Rockies No. 1 draft pick feeling pain as QB
Clemson quarterback, the Rockies No. 1 draft choice in June, is playing despite continuing soreness in his ribs from a hit he took in a Sept. 18 game agianst Auburn. Parker was only 7-for-20 for 106 yards passing and rushed for 41 yards in Clemson’s 31-7 win against Maryland on Saturday.
Parker’s throwing is limited by the soreness in the ribcage, but he has continued to play.
“He took another step forward in terms of being healthier,” said Clemson offensive coordinator Billy Nappier.
“I feel a lot better,” he said. “I could move around a little better. But there were some throws I thought I should have made.”
Clemson is 3-3, snapping a three-game losing streak with the victory against Maryland.
It hasn’t been the season Parker hoped for when he turned down a $2.2 million signing bonus from the Rockies to return to Clemson for another year of football. Parker later signed with the Rockies for $1.4 million, and was allowed to play football.