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Name: Parker McKinney 
College: Eastern Kentucky     Number: 18
Height: 6-2   Weight: 208
Position: QB  Pos2:
Class/Draft Year: rSr/2023

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   40 Time: 4.94
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 Data Scout Notes: **2022: Co-OPOYC...PWPayton...2021: NAC



 Parker McKinney, Eastern Kentucky, Player News


  2022 ASUN CONFERENCE CO-OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Parker McKinney, Eastern Kentucky,...McKinney led the ASUN in every passing category while setting EKU single-season records for completions (278), attempts (402), passing yards (3,502) and passing touchdowns (28). He boasted a league-best eight 300+ yard passing performances highlighted by the ASUN's first 400-yard passing game with 427 yards in EKU's season-ending win over KSU, while also rushing for 373 yards and eight touchdowns. McKinney closed his regular-season campaign as the Colonels' career leader in total offense, passing yards, passing touchdowns, completions, and attempts. Against ASUN competition, McKinney threw 14 touchdowns against just three interceptions in leading EKU to a conference championship. The standout signal-caller currently ranks top-10 nationally in eight offensive categories and is a finalist for the Walter Payton Award as FCS Offensive Player of the Year. - ASUN Conference Football

(DS#35 QB) rSr/2023 QB Parker McKinneyEastern Kentucky
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  NOV 21 ASUN CONFERENCE OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Parker McKinney, Eastern Kentucky, Junior, Quarterback, Coalfield, Tenn.,...Eighth Career ASUN Offensive Player of the Week award; marks ninth all-time selection for EKU...Threw for a career-high 427 yards going 25-for-35 in victory over Kennesaw State...Matched a school and conference single game record with five touchdown passes...Set the Colonels single-season record with 28 touchdown passes...Became first ASUN player to record a 400+ yard passing game. Other Nominees: Will McElvain, Central Arkansas; Zion Webb, Jacksonville State; Isaac Foster, Kennesaw State. - ASUN Conference Football

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  Parker McKinney threw for 427 yards and five touchdowns, two of them to Cornelius McCoy, and Eastern Kentucky defeated Kennesaw State 45-38 on Saturday. McKinney opened the scoring with an 80-yard TD pass to Jayden Higgins and his 65-yard touchdown pass to Braedon Sloan gave the Colonels (7-4, 3-2 Atlantic Sun) a 45-31 lead in the fourth quarter. Quarterback Jonathan Murphy scored on a 3-yard run - one of his three rushing scores in the game - to get Kennesaw State (5-6, 1-4) within seven points. After forcing a punt, the Owls reached the EKU 25-yard line on their final drive but were stopped on downs. Isaac Foster had 148 of Kennesaw State's 439 rushing yards. - Eastern Kentucky/AP College Football

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  OCT 31 ASUN FOOTBALL CO-OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Parker McKinney, Eastern Kentucky, Junior, Quarterback, Coalfield, Tenn.,...Seventh Career ASUN Offensive Player of the Week award and third of the season; marks EKU's eighth all-time selection...Threw for career-high 398 yards and accounted for three touchdowns in EKU's 28-23 win at No. 15 Southeast Missouri...Completed 35 of his 42 passes for an 83.3 completion percentage, the highest of his career for any game with at least 10 attempts...Also scored a pair of rushing touchdowns on seven carries...Total of 398 yards passing set an new ASUN Conference single-game record. Other Nominees: Zion Webb, Jacksonville State; Xavier Shepherd, Kennesaw State. - ASUN Football

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  Parker McKinney threw three touchdown passes, Joshua Carter rushed for 112 yards and a score and Eastern Kentucky beat Central Arkansas 42-14 on Saturday night to hand the Bears their first conference loss. McKinney gave Eastern Kentucky (6-3, 2-1 Atlantic Sun Conference) a 7-0 first-quarter lead with a 17-yard scoring toss to Jayden Higgins. Central Arkansas (4-5, 3-1) answered with backup quarterback Clifton McDowell's 15-yard touchdown run to knot the score early in the second quarter.

