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Kevin Parks Biography

Kevin Parks
Running Back
5-8, 195 Salisbury, N.C. (West Rowan HS)


• Named the Old Spice Red Zone National Player of the Year
• One of 50 Old Spice Red Zone state players of the year
• One of 58 players named to 2010 Parade All-America team
• Maxpreps first-team All-American for Medium Schools (1,000-2,000 enrollment)
• A second-team All-American by EA Sports
• Rated a three-star recruit by Rivals.com
• Rushed for 10,895 yards in high school career (North Carolina's career record)
• Finished third all-time nationally for career rushing yards
• First-team all-state (NC) as a junior and senior
• Rated No. 56 running back in the nation by ESPN.com
• Grade of 77 from ESPN.com
• Had 55 games of 100 rushing yards or more to set a national record
• Set national record with 1,370 career attempts (record dates to 1991)
• Rushed for 197 yards and three touchdowns on 24 carries to lead team to second straight 3A state title, earning game MVP honors
• AP North Carolina 3A Player of the Year in 2009 after tying for runner-up status as a junior
• Named the North Carolina MVP of Carolina Shrine Bowl with 98 yards on 19 carries
• MVP of Offense-Defense All-American Bowl
• Led the West team to a 35-0 victory in the Offense-Defense All-American Bowl played in Myrtle Beach
• Had 158 total TDs in his prep career
• Led team to second straight 3A state title in 2009
• Scored 59 times on 407 carries in 2009
• Set North Carolina prep record with 3,794 rushing yards in 2009
• Rushed for more than 2,800 yards and 43 TDs in 2008
• Rushed for 2,536 yards and 33 TDs in 2007
• Rushed for 1,721 yards and 23 TDs in 2006
• Top single-game performance in 2009 was 356 yards on 24 carries in 69-14 victory against Carson
• Won the final 30 games of his high school career
• First player to verbally commit to UVa's Class of 2010
• Played for head coach Scott Young at West Rowan
• Son of Sherry and Kevin Parks
• Father played defensive tackle at Catawba College



 

 

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