75 Parker Whitten
Parker Whitten

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Fyffe, Ala.

High School:
Fyffe (USMAPS)

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 245

Position:
LS/DL

Experience:
1VL



06/29/2009

Rich Ellerson Announces 2009 Football Recruiting Class

Army head coach Rich Ellerson welcomed the newest members of the Black Knights' football program into the fold on Monday as he announced his club's 2009 recruiting class.

About Whitten: Versatile member of Army program ... utilized as backup long snapper first two seasons ... has worked his way picture on defensive line ... enters preseason as backup at left defensive tackle spot ... returning letterman.

2010: Played in six games ... utilized mainly on special teams ... made one tackle ... recorded first career stop versus VMI ... assisted on tackle opposite Keydets ... broke up first career pass at Tulane ...also played versus Temple, Tulane, VMI, Kent State, Notre Dame and SMU.

2009: Played in one game ... made collegiate debut versus Ball State ... did not figure statistically.

High School: Earned six letters at Fyffe High School ... versatile athlete who played multiple positions ... captained team as during senior season ... honored as The Times Journal's DeKalb County Player of the Year ... named first-team all-state in class 2A ... finalist for 2A Lineman of the Year ... recorded 83 tackles, five sacks and three caused fumbles during senior season ... moved from linebacker to noseguard before final season ... also played offensive line ... graded out at 94 percent witih 15 pancake blocks ... earned six letters in baseball ... played pitcher, catcher and outfield ... lettered four times as forward on Fyffe basketball team.

Personal: Born July 11, 1989 ... given name is Thomas Parker Whitten ... parents' names are Thomas and Sherry Whitten ... both grandfathers served in military (U.S. Army and U.S. Air Force) ... enjoys playing piano ... majoring in Kinesiology.

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