Riddick Thurston Parker Jr. was a former American football defensive lineman who played for Seattle Seahawks, New England Patriots, and Baltimore Ravens.He was born on November 20, 1972, in Emporia, Virginia, USA, and passed away on August 19, 2022, in Chesterfield, Virginia, USA .
Early Life and Career
Parker attended Southampton High School in nearby Courtland, Virginia. He played for the football team of the school and received all-state honors in 1989 . Parker then studied history and communications at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in 1994. He played football all four years for the North Carolina Tar Heels . In the 1995 NFL Draft, Parker went undrafted. He signed as a rookie free agent with San Diego Chargers but was waived prior to the start of the season. He then played for Rhein Fire of NFL Europe for the 1996 season .
Riddick Parker Cause of Death
Riddick Parker passed away on August 19, 2022, in Chesterfield, Virginia . According to CBS 6, Parker died while riding his bicycle and having a collision with another vehicle . He was rushed to a nearby medical facility where he was pronounced dead.
Riddick Parker’s death is a great loss to his family, friends, and fans who remembered him as a talented football player who had a successful NFL career before turning into an educationalist.After retiring from football, he became an educator and served as a principal of George Wythe High School in Richmond . He was known for his dedication to his students and his passion for education .
Riddick Parker’s death is a tragic reminder of how fragile life can be. His legacy will always be remembered as one that is marked by promise and potential. He will be missed by many.