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Episode 62: Kyle Parker | Former Colorado Rockies & Clemson All-ACC 2-Sport Athlete

Episode 62: Kyle Parker | Former Colorado Rockies & Clemson All-ACC 2-Sport Athlete

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Rich Take On Sports

Show Notes:

  • Rich Spotlight: Kyle Parker
    • Remembers meeting Dabo Swinney when Coach Swinney was the WR coach for Clemson
    • Coach Swinney believed that Kyle could play both baseball and football at Clemson and convinced Clemson’s baseball coach Jack Leggett to give him an opportunity
    • Enrolled early at Clemson in 2008 leaving high school in Jacksonville, FL and played baseball that spring for Clemson
    • Started for Clemson as the QB during his redshirt Freshman year in 2009
    • Became the first person in Division I history to hit 20 home runs and throw 20 touchdowns in the same academic year
    • Had to make the tough decision in 2010 to walk away from football after being drafted in the 1st round of the MLB draft by the Colorado Rockies
    • Made his first appearance in the Majors in June 2014
    • First game in the Majors was facing Clayton Kershaw who ended up throwing a no-hitter
    • Amazed by the talent of Colorado Rockies’ Nolan Arenado
    • Sports has allowed Kyle to meet so many good people and develop connections and relationships with a lot of life memories
    • Words of Wisdom from Kyle Parker: “You can only control what you can control and don’t be embarrassed about the outcome but be embarrassed about the effort.”

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Featured Image Photo Credit: Kyle Parker

About the author, Richmond Weaver

Richmond, a graduate of Clemson University has been involved with sports for most of his life and developed a passion for basketball and sports at an early age. He currently lives in Greenville, SC with his wife Karen, founder of Upstate Esthetics and their three kids.

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