Momentum swung the Colonels' way when John Blunt Jr. picked off a Will McElvain pass and returned it 36 yards to the Central Arkansas 2-yard line. Braedon Sloan ran it in on the next play and then scored on a 4-yard run with 38 seconds left to put EKU up 21-7 at halftime. McKinney threw a 14-yard touchdown pass to Higgins and a 28-yarder to Cornelius McCoy in the second half. Carter capped the Colonels' scoring with a 10-yard run. McElvain completed just 7 of 22 passes for 94 yards with two interceptions for Central Arkansas. McDowell threw a 10-yard touchdown pass to freshman Jordan Owens in the fourth quarter. It was Owens' first collegiate catch. - Eastern Kentucky/AP College Football


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  Parker McKinney completed 35 of 42 passes for 398 yards and and Patrick Nations kicked two fourth-quarter field goals as Eastern Kentucky held off Southeast Missouri State, 28-23 on Saturday. McKinney scored from three yards out as time expired in the third quarter, then passed for a two-point conversion to give the Colonels a 22-16 lead. Paxton DeLaurent scored from 13-yards out to get the Redhawks within two, 25-23 with 5:17 left, but McKinney engineered a nine-play, 71-yard drive to set up Nations' 21-yard field goal with 1:23 left to set the final margin. Braedon Sloan caught six passes for 97 yards and Jayden Higgins pulled in eight for 76 yards and a touchdown for Eastern Kentucky (5-3). DeLaurent was 27 of 46 for 375 yards and a touchdown but was picked off twice for Southeast Missouri State (6-2). Ryan Flournoy caught 15 passes for 256 yards and a touchdown. - Eastern Kentucky/AP College Football

(DS#35 QB) rSr/2023 QB Parker McKinneyEastern Kentucky
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  OCT 24 ASUN FOOTBALL CO-OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Parker McKinney, Eastern Kentucky, Junior, Quarterback, Coalfield, Tenn.,...Sixth Career ASUN Offensive Player of the Week award and second of the season; marks the seventh all-time selection for Eastern Kentucky...Accounted for a career-high six touchdowns and tied EKU's single-game record with five passing touchdowns in the win over North Alabama...Completed 22-of-33 passes for 310 yards and rushed for 65 yards on six carries with a touchdown...Became the first quarterback in EKU history to throw for over 2,000 yards in back-to-back seasons...Led Colonels to a comeback victory, throwing the game-winning touchdown pass with eight seconds left to play. Other Nominees: Anwar Lewis, Jacksonville State; Xavier Shepherd, Kennesaw State. - ASUN Football

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  SEPT 12 FEDEX GROUND FCS NATIONAL TEAM OF THE WEEK: Eastern Kentucky (59-57, seven-OT win at Bowling Green),...The Colonels' first win over an FBS opponent since 2014 marked the most overtimes for an FCS program against a Division I opponent. Parker McKinney's third touchdown pass on the final play of the fourth quarter helped force OT, and he connected on a winning two-point pass to running back Braedon Sloan to end the seventh extra session. The ASUN squad is being led by acting head coach Garry McPeek while third-year head coach Walt Wells recovers from a recent cardiac episode. Honorable Mention: The Citadel (20-17 win over ETSU); Northern Arizona (10-3 win at Sam Houston); Weber State (35-7 win at Utah State). - STATS FCS Football

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  SEPT 5 ASUN FOOTBALL CO-OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Parker McKinney, Eastern Kentucky, Junior, Quarterback, Coalfield, Tenn.,...Fifth Career ASUN Offensive Player of the Week award; sixth overall selection for EKU...Accounted for 400 yards of total offense and four touchdowns against FBS opponent Eastern Michigan...Passed for 351 yards, going 35-of-51 and three touchdown passes...Added 49 yards rushing on seven carries including one score...Currently leads the ASUN in completions, attempts and passing yards per game. - ASUN Conference Football

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  Parker McKinney threw for 331 yards and ran for three scores, Braedon Sloan scored the winning touchdown and Eastern Kentucky defeated Southern Utah 35-28 on Saturday night. Although Eastern Kentucky (3-2) never trailed, the game was tied after each Southern Utah touchdown and EKU never led by more than seven points. The final tie was at 28-all after Southern Utah's Justin Miller and Isaiah Williams connected for a 19-yard touchdown on the first play of the fourth quarter. After an EKU punt and a missed field goal by Southern Utah, McKinney drove the Colonels 76 yards in seven plays for the go-ahead touchdown - a 27-yard run by Sloan with 6:13 remaining. After Sloan's touchdown, Southern Utah (3-2) drove to the EKU 22 before turning the ball over on downs. The Colonels ran out the clock. McKinney was 21 of 26 passing with one touchdown, a 34-yard pass to Sloan. On the ground, McKinney had 11 carries for 65 yards. Sloan had 20 carries for 88 yards rushing. Miller completed 21 of 29 passes for 251 yards for the Thunderbirds. - AP College Football

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  Parker McKinney threw for four touchdowns to tie the Eastern Kentucky career record and the Colonels welcomed back Walt Wells with a 40-17 victory Saturday night over Charleston Southern three weeks after the coach was hospitalized after a "cardiac episode" in his campus office. Wells returned to coach the Colonels on the sideline after landing in intensive care on Aug. 28 and spending several days in the hospital. He did travel to Ohio last weekend as a sideline observer and watched EKU go seven overtimes to beat Bowling Green 59-57. "It was a great test for my heart," he said at his weekly press conference on Tuesday, and added that he had a couple of broken ribs and a cracked sternum. McKinney tied TJ Pryor (2009-12) as EKU's career TD passing leader at 51 with his 5-yarder to Jyran Mitchell late in the game.

