Bio

Professional Career

Will Parks

  • A fourth-year safety who appeared in 48 games (8 starts) during his first three seasons with Denver (2016-18), totaling 103 tackles (67 solo), three interceptions, 11 passes defensed, one forced fumble and 11 special-teams stops.
  • Played all 16 games (3 starts) in 2018, totaling 39 tackles (23 solo), one interception (4 yds.) and four passes defensed.
  • Recorded 47 tackles (32 solo), one interception and four passes defensed in 2017.
  • Started 31-of-53 games played for the University of Arizona, totaling 197 tackles (130 solo), one sack (7 yds.), four interceptions (102 yds.) and 24 passes defensed.
  • Attended Germantown High School in Philadelphia, where he was named a first-team All-Southeastern Pennsylvania selection as a cornerback his senior year.
  • Selected by the Broncos in the sixth round (219th overall) of the 2016 NFL Draft.

Career Transactions

  • Signed by Denver as a draft choice 5/12/16.

2018

  • Parks played all 16 games (3 starts) for Denver, totaling 39 tackles (23 solo), one interception (4 yds.), four passes defensed and one forced fumble... Notched three tackles (1 solo) while making his first start of the season at K.C. (10/28)... Forced a fumble that led to a touchback in addition to posting six tackles (3 solo) vs. Pit. (11/25)... Posted four tackles (3 solo) and one pass defensed vs. Cle. (12/15)... Intercepted quarterback Philip Rivers (11 yds.) and made three tackles (2 solo) vs. LAC (12/30).

2017

  • Parks played all 16 games (5 starts) and finished the season with 47 tackles (32 solo), one interception, four passes defensed and four special-teams stops... Notched four solo stops vs. Dal. (9/17)... Recorded five solo tackles and one special-teams stop vs. Oak. (10/1)... Made five tackles (1 solo) at LAC (10/22)... Posted five tackles (3 solo) and one pass defensed vs. NYJ (12/10)... Led the team with seven tackles (4 solo) at Ind. (12/14)... Intercepted Kirk Cousins in the end zone and made two tackles (1 solo) at Was. (12/24).

2016

  • Selected by Denver in the sixth round (219th overall) of the 2016 NFL Draft, Parks appeared in all 16 games on defense and special teams... Finished with 17 tackles (12 solo), one interception, three passes defensed and five special-teams stops... Made his NFL debut vs. Car. (9/8)... Intercepted his first career pass in addition to posting two solo tackles and one pass defensed at Cin. (9/25)... Returned a blocked extra point for a defensive conversion—the game-winning two points—in addition to making two defensive tackles at N.O. (11/13).
Collegiate Career

Career Highlights

Four-year letterwinner ... Played in 53 games, including 31 starts, for the Arizona defense in the winningest stretch in Arizona football history from 2012-15 … Played in four bowl games, winning defensive MVP honors at the 2013 AdvoCare V100 Bowl in 2013 … A senior captain in 2015 … Finished career with 197 total tackles, 20.5 for loss, 20 pass breakups and four interceptions … Pac-12 honorable mention selection in 2015.

2015

One of four senior team captains … Pac-12 All-Conference honorable mention selection … Started all 13 games … Member of the winningest senior class in school history, which won 33 games from 2012-15 … Led team with 76 tackles and also led squad with seven pass breakups … Totaled 7.0 tackles for loss, which tied for third-most on team … Forced two fumbles … Set a career high with 11 tackles in season opener against UTSA, and nearly matched the total with 10 stops at Stanford … A preseason watch list candidate for the Jim Thorpe and Bednarik Awards.

2014

Started and played in all 14 games at spur … Totaled 81 tackles, including 52 solo stops, with 13.0 tackles for loss of 34 yards … Career game high eight tackles at Oregon … Two interceptions for 14 returns yards and a fumble recovery … Second on the team with eight passes broken up … First career sack at Utah.

2013

Played in 13 and started four games at bandit … Earned his first career start vs. Utah … Named the AdvoCare V100 Bowl Defensive MVP after his 69-yard interception return for a touchdown in Arizona’s 42-19 victory … Totaled 31 tackles, including 17 solo stops … Broke up five passes … Also had an interception at Colorado for 19 return yards.

2012

Played in 13 games as a member of the secondary in his true freshman year … Also played on special teams … One of six true freshman to play on defense during the season … Totaled nine tackles, eight solo and one assisted.

High School Career

Will Parks

All-Southeastern Pennsylvania First-Team Defense honors … Played in the Chesapeake Bowl … Cornerback, receiver, running back and kick returner for the Bears … Scored five TDs on 39 carries and 167 yards as senior, with 21 receptions for 337 yards and four scores … Four interceptions for 119 yards, seven PBUs and 27 tackles … As a junior, rushed for 657 yards on 143 carries and four scores, with nine receptions for 138 yards and a touchdown … Logged 45 tackles and three interceptions as a defender … Won a 2011-12 State Mini-Max award for football performance, academics and community service from the Maxwell Foundation … Also lettered in basketball and track and field.

Personal

Son of William McLeod and Nyerere Parks … Majoring in sports and society.

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