35 - Parker Smith
Parker Smith
Birth Date: 01/06/1982
Height: 5-8
Weight: 205
Year: Senior
Hometown: Indianapolis, Ind.
High School: Chatard
Position: Linebacker
Seasons at Butler: 4th season
Team captain...2003: Missed entire season with a hamstring injury...team captain...picked preseason NCAA I-AA All-American by The Sports Network...named second team preseason All-America by Don Hansen's Football Gazette...ranked first among Butler's defensive players in team strength testing...2002: First team All-PFL linebacker...started all 10 Butler games and led the Bulldogs in tackles...ranked second in the PFL in tackles...led the Bulldogs in solo tackles (73) and ranked second on the team in assists...tied for the team lead in quarterback sacks...second on the team in tackles for loss...ranked second in the PFL in solo tackles and stood third in the league in tackles for loss...had a career-high 15 tackles against both Morehead State and Drake...recorded 13 solo tackles against Morehead State...had 10 or more tackles in five of Butler's 10 games, and had at least nine tackles in all but one contest...had a 21-yard pass interception return against San Diego...credited with one forced fumble and two pass breakups...named to the PFL Academic Honor Roll...2001: Saw action in eight games as a reserve linebacker and special teams player...had a blocked punt against Drake...named to the Butler Athletic Director's Honor Roll...2000: Played in six games as a reserve linebacker and special teams player...Personal: Marketing major...born 1/6/82...son of Randal and Diana Smith...High School: All-State linebacker at Bishop Chatard High School...set school season (142) and career (351) records for tackles...two-year all-city performer...helped lead Chatard to Indiana 3A state titles in 1997 and 1998...team captain and Defensive Player of the Year in 1999...earned three varsity letters...High School Coach: Tom Dilley.