Willie Parker  #39
Position  halfback
Height  5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Weight  209 lb (95 kg)
Birthdate  November 11, 1980
NFL Seasons  5
College  North Carolina

Willie Everette Parker, Jr. is an American football running back for the Pittsburgh Steelers of the NFL. His exceptional speed has gained him the nickname "Fast Willie".

Early Life

Willie Parker was born in Clinton, North Carolina. He attended Clinton High School, and was a letterman in football. He was a two-time All-Conference and a two-time All-Region honoree. As a junior, he rushed for 1,329 yards and 20 touchdowns and helped lead his team to the state AA title. As a senior, he rushed for 1,801 yards and 18 touchdowns (while averaging 12.3 yards per carry) and was also named the County Player of the Year. One of Parker's cousins is Leonard Henry, a former Miami Dolphins running back.

College career

Willie Parker attended the University of North Carolina. He rushed for 355 yards on 84 carries in his first year, but in his final three years he was only used occasionally due to Willie no being bulked up enough for Carolinas "Power Running Game". In all, he was the teams back up running back.

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