ACC regular-season games...had 22 two-out RBIs...had a team-high seven hit-by-pitches...received the Bob Bradley Award as Clemson's MVP of the four-game series against South Carolina; he was 6-for-15 (.400) with two doubles, one homer, seven RBIs, four runs, and three walks in four starts...hit .356 with a team-high six homers and team-high 25 RBIs in 19 April games...hit 11 of his 12 homers against righthanders...named ACC Player-of-the-Week on April 13 for his performances in five games from April 7-12; he went 8-for-18 (.444) with two doubles, two homers, 11 RBIs, four runs, and three walks...went 2-for-4 with a double and three RBIs against Charlotte on Feb. 20...had three RBIs against North Carolina-Asheville on Mar. 4...went 3-for-4 with a homer and three RBIs in the first game of a doubleheader against Wake Forest on Mar. 13...went 3-for-5 with a homer, two runs, three RBIs, and one steal in the second game of a doubleheader against Wake Forest on Mar. 13; he went 7-for-12 (.583) with two homers, seven RBIs, and three runs in the series...went 2-for-4 with a key two-run homer in the 11th inning and two hit-by-pitches at #24 Florida State on Mar. 21...missed the entire Boston College series on the road in order to attend spring football practice...went 2-for-5 with a homer and three RBIs at #1 Georgia on Mar. 31...went 2-for-4 with a homer and two runs against Duke on Apr. 3...had three RBIs at South Carolina on Apr. 7...went 3-for-4 with two doubles and an RBI against South Carolina on Apr. 8...came off the bench and went 2-for-4 with a homer and three RBIs in the first game of a doubleheader against #5 Miami (FL) on Apr. 11...hit a two-run homer and scored two runs in the second game of a doubleheader against #5 Miami (FL) on Apr. 11; it was a memorable day for Parker, who went 3-for-7 with two homers, five RBIs, and three runs in the doubleheader; earlier in the day, he quarterbacked his White squad to a victory in Clemson's Spring Football Game, as he was 13-21 passing for 171 yards and one touchdown pass against no interceptions; he also had a rushing touchdown; he went 4-for-10 with two homers and seven RBIs in the series...went 3-for-3 with two runs, two RBIs, and a walk at Western Carolina on Apr. 14...went 4-for-5 with his first career grand slam, three runs, and a walk against Western Carolina on Apr. 15; he went 7-for-8 in the series and had a streak of eight consecutive hits, one shy of the school record, over a three-game span...hit a three-run homer that gave Clemson the lead for good at Virginia Tech on Apr. 19...went 2-for-4 with a homer, three RBIs, and three runs at South Carolina on Apr. 22...hit a long solo homer over the "batters eye" against North Carolina-Wilmington on May 9...hit a solo homer against Duke in the ACC Tournament on May 22...came off the bench and lined a two-out, two-run single to give Clemson the lead for good against Oklahoma State in the Clemson Regional on June 1...named to the Brooks Wallace Award Watch List in the preseason...#32 player in the nation in the preseason by TheCollegeBaseballBlog.com...#31 sophomore in the nation in the preseason by Baseball America...preseason first-team All-ACC by Baseball America...preseason first-team All-ACC by Rivals.com...preseason first-team All-ACC by SEBaseball.com.

