As much as professional scouts were keeping a close eye on FAMU linebacker Bryan Parker, they might not have gotten a chance to see him at his best. He had to sit out two big games that he hoped would allow him to make a favorable impression.
Minor injuries to his knee and shoulder kept him from playing against the University of Miami and in the Florida Classic against Bethune-Cookman University. He was hoping to make them his showcase appearances.
He was selected as one of nine FAMU players for the East team that will compete in the Russell Athletics HBCU Senior Bowl. The East team consists of players from the MEAC and Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association. They will play against a West team of players from the SWAC and Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference.
Scouts from at least five NFL teams, including the Patriots and Jaguars, have shown interest in Parker all season. He seemingly is eager to give them an exclusive look.