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Parker moves from gridiron to diamond

Clemson's two-sport star translates success from football to baseball

Originally Published: May 28, 2009
By Mark Schlabach | ESPN.com

New Clemson football coach Dabo Swinney says there are only 10 NFL quarterbacks who throw the football as well as Tigers freshman Kyle Parker.

While that comparison might sound like hyperbole from a young coach, it might be hard for Clemson fans to doubt Parker's athletic abilities if they witnessed his one-day performance earlier this spring.

On April 11, Parker completed 13-of-21 passes for 171 yards with one touchdown in the Tigers' spring football game at Memorial Stadium. ...

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