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Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets Vs. Clemson Tigers: Kyle Parker's Bad Memories Of Georgia Tech

Clemson quarterback Kyle Parker had a great year in 2009-10, becoming the first player in history to throw for 20 touchdowns and hit 20 homeruns. He led the Tigers to the College World Series and the Music City Bowl. He was drafted in the first round, 26th overall, in the MLB draft by the Colorado Rockies and signed for $1.4 million. Not bad for a kid still in college.

Even with the great performances in both sports, Parker would like to erase some bad memories of facing Georgia Tech last year, personally going 1-5 against the Jackets.

In football, he and the Tigers lost 30-27 in September after having coming back from 24 down. In December, this time in Florida, he led the Tigers to a 39-34 loss to the Jackets in the ACC Championship game.

Come springtime, the Clemson baseball team traveled to Atlanta in April only to get swept by Tech, with scores of 8-6, 4-3, and 11-3. The quarterback and outfielder did hit two homeruns, but was unable to beat the Jackets.

The only win for Parker and the Tigers against Tech came in May in the ACC Tournament, with Clemson winning 9-3.

With such a storied career in two sports, I can't imagine how much Parker would like to go out with a win in one of the ACC's best rivalries. 

Photographs by coka_koehler used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.