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Samie Parker
Position: Sprints
Height: 5'11"
Weight: 180
Year: Senior
City/State: Long Beach, Calif.
High School: Long Beach Poly
Graduating Year: 2004
 

PERSONAL

Born Samie Jabar Parker on March 25, 1981 in Long Beach, Calif. Parents: Tracy and Vivian Bonner Session. Family: Two brothers, two sisters. High School (Coach): Long Beach Poly (Jerry Jaso) '99. Major: Ethnic Studies/Art. Redshirt: 1999.

HIGH SCHOOL

Ranked as one of the best receivers in the Western Region by PrepStar, attracting first-team all-CIF praise his senior year after catching a team-high 58 passes for a school-record 1,214 yards and a record-tying 16 touchdowns. Receiving totals outpaced those of Jackrabbits' All-American teammate, with the pair representing part of the first quintet from the same school to ever earn first-team Best of the West honors (Long Beach Press-Telegram) in the same season.

OREGON

Any questions regarding his ability as a "big-time" receiver have been answered as he entrenched himself as one of the nation's most dangerous deep threats. His 12 collegiate touchdown grabs have covered an average of 36.7 yards per scoring catch, including three receptions 70 yards or better. Is now in a position to be Oregon's primary receiver as he improved his route running during spring and is now a more versatile receiver. Will be put in a position to make plays as coaches will now find a way to maximize his touches. Not only demonstrated national-class speed but also a willingness to welcome the physical nature of the game. Utilizes a smooth and fluid running style and is extremely fast at getting in and out of breaks. Has joined the Ducks' track team after conclusion of spring drills each of past three years, and currently stands second all-time at Oregon in the 100 meter dash (10.18, w +0.9). The three-time track and field All-American placed third in the 100 at the Pac-10 Championships before winning the event at the NCAA qualifying meet and finishing fifth (10.41) in last spring's collegiate championships.

2002 - JUNIOR

Established himself early on as Jason Fife's go-to receiver, racking up 350 yards and four touchdowns in Oregon's first four games. The Ducks' reception leader (49) had a quickness and ability to catch the long ball that generated 724 total receiving yards as well as a team-high eight scoring receptions. Matched his Fiesta Bowl total with nine catches against Fresno State, accumulating 161 yards - the highest receiving yard total by any Oregon receiver in 2002. Had four grabs and a touchdown in the Seattle Bowl - the only receiving touchdown of the game. Also grabbed six receptions vs. Arizona State and USC. Quickly reminded onlookers of his knack for big plays, scoring on an 80-yard strike from Fife on the first play of Oregon's game vs. Idaho and also snagged a 70-yard touchdown pass vs. Fresno State. Was named team's offensive player of the game for output against the Bulldogs and noted for his effort vs. Mississippi State, Portland State, Arizona and USC. Afforded honorable mention all-conference honors after converting 32 of his catches into either first downs or touchdowns, including 18 of last 23 receptions covering his last seven games.

2001 - SOPHOMORE

Only two players among the Pac-10's top-10 receivers and five among the nation's top-20 displayed a better yards-per-catch average than the Oregon speedster. Attracted national attention with his nine catches for 162 yards and one touchdown in the Fiesta Bowl triumph after accumulating 160 yards in receptions at Arizona. Oregon's receiving yards leader tallied 18 receptions for 378 yards and two scores in four starting bids, and at least one catch in 10 of 12 appearances. Recording scoring catches of 79, 38, 38 and 37 yards, altogether accumulated 14 catches of 20 yards or more, including eight of 30+ yards. Also averaged 19.3 yards on seven kickoff returns, earning squad's special team player-of-the-week honors against USC.

2000 - FRESHMAN

Caught at least one pass in six of 12 appearances, including three catches for 72 yards against Oregon State. Also carried the ball five times for 19 yards, including 18-yard pickup vs. Idaho. Potential epitomized by being a large part of game plan in Holiday Bowl appearance vs. Texas, however, was lost for the remainder of the game following a 7-yard run on Ducks' initial offensive play.

1999 - REDSHIRT

Cited for outstanding play on scout teams four of the final six weeks.

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