James “Quick” Parker

Bio

Full name: James Parker

Nickname: Quick

Born: Jan. 1, 1958 in Philadelphia, PA

Died: March 27, 2018

Last Season (1991) Vitals:
  • Player classification: Import
  • Height: 5′ 10″
  • Position: DE
  • Jersey: #40
Relations
Amateur Programs
  • Wake Forest
  • Benjamin Franklin HS (Philadelphia, PA)
12 Season Career

Active years: 1980–1991
Active teams (3):

  • EDM 1980–1983
  • BC 1984–1989
  • TOR 1990–1991

166 career games (See notes for restrictions)

  • 161 regular season games
  • 5 Grey Cup appearances (4 championship wins)
Season Team Position Jersey Regular
GP
Playoff
GP
Grey Cup
GP
12 seasons
(Rank: T199th,
98th percentile,
12 CFL seasons)
3 teams 161
(Rank: T317th,
97th percentile,
161 CFL games)
0 5
1980 EDM DE 40 7 -- 1
1981 EDM DE 40 16 -- 1
1982 EDM DE 40 16 -- 1
1983 EDM DE 40 16 -- 0
1984 BC DE 40 16 -- 0
1985 BC DE 40 16 -- 1
1986 BC DE 40 18 -- 0
1987 BC DE 40 1 -- 0
1988 BC DE 40 18 -- 1
1989 BC DE 40 18 -- 0
1990 TOR DE 40 18 -- 0
1991 TOR DE 40 1 -- 0
Weekly
1981
  • Defensive Star Week 8 (EDM)
1982
  • Defensive Star Week 10 (EDM)
1983
  • Defensive Star Week 13 (EDM)
1984
  • Lineman Star Week 11 (BC)
  • Lineman Star Week 14 (BC)
  • Lineman Star Week 18 (BC)
1985
  • Lineman Star Week 2 (BC)
  • Lineman Star Week 16 (BC)
1986
  • Lineman Star Week 5 (BC)
  • Lineman Star Week 7 (BC)
  • Lineman Star Week 11 (BC)
1988
  • Lineman Star Week 15 (BC)
1989
  • Lineman Star Week 7 (BC)
  • 1982 Winner (EDM) Most Outstanding Defensive Player
  • 1984 Winner (BC) Most Outstanding Defensive Player
  • 1986 Team Nominee (BC) Most Outstanding Player
  • 1986 Winner (BC) Most Outstanding Defensive Player
  • 1985 Winner (BC) Grey Cup Most Valuable Defensive Player
Canadian Football Hall of Fame

James “Quick” Parker was inducted into the Player wing in 2001 (CFHoF profile).

BC Lions Wall of Fame

James “Quick” Parker was inducted into the Player wing in 2004.

BC Football Hall of Fame

James “Quick” Parker was inducted into the Player wing in 2014.

  • 1992 Defensive line
  • 1993 Defensive line