There was very little interest at the college level for Beaufort High defensive back Ron Parker. But he wasn’t ready to let his gridiron dreams slip away that quickly. It would take a steep road with lots of hurdles to get to the top of the mountain, and Parker was ready to accept the challenge.
A decade after his graduation from Newberry College, Ron Parker will have his name etched alongside his alma mater’s greatest. The Beaufort High standout and longtime Kansas City Chiefs starter was selected to the Newberry Athletics Hall of Fame on Monday, joining a class of four former Wolves.