Hall of Fame - Inductee Detail

Jackie Parker

Jackie Parker

Details

  • Position: Quarterback
  • School: Mississippi State
  • High School: Knoxville, TN (Young HS)
  • Years: 1952-1953
  • Inducted: 1976
  • Place of Birth: Knoxville, TN
  • Date of Birth: Jan 01, 1932
  • Place of Death: Edmonton, Canada
  • Date of Death: Nov 07, 2006
  • Jersey Number: 12
  • Height: 6-1
  • Weight: 170

Member Biography

Mississippi State invaded Auburn's Cliff Hare Stadium for an annual renewal of their bitter Southern rivalry. The game was decided almost before it began. In one of football's most outstanding three-quarter performances, MSU quarterback Jackie Parker single-handedly destroyed Auburn. State ran up 49 points in those first three periods, with Parker having a hand in 42 of them on touchdown runs of six, 11 and 34 yards and passes of 11, nine and 27 yards, and he kicked all six extra points. With victory well in hand, Parker watched the final quarter from the sidelines. During his two seasons at MSU, Parker was All-Conference and All-American. Following his collegiate career, Parker played 14 seasons in the Canadian Football League and was the CFL's Most Valuable Player three times and an All-Pro nine times. Retiring as an active player, Parker became the general manager of the CFL's British Columbia Lions and later an executive with the Interprovincial Steel & Pipe Corporation, Ltd., of Alberta, Canada. This multi-talented quarterback will long be remembered by Mississippi State fans who sat in awe of his electrifying talents. Throughout his years at MSU, Parker seemingly never failed to score once his team penetrated inside an enemy's 20-yard line. When the opportunity knocked, Parker answered.