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Steven Parker
Player Profile:
Steven Parker 1809393
Position: Defensive Back
Height: 6'1"
Weight: 204
Year: Senior
Hometown: Tulsa, Okla.
High School: Jenks HS
Season GP-GS UT AT Total TFL Sacks INT FF FR PBU
2014 13-4 20 11 31 2.0-9 1.0-6 0 0 0 6
2015 13-13 41 19 60 4.0-18 1.5-12 0 0 1-0 4
2016 13-13 42 21 63 3.0-6 0.0-0 2-12 0 1-0 4
2017 14-14 43 20 63 2.0-14 1.0-7 0 1 2-46 6
Career 53-44 146 71 217 11.0-47 3.5-25 2-12 1 4-46 20

2017
Named to All-Big 12 Second Team by league's coaches ... started every game for third consecutive year ... tied for fourth on team with 63 tackles and ranked third with six pass breakups ... recorded six tackles (including a 7-yard sack) and returned a fumble 46 yards for a fourth-quarter touchdown in CFP Semifinal at Rose Bowl against Georgia (1/1) ... broke up a pass and finished with four tackles against TCU in Big 12 Championship Game (12/2) ... finished with six tackles and broke up a pass at Oklahoma State (11/4) ... tied career high with two pass breakups and had five tackles against Texas Tech (10/28) ... forced and recovered a fumble and made five tackles at Kansas State (10/21) ... matched season high with six tackles against Texas (10/14) ... set season high with six tackles against Tulane (9/16).

2016
An honorable mention All-Big 12 selection by league's coaches ... started all 13 games (12 at strong safety and 10/1 TCU game at nickelback) ... tied for second on team with two interceptions and tied for third with four pass breakups ... registered 3.0 tackles for loss and recovered a fumble ... tied career high with eight tackles vs. Kansas State (10/15) and vs. Auburn (1/2) in Sugar Bowl win ... secured first career interception in win at TCU and picked off another pass in victory at Texas Tech (10/22) ... named 2016 Preseason All-Big 12 ... on preseason watch list for Nagurski Award.

2015
Named to All-Big 12 Second Team by AP and ESPN.com ... an honorable All-Big 12 selection by league's coaches ... started all 13 games (eight at strong safety, three at free safety and two at nickelback) ... started at strong safety and made five tackles in Orange Bowl against Clemson (12/31) ... broke up two passes and recorded six tackles in start at strong safety at Oklahoma State (11/28) ... started at strong safety and posted four tackles and a game-saving pass breakup up of a two-point conversion attempt against TCU (11/21) ... recovered a fumble and made two tackles in start at strong safety at Kansas (10/31) ... started at strong safety and had six tackles against Texas Tech (10/24) ... tied for team lead with four tackles in start at stong safety at Kansas State (10/17) ... tied season high with seven tackles (including a career-high 1.5 tackles for loss) in start at free safety against Texas (10/10) ... broke up a pass and made four tackles with 1.0 sack in start at free safety against West Virginia (10/3) ... set season high with seven tackles in start at nickelback against Tulsa (9/19) ... started at free safety and had five tackles, 1.0 tackle for loss, half a sack and one pass breakup in double-overtime win at Tennessee (9/12).

2014
A Big 12 Defensive Freshman of the Year honorable mention selection by league's coaches ... played in all 13 games with starts at nickelback against Texas Tech, Baylor and Kansas State and a start at safety against Oklahoma State ... made two tackles in the Russell Athletic Bowl against Clemson (12/29) ... picked up first sack of career, broke up a pass and made seven tackles against Oklahoma State (12/6) ... had one pass breakup and three tackles against Kansas (11/22) ... broke up two passes and had a tackle at Texas Tech (11/15) ... set career high with eight tackles and broke up a pass against Baylor (11/8) ... made two tackles, including first career tackle for loss, at Iowa State (11/1) ... made first career start against Kansas State (10/18) and made two tackles ... broke up a pass against Texas (10/11) ... recorded three tackles at Tulsa (9/6) ... made Sooners debut with three tackles against Louisiana Tech (8/30).

HIGH SCHOOL
Four-star recruit by ESPN, Rivals, 247Sports and Scout ... Made 33 receptions for 594 yards and nine touchdowns as a senior ... Also recorded 34 solo tackles and four interceptions on defense as a senior ... Played in Semper Fidelis All-American game ... No. 5 safety (Rivals) ... No. 9 safety (ESPN and Scout) ... No. 10 safety (247Sports) ... No. 1 player in Oklahoma (Rivals) ... No. 2 player in Oklahoma (247Sports) ... No. 3 player in Oklahoma (ESPN) ... No. 139 in ESPN300 ... Also offered by Alabama, Auburn, Baylor, Michigan, Ohio State, Texas and Texas A&M.

PERSONAL
Major is communication.

 

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