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Jackie Parker


Jack Dickerson Parker

Inducted 1976

Date of Birth



Knoxville, TN


Mississippi State University (1952-1953)


Mississippi State invaded Auburn's Cliff Hare Stadium for an annual renewal of their rivalry. In one of football's most outstanding performances, MSU quarterback Jackie Parker single-handedly destroyed Auburn. State ran up 49 points in those first three periods, with Parker having a hand in 42 of them on touchdown runs of six, 11 and 34 yards and passes of 11, nine and 27 yards, and he kicked all six extra points. With victory well in hand, Parker watched the final quarter from the sidelines. During his two seasons at MSU, Parker was All-Conference and All-America. He was also a two-time SEC MVP. That senior year, he led the nation in scoring. Following his collegiate career, Parker played 14 seasons in the Canadian Football League and was the CFL's Most Valuable Player three times and an All-Pro nine times. Retiring as an active player, Parker became the general manager of the CFL's British Columbia Lions and later an executive with the Interprovincial Steel & Pipe Corporation, Ltd., of Alberta, Canada. Throughout his years at MSU, Parker seemingly never failed to score once his team penetrated inside an enemy's 20-yard line.


Height 6'1

Weight 170

Career Highlights

  • 1953 Academic All-America
  • 1953 All-Conference
  • 1953 Conference MVP
  • 1953 First Team All-America
  • 1952 All-Conference
  • 1952 Conference MVP
  • 1952 Led nation in scoring
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