PLAYER PROFILE

London Parent

Defensive Back / Wide Receiver / Punt Returner 

Age 14 

Cumberland Panthers 

Height: 5’8’ 

Weight - 160 LBS

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The aggressiveness and high tensity within a football player is something that 14-year-old

London Parent brings to the table. Parent, a key asset to the Cumberland Panthers, has proved

he’s in a league of his own. His ability to play on both sides of the ball as a ball-hawking defensive back and hauling in catches at the wide receiver position shows his true athletic ability.

Parent excels at open-field tackling, where he opens his hips and executes on where the defender is going. His superb defense earned him two-time defensive MVP on his team, proving to dominate on the field, along with his teammates relying on him to make the big play when needed. As a receiver, his ability to create separation is truly a work of art. Whether it’s bursting onto the scene once the ball is snapped or his crisp route running, Parent will always find a

way to make an impact on every play. His success did not go unnoticed; he was selected to the FOX40 all-star game and received a special invitation to join team Canda East.

While Parent’s impact on the field is recognized, his off-field

preparation and commitment deserve recognition. In the classroom, he’s received honor roll consistently. Maintaining excellent grades in the classroom is a priority, along with his training regimen as a 14-year-old is more than impressive; he hits the gym at least five times a week in the off-season. During the season, he’ll lift at least three times a week. Letting his body recover after practices, games, or a gym session is crucial to his success when he hits the field. However, Parent makes sure to go the extra mile, his dedication to make himself a better player is intense, where he’ll also work with a track coach to improve his speed and endurance.

A great football player has many football characteristics, and an attribute that Parent has is his obsession with improving his game. He believes in order to be a better player, you can always improve your technique as a defensive back. Whether it’s man or zone coverage, there will always be something to master. His sports role model is Chargers Safety Derwin James, who is arguably the best at the position when healthy. Even with Parent’s pristine route running as a receiver, he believes there is always room for improvement.

Unfortunately for Parent, he sustained a broken leg in his most recent game, which will sideline him for five months, but that’s not stopping him. With junior varsity on the horizon, Parent has his eyes set to show the league that his presence should be known. The young athlete has shown tremendous gratitude; while his father is his true role model, he thanks coaches and trainers Mike Schmidt, Sharodd Baltimore, Isaiah Montgiraud, and Limitless Era, a strength and conditioning facility.

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