Parker knows the big game scene | News

TUCSON (KVOA) — Glenn Parker never left a Super Bowl stage with the ultimate prizes, a ring and the Lombardi Trophy. But the fact that he got there is something to talk about.

He ran out of the tunnel and onto the biggest stage in professional football five times during his NFL career. Five times in 12 seasons, that’s not a bad deal.

Parker hit the jackpot leaving UA in 1990 and in a situation in Buffalo where the Bills were just hitting their stride. His first four seasons, he played on an offense that Hall of Famer Jim Kelly led to four straight Super Bowls.

The Bills lost them all.

After seven seasons in cold western New York, Parker landed in Kansas City for three seasons and then moved to New York with the Giants for his final two seasons.

It would take him seven years to taste Super Bowl glory again after that first run with the Bills. Parker and his Giants won the 2000 NFC Championship but sadly went empty against the Baltimore Ravens in Super Bowl XXXV.

Parker returned to Tucson after his professional career. He has worked in broadcasting with Wildcats Radio 1290, Pac-12 Network and the Arizona Cardinals. He currently works at UA to help connect alumni to college.

Offensive lineman Glenn Parker (UA ’90) started 16 of the 19 playoff games he appeared in during his NFL career


  • XXV (1990 season): New York Giants 20, Buffalo Tickets 19
  • XXVI (1991 season): Washington Redskins 37, Buffalo 24 Tickets
  • XXVII (1992 season): Dallas Cowboys 52, Buffalo Tickets 17
  • XXVIII (1993 season): Dallas Cowboys 30, Buffalo Tickets 13
  • XXXV (2000 season): Baltimore Ravens 34, New York Giants 7

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