Player Bio

Juqua Parker
DE #95
Height:
6-2
Weight:
250
College:
Oklahoma State
Hometown:
Houston, Tex.
Experience:
12
Defensive
YearTeamGTotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntTDsYdsAvgLng
TOTAL 162 255 203 52 42.5 0 24 1 1 55 -- 55
2012 CLE 16 24 18 6 6 -- 0 -- -- -- -- --
2011 PHI 12 10 8 2 1.5 0 4 -- -- -- -- --
2010 PHI 13 22 19 3 6 -- 2 -- -- -- -- --
2009 PHI 16 34 30 4 8 -- 4 -- -- -- -- --
2008 PHI 16 45 33 12 5 0 7 1 1 55 55 55
2007 PHI 16 39 29 10 5 -- 2 -- -- -- -- --
2006 PHI 16 25 19 6 6 -- 3 -- -- -- -- --
2005 PHI 16 19 16 3 0 -- 2 -- -- -- -- --
2004 TEN 10 6 5 1 0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- --
2003 TEN 15 17 13 4 4 -- 0 -- -- -- -- --
2002 TEN 9 9 9 0 1 -- 0 -- -- -- -- --
2001 TEN 7 5 4 1 0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- --

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Biography

Career Transactions: Originally signed by Tennessee as an undrafted free agent on April 22, 2001… Signed by Philadelphia as an unrestricted free agent on August 10, 2005… Signed by Cleveland as an unrestricted free agent on March 16, 2012.

Career Transactions: Originally signed by Tennessee as an undrafted free agent on April 22, 2001… Signed by Philadelphia as an unrestricted free agent on August 10, 2005… Signed by Cleveland as an unrestricted free agent on March 16, 2012.

Seasonal Reviews:

2011: Appeared in 12 games as a reserve… Totaled 10 tackles, 1.5 sacks and two fumble recoveries… Returned both of his fumble recoveries for touchdowns to become just the second defensive lineman (Jason Taylor) in NFL history to have three career touchdown returns of 40 yards or longer… Returned first fumble recovery 56 yards for a touchdown during the season opener at St. Louis (9/11)… Notched a 47-yard fumble recovery for a score against the New York Jets (12/18).

2010: Saw action in 13 games with 10 starts… Recorded 31 tackles, six sacks, one fumble recovery and one forced fumble… Sack total ranked second on the club… Recorded fifth career multi-sack game after nothing two against Pittsburgh (9/21).

2009: Appeared in all 16 games for the fifth consecutive season… Totaled a career-high eight sacks, which ranked second on the club… Also tied a career-best with two forced fumbles.

2008: Started all 16 games for the first time in career… Logged a career-best 76 tackles… Finished third on the team with five sacks… Named GMC Sierra NFL Defensive Player of the Week honors after he notched one sack and recorded his first career interception, and returned it 55 yards for a touchdown against San Francisco (10/12)… Totaled a career-high 2.5 sacks against Pittsburgh (9/21).

2007: Saw action in all 16 contests, opening the final seven… Notched two sacks, a forced fumble and a fumble recovery against Detroit (9/23)… Tied a career-high with 10 tackles vs. Buffalo (12/30).

2006: Appeared in all 16 games for the second consecutive season with one start… Totaled 47 tackles and six sacks… Notched first postseason sack after taking down Eli Manning during a Wild Card game against the New York Giants (1/7/07).

2005: Played in all 16 games with one start… Notched 10 tackles in first career start against Washington (1/1/06).

2004: Appeared in 10 games as reserve… Totaled seven tackles and one fumble recovery.

2003: Saw action in 15 games… Recorded first multi-sack game after totaling two at Carolina (10/19).

2002: Appeared in nine games… Dropped Peyton Manning for first career sack at Indianapolis (11/3).

2001: Saw action in nine games… Made NFL debut as a reserve at Detroit (10/21).

College: Played in 22 games at Oklahoma State University… Earned third-team All-Big 12 honors as a senior after registering 57 tackles, 9.5 sacks and five passes defensed… Began collegiate career at Northeastern Oklahoma A&M (Miami, Okla.) Junior College where he notched 29 sacks in two seasons… Majored in sociology.

Personal: Native of Houston, Texas… Attended Aldine (Texas) High School and lettered in both football and basketball… Was teammates with future NFL wide receiver David Boston and running back Dominic Rhodes… Born Juqua Demail Thomas and legally changed his last name to Parker during the 2008 offseason at the request of his late father (Willie)… Enjoys racing remote controlled vehicles… Married (Beth) with two daughters (Jaida and Brielle).

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