Kyle Parker will never forget that last night he spent in Auburn as he hit his 20th homerun, helped Clemson win the regional and was drafted by the Colorado Rockies.
Has Kyle thought about that night this week as he prepares to return to Auburn?
“A little bit. It is a different game. Obviously I was really excited and I am truly blessed to have that happen to me. It was a lot of great accomplishments all in one night, but with that being said I am excited to go down there and play football. It is obviously a good environment to play in so I am excited,” said Kyle Parker.
Games like Saturday night’s are one of the reasons Kyle came back to play another year of football.
“Yeah, without a doubt. Playing for the fans of our university. Playing for fans that really care. and on that national spotlight is definitely a reason I came back and I am excited to go out there Saturday and be in the spotlight, on Game Day with all of the people watching the game. That is one of the things I enjoy about playing football here,” said Kyle Parker.
The night was special for the whole Parker family. Cathy and Carl Parker sat in the stands watching their son and following the draft. Carl sat with a laptop in his lap and cell phone in his ear as he followed the draft. A big cheer went up in the Clemson section as the fans learned that Kyle had been selected as the No. 26 pick by the Colorado Rockies.
“I remember it was a special night all around with the draft and Kyle hitting his 20th homerun to become the first guy to for 20/20. It was like Father’s Day. What more could you ask for as a father to be there for those special times,” said Carl Parker.
The Parkers will be back at Auburn Saturday to cheer on their son.
“We are looking forward to the trip. We have family coming in for the game. It should be fun,” said Carl Parker.
Watch Kyle discuss that special night, this weekend’s contest with Auburn and much more. Also relive his 20th homefun from that special night.