The Eagles football team will be losing ten seniors at the end of the school year, including Jacquel Freeman-Parks. “Shaq,” as he’s affectionately known, will continue to showcase his talent when he plays for the West Virginia Wesleyan Bobcats beginning in the fall.
Freeman-Parks signed with the team on Thursday, March 30. He received a scholarship to play at the Division II school. He said he plans to study sports management.
“The school has better competition,” Freeman-Parks said. “The football coaches reminded me of CJ because of the way they interacted with me.”
“He’s not the biggest kid but he’s hard to tackle,” Eagles Head Football Coach Marcus Colvin noted.
Freeman-Parks was a running back and defensive back for the Eagles. He led the team in 2015 and 2016 in yards rushing and was named to the All-GCL 1st team in 2016.
“Shaq transferred after his second year at Dunbar and was a two-year starter at CJ,” Colvin reflected. “I wish we could of had him all four years because he is a very talented kid. You don’t create players like him.”
“I’m going to miss everything,” Freeman-Parks said when asked what he’ll miss most about CJ. He also offered this advice to members of the Class of 2018, “Enjoy it because it goes fast.”
Posted April 9, 2017