Several new players, 14 starters dot the two-deep
Career Notes: One-year letterman has three tackles (1 solo, 2 assists) during his career...played in 12 games...enters fall practice second on the depth chart at strong safety.
2012: Saw action in 10 games as a junior...played primarily on special teams...posted a pair of assisted special teams stops at Houston (11/24).
2011: Played in two games as a sophomore...posted lone tackle of the season with a solo stop at East Carolina (10/29)...also saw action at Hawai'i (11/26).
2010: Did not play as a true freshman.
High School: Four-year letterman at Port Allen High where he played quarterback and free safety for head coach Guy Blanchard...named a two-star prospect by ESPN.com, Rivals.com and Scout.com...received a Scout Grade of 74 and rated the No. 171 athlete in the nation by ESPN.com...helped guide the Pelicans to the state playoffs in each of his final two prep seasons...named honorable-mention all-state, first-team All-District 8-3A as a quarterback and defensive back and the district's offensive MVP as a senior...claimed WAFB and WBRZ Player of the Week honors in 2009 after running for 255 yards and three touchdowns on offense and posting 12 tackles and an interception on defense against St. James...tabbed second-team all-district as a quarterback as a junior...also lettered four years in basketball and four years in track and field...away from the field, was a member of the Beta Club.
Personal: Born Leonard J. Parker, III on May 18, 1991, in Dallas, Texas...son of Leonard Jr. and Wyvetta Parker...has two brothers, Marcus and Nicholaus...father played football collegiately at Southeastern Louisiana and Northwestern State...majoring in business management.
Parker's Career Defensive Statistics