Sean Parker the Ball Hawk


Nate Williams played his first action of NFL football yesterday for the Baltimore Ravens. He even made his way onto the box score by recording his first ever NFL tackle. While Williams may be listed as the 4th-string strong safety, that doesn’t deter him from fighting for not only a spot on the roster but also a spot for playing time.

Williams left a big hole in the Husky secondary when he graduated and left that strong safety spot open for the taking and it looks like Sean Parker will have first dibs at the position.

Gregg Bell of posted this yesterday in his practice notes; “Parker is on track to begin the season Sept. 3 as departed co-captain Nate Williams’ replacement at strong safety.”

Parker has been around the ball through all of the practices and it seems like he is always within range to make an interception and even when he doesn’t pull down the catch he is tipping the ball away.

Sean Parker is going to make a big impact and the coaches have already

bought into this fact.

Coach Sark said this about him, also in Bell’s article, “He is just around the ball, He is a natural football player. If he doesn’t get an interception a day, he’s got his hands on one that he doesn’t quite catch. He is around the ball quite a bit.”

Sean Parker comes in as a sophomore who played a little backup safety last year but mostly found himself guarding the man in the slot before he got injured. He is now coming off his injury and playing with contact for the first time since November. However, he has to be excited to hit again because much of his game is built around tracking down the ball whether it is in the air or in someone’s hands. He finds the ball and he takes the ball or he destroys the person with it. He just has a natural athletic ability that allows him to make plays. He is really a special talent.

The coaches on the UW staff have already declared Parker as the first-string strong safety and therefore look forward to hearing a lot more about this very talented sophomore as the season approaches.

Here is the link to Gregg Bell’s post.

Here is the link to an interview Bob Condotta put up of Sean Parker.