Interceptions by Josh Hayes and Eli Hairston led to 10 points in the third quarter and the Colonels (2-1) added another score after Jayden Higgins had consecutive receptions of 47 and 41 yards, the latter for a TD. Higgins had a career-high 175 yards receiving on seven catches. Jaden Smith scored EKU's first touchdown, returning a punt 56 yards then completing the drive with an 8-yard scoring catch. The Colonels led 16-0 after touchdown passes to Smith and Dakota Allen before the Buccaneers (0-3) rallied to close within 16-10 at halftime. - Eastern Kentucky/AP College Football


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  Parker McKinney threw for 324 yards with three touchdowns and hit Braedon Sloan with the winning two-point conversion as Eastern Kentucky defeated Bowling 59-57 on Saturday in a game that went to seven overtime periods. Bowling Green had the ball first in the seventh overtime and Matt McDonald threw incomplete, leaving the door open for Eastern Kentucky to finish one of the longer games in NCAA Division I history. Eastern Kentucky scored 24 consecutive points to turn a 17-7 deficit into a 31-17 lead only to see the Falcons answer with three consecutive touchdowns of their own for a 38-31 lead.

Down seven with 3:39 remaining in the fourth quarter, McKinney led the Colonels 75 yards in 14 plays, culminating in a 3-yard touchdown pass to Jayden Higgins on the final play of regulation. EKU chose to kick the extra point to force overtime. Both teams scored touchdowns on their two full possessions in overtime and both missed a two-point try after their second touchdown, sending the game to two-point conversions tied at 51. In addition to his winning catch, Sloan ran for one of the two-point conversions. Higgins caught two TD passes for EKU and Jaden Smith had seven receptions for 102 yards. Sloan had 56 rushing yards with two touchdowns and caught seven passes for 52 yards. - Eastern Kentucky/AP College Football


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  2022 PRESEASON WALTER PAYTON AWARD WATCH LIST: QB Parker McKinney, Eastern Kentucky, R-Jr., 6-3, 208,...An all-ASUN performer last season, McKinney set the single-season program record for completions (229) and became just the second player in program history to surpass 3,000 total yards of offense in a season (3,025). The Coalfield, Tenn., native completed 60.7 percent of his passes and tossed 18 touchdowns while rushing for 596 yards and six touchdowns. McKinney threw for 2,429 yards, good for third on EKU's single-season passing list. He finished the season ranked 20th in the FCS in completions per game (20.8) and 25th in points responsible for (150). The redshirt junior tied his career high with four touchdown passes and threw for 290 yards while adding 98 on the ground in EKU's regular-season finale win over Jacksonville State. He passed for a season-high 338 yards against Sam Houston and threw for 273 yards and rushed for 100 against Stephen F. Austin. - Eastern Kentucky Football

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  2021 ALL-ASUN CONFERENCE FIRST TEAM (COACHES): QB - Parker McKinney, Eastern Kentucky, So., Coalfield, Tenn.,...McKinney set a school record with 229 completions, most in the ASUN, throwing for 2,429 yards and 18 touchdowns while rushing for 596 yards and six touchdowns. He accounted for over 300 yards in four different games, including the final three games of the season. - Eastern Kentucky Football

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  Parker McKinney threw four touchdown passes, including two in overtime, as Eastern Kentucky defeated Jacksonville State 39-31 in double overtime on Saturday. Both teams scored touchdowns in the final minute of regulation. Jacksonville State took a 31-24 lead on 10-yard run by Uriah West with 46 seconds remaining. The Colonels (7-4, 4-2 Atlantic Sun-Western Athletic Conference) then drove the field in five plays, the score coming on McKinney's 13-yard pass to Braedon Sloan with two seconds remaining. In the first OT, McKinney tied the score again with a 9-yard pass to Dakota Allen. Jaden Smith caught a 2-yard pass from McKinney in the second OT and the Colonels held Jacksonville State on downs at the 6 to wrap up the win. McKinney completed 29 of 50 passes for 290 yards and led the Colonels with 98 yards rushing. He had one rushing touchdown. Zerrick Cooper completed 16 of 30 passes for 251 yards for Jacksonville State (5-6, 3-3). West gained 105 yards on 16 carries and scored two touchdowns. The game was the Gamecocks' FCS finale as they will join the FBS next season. - AP College Football

