There was a player down on the field, injured, late in the first half at the Casino Del Sol All-Star Game at Kino Stadium.
Someone mentioned that it was former Arizona Wildcats defensive end C.J. Parish. How could that be? His team was on offense. He was supposed to be on the sideline.
But it was Parish. When scouts asked him during practice last week to show them what he’s got at fullback, he gave them a nod and a smile and said, “Yes, sir.”
“Everybody has a dream to go to the next level,” Parish said after the Monday night’s game.
“So you do whatever you can to put yourself in that position. The scouts wanted to see me at fullback and we didn’t have one. I caught on fast. The plays came to me naturally. It was good.”