2010 - Sophomore: Played in 15 games, going 3-for-12 with a double and two RBIs on the season ... Went 1-for-1 with an RBI and a run against Chicago State on March 31 ... Went 1-for-1 with a game-tying RBI at Eastern Illinois on April 21 ... Went 1-for-2 with a double and a run against Butler on May 5.
2009 - Redshirt Freshman: Played in 15 games, starting one ... Notched his first career hit against West Virginia on Feb. 22 ... Scored his first career run against Akron on March 13 ... Made his first career start at designated hitter on March 21 against Hartford, going 1-for-3 with an RBI and a walk ... Pinch-hit against Indiana on April 3, got a hit and scored ... Sparked a ninth-inning rally with his RBI double at Saint Louis on April 22, scoring one batter later to bring Illinois within 11-10 ... Played for the Nevada (Mo.) Griffons of the M.I.N.K. League during the summer.
2008 - Freshman: Redshirted the 2008 season ... Played for the Wilmington Sharks of the Coastal Plain League during the summer.
Named to the KABC All-State second team as a shortstop in 2007 ... Led Lawrence High to a third-place state finish in Kansas' class 6A ... Named a first-team All-Sunflower League shortstop in 2007 ... Played in the Premier League All-Star game in summer of 2007 ... Played in the 2007 Mo-Kan All-Star game ... Hit .385 with three homers and 30 RBI during the 2007 season ... Three-year letterwinner in baseball.
Born May 25, 1989 ... Parents are John and Nancy Parker ... Majoring in sport management ... Nickname is "Fess" ... Has three brothers, John (24), Matt (22) and Chris (17) ... Brother, John, pitched for Washington and Lee University ... Lists Cal Ripken Jr. as his favorite athlete ... Earliest baseball memory is helping his team to a tournament championship when he was six years old.