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Hall of Famer Jackie Parker Dies
Jackie Parker, a 1976 College Football Hall of Fame Hall of Fame inductee, passed away on November 7 in an Edmonton, Alberta, hospital from throat cancer. He was 74 years old. Born on January 1, 1932
Published: 11/10/2006 8:00:20 PM

Jackie Parker, a 1976 College Football Hall of Fame Hall of Fame inductee, passed away on November 7 in an Edmonton, Alberta, hospital from throat cancer. He was 74 years old.

Born on January 1, 1932, Parker began to make his mark on the field of Jones Junior College in 1950. A year later, he decided to enroll at Mississippi State University. During his two seasons at MSU, he earned All-Conference and All-America honors. A quarterback and placekicker, he scored 120 points, setting a single season Southeastern Conference record.

Following his collegiate career, Parker played 14 seasons in the Canadian Football League (CFL), being named the CFL's Most Valuable Player three times and an All-Pro nine times.

After his playing days, he became the head coach and general manager for the British Columbia Lions in the CFL. After football, Parker ascend the corporate ladder as an executive with the Interprovincial Steel & Pipe Corporation, Ltd., of Alberta, Canada.

His football accomplishments earned him induction into the Mississippi State University Hall of Fame, the Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame, the National Junior College Athletic Association Hall of Fame, and the CFL Hall of Fame in 1971.

This multi-talented quarterback will long be remembered as a Mississippi and Canadian football legend.

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