The Los Angeles Chargers have agreed to terms with former Dallas Renegades tight end Donald Parham to a two year deal, according to sources.
Parham is a 6080 tight end from Stetson University showed off his athleticism this year when he tore up the XFL playing for the Dallas Renegades.
Donald did not play football at Lake Gibson High in Lakeland, Florida, until his senior season. Stetson saw his potential, moving him from receiver to tight end. He played in four games as a true freshman, accumulating no statistics. Parham started six of 11 games played in 2016, finishing second on the team with 37 catches and 455 receiving yards and leading the Hatters with six touchdown receptions. He was the team’s top pass-catcher in 2017, garnering honorable mention All-Pioneer Football League honors (58-817-14.1, one TD).
His senior season really got him on scouts’ radars, as he landed consensus FCS All-American and first-team All-Pioneer League honors by leading all FBS/FCS tight ends with 9.4 receptions and 146.6 receiving yards per game (85-1,319-15.5, 13 TD total).
Parham could be used as a tight end or a wide receiver. He really looked more like a wide receiver in the XFL getting open every game and scoring touchdowns.
Parham finished top 5 in the league in receiving yards with 304 yards on 24 receptions with four going for a touchdown. Parham becomes the fifth player in the XFL to receive a contract from the NFL.