Career Honors: 2019: Big 12 Commissioner’s Honor Roll and Athletic Director’s Honor Roll (spring).
2018 (Fr.): Redshirted his first season at KU.
High School: Picked up three letters in football at Olathe Northwest HS, playing under head coach Chip Sherman … Earned First Team All-Sunflower League honors in 2017 … Named Honorable Mention all-state as a senior … Also lettered in basketball at ONWHS … Earned a spot on the Principal’s Honor Roll all four years.
Personal: Son of Neli and Mark Parks … Has one brother, Andrew Mermer, and one sister, Katie Parks … Father, Mark, played football at KU … Mother, Neli, played volleyball at New Mexico … Majoring in finance.