Thursday, September 8, 2016

1977 Profile: Willie Parker

Long Snapper-Center
No. 61
North Texas State
"Parker missed the final 12 games of the 1976 season with a knee injury after appearances in 30 straight games with the Bills. His versatility is a major asset- he can play guard or center and is used as a snapper on punts and placement kicks and is a strong special teams player.
He was drafted third by San Francisco in 1971 and spent most of that season on the 49ers reserve squad. He was on the LA reserve list for a full year before being picked up by Buffalo for a future draft choice in September 1973.
Parker was a second team All-Missouri Valley Conference choice as a junior and a first team selection as a senior.
He went back to Texas last winter after spending the two previous off-seasons in Orchard Park. He has passed his insurance examination."

-Buffalo Bills 1977 Press-Radio-TV Yearbook

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