James "Quick" Parker

Inducted in 2001

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College Team: Wake Forest University
James (Quick) Parker attended Wake Forest University before beginning his CFL career in 1980 with the Edmonton Eskimos.

       In 1980, Parker would go to and win the Grey Cup in his first year. In 1981 and 1982, Parker led the league in sacks and was named to the Western and CFL All-Star teams.

       He remained with the Eskimos until 1984 when he joined the BC Lions. In 1984, Parker set the league record for sacks in a season with 26.5, which is still an all-time record in the CFL. From 1984 to 1986, he would be named to both the CFL and Western All-Star teams. He would finish his CFL career with the Toronto Argonauts, where he played from 1990 to 1991.

       James Parker remains third in the league for most quarterback sacks all-time during the regular season with 139.5 during his 15-year career.


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College Team: Wake Forest University



Playing Career
Edmonton Eskimos
1980 - 1983
BC Lions
1984 - 1989
Toronto Argonauts
1990, 1991

Awards/Honours

—All-Western Linebacker
1981, 1982

—All-Canadian Linebacker
1981, 1982

—Norm Fieldgate Trophy
1982, 1984, 1986

—All-Western Defensive End
1983 - 1986

—All-Canadian Defensive End
1984 - 1986

—Schenley Award for Most Outstanding Defensive Players
1984, 1986

—Grey Cup Defensive Player of the Game
1985

—Grey Cup Participation
1980 - 1982, 1985, 1988

—Grey Cup Winning Teams
1980 - 1982, 1985


Class of 2001
—Willie Burden
—Bill Frank
—Warren Moon
—James "Quick" Parker
—Sidney Forster