Roscoe Parrish
No. 12     Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Wide receiver / Punt returner
Personal information
Date of birth: (1982-07-16) July 16, 1982 (age 38)
Place of birth: Miami, Florida
High School: Miami (FL)
Height: 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m) Weight: 175 lb (79 kg)
Career information
College: Miami (FL)
NFL Draft: 2005 / Round: 2 / Pick: 55
Debuted in 2005 for the Buffalo Bills
Career history
*Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Roster status: Active
Career highlights and awards
  • Second-team All-ACC (2004)
Career NFL statistics as of Week 17, 2012
Receptions     134
Receiving yards     1,502
Total Return Yards     1,622
Total Touchdowns     11

Roscoe Parrish (born July 16, 1982) is an American football wide receiver and kick returner for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers of the National Football League. He was drafted by the Buffalo Bills of the National Football League in the second round (55th overall) of the 2005 NFL Draft. He played college football at the University of Miami.

Collegiate career and early life

Roscoe played quarterback at Miami Senior High. He then attended the University of Miami and converted to the wide receiver position and finished his college career with 81 receptions. He is the cousin of college football running back Branden Oliver.

Professional career

2005 NFL Draft

The Buffalo Bills chose Parrish in the second round (55th overall) during the 2005 NFL Draft. Parrish weighed in 170 pounds, ran a 4.37s 40-yard dash, 2.54s 20-yard dash, and a 1.56 10-yard dash. During his Pro Day, he ran 4.44s 40-yard dash, 4.20s 20-yard shuttle, 6.64 3-cone drill, recorded a 36-inch (910 mm) vertical leap.[1]

2005 season

Parrish's NFL career with the Buffalo Bills got off to a slow start, with Parrish missing the first six games due to injury. Parrish played in a limited role for the next 10 games, finishing the 2005 season with 15 receptions for 148 yards (9.9 avg.) and one touchdown.

2006 season

Parrish served as the Bills fourth wide receiver. Parrish finished the year with 23 receptions for 320 yard (13.9 avg.) and 2 touchdowns.

As a punt returner, Parrish gained 364 yards on 32 attempts (11.4 avg.) and one score. Parrish's finest moment came when he ran back an 82-yard punt return for a touchdown in a win against the Jacksonville Jaguars.[2]

2007 season

Parrish returned his first punt return of the season for a touchdown against the Denver Broncos. He became the first player in the 2007 season to score a rushing touchdown, a receiving touchdown, and a punt return touchdown.

2008 season

In the Bills seasons opener against Seattle, Parrish returned a punt return 63 yards for a touchdown.

San Diego Chargers

On April 3, 2012, Parrish signed with the San Diego Chargers, but was released as of August 27, 2012.[1]

Oakland Raiders

Later that same day, Parrish was signed by the Oakland Raiders, who needed a returner to fill in for a hurt Jacoby Ford.[2] However, in the following preseason game against the Seattle Seahawks, Parrish fumbled both punt return attempts, did not see the field again, and was cut the following day.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

On September 25, 2012, Parrish was signed by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers to replace Jordan Shipley as the teams kick returner.


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