Parry Nickerson is not a name that has roamed far and wide. In fact, most of you may even be unknown about who he is and what he does.
Anyways, Nickerson is a thriving football cornerback who has three years of experience in the National Football League (NFL).
Having said this, he is well-known for his college games while at Tulane. As a well-received cornerback and an experienced athlete, he is yet to leave a solid mark on the field.
Currently, with three years in the professional arena, Parry is a free agent today.
Additionally, he has played for teams like New York Jets, Seattle Seahawks, Jacksonville Jaguars, and Green Bay Packers. Let’s dive into his journey in brief.
|Full Name||Parry Nickerson|
|Date of Birth||October 11, 1994|
|Birth Place||New Orleans, Louisiana|
|Age||27 Years Old (as of September 2022)|
|Height||5 feet 10 inches|
|Weight||182 lb (83 kg)|
|Father’s Name||Parry Nickerson Sr.|
|Mother’s Name||Tansy Nickerson|
|Education||West Jefferson High School
|Affiliations||New York Jets
Green Bay Packers
|Salary||The annual average salary of over $750,000|
|Net Worth||Not Available|
|Social Media||Instagram, Twitter|
|Green Bay Packers’ Merch||T-Shirt, Helmet & Sport Calendar|
|Last Update||June, 2022|
Parry Nickerson is a man of a heavily built and athletically toned body. He stands at the height of 5 feet 10 inches (1.78 meters) while weighing 182 lb (83 kg).
As for his appearance, Nickerson is a chocolate-colored guy with long dreaded black hair.
Additionally, he also has a black pair of eyes and an oval face structure. Not to mention, he also has tattoos all over his arms.
Advancing on, Nickerson has an arm length of 30 1⁄4 inches (0.77 m) while his hand size is 8 1⁄4 inches (0.21 m).
Parry Nickerson | Early Life
On October 11, 1994, Nickerson was born under Libra’s sun sign in New Orleans, Louisiana.
As a single child, he was born to Tansy Nickerson and Parry Nickerson Sr. Well, little is known about his childhood days and family background, as he never really opened up a lot about it.
As a matter of fact, not only for Parry but for his whole family, the early days were quite hard.
Alongside it, especially his mother, Tansy had to face an immense tragedy. As far as the news, Tansy was in a fire incident that took the lives of her brothers.
She was still a child when the incident burnt the whole house down, and her brothers were dead.
Additionally, even her sister, Ramona Brown, went missing, who was said to be taken by a couple.
Overall, her sister, Tansy, was never found, even after a thorough investigation.
Coming back to Parry, he always got full-time support from his parents for the sports he played.
Growing up, Parry Nickerson enrolled in the West Jefferson High School in Harvey, Louisiana.
As he played football during his tenure, he was already counted as one of the top prospects by the time he left high school.
Back then, he starred as a three-year letterman under coach Marcus Scott.
At the end of his high school days, he was rated as a three-star recruit out of high school.
Likewise, he stood as number 60 recruit in the state and the No. 114 corners in the nation.
Besides football, Parry was also a part o the high school’s track and field team. Some of his achievements as a high schooler are listed below.
- First Team all-district
- District 9-5A title (as a sophomore and a senior)
- First Team all-state (as a senior)
- First Team all-metro (as a senior)
After high school, Parry Nickerson attended the Tulane University on a scholarship.
As for his academics, he studied the major of Public Relations and gained his degree from the School of Professional Advancement.
Later, Parry joined the college’s football team, Tulane Green Wave.
Back then, as a freshman, Parry only featured for a single game and then was out for a whole season.
As his only single match and as a debut, he had played against the Jackson state.
Moreover, he was redshirted the next year, and he played a total of twelve games.
During the tenure, he claimed All-American Athletic Conference Honorable Mention honors. Furthermore, he also tallied a career-high eight tackles over East Carolina.
The next year, Parry posted a career-high three pass breakups at Wake Forest and finished the season with a season-high five tackles.
Right then, he also posted the most interceptions by a Green Wave freshman in a single season with his seven of them.
As a sophomore, Parry maintained 46 tackles, 5 assist with 3.5 tackles for loss, one forced fumble, one fumble recovery, eight pass break-ups, and one blocked kick during 12 games.
The following years, 2016 and 2017, became the best season during his college days.
In 2016, Parry posted an overall grade of 84.3, which ranks No. 2 among returning AAC corners.
Additionally, he had maintained 0.86 yards per coverage snaps and a career-high of three pass breakups at Wake Forest.
As for his last year, 2017, Parry totaled a 32.5 percent passer rating while starting all 12 games.
Altogether, by the end of the year, Nickerson had played 48 games, among which he started 46 of them.
Achievements as a collegiate player are highlighted below.
- First-Team Freshman All-American (by Phil Steele Publications and USA Today)
- Freshman All-American Honorable mention (by College Sports Madness)
- All-American Athletic Conference Honorable Mention
- In2014, American and Louisiana Defensive Player of the week
- Second Team All-American Athletic Conference (2016)
- Second Team All-Louisiana (2016)
- HERO Sports’ FBS Defensive HERO of the Week (2016)
- Second-Team All-America (by Sports Illustrated)
- American Athletic Conference First Team
Parry Nickerson | Professional Career
After his four years’ tenure in college, Parry entered the NFL Draft in 2018.
Back then, New York Jets drafted him as 179th overall in the sixth round.
While they drafted Nickerson, he had his mother by his side, and she cried tears of joy.
“I was so excited and emotional. I was going to cry, but I was holding it in, but I was too excited. It was touching.”
-Nickerson’s mother, Tansy
As a matter of fact, Nickerson hasn’t been stable on a single team to date. He has shifted from one team to another in a year or less than in a year.
New York Jets
On September 10, 2018, Nickerson had his NFL debut over the Detroit Lions, where he even received his foremost carer penalty.
Furthermore, he made his foremost NFL start against the Indianapolis Colts on October 14, 2018.
Nearly after a year, New York Jets traded parry Nickerson to the Seattle Seahawks on August 31, 2019.
The next month, he was waived off; however, he was re-signed to the team for the practice.
Even with the Jacksonville Jaguars, they signed him at first on October 17, 2019, and waived him off again, only to call him in for the practice squad.
On December 3, 2019, he was then kept on the active roster; however, they later waived him off officially on September 5, 2020.
Green Bay Packers
Two days later, Green Bay Packers signed in Parry Nickerson; however, he couldn’t play right away for the team.
Altogether, he was activated after the postseason.
Parry Nickerson | Injuries
Nickerson was initially injured during his collegiate days as a freshman. Back then, he struggled with a season-ending and also a career-threatening knee injury.
Back then, he faced the injury right after his foremost game, and he had to get surgery.
Most even believed that it would end his career right then. Following it, he later had surgery to remove his dead cartilage and replace it with cartilage from a cadaver.
Altogether, he missed out on a whole season. Later, on July 30, 2020, Nickerson ended on the injured list due to the novel coronavirus. Additionally, he was activated six days later.
Currently, Parry Nickerson’s net worth is unknown; however, he reportedly earns an annual average salary of over $750,000.
Glancing back at his career earnings, he first commenced with average annual earnings of $659,370.