Roscoe Parrish

Roscoe Parrish
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Position: Wide receiver / Punt returner
Personal information
Date of birth: (1982-07-16) July 16, 1982
Place of birth: Miami, Florida
Height: 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Weight: 175 lb (79 kg)
Career information
High school: Miami (FL)
College: Miami (FL)
NFL Draft: 2005 / Round: 2 / Pick: 55
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Receptions: 134
Receiving yards: 1,502
Total Return Yards: 1,622
Total Touchdowns: 11
Player stats at

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

Collegiate career and early life

Parrish played quarterback at Miami Senior High. He then attended the University of Miami and converted to the wide receiver position and finished his college career with 81 receptions. He is the cousin of NFL running back Branden Oliver.

Track and field

Parrish was also a track star at the University of Miami, where he ran the 60 meters, 100 meters and 200 meters, posting personal bests of 6.89 seconds, 10.65 seconds and 21.13 seconds, respectively.

He also competed in the 55 meters, posting a personal best time of 6.38 seconds.

Personal bests

Event Time (seconds) Venue Date
55 meters 6.38 Gainesville, Florida January 18, 2003
60 meters 6.89 Syracuse, New York February 16, 2002
100 meters 10.65 Coral Gables, Florida April 12, 2003
200 meters 21.13 Storrs, Connecticut May 4, 2003

Professional career

2005 NFL Combine

Pre-draft measurables
Ht Wt 40-yd dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert Broad BP
5 ft 9¾ in 170 lb 4.37 s 1.56 s 2.54 s 4.20 s 6.64 s 36 in 10 ft 6 in 10 reps
All values from NFL Combine

2005 NFL Draft

The Buffalo Bills chose Parrish in the second round (55th overall) during the 2005 NFL Draft.

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 touchdown.

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.

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

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

San Diego Chargers

On April 3, 2012, Parrish signed with the San Diego Chargers, but was released as of August 27, 2012.[1]

Oakland Raiders

Later that same day, Parrish was signed by the Oakland Raiders, who needed a returner to fill in for a hurt Jacoby Ford.[2] However, in the following preseason game against the Seattle Seahawks, Parrish fumbled both punt return attempts, did not see the field again, and was cut the following day.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

On September 25, 2012, Parrish was signed by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers to replace Jordan Shipley as the team's kick returner.


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