2008: First-team freshman All-American by Baseball America...freshman All-American by Collegiate Baseball...First-Team All-ACC selection; he was one of only two freshmen to earn first-team honors...second-team All-ACC by SEBaseball.com...hit .303 with 44 runs, 12 doubles, 14 homers, 50 RBIs, a .400 on-base percentage, and two steals in 57 games (55 starts, including a team-high 29 as the DH, 16 in right field, nine at third base, and one at first base); he also saw action at second base...tied for sixth in the ACC in home runs...led the team in home runs and was second in RBIs, slugging percentage (.559), and walks (32)...batted .336 with six doubles, 10 homers, 34 RBIs, and a .441 on-base percentage in 29 ACC regular-season starts...tied for second in the ACC in homers, was second in RBIs, and was fifth in slugging percentage (.673) in ACC regular-season games...had a streak of nine straight games with an RBI in May...after going 23 straight games without a home run during the middle of the season, he hit eight homers in last 14 regular-season games...hit .339 with seven homers and 23 RBIs in 16 games in the outfield...hit .411 with 11 homers, 41 RBIs, and a .492 on-base percentage in Clemson wins and only .179 with three homers, nine RBIs, and a .291 on-base percentage in Clemson losses...had 11 multi-RBI games, including seven games with at least three RBIs...named ACC Player-of-the-Week on April 28 for his performances in five games from April 22-27; he went 6-for-16 (.375) with six runs, two doubles, three homers, 12 RBIs, six walks, and a 1.063 slugging percentage to lead Clemson to a 5-0 record...hit a line-drive single to center on the first pitch of his first career plate appearance and came around to score in the first game of a doubleheader against Mercer on Feb. 23...hit his first career homer against High Point on Feb. 27...went 3-for-5 with a double, two runs, and a stolen base at College of Charleston on Feb. 29...went 5-for-5 with three homers, a double, 15 total bases, five runs, and seven RBIs in the second game of a doubleheader at Wake Forest on Mar. 9; his three-run homer in the ninth inning tied the score and helped the Tigers to a 12-11 comeback win from an 11-4 deficit; he became the 12th Tiger in history to hit three home runs in a game...went 3-for-5 with two doubles and two runs against North Carolina-Greensboro on Mar. 11...went 2-for-3 with a homer and four RBIs against Boston College on Mar. 16...went 3-for-5 with a home run against N.C. State on Mar. 21; he went 6-for-11 (.545) in the series...went 2-for-5 with two RBIs at Duke on Apr. 18...hit a go-ahead two-run homer in the 11th inning at Duke on Apr. 20, but it did not count because unplayable field conditions forced the final score to revert back to the end of the 10th inning, which resulted in a 6-6 tie...went 1-for-1 with an RBI and three walks against Presbyterian at Greenville, SC on Apr. 23...hit a three-run homer and walked twice against Virginia Tech on Apr. 25...went 3-for-4 with two homers, a double, two runs, and five RBIs against Virginia Tech on Apr. 26; his three-run homer in the eighth inning gave the Tigers the lead for good; his only hitless at-bat was a flyout that was caught near the top of the fence; he also threw a runner out at home from right field trying to score from second base on a single...went 1-for-3 with a double, three RBIs, and a walk against Virginia Tech on Apr. 27; he went 5-for-10 (.500) with five runs, two doubles, three homers, 11 RBIs, and three walks in the series...went 1-for-2 with three runs, a three-run homer, and four walks against #3 Florida State on May 3...went 2-for-5 with a double and two runs against #3 Florida State on May 4; he went 4-for-10 with five runs, a double, homer, three RBIs, and five walks in the series...went 2-for-5 with a double, two runs, and two RBIs against Furman at Greenville, SC (Fluor Field) on May 7...went 2-for-4 with a solo homer at #25 Georgia Tech on May 9...went 2-for-5 with two runs, an RBI, walk, and stolen base at #25 Georgia Tech on May 11...went 2-for-3 with a homer, two runs, a walk, and hit-by-pitch at Central Florida on May 15...hit a two-run homer in the fifth inning that gave Clemson the lead for good at Central Florida on May 16...went 2-for-4 with a homer, double, three RBIs, and a walk at Central Florida on May 17; it was the night of his high school Senior Prom that he missed in order to help Clemson to victory; he went 5-for-12 (.417) with four runs, a double, three homers, six RBIs, two walks, and a hit-by-pitch in the series...went 2-for-5 with a walk against #24 Georgia Tech in the ACC Tournament on May 24; the game was played in his hometown.

FOOTBALL (2009): Second-team freshman All-American by CollegeFootballNews.com...first-team freshman All-ACC by Sporting News...led Clemson to nine wins, tied for most in the nation by a freshman quarterback, and the ACC Atlantic Division title...set Tiger freshman records for passing yards (2,526), completions (205), and passing touchdowns (20)...rushed for 135 yards and one score...was 25-37 for 326 yards and three touchdowns, including the game-winning 26-yard score to Jacoby Ford in overtime, in Clemson's 40-37 win at #8 Miami (FL) on Oct. 24...threw four touchdown passes in Clemson's 40-24 win over Florida State on Nov. 7...quarterbacked the Tigers to a 21-13 win over Kentucky in the Music City Bowl on Dec. 27.

FOOTBALL (2008): Red-shirted.

BEFORE CLEMSON: Standout baseball player and quarterback at Bartram Trail High School...first-team all-state and all-county selection as a junior...county player-of-the-year as a junior...did not play his senior year of high school on the diamond in the spring of 2008, because he graduated a semester early; he accepted a football scholarship and enrolled at Clemson in January of 2008...coached by Storm Davis in baseball...#34 prospect in the nation according to ESPN.com...#4 quarterback in the nation by ESPN.com...#62 prospect in Florida and #10 pro-style quarterback in the nation by Rivals.com...#13 quarterback in the nation by Scout.com...#39 prospect in Florida by SuperPrep...played in the ESPN/Under Armour All-American game; he threw the game-winning touchdown pass to fellow Tiger signee Jamie Harper...totaled over 2,500 passing yards and 15 touchdowns along with over 1,000 rushing yards as a senior...lettered four times in baseball and four times in football at Bartram Trail High.

PERSONAL: Son of former NFL wide receiver Carl Parker, who was a member of the Cincinnati Bengals, New York Jets, and Minnesota Vikings for a total of six seasons; he played three games in 1989 and had one reception for 45 yards that season; he also played three games in 1988 during the Bengals' Super Bowl season...his mother Cathy was featured on ESPN's "Outside the Lines" in 2007, as she helped raise over $800,000 for Barrow (AK) High School's new artificial turf field that was named Cathy Parker Field in her honor...majoring in communication studies...born Kyle James Parker on Sept. 30, 1989 in Cincinnati, OH.


*Courtesy Clemson Media Guide

S T A T S

Parker's Overall Stats
Year AVG G-GS AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI TB BB HBP SF OB% SB
2008 .303 57-55 211 44 64 12 0 14 50 118 32 2 0 .400 2-3
2009 .255 63-60 231 48 59 7 0 12 52 102 29 7 5 .349 6-6
Total .278 120-115 442 92 123 19 0 26 102 220 61 9 5 .373 8-9
Parker's ACC Regular-Season Stats
Year AVG G-GS AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI TB BB HBP SF OB% SB
2008 .336 29-29 107 24 36 6 0 10 34 72 20 0 0 .441 1-2
2009 .295 27-26 105 24 31 4 0 7 23 56 8 5 1 .370 2-2
Total .316 56-55 212 48 67 10 0 17 57 128 28 5 1 .407 3-4

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