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Parham Earns Another All-America Honor

Donald Parham sprints down the field with the ball and opposing players in chase
Senior tight end Donald Parham scored three touchdowns and gained 165 yards on three catches against Waldorf on Sept. 8, 2018.

Another day brings another first team All-America honor for Stetson senior tight end Donald Parham.

The Lakeland native picked up his third All-America recognition on Tuesday when he was named to the STATS FCS All-America first team.

Parham has already been named to the Associated Press and the Walter Camp Football Foundation All-America teams. Like those teams, he is the second Stetson player.

Parham, who leads both FCS and FBS football in both receptions per game (9.4) and receiving yards per game (146.6) this year joins with former Stetson defensive back Donald Payne as Hatters who have been selected as STATS FCS All-Americans.

Payne, who is currently on injured reserve with the Jacksonville Jaguars, was a first team selection by The Sports Network in 2014 and, after that group was acquired by STATS in 2015, he was a second team All-America selection before returning to the first team in 2016.

Parham was joined on the 2018 STATS All-America team by fellow Pioneer Football League players Michael Bandy (WR, San Diego), Juston Christian (WR, Marist), Daniel Cooney (OL, San Diego) and Will Warner (DB, Drake). Bandy was also a first team selection while Christian, Cooney and Warner were on the third team.

More All-America teams, including those from the American Football Coaches Association, HERO Sports and Phil Steele, will be announced in the coming days. In addition, the FCS Athletics Directors Association will announce its 11-man All-America team on Thursday

Donald Parham pushes away an opposing player as he runs down the field with the ball.
Donald Parham finished his senior season by averaging 146.6 receiving yards per game, which has a chance to lead all of college football, regardless of division, this year.