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  Parker McKinney threw three touchdown passes in the first half and Eastern Kentucky did all of its scoring before intermission to beat Lamar 42-10 on Saturday afternoon. De'Joun Hewitt ran for two first-quarter touchdowns, including a 25-yard dash, and Davion Ross returned an interception 32 yards for a score as the Colonels jumped to a 21-0 lead. After Lamar scored its lone touchdown on Jalen Dummett's seven-yard scramble, McKinney threw back-to-back touchdowns to Dakota Allen and a third to Jayden Higgins for a 42-7 halftime lead. McKinney was 15 of 20 for 218 yards passing, and the Colonels did not turn the ball over. Hewitt had 101 yards on 20 carries and Allen had four catches for 76 yards. Lamar (1-6, 0-4 ASUN-Western Athletic Conference) managed just 77 yards passing and ran for 116 on 41 carries. Eastern Kentucky (6-2, 3-0) has won five straight and stands atop the conference standings. - AP College Football

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  Parker McKinney scored on a 40-yard run midway through the fourth quarter, Joseph Sayles blocked Hayden Ray's attempt at a game-tying field goal and Eastern Kentucky scored 25 unanswered points to stun Central Arkansas 38-35 in the ASUN-WAC Challenge on Saturday. The Colonels (5-1, 2-0) trailed 35-13 after Central Arkansas (2-4, 1-2) used Darius Hale's 6-yard TD run to cap a five-play, 75-yard drive with 8:13 left in the third quarter. Patrick Nations started the EKU run at the 3:11 mark with his third field goal of the game. Kmare Carey set up the next score when he forced and recovered a fumble by Christian Richmond on the ensuing kickoff at the Bears' 15-yard line. Four plays later, McKinney connected with Jayden Higgins for a 5-yard TD and hit Jaden Smith for the 2-point conversion to pull the Colonels within 35-24 heading to the final quarter.

After a three-and-out by Central Arkansas, McKinney directed a seven-play, 62-yard drive - ending with Kyeandre Magloire's 4-yard TD run - in 100 seconds. The 2-point try failed and left EKU trailing 35-30 with 13:08 remaining in the game. McKinney came up with his go-ahead TD run on the Colonels' next possession and then connected with Smith for the 2-point conversion and a 38-35 lead. The Bears drove down to the EKU 28-yard line before the drive stalled with 2:14 left to play, setting up Sayles' block. McKinney completed 24 of 40 passes for 224 yards with two TDs and one interception. He also ran for 65 yards on six carries. - Eastern Kentucky/AP College Football


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  Parker McKinney passed for 202 yards and ran for another 98 to lead Eastern Kentucky to a 30-15 victory over Abilene Christian on Saturday night. McKinney accounted for all three EKU touchdowns, throwing for two and running for the other. Patrick Nations added three field goals. McKinney opened the scoring with a 5-yard TD run in the first quarter and added second-quarter TD passes to Dakota Allen and Jayden Higgins as the Colonels (4-2, 1-0 Atlantic Sun/WAC challenge) took a 27-7 halftime lead. Tyrese White and Stone Earle had short touchdown runs for the Wildcats (3-3, 0-2). Earle was 15 of 28 passing for 157 yards with an interception. Da'Joun Hewitt had 88 yards rushing and the Colonels gained 232 yards on the ground to go with McKinney's 202 through the air for a total of 434 yards. - AP College Football

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  Eli Hairston returned an interception 39 yards for a touchdown late in the game and Eastern Kentucky stymied Tarleton 20-3 on Saturday. The Colonels (3-2) had been nursing a 13-3 lead until the pick-6 iced the win. Tarleton's Steven Duncan had ducked away from a blitzing Ubong Udom coming off the edge, but his sidearm pass to the right flat was picked off by Hairston, who ran untouched to the end zone.

