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Overview: First Division I athlete in history to throw 20 touchdown passes and hit 20 home runs in the same academic year...earned multiple All-America honors as a junior in 2010 on the baseball diamond...second-team freshman All-American in football according to in 2009...also a freshman All-American for the Tiger baseball team in 2008, so he was a freshman All-American in two sports...first-team All-ACC freshman team on the gridiron by Sporting News in 2009...guided Clemson to nine wins in his rookie season, tied for first among all FBS freshmen...he tied Matt Barkley of Southern Cal with that honor...only freshman quarterback to take his team to a conference championship game...first freshman to start at quarterback in a Clemson bowl victory since 1993 when Dexter McCleon started in the win over Kentucky in the Peach Bowl...Parker then beat the same team in 2009 Music City Bowl...starter on two top-25 teams in 2009-10, the Tigers finished 24th in the AP football poll and #4 in the final baseball polls...set Clemson record for wins by a starting freshman quarterback...came on strong late in the season to lead Clemson to the ACC Atlantic Division title...first-round draft choice by the Colorado Rockies in the MLB Draft, he was the 26th pick overall...played in a bowl game and the College World Series in the same year, first Tiger to do that since 1994-95 when McCleon did it...four-time ACC Baseball Player-of-the-Week in his career.

2009: Collected Clemson freshman records for touchdown passes (20), completions (205) and passing yards (2,526)...had solid performance in the Music City Bowl, he was 8-14-141 and a touchdown...national Freshman-of-the-Week by for his 326-yard effort against eighth-ranked Miami (FL)...first freshman to quarterback Clemson to a road win over a top-10 team...threw four touchdown passes in win over Florida State on national TV...quarterbacked Clemson offense to at least 34 points in seven of the last nine games...won Solid Rock Award for quarterback position from Tiger coaches...named Co-Rookie-of-the-Year for the Clemson offense by the Tigers staff...seventh in the ACC in passing yards per game with 180.4 and seventh in passing efficiency with a 124.4 figure...also eighth in the ACC in total offense with 190.1 yards per game...ACC Rookie-of-the-Week for his performances against Georgia Tech (regular season) and Miami (FL)...his 2,526 passing yards rank fifth-best in ACC history among freshmen...named the team's offensive player-of-the-week against Middle Tennessee, Wake Forest and N.C. State...threw for 326 yards at Miami on Oct. 24, the second-most passing yards by a freshman quarterback in Clemson history; only total that is higher is 420 by Charlie Whitehurst versus Duke in 2002...had 261 yards passing and three touchdowns at Georgia Tech in his first road start...threw four touchdown passes in the win over Florida State, that tied Clemson's single-game freshman record held by Charlie Whitehurst, now with the Seattle Seahawks in the NFL...hit on 12-18 passes for 183 yards and two scores at N.C. State...also had a standout performance in win over Virginia in final home game, he was 19-26 for 234 and two scores...had streak of seven straight games with at least one touchdown pass, an all-time Clemson record...streak ended in the ACC Championship game...has done a good job as a runner, gaining at least 13 positive yards rushing six games in a row at one stretch...had seven games with at least 200 yards of total offense and five games with at least 200 yards passing...under center for 834 of Clemson's 886 plays.

*Courtesy Clemson Media Guide

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