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Willie Parker Named To The West Virginia Wesleyan College Coaching Staff
Former Pittsburgh Steelers running back Willie Parker has joined the coaching staff of the Division II West Virginia Wesleyan College Bobcats as an offensive assistant,...

Willie Parker retires as a Steeler
Clinton's Willie Parker officially retired from football tonight, and he did it with the Pittsburgh Steelers. Parker returned to training camp to call it a...

Greg Little should take nothing for granted in NFL
On Labor Day, I was at a gym in Durham and saw "Fast" Willie Parker lifting weights. There was Parker, 30, in a weight room...

UNC RB Johnny White embraces good all-around label
No one will confuse Johnny White with the last star running back to come out of North Carolina. Then again, few backs possess the speed...

Hawkins: ‘I've done nothing wrong'
Depending on how you look at it, life is either really great for former Kinston football star Chris Hawkins or it’s really bad. The great...

RB Willie Parker among 21 players cut by Redskins
Willie Parker became the odd man out in the Washington Redskins' three-way veteran running back competition Saturday when he was released as the team set...

Parker's Presence Turns Up Heat On Portis
During a radio program in late February, Washington Redskins coach Mike Shanahan said of Clinton Portis, “He’s our running back.” That was then, this is...

Willie Parker signs with Redskins
The Washington Redskins have reached agreement with free agent running back Willie Parker on a one-year deal with a maximum value of $3.1 million. Parker...

RB Brandon Wilds Takes A Look At UNC
RB Brandon Wilds (6-1 220) of Blythewood made an unofficial visit to North Carolina Friday. "The visit was good," Wilds said. "I spoke with (former...

Willie Parker giving from the heart
After a Grinch threatened to spoil Christmas for hundreds of local children in need, a community hero gave it back. Pittsburgh Steeler Willie Parker, a...

NFL Update: Week 9
A slew of former Tar Heels will be in action tonight when Denver meets Pittsburgh in a big Monday night game. The Steelers' Willie Parker,...

NFL Update: Week 3
Centers Jason Brown and Jeff Saturday each anchored their offenses to collect over 100 yards rushing. Running back Willie Parker found the endzone in the...

NFL Update: Super Bowl XLIII
Former Heels Willie Parker and Jeff Reed won their second NFL title with the Pittsburgh Steelers. Parker rushed for 53 yards on 19 attempts and...

Don't overlook Willie Parker's impact in Super Bowl
Among all the story lines that have been talked about this week -- the Steelers' shutdown defense, the Cardinals' improbable journey, Ben Roethlisberger's burning desire...

The Story of Fast Willie
A couple of years ago a reporter from Pittsburgh called and asked if I would talk about Parker, who had acquired the “Fast Willie” moniker...

Jeff Reed, Willie Parker Play For Second Super Bowl Title
Pittsburgh tailback Willie Parker and place-kicker Jeff Reed will represent North Carolina in Super Bowl XLIII Sunday against the Arizona Cardinals. Parker and Reed are...

Steelers' Willie Parker is very good, but not great
Willie Parker is bitter, and it sort of makes me sick. See, I was there when Parker was playing at North Carolina -- or when...

Willie Parker finds a home with Steelers
As difficult as it was to endure a lot of bench time in college at North Carolina and getting overlooked in the NFL draft, Willie...

Willie Parker hoping for flashback to healthier days
Tens of thousands of flash bulbs will be seen precisely at kickoff Sunday from the stands at Raymond James Stadium for Super Bowl XLIII. That'll...

ACC Has Strong Super Bowl Presence
The Pittsburgh Steelers boast 11 players with ACC ties, 10 of whom are on the active roster. Florida State and UNC lead the way with...

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