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Determination, resolve and work ethic as a walk-on transfer might be rewarded with significant action as a senior ... In addition to on-the-field growth and technique development, benefitted from injuries at the center position to earn an opportunity for playing time during the spring workout period ... Despite suffering a left knee injury (April 4) of his own to abruptly halt progress, made a notable impression on the coaching staff with improvement and contributions, warranting depth chart placement for continued competition with Mack Helms in the fall ... Could also experience action on various special teams ... Originally earned roster position in the fall of 2008 after transferring from Wingate University and has served unselfish role on scout squads since arrival.
2010: Did not experience any game action, but served a reliable and contributing role on offensive line for scout team.
2009 Game-by-Game Statistics
2008: Joined the ECU program from Wingate during fall camp, but did not compete in intercollegiate competition because of transfer regulations.
High School: A two-year football letterman and senior team captain for coach Michael Turner at West Carteret High School ... Got a late start with career, not playing football as a freshman and sophomore before serving as the Patriots' top guard during his last two prep seasons ... Also earned a pair of track letters as a thrower.
Personal: Full name is Hugh Randall Parker, Jr. ... Born July 4, 1988 at Morehead City, N.C. ... Son of Randall and Sylvia Parker ... Major is economics ... Hobbies include motorsports, hunting and boating ... Nicknamed "Technician" for diligence in fundamentals ... Family atmosphere is favorite part of the Pirate football experience ... A history buff ... Favorite NFL player is Jeff Saturday ... Enjoyable summer job included work as a dockhand at a marina in hometown on the Crystal Coast ... Lists his father as most influential on career.