Parry Nickerson, CB, Tulane
Algiers, LA | 5106 | 185 | 4.44E | 2018
Cover corner who excels in man-to-man coverage and possesses the natural instincts of being able to mirror receivers. Does not give up many completions, he can keep up with just about anyone and possesses starting caliber traits. Possesses extremely quick recovery speed, it’s like he has a turbo boost button. He is asked to mostly play man coverage, lining up on the outside, on either side of the field. He has done a much better job of tackling in 2017 than he has in the past. A fifth-year senior and four-year starter—he’ll finish his career with about 3,000 career snaps played at the collegiate level. Redshirted in 2013 due to a knee injury and missed most of 2014 spring ball. Endured an arm injury in 2016. One area he struggles in a bit is getting off blocks and being taken out of the play. Opposing wide receivers be prepared, he battles…all…game…long! A day two draft grade.
2016: Second Team All-American Athletic Conference…Second Team All-Louisiana…Tallied 29 total tackles (20 solo, 9 assists)…Recorded four interceptions in which he returned for 171 yards – fourth-highest total in the FBS during the regular season.
2015: Started all 12 games as a redshirt sophomore…Totaled 46 tackles (41 solo, 5 assists) with 3.5 tackles for loss, one forced fumble, one fumble recovery, eight pass break-ups and one blocked kick.
2014: Played in all 12 games with 11 starts as a redshirt freshman…Named a First-Team Freshman All-American by USA Today and Phil Steele Publications while picking up Third-Team …Totaled 51 tackles (40 solo, 11 assists) with 2.5 tackles for loss, one fumble recovery, six interceptions and six pass break-ups…Led the team in interceptions (6) and pass break-ups (6)…Six interceptions tied for seventh in Tulane single-season history and the most ever by a Green Wave freshman.
2013: Played in one game as a true freshman before sustaining a season-ending injury and redshirted…Lone appearance came vs Jackson State (8/29) when he posted seven tackles (5 solo, 2 assists) and a forced fumble.
High School: Three-year letterman at West Jefferson High for coach Marcus Scott…Helped lead the Buccaneers to a combined 20-13 overall record with three trips to the state playoffs and a District 9-5A title as a sophomore and senior…Named first-team all-district in his final two prep seasons…As a senior, named first-team all-state and all-metro after posting 59 tackles, 16 pass break-ups and five interceptions…Also lettered in track and field.
Personal: Majoring in Public Relations.