GREENSBORO, N.C. (11/29/10) -- Guilford College receiver Justin Parker has been invited to the second annual D-III Senior Classic, hosted by the Collegiate Development Football League (CDFL). The CDFL is a competitive football league meant to train football players 18-24 years of age for post-high school play. The D-III Senior Classic showcases the top 90 seniors in NCAA Division III with a North vs. South all-star game. Players are invited to play based on application and committee selection. The Senior Classic takes place this Friday (12/3) at Salem Stadium in Salem, Va. Tickets cost $10 and will be available at the gate. The game will also be broadcast on line.
Parker, a 6-1, 200-pound receiver, recently completed a decorated career for the Quakers. He began his career as a running back for the Quakers, compiling 15 career rushing touchdowns, good for fourth in school history. In his junior season, he began the transition to wide receiver and made a team-high 55 receptions for 493 yards and three touchdowns, which helped him garner Second Team All-Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) honors. This year, Parker was featured primarily as a receiver. He caught 46 balls for 457 yards and four touchdowns in just seven games because of a knee injury that kept him out of the first three games. Parker's best game of the season came Oct. 30 at #18-ranked Hampden-Sydney College where he had nine receptions for 109 yards and three touchdowns, accounting for all of Guilford's scores in the 49-20 loss.
For his career, Parker is tied for sixth in school history with 22 total touchdowns scored in 36 career games. He ranks in the top-10 in school history in several categories, including rushing yards (ninth with 1426), all-purpose yards (ninth with 2800), and receptions (ninth with 138). His 10 rushing touchdowns in 2008 set the school record.
Parker was a bright spot in an otherwise disappointing season for the Quakers. Guilford was 0-10 overall this season and 0-6 in the ODAC. This was the Quakers' first winless season since 1972. They expect some 45 letter winners to return next season.