Parys  Haralson

98Parys Haralson


Flora, Miss.

High School:
Madison Central

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 248

Defensive End




Full Name: Parys Sharron Haralson

Born: Jan. 24, 1984

Coach at Madison Central High School: Mike Justice


    • Two-time team co-captain
    • 2005 All-SEC AL (2nd), Coaches (2nd)
    • 2005 AFCA Good Works Team
    • 2005 Hendricks Award Watch List
    • 2005 Preseason All-America Athlon (2nd), The Sporting News (2nd)
    • 2005 Preseason All-SEC Coaches (2nd)
    • 2004 All-SEC Associated Press (2nd)
    • SEC Defensive Player of the Week (Oct. 16, 2004)
    • 2002 Freshman All-SEC Knoxville News Sentinel
    • 2002 SEC Freshman Academic Honor Roll


2005 - Games/Starts: 11/11 ... Preseason All-America candidate returned as a starter along the Vols' defensive front ... Finished the season with 45 tackles, 16.5 TFLs, 8.5 sacks, three forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries ... Also led the Vols with 12 QB hurries on the year ... Posted two tackles in the season-opening win over UAB ... Made three tackles at Florida despite numerous double-teams ... Was a disruptive force at LSU, logging five tackles (all solo) ... Had three TFLs vs. the Tigers including two sacks for a total loss of 18 yards ... Against Mississippi, he made four tackles (including 2.5 TFLs and 1.5 sacks), forced a fumble and had two QB hurries ... His five tackles vs. Georgia included two TFLs ... Was ill leading up to the Alabama game, during which he posted seven tackles, two sacks and one fumble recovery ... Was hospitalized the day after the game vs. the Tide but returned to start one week later vs. South Carolina ... Totaled three tackles, one PBU and one QB hurry against the Gamecocks ... Totaled three tackles, one sack and two QB hurries at Notre Dame ... Had two stops vs. Memphis and also recovered a fumble, which he returned 17 yards before being stripped off the ball ... One of his four tackles vs. Vanderbilt was for lost yardage ... Went out in style by logging six tackles, four TFLs, two sacks and two forced fumbles at Kentucky in his final college game.

2004 - Games/Starts: 13/12 ... All-SEC second-team after ranking fifth among SEC leaders in both sacks (7) and TFLs (131/2) ... Junior captain tied UT season record with 21 quarterback hurries ... Played role in three Vandy turnovers -- 1 QB hurry on interception, 1 forced fumble and 1 recovery ... Scored first career TD with 18-yard fumble return vs. Alabama ... Haralson and defensive back Jason Allen were second set of junior captains in as many years ... Tallied four stops and three QB hurries during win over Florida ... Three QB hurries and four tackles vs. Auburn ... Logged seven tackles, including three for loss and two sacks and also forced fumble at South Carolina.

2003 - Games/Starts: 13/10 ... Started final 10 games of season ... Two tackles for loss vs. Clemson pushed season total to 141/2 ... That figure topped UT defenders and tied for seventh in SEC ... Also had 41/2 sacks to tie for team lead ... Two sacks at Florida earned starting assignment that lasted rest of season ... First career start against South Carolina led to two TFLs, including quarterback sack in OT ... Looked impressive vs. Alabama posting six tackles, including one TFL, and causing two hurries ... Made fourth-down stop on goal-line stand against Tide ... Numbers vs. Kentucky included two solos, 11/2 TFLs, sack for 7-yard loss and fumble recovery.

2002 - Games/Starts: 13/0 ... Impact player on defensive line as true freshman ... Finished regular season with 25 tackles including one sack ... Had second-best 11 tackles on special teams ... Sack came against Arkansas ... Underwent minor foot surgery after season.

HIGH SCHOOL - All-America honors from, SuperPrep, Max Emfinger and PrepStar ... Member of Jackson Clarion-Ledger's Dandy Dozen prospects in Mississippi ... Two-time Class 5A All-State and three-time All-Metro ... Helped Madison Central to state title as sophomore with 15-0 record ... Junior (9-2) and senior (10-3) teams also advanced to playoffs ... Recorded 148 tackles, 10 sacks and one interception as senior ... As junior, recorded 80 tackles, 12 sacks and two interceptions.

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