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Parker continues family legacy

Steven Parker II's grandfather, Charles Parker, blazed a trail at Oklahoma

Updated: February 26, 2014, 2:39 PM ET
By Mitch Sherman | ESPN.com

Charles Edward Parker died of a stroke on a Monday in the middle of winter 20 years ago. His only son, Steven, recalls it as the worst day of his life. On Parker's tombstone in his hometown of Spencer, Okla., are inscribed five words that resonate to this day with Steven:

"The man that everybody loved."

He also was a man few realized had helped alter the course of college athletics. Perhaps they will learn now because of the grandson he never met, Steven Parker II, who accepted ...

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