Prominent NFL agent Eugene Parker dies at 60

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One of the most prominent agents in the football world passed away on Thursday.

According to multiple reports, long-time agent Eugene Parker of Relativity Sports died at age 60.

Parker was one of the most respected and prominent agents in the league. His client list was exhaustive and littered with stars, All-Pros and Hall of Famers. He represented Deion Sanders, Emmitt Smith, Rod Woodson, Walter Jones and Curtis Martin. All have been inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio.

Parker’s list of active players is lofty as well. He represents Larry Fitzgerald (ARI), Jason Pierre-Paul (NYG), Allen Robinson (JAX), Alshon Jeffery (CHI), Jairus Byrd (NO), Jared Odrick (JAX), Kelvin Benjamin (CAR), Michael Crabtree (OAK), Sammy Watkins (BUF) and Carlos Hyde (SF) among others.

Notre Dame linebacker Jaylon Smith, Eastern Kentucky defensive end Noah Spence and Mississippi receiver LaQuon Treadwell were among the top draft prospects signed by Parker.

Parker played college basketball at Purdue University and was a fifth round selection of the San Antonio Spurs in the 1978 NBA Draft. Instead of signing with the Spurs, Parker became a graduate assistant at Valparaiso University, where he worked to get his law degree.

15 responses to “Prominent NFL agent Eugene Parker dies at 60

  1. I would assume this was sudden and unexpected if he just signed some college kids. What a shame. Too young.

    R.I.P sir.

  2. Know nothing about the guy, but I’m always saddened to hear when someone died so young. My thoughts are with his family and friends at this time…

  3. This is awful. He was way too young to pass away and his clients are left without someone who can mentor them as an agent with three decades of experience.

    There will never be an agent of his kind again.

    My best wishes go to Eugene, his family, friends, and past and current clients, many of whom Eugene likely deemed as friends.

  4. Must have been sudden if he’s signing up clients one day, gone the next …PRAYERS FOR HIS FAMILY

  5. Over the years, I’ve read nothing but the football world holding you in the highest regard. RIP, Sir and prayers going out for your friends and family….

  6. One of the most influential agents. Was able to get players more of their share. RIP

  7. Parker was a shark, and a huge pain in the rear to the Bills and their front office. All that means is that he was really good at his job, a master of his craft.

  8. Cancer, not that it matters. Thought I read that he was sick. Seemed like one of the better agents, in that front offices were able to work with him, vs it always being a confrontation.

    RIP.

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