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Thursday, May 28, 2009
Schlabach: Clemson's Parker makes it work on gridiron and diamond

By ESPN.com staff
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Clemson's Kyle Parker is keeping busy this spring and summer vying for the Tigers' starting QB job while also trying to get the baseball team back to the College World Series, reports ESPN's Mark Schlabach.

On April 11, Parker completed 13-of-21 passes for 171 yards with one touchdown in the Tigers' spring football game at Memorial Stadium. Shortly after the intrasquad scrimmage, Parker walked across a parking lot to Doug Kingsmore Stadium, where he hit a home run in each game of a doubleheader against No. 5 Miami.

For those Clemson fans who saw Parker's performance, it was Bo Jackson-like stuff.

"He caught a lot of people's eyes," Swinney said. "I think most people around here know him as a baseball player because he hasn't been on the field much as a quarterback. But I think he surprised a lot of people in the spring game."