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Jim Parker
Original name: James Thomas Parker
Birth: Apr. 3, 1934
Bibb County
Georgia, USA
Death: Jul. 18, 2005
Howard County
Maryland, USA

Professional Football Player. He was a Hall of Fame lineman with the Baltimore Colts who made a career out of masterfully blocking for Johnny Unitas and Lenny Moore. Parker, the Colts' first pick in the 1957 draft, helped Baltimore win two NFL championships before retiring in 1967. He earned All-Pro honors in eight straight seasons, was named to the Pro Bowl eight times and in 1973 became the first full-time offensive lineman to be elected to the Hall of Fame. He spent half his career at left tackle and the other half at left guard, manning both positions with equal effectiveness. Unitas, Moore and Raymond Berry got most of the accolades when the Colts won titles in 1958 and 1959, but Parker was a key component of that offense. The 6-foot-3, 273-pound Parker came to the Colts after a stellar career at Ohio State during which he won the Outland Trophy and was twice named to the first-team All-America squad. He played offense and defense for the Buckeyes. During his career at OSU, the Buckeyes won two Big Ten titles, a national title, and went 23-5. In addition to the Pro Football Hall of fame, Parker is also in the Ohio High School Hall of Fame and the College Football Hall of Fame. (bio by: Ron Moody) 
King Memorial Park
Windsor Mill Manor
Baltimore County
Maryland, USA
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Originally Created by: Ron Moody
Record added: Jul 20, 2005
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