Tarleton, of the Western Athletic Conference, and Eastern Kentucky, of the Atlantic Sun, are members of the ASUN-WAC Challenge, a one-season alliance between the two conferences to share an automatic qualifying bid to the FCS post-season playoffs. EKU's Parker McKinney gave the Colonels a 7-3 lead with his 30-yard touchdown run late in the first quarter, and Patrick Nations had added field goals of 22 and 48 yards by late in the third quarter. Duncan completed 12 of 26 passes for 129 yards and threw two interceptions for the Texans (2-3). - AP College Football


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  Parker McKinney threw two touchdown passes and ran for another and Matthew Jackson's late interception helped Eastern Kentucky beat back Austin Peay 35-27 on Saturday. Jackson picked off Draylen Ellis at midfield with 57 seconds left and returned the ball to EKU's 9-yard line and the Colonels (2-2) killed the clock. Da'Joun Hewitt's 8-yard run marked the third touchdown in a four-drive span in which EKU turned a 20-14 deficit into a 35-20 lead with 12:34 remaining.

Austin Peay reduced the deficit to 35-27 when Ahmaad Tanner ran it in from 1 yard to end an eight-play, 79-yard drive with 4:12 left. The Governors' defense held and forced a three-and-out before Jackson's game-saving pick. Hewitt finished with 103 yards rushing on 22 carries for EKU. Ellis threw for 298 yards and a touchdown but was intercepted three times, Tanner ran for 99 yards on 20 carries with two scores and Baniko Harley had nine receptions for 136 yards and a touchdown for Austin Peay. - AP College Football


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  Da'Joun Hewitt scored three rushing touchdowns, Patrick Nations kicked a fourth-quarter field goal, and Eastern Kentucky edged Western Carolina 31-28 on Saturday night, spoiling the debut of Catamounts coach Kerwin Bell. Bell's Catamounts pulled to within three points on a Rogan Wells keeper from the 1 plus a two-point conversion pass with just over three minutes left. WCU missed a 46-yard field goal attempt to force overtime on its final possession.

Parker McKinney was 20-for-28 passing for 238 yards and a touchdown for the Colonels, who won their first game as members of the newly reconfigured Atlantic Sun Conference. Mo Edwards had six receptions for 103 yards and a 9-yard touchdown catch. The Colonels grabbed a 14-13 halftime lead when Hewitt scored with 20 seconds left before the break. The last-minute score negated Western Carolina's 18-yard touchdown pass from Wells to T.J. Jones. Wells finished 24 of 44 passing for 275 yards. He threw two interceptions. Raphael Williams made eight catches for 122 yards. - AP College Football


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  SEPT 26 CFB STARS: Parker McKinney, Eastern Kentucky, threw for a career-high four TDs in a 37-14 win over The Citadel. - AP College Football

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  Parker McKinney threw for a career-high four touchdowns and Eastern Kentucky beat The Citadel 37-14 on Saturday to give Walt Wells his first victory as a head coach. McKinney was 16-of-26 passing for 274 yards. It's the first time an EKU player threw for four scores since Oct. 8, 2016. All three of Tennessee transfer Jacquez Jones' catches went for touchdowns, the longest a 53-yarder that gave EKU a 30-14 lead in the third quarter. McKinney and Jones combined for two touchdowns in the first quarter and Keyion Dixon made it 20-7 in the second quarter following a Bulldogs fumble when he made a juggling catch of a long pass for a 50-yard score.

Emeka Nwanze rushed for 114 yards for The Citadel. Brandon Rainey had a rushing and passing touchdown. With 89 yards rushing, he became the 16th player in program history to go over 2,000 yards on the ground. The game was a rare 2020 FCS matchup with only 17 schools in the division playing this fall. This was The Citadel's only home game in a four-game fall schedule allowed by the Southern Conference, which hopes to play a spring league slate. The Bulldogs (0-3) lost 49-0 at No. 1 Clemson last weekend. EKU (1-2) opted out of playing an Ohio Valley Conference schedule in the spring, choosing to play a nine-game fall schedule. - AP College Football


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  Parker McKinney threw for 256 yards and two scores, Alonzo Booth ran for two touchdowns and Eastern Kentucky held off Murray State 34-27 on Saturday. Zaden Webber kicked a 49-yard field goal with 10:14 left in the first quarter to give the Racers their only lead of the day. McKinney followed with TD passes of 56 and 14 yards to Alex Cabrera and Jerome Goss respectively. Preston Rice countered with an 18-yard pass to James Sappington to bring Murray State within 14-10. Eastern Kentucky (4-3, 2-1 Ohio Valley Conference) ended the half with a 38-yard field goal, and that started a run of 20-unanswered points for the Colonels and Murray State (4-4, 2-2) never recovered. After closing to within a touchdown, the Colonels tightened on defense and forced Murray State to punt, turnover on downs and picked off Rice on the Racers' final possession. Rice was 39-of-58 passing for 373 yards and two scores but was intercepted three times. - AP College Football

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