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Encyclopedia > Jackie Parker

Jackie Parker (b. January 1, 1932 in Knoxville, Tennessee) is a former Canadian football running back, quarterback, defensive player, and head coach. He is primarily known for his play with the Edmonton Eskimos. Late in his career, he also played for the Toronto Argonauts and the British Columbia Lions. January 1 is the first day of the calendar year in both the Julian and Gregorian calendars. ... 1932 (MCMXXXII) is a leap year starting on Friday. ... Eastern view of Knoxville Nickname: The Marble City, K-Town, Big Orange Country, Knox Vegas Motto: {{{motto}}} Official website: http://www. ... Official language(s) English Capital Nashville Largest city Memphis Area  - Total  - Width  - Length  - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 36th 109,247 km² 195 km 710 km 2. ... Canadian football is a sport in which two teams of twelve players each compete for territorial control of a field of play 110 yards (100. ... High school running back A running back, halfback or tailback is the position of a player on an American and Canadian football team who lines up in the offensive backfield. ... The quarterback is a position in the offensive backfield of American and Canadian football, directly behind players of the line. He is generally the leader of the offensive team when it is on the field, responsible for initiating play by receiving the snap of the ball from the center. ... The head coach in sports coaching is the coach who is in charge of the other coaches. ... The Edmonton Eskimos are a Canadian Football League team based in Edmonton, Alberta. ... The Toronto Argonauts are a Canadian Football League team based in Toronto, Ontario. ... The British Columbia Lions are a Canadian Football League team based in Vancouver, British Columbia. ...


Nicknamed "Ol' Spaghetti Legs", Parker was one of the most important parts of the Eskimos in the 1950s. Joining the Eskimos in 1954, Parker played both the defensive and offensive sides of the ball, a practice not so uncommon in his day as it is today, however, his main strength was offensively, where he was both a strong runner and an excellent quarterback. He won six consecutive Jeff Nicklin Memorial Trophies as the West Division's most outstanding player from 1956 to 1961, and seven in total. The Jeff Nicklin Memorial Trophy was donated to the CFL in 1946 by the first Canadian Paratroops Battalion, in memory of their commanding officer, Lt. ...


During the first three years of his career, the Eskimos won three consecutive Grey Cups, and in the first, Parker made a famous play when Ted Tully hit Montréal running back Chuck Hunsinger and forced a fumble. Parker recovered the ball and returned it ninety yards for a touchdown, giving the Eskimos, who were a large underdog in the game, a surprise victory. Parker left the Eskimos after the 1962 season to go to the Toronto Argonauts. Then Prime Minister Joe Clark presents the 1979 Grey Cup to victorious Edmonton Eskimos Danny Kepley and Tom Wilkinson. ... The Montréal Alouettes (French, Alouettes de Montréal) are a Canadian Football League team based in Montréal, Quebec. ...


After his playing career, Parker moved into coaching. Parker coached the Eskimos from 1983 to 1987 CFL season, winning the Grey Cup in 1987, and also coached with the British Columbia Lions. Parker's #91 currently hangs on the wall of honour at the Eskimos' Commonwealth Stadium. The 1983 Canadian Football League season is considered to be the 30th season in modern-day Canadian football, although it is officially the 26th Canadian Football League season. ... The 1987 Canadian Football League season is considered to be the 34th season in modern-day Canadian football, although it is officially the 30th Canadian Football League season. ... Commonwealth Stadium is the name of two stadiums: Commonwealth Stadium - Edmonton, Alberta Commonwealth Stadium - University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ...

Preceded by:
Hugh Campbell
Edmonton Eskimos Head Coaches
1983–1987
Succeeded by:
Joe Faragelli

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