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Roscoe Parrish
No. 11     Buffalo Bills
Wide receiver / Punt returner
Personal information
Date of birth: July 16, 1982 (1982-07-16) (age 27)
Place of birth: Miami, Florida
Height: 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m) Weight: 170 lb (77 kg)
Career information
College: University of Miami
NFL Draft: 2005 / Round: 2 / Pick: 55
Debuted in 2005 for the Buffalo Bills
Career history
 As player:
Career highlights and awards
  • Second-team All-ACC (2004)
Career NFL statistics as of Week 17, 2008
Receptions     97
Receiving yards     1,052
Total Return Yards     1,739
Total Touchdowns     9
Stats at NFL.com

Roscoe Parrish (born July 16, 1982 in Miami, Florida) is an American football wide receiver and punt returner who currently plays for the Buffalo Bills of the National Football League. He was drafted by the Bills in the second round (55th overall) of the 2005 NFL Draft. He played college football at the University of Miami.

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Collegiate career

Parrish attended the University of Miami and finished his college career with 81 receptions.

2005 NFL Draft

The Buffalo Bills chose Parrish in the second round (55th overall) during the 2005 NFL Draft. Parrish weighed in 170 pounds, ran a 4.37s 40-yard dash, 2.54s 20-yard dash, and a 1.56 10-yard dash. During his Pro Day, he ran 4.44s 40-yard dash, 4.20s 20-yard shuttle, 6.64 3-cone drill, recorded a 36-inch (910 mm) vertical leap.[1] In 2007-2008 Roscoe finished the year #1 punt returner in the league for Buffalo having a 19.0 yard average.

Professional career

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2005 season

Parrish's NFL career with the Buffalo Bills got off to a slow start, with Parrish missing the first six games due to injury. Parrish played in a limited role for the next 10 games, finishing the 2005 season with 15 receptions for 148 yards (9.9 avg.) and one score.

2006 season

Parrish served as the Bills fourth wide receiver. Parrish finished the year with 23 receptions for 320 yard (13.9 avg.) and 2 touchdowns.

As a punt returner, Parrish gained 364 yards on 32 attempts (11.4 avg.) and one score. Parrish's finest moment came when he ran back an 82-yard punt return for a touchdown in a win against the Jacksonville Jaguars.[2]

2007 season

Parrish returned his first punt return of the season for a touchdown against the Denver Broncos. He became the first player in the 2007 season to score a rushing touchdown, a receiving touchdown, and a punt return touchdown.

2008 season

On the Bills seasons opener against Seattle, Parrish returned a punt return 63 yards for a touchdown.

Personal

Parrish was stopped at 4:30 a.m. on February 17, 2008, said Miami Beach Police Department spokesman Juan Sanchez. Parrish was driving a 2005 Bentley westbound on MacArthur Causeway, which connects Miami Beach to the mainland.

Sanchez said Parrish was taken into custody on a DUI charge. A Miami-Dade County jail spokeswoman said he was released later Saturday on $1,000 bond.


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