Scottie Bordelon is a reporter for WholeHogSports.com. A graduate of the University of Arkansas, Bordelon previously covered high school sports for the Times Record in Fort Smith and the Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette in Springdale. He is a member of the U.S. Basketball Writers Association and Football Writers Association of America and voter for the Biletnikoff Award.
LB Andrew Parker enters transfer portal
Arkansas linebacker Andrew Parker prepares for a play during the Razorbacks' season opener against Rice on Sept. 4, 2021, in Fayetteville.
FAYETTEVILLE — Arkansas linebacker Andrew Parker has entered the NCAA transfer portal.
Parker, who completed his redshirt junior season in 2021, made the announcement in a post to his Twitter account on Thursday. He has two seasons of eligibility remaining.
“I want to thank Coach Chad Morris, Coach John Chavis, and Coach Ron Cooper for bringing me in to be a Hog,” Parker wrote. “I would also like to thank Coach (Sam) Pittman and his staff for the support and continued development throughout my time here.
“To my teammates, I am beyond blessed to have met every one of you and I will always cherish the memories that we’ve made. Thank you hog nation for all of the support through thick and thin that you have shared, I am appreciative of it all. This decision has been one of the hardest I’ve had to make in my young life.”
In three seasons on the field, Parker recorded 24 tackles, including a career-best 12 in Arkansas’ 2020 season. He finished with four stops in the Razorbacks’ season-ending loss to No. 1 Alabama on Dec. 12, 2020, and also had four against Rice to begin the 2021 season.
According to Pro Football Focus, Parker played 65 defensive snaps last season, 63 on kickoff return, 45 on punt return and 5 on kickoff coverage.
A native of New Orleans and a former 3-star prospect, he signed with Arkansas over scholarship offers from programs such as Texas A&M, Texas and TCU.
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