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David Parry (American football)

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David Parry
Parry with the Colts in 2016
Free agent
Position:Defensive tackle
Personal information
Born: (1992-03-07) March 7, 1992 (age 28)
Carrollton, Texas
Height:6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Weight:317 lb (144 kg)
Career information
High school:Linn-Mar (Marion, Iowa)
NFL Draft:2015 / Round: 5 / Pick: 151
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career NFL statistics as of 2018
Total tackles:83
Player stats at NFL.com

David Robert Parry[1] (born March 7, 1992) is an American football defensive tackle who is currently a free agent. He played college football at Stanford, and was drafted by the Indianapolis Colts in the fifth round of the 2015 NFL Draft.[2][3]

High school & college

Raised in Daly City, California, before moving to Iowa, Parry attended Linn-Mar High School in Marion, Iowa, and was a three-year varsity letterwinner at offensive and defensive tackle.[1] He then played for the Stanford Cardinal, and in 2014 was a finalist for the Burlsworth Trophy.[1]

Professional career

Indianapolis Colts

On May 2, 2015, Parry was drafted in the fifth round of the 2015 NFL Draft by the Indianapolis Colts. He agreed to terms with the Colts on May 6.[4] Parry started all 16 games in the 2015 season, recording 31 tackles and 1 sack. Parry started all 16 games during the 2016 season recording 47 tackles and 3 sacks, including a game-saving sack against the Packers.

On September 2, 2017, Parry was waived by the Colts.[5]

New Orleans Saints

On September 4, 2017, Parry was signed to the New Orleans Saints practice squad.[6] He was promoted to the active roster on September 20, 2017.[7] He was placed on injured reserve on September 27, 2017.[8]

Minnesota Vikings

On May 16, 2018, Parry signed with the Minnesota Vikings.[9] After playing in both of the Vikings' first two games of the 2018 season, recording one sack against the Green Bay Packers in Week 2, Parry was released on September 19, 2018.[10] He was re-signed on October 16, 2018.[11] He was released again on October 27, 2018.[12]

New England Patriots

On January 9, 2019, Parry signed a reserve/future contract with the New England Patriots.[13] He was released during final roster cuts on August 30, 2019.[14]

Personal life

Parry's mother is of American Samoan descent and served in the United States Army.[15]

On February 25, 2017, Parry was arrested in Scottsdale, Arizona on suspicion of robbery, auto theft, criminal damage, resisting arrest and DUI charges.[16] He was later charged with felony robbery, felony unlawful use of transportation and misdemeanor threats.[17] On April 26, 2017, he pled guilty one count each of disorderly conduct and attempted unlawful means of transportation. Sentencing was set for May 31, 2017; he is expected to be sentenced to supervised probation.[18]


  1. ^ a b c "David Parry profile". gostanford.com. Retrieved May 2, 2015.
  2. ^ Eymer, Rick (December 29, 2014). "Parry's decision to attend Stanford has paid big dividends". paloaltoonline.com. Archived from the original on June 28, 2015. Retrieved May 2, 2015.
  3. ^ FitzGerald, Tom (September 13, 2014). "Stanford nose tackle Parry has come a long way". sfgate.com. Retrieved May 2, 2015.
  4. ^ "Indianapolis Colts agree to terms with five draft picks". blogs.colts.com. May 6, 2015. Retrieved May 6, 2015.
  5. ^ Walker, Andrew (September 2, 2017). "Colts Announce Final 2017 Roster Cuts". Colts.com. Archived from the original on November 9, 2017.
  6. ^ "New Orleans Saints announce roster moves". NewOrleansSaints.com. September 5, 2017. Archived from the original on February 10, 2018.
  7. ^ Williams, Charean (September 20, 2017). "Saints promote David Parry, re-sign Darryl Tapp". ProFootballTalk.NBCSports.com.
  8. ^ Williams, Charean (September 27, 2017). "Saints place David Parry on injured reserve". ProFootballTalk.NBCSports.com.
  9. ^ Peters, Craig (May 16, 2018). "Vikings Sign DT David Parry". Vikings.com.
  10. ^ Tomasson, Chris (September 19, 2018). "Vikings release David Parry to make room for Tom Johnson". TwinCities.com. Retrieved September 19, 2018.
  11. ^ Peters, Craig (October 16, 2018). "Vikings Bring Back DT David Parry". Vikings.com.
  12. ^ "Vikings Announce Roster Moves, Sign T Storm Norton To Active Roster". Vikings.com. October 27, 2018.
  13. ^ Kyed, Doug (January 9, 2019). "Patriots Sign Veteran Defensive Tackle To Future/Reserve Contract". NESN.com.
  14. ^ Thomas, Oliver. "Patriots reportedly release veteran defensive tackle David Parry". PatsPulpit.com. Retrieved August 30, 2019.
  15. ^ Soltau, Mark (November 29, 2012). "Former Walk-On Makes Impact at Stanford". National Football Foundation. Retrieved October 22, 2020.
  16. ^ "David Parry arrested in Arizona". NFL. Retrieved February 28, 2017.
  17. ^ "NFL'S DAVID PARRY CHARGED IN GOLF CART ATTACK, Faces Serious Prison Time". TMZ Sports. Retrieved March 7, 2017.
  18. ^ Parry avoids jail AZcentral.com, Retrieved May 3, 2017
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