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Last season was a tough one for everyone who wore the red, white and blue at Howard, but it was arguably even tougher for one player who wasn’t able to suit up. Running back William Parker missed the entire 2015 season after tearing his ACL in the 2014 season finale, and was forced to watch while his team finished 1-10.
“Being on the sidelines, and not being out there on the field with my teammates, it gave me a different perspective on what college football is about,” Parker told HBCU Gameday at MEAC Media Day. “I had to learn how to lead from a different vantage point.”
The senior from Stone Mountain, Georgia rushed for 673 yards and seven touchdowns in 2014, averaging 5.3 yards per carry as a compliment to MEAC Offensive Player of The Year Greg McGhee.
Check out what sitting out taught Parker and how he and teammate Craig Johnson got to Howard in the first place.