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  Mark Parson

Mark  Parson

Player Profile


Richmond, Va.

High School:
Monacan/Fork Union Military Academy

Height / Weight:
5-10 / 192


2007: Played in 12 games ... Recorded 30 solo and 19 assisted tackles ... Recorded one tackle for a loss ... Returned seven punts for a total of 17 yards ... Intercepted the ball twice... Broke up seven passes on defense ... Forced one fumble ... Recorded career highs for assisted tackles with six and total tackles with ten against Wyoming (Sept. 22) ... Tied a career high for solo tackles with five against Toledo (Oct. 20) ... Against Bowling Green (Oct. 27), he set a career high for punt returns with three.

2006: Played in all 14 games, starting the last ten ... Made 44 tackles, including two for loss ... Broke up 16 passes, second only to senior T.J. Wright on the Bobcats' single-season ledger ... Had one interception ... His 17 total passes defended was also second to Wright on the Ohio season list ... Ranked second in the MAC and tied for 18th in the nation with 1.21 passes defended per game ... His six passes defended against Akron tied for the highest single-game total in the nation ... Also ranked third on that list with five passes defended, including an interception, against Illinois ... Returned three punts for 27 yards, including a season-long 14-yard return in the MAC Championship Game ... Had five tackles and two pass break-ups against Western Michigan ... Followed that with three tackles, an interception and four pass break-ups at Illinois ... Made five tackles and broke up a career-high six passes against Akron ... Had a career-high six tackles, including a career-best five solo stops in the MAC title game.

2005: Enrolled at Ohio in time for spring practice ... True freshman who appeared in 10 games, starting two ... Played a prominent role on special teams as well as serving as the Bobcats' nickel back ... Recorded two sacks ... Also had two kick returns for 32 yards on the season ... Ended the season with 17 total tackles, two sacks and three pass breakups ... Made his first collegiate appearance against Northwestern where he notched a career-high four tackles ... Had a seven-yard punt return in the Pittsburgh win ... Made his first career start against Bowling Green ... He recorded three tackles and a pass breakup in the game ... Had sacks against Virginia Tech and Buffalo ... Second start came against Toledo.

AT FORK UNION: Picked off five passes at Fork Union Military Academy in 2004 ... Also returned a fumble 40 yards for a score.

HIGH SCHOOL: Broke the single-season rushing record at Monacan High School, gaining 1,600 yards ... Also set record for single-game touchdowns and longest run from scrimmage ... A first team all-region, all-metro and all-district selection ... Named second team all-state ... Led his squad to a district title ... Also lettered in track & field and basketball.

PERSONAL: Undecided on major ... Son of Stephen and Brenda Parson.