Keynan Parker

Keynan Parker

Player Profile

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
New Westminster, B.C.

High School:
Thomas More Collegiate

Height / Weight:
5-11 / 178

Position:
CB

Birthdate:
11/17/1990

Experience:
2V

06/28/2012

Jordan Bishop Retires from Football

Other roster moves announced.

06/28/2012

Jordan Bishop Retires from Football

Beavers make more roster moves.

04/10/2012

Day 5 -- Meet the Secondary

Rod Perry's group has experience.

Meet Keynan Parker

2011: Keynan (pronounced Keenan) will play a role this season at cornerback and on special teams ... one of the fastest players on the team ... runs the 60 and 100 meters in the offseason, even though OSU does not have a men's track team. 2010: Played in 11 of the team's 12 games ... participated in track and ran the 100 meters in 10.97 at the Pac-10 Championships with minimal training. 2009: Missed the entire season with left shoulder problems, which included surgery for a separation. 2008: Redshirt.

THOMAS MORE: Keynan rushed for 2,279 yards and 29 touchdowns as a senior ... 2007 British Columbia Offensive Player of the Year and the junior athlete of the year in track ... standout in track where he won gold medals in the B.C/Yukon Canadian Legion Nationals in the 100 and 200 meters (21.44 - Canadian Youth record) ... placed fifth at the 2007 World Youth Track and Field Championships in the 100 with a 10.61 ... won several gold medals in the last two B.C. High School Championships, including in 2008 in the 100 (10.67), 200, and 4x100 relay ... world class speed and potentially a Canadian Olympian ... recipient of the 2007-08 Sport B.C. Male High School Athlete of the Year.

PERSONAL: Born November 17, 1990 in Vancouver, B.C ... son of James "Quick" Parker and Lisa Sanghera ... James played football at Wake Forest before becoming an All-Canadian Football League selection five times for the B.C. Lions (1985 Grey Cup Defensive MVP while with the Lions) ... recruited by several Ivy League schools ... first Canadian on the football roster since tight end David Dmytrow (Ridgeville, Ontario) in 1989, who was at OSU on a track scholarship in 1988 ... chose OSU because of the "atmosphere, small town environment and the coaching staff" ... majoring in psychology.

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