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Parker Hesse

Tight End


Experience: 1 year

Height: 6-3

Age: 25

Weight: 261 lbs

College: Iowa


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Signed by the Titans as an undrafted free agent on May 13, 2019 following a tryout during rookie minicamp…will line up at tight end after playing defensive end in college…appeared in 52 games with 46 starts over four seasons at Iowa …totaled 182 tackles, 31 tackles for loss, 14 sacks, two interceptions, 11 passes defensed, four forced fumbles and three fumble recoveries as a Hawkeye.

As a senior (2018), started all 13 games and recorded 58 tackles, 9.5 tackles for loss, four sacks and one pass defensed…ranked third on the team in both tackles for loss and sacks, and fourth in tackles…earned All-Big Ten honorable mention recognition by the media and was a permanent team captain…was a semifinalist for the William V. Campbell Award…earned Academic All-Big Ten recognition for the fourth consecutive year…awarded Forest Evaschevski Scholastic Achievement Award, Big Ten Conference Sportsmanship Award, Hayden Fry Award for defense, Coaches Appreciation Award for defense, Team Hustle Award for defense, Iron Hawk Award…against Northern Illinois (9/1), tied a career-high with two sacks and also recorded four tackles…at Indiana (10/13), tied a career-high with seven tackles and also posted two tackles for loss…as a junior (2017), started all 13 games…tallied 43 tackles, 10.5 tackles for loss, one interception, four passes defensed, two forced fumbles and one fumble recovery…started one game at tight end…earned second-team CoSIDA Academic All-America recognition and was named to CoSIDA Academic All-America All-District team…awarded the Big Ten Distinguished Scholar Award…at Iowa State (9/9), led the team with a career-high seven tackles…against Penn State (9/23), recorded three tackles, two tackles for loss, one forced fumble and one pass defensed…as a sophomore (2016), saw action in 12 games with 12 starts…posted 37 tackles, eight tackles for loss, four sacks, three passes defensed, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery…earned All-Big Ten honorable mention recognition by coaches and media...earned the Team Hustle Award for defense…against Michigan (11/12), tallied two tackles, one sack and one forced fumble…as a freshman (2015), appeared in all 14 games and started eight…notched 44 tackles, three tackles for loss, two sacks, one interception, three passes defensed, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery…named to the Big Ten All-Freshman team by BTN.com…at Nebraska (11/27), matched a career-high with six tackles and made his first career interception which he returned for a touchdown…redshirted in 2014 after switching from linebacker to defensive end…graduated from Iowa in spring 2017 with a bachelor's in biology and earned his master's in sport and recreation management in 2018.

High school/personal: attended Waukon (Iowa) High School where he was named First Team All-State as a senior and Second Team All-State as a junior…scored 334 career points on offense…played quarterback, running back, wide receiver and defensive end… as a high school senior, recorded 59 tackles, three sacks, and two interceptions on defense and also completed 93 of 153 passes for 1,439 yards and 16 touchdowns with 173 carries for 1,273 yards and 23 touchdowns on offense…also lettered in basketball, baseball and track…@trueblue_hesse on Twitter and @truebluehesse on Instagram…son of Marcia and Perry Hesse…born Parker August Hesse on May 26, 1995, in LaCrosse, Wis.