Date of Birth: 05/10/1984
Height: 6' 2" Weight: 265 lbs
Pro Experience: 5 years
College Experience: Kent State
Resides: Landover, Md.
Assigned to the Jacksonville roster on a two-year contract, October 28, 2014… Enters his sixth season in the Arena Football League (Jacksonville, 2010-11, 2013-14 - Orlando, 2013 - Pittsburgh, 2012)
2014 Parrish enjoyed a career year during the 2014 season... Playing in 17 games, racked second on the team with 8.0 sacks and tied for second with 9.0 tackles for loss, setting new personal season highs in each category... Recorded a total of 25.5 tackles, adding a blocked kick, two forced fumbles and a pass breakup. 2013 Played in six games with the Sharks in 2013, totaling 11.5 tackles, 2.5 tackels for loss and two sacks... Also played with the Orlando Predators for one game late in the season. 2012 Appeared in 16 games for the Pittsburgh Power in 2012, emerging as one of the team's top pass rushers… Ranked second on his team with 7.0 tackles for loss and third with 4.0 sacks… Also notched three quarterback hurries, forced a fumble and recovered two fumbles… Returned a fumble 40 yards for a touchdown. 2011 Was a key member of the Sharks' ArenaBowl XXIV-winning team in 2011… Played in 17 regular season games, making nine starts along the defensive line and six starts at Mac linebacker… Totaled 23.5 tackles (13 solo), 5.5 tackles for loss and 4.0 sacks… Led all Shark defenders with 2.0 tackles for loss during the 2011 postseason. 2010 Made his AFL debut for the Sharks in 2010… Logged three sacks, three forced fumbles and three fumble recoveries that season.
Other Pro Experience
2007-09 Parrish spent three years in arenafootball2, playing for the Laredo Lobos in 2007 and the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Pioneers in both 2008 and 2009. 2006 Undrafted out of college, Parrish attended minicamp with the New York Jets prior to the 2006 NFL season.
Parrish starred at Kent State University where he emerged as one of the top linebackers in school history… Selected to the All-Mid American Conference First Team as a senior in 2005 after racking up 96 total tackles, a single-season school-record 20.5 tackles for loss, and 8.5 sacks… Also notched five quarterback hurries and led the team with three forced fumbles that season… Selected Second Team-All MAC after totaling 56 tackles, 17.5 tackles for loss and a career-high 14.0 sacks… Recorded two pass breakups, four quarterback hurries and two forced fumbles as well… Recorded 46 total tackles, 5.0 tackles for loss, one sack and two fumble recoveries as a sophomore in 2003… Played in every one of Kent State's games as a freshman in 2002, logging 34 tackles, 5.0 tackles for loss and 1.5 sacks.
Attended Fairmont Heights High School in Capital Heights, Maryland… Racked up 118 tackles and 21 sacks as a high school senior.