Born: November 21, 1989 – Vancouver, BC
2019: Years as a Lion: 2nd Years in CFL: 9th Status: National
Career Games: 117 Playoffs: 8 Grey Cup: 3
Anthony was signed as a free agent on August 28th.
2018: After joining the Leos midseason, Anthony quickly became a leader and playmaker for the club. The veteran receiver hauled in seven passes for 99 yards in nine games. Anthony also made an impact on special teams, returning six punts for 119 yards and two kickoffs for 38 yards. He played a key role in the Lions’ victory over the Calgary Stampeders on October 13, setting up a Lions’ touchdown by returning a punt 79 yards. Anthony had a pair of punt returns for 13 yards against the Hamilton Tiger-Cats in the East Division Semi-Final.
2017: Parker played 18 games (11 starts) and had 36 catches for 482 yards and three touchdowns. He also had seven carries for 81 yards and one touchdown and recorded one tackle. Parker played his 100th career regular-season game on Sept. 4. Parker started both post-season games, and had one kickoff return for seven yards in the Grey Cup.
2016: Parker played 18 games (17 starts) and had 51 catches for 654 yards and four touchdowns. He added four carries for 48 yards. Parker caught a two-point convert to tie the game and force overtime against BC on July 29 and added another two-point convert against BC on Aug. 19. Parker also returned five kickoffs for 106 yards. Parker started in the Western Final and had two catches for 19 yards and had one catch for six yards and one kickoff return for 13 yards in the Grey Cup.
2015: Parker played 18 games (one start) and had 31 catches for 443 yards and two touchdowns including a 70-yarder from Drew Tate in the final regular-season game in BC. He added eight carries for 56 yards, three punt returns for 16 yards, four kickoff returns for 77 yards and a missed field goal return for 22 yards. He was the team’s leading receiver on Nov. 7 in BC hauling in four passes for 122 yards and a touchdown. Parker started in both playoffs games. In the Western Semi-Final he had three catches for 24 yards and also caught a two-point convert. and in the Western Final he had two catches for 24 yards.
2014: Parker played 18 games (14 starts) and had 33 catches for 360 yards and four touchdowns. He also had 11 carries for 105 yards. Parker returned eight kickoffs for 182 yards and eight punts for 92 yards. On July 12 against Toronto, Parker was the team’s leading receiver with four catches for 101 yards including a 58-yard touchdown from Mitchell. He was again the team’s leading receiver on Oct. 18 in Winnipeg with eight catches for 71 yards. Parker played in the Western Final and had one catch and in the Grey Cup where he had one carry for three yards.
2013: Parker played 17 games and had 21 catches for 217 yards and two touchdowns and four carries for 29 yards. He has also returned three kickoffs for 51 yards. He got his first CFL touchdown on July 26 on a 15-yard pass from Bo Levi Mitchell. He was on the injured list for Game 7. Parker also played in the Western Final.
2012: Parker played in five games, starting two, during his second season with the Stamps. He served as a backup receiver and also saw action on special teams.
2011: Parker played 14 games during his rookie season and saw extensive action on special teams in addition to spot duty as a receiver. He made six catches for 89 yards, carried the ball once for seven yards, returned one kickoff for nine yards and returned two punts for 13 yards. His special-teams work also included seven tackles as well as an interception on a fake-punt play by BC on Sept. 17. The first catch of his CFL career came on Aug. 6 against Hamilton. Against the Lions on Sept. 17, he made three receptions for 39 yards. His longest reception of the season was a 29-yarder in Edmonton on Sept. 9.
Parker played just five of eight conference games for the U of C Dinos in 2010 because of an upper arm injury but still earned a second straight Canada West all-star selection. He was named the Western Canada representative to the East-West Shrine Game at the Citrus Bowl in Orlando, Fla., becoming the 10th Dino to earn that honour since 1985. He had a season-high 145 receiving yards and three touchdowns in Calgary’s Canada West semifinal win over Regina to earn CIS offensive player of the week honours. In 2009, he led Canada West and finished third in the nation in receiving yards with 816. He added 228 rushing yards and scored a total of 10 touchdowns on the year – five receiving and five rushing. Parker also set a school record by returning the opening kickoff of the Canada West semi-final against Alberta 108 yards for a major. He followed that up with a second kickoff return touchdown in the fourth quarter of the same game. He was named a Canada West all-star and a second team All-Canadian in 2009. In 2008, Parker led the Dinos with 35 catches for 500 yards.
Parker’s father, also named Anthony, played for Stampeders in 1990. His uncle Andy Jonassen played for Stamps from 1976-80. Parker spends the off-season in Calgary and hits the court as a member of the Stampeders basketball team.