Red Parish
Red Parish
Full Name:  Wyatt M. Parish
     Born:  November 7, 1928 in Chipley, Fl
     Died:  June 1, 1979 in Bonifay, Fl
   School:  Chipley High School in Chipley, Florida


FSU Career
Football
Year  No  Pos     Hgt  Wgt  Cl  Ltr  Hometown
1947  30  RHB     5-10 170  So   *   Chipley                     
1948  32  RHB     5-10 170  Jr   *   Chipley                     
1949  32  RHB     5-10 170  Sr   *   Bonifay                     


Awards
Elected into the FSU Hall of Fame in 1987
The late Wyatt "Red" Parish starred as a running back on the first three Florida State football teams, 1947-48-49. He started the Seminoles' first game and made the school's first run from scrimmage. Called a "great competitor" by his coach, Don Veller, the versatile Parish made his mark rushing, passing, and receiving. By the time he had completed his career, Parish held the FSU career scoring mark of 96 points and the record for most TDs in one season, 9 in '49 - the latter not broken until 1958. For many years after graduation, the west Floridian remained a strong supporter of Seminole athletics. "Red" Parish was one reason Florida State got off the ground running into college gridiron prominence.



FSU Statistics
Football
Season Statistics
Defense
         |       Tackles        |   Sacks  |    Fumble    |     Pass Defense    | Blkd |   PAT Attempts  |        |         |    |
Year  GP |  ua   a Tot  tfl-yds |   no-yds | ff fr-yds-td | int-yds-td qbh brup | kick |   kick  rsh rcv |   fg   | saf dxp | td | pts
---------|----------------------|----------|--------------|---------------------|------|-----------------|--------|---------|----|----
1947     |   0   0   0  0.0-    |  0.0-    |  0   -  0- 0 |    -  0- 0   0   0  |   0  |   0- 0   0   0  |  0- 0  |   0   0 |  0 |   0
1948     |   0   0   0  0.0-    |  0.0-    |  0   -  0- 0 |    -  0- 0   0   0  |   0  |   0- 0   0   0  |  0- 0  |   0   0 |  6 |  36
1949     |   0   0   0  0.0-    |  0.0-    |  0   -  0- 0 |    -  0- 0   0   0  |   0  |   0- 0   0   0  |  0- 0  |   0   0 |  8 |  48
---------|----------------------|----------|--------------|---------------------|------|-----------------|--------|---------|----|----
Tot    0 |   0   0   0  0.0-  0 |  0.0-  0 |  0  0-  0- 0 |   0-  0- 0   0   0  |   0  |   0- 0   0   0  |  0- 0  |   0   0 | 14 |  84
Offense/Kick and Punt Returns
         |       Rushing        |      Receiving       |         Passing          |     Kick Returns      |     Punt Returns      |  all
Year  GP |  no  yds  avg td lg  |  no  yds  avg td lg  | cmp- att-int  yds td lg  |  no  yds  avg td  lg  |  no  yds  avg td  lg  | purp
---------|----------------------|----------------------|--------------------------|-----------------------|-----------------------|-----
1947     |   0  111  0.0  0     |   0    0  0.0  0     |   2-  3 - 0    17  0     |   0    0  0.0  0      |   0    0  0.0  0      |  111
1948     |  51  316  6.2  4     |   6  164 27.3  2     |   0-  1 - 1     0  0     |   0    0  0.0  0      |   0    0  0.0  0      |  480
1949     | 103  605  5.9  7     |   7  119 17.0  1 28t |   6- 19 - 2   167  3 37t |   3   64 21.3  0      |   0    0  0.0  0      |  788
---------|----------------------|----------------------|--------------------------|-----------------------|-----------------------|-----
Tot    0 | 154 1032  6.7 11     |  13  283 21.8  3 28t |   8-  23- 3   184  3 37t |   3   64 21.3  0      |   0    0  0.0  0      | 1379
Football
Game Participation
                            |      Starts
1947                        | GP  Off  Def
----------------------------|--------------
Oct 18 STETSON              |  1  RH   DB  
Nov 14 CUMBERLAND           |  1  RH   DB  
Nov 27 TROY STATE           |  1           
----------------------------|--------------
Tot                         |  3   2    2

                            |      Starts
1948                        | GP  Off  Def
----------------------------|--------------
Oct  9 CUMBERLAND           |  1  RH   DB  
Oct 16 ERSKINE COLLEGE      |  1  RH   DB  
Oct 30 STETSON              |  1           
Nov 13 MISSISSIPPI COLLEGE  |  1  RH   DB  
Nov 20 LIVINGSTON STATE     |  1  RH   DB  
Nov 27 TROY STATE           |  1  RH   DB  
Dec  4 TAMPA                |  1  RH   DB  
----------------------------|--------------
Tot                         |  7   6    6

                            |      Starts
1949                        | GP  Off  Def
----------------------------|--------------
Oct  1 WHITING FIELD        |  1           
Oct  8 MISSISSIPPI COLLEGE  |  1           
Oct 15 ERSKINE COLLEGE      |  1           
Oct 22 SEWANEE              |  1  RH   DB  
Oct 29 STETSON              |  1  RH   DB  
Nov  5 LIVINGSTON STATE     |  1  RH   DB  
Nov 12 MILLSAPS COLLEGE     |  1           
Nov 18 TAMPA                |  1           
Nov 26 TROY STATE           |  1  RH   DB  
Jan  2 WOFFORD COLLEGE      |  1  RH   DB  
----------------------------|--------------
Tot                         | 10   5    5

----------------------------|--------------
Career Tot                  | 20  13   13
Football
Game Statistics
                            |       Tackles        |   Sacks  |    Fumble    |     Pass Defense    | Blkd |   PAT Attempts  |        |         |    |
1947                        |  ua   a Tot  tfl-yds |   no-yds | ff fr-yds-td | int-yds-td qbh brup | kick |   kick  rsh rcv |   fg   | saf dxp | td | pts
----------------------------|----------------------|----------|--------------|---------------------|------|-----------------|--------|---------|----|----
Nov 14 CUMBERLAND           |   0   0   0  0.0-  0 |  0.0-  0 |  0  0-  0- 0 |   0-  0- 0   0   0  |   0  |   0- 0    0   0 |  0- 0  |   0   0 |  0 |   0
Nov 27 TROY STATE           |   0   0   0  0.0-  0 |  0.0-  0 |  0  0-  0- 0 |   0-  0- 0   0   0  |   0  |   0- 0    0   0 |  0- 0  |   0   0 |  0 |   0
----------------------------|----------------------|----------|--------------|---------------------|------|-----------------|--------|---------|----|----
Tot                         |   0   0   0  0.0-  0 |  0.0-  0 |  0  0-  0- 0 |   0-  0- 0   0   0  |   0  |   0- 0    0   0 |  0- 0  |  0    0 |  0 |   0

                            |       Tackles        |   Sacks  |    Fumble    |     Pass Defense    | Blkd |   PAT Attempts  |        |         |    |
1948                        |  ua   a Tot  tfl-yds |   no-yds | ff fr-yds-td | int-yds-td qbh brup | kick |   kick  rsh rcv |   fg   | saf dxp | td | pts
----------------------------|----------------------|----------|--------------|---------------------|------|-----------------|--------|---------|----|----
Oct  9 CUMBERLAND           |   0   0   0  0.0-  0 |  0.0-  0 |  0  0-  0- 0 |   0-  0- 0   0   0  |   0  |   0- 0    0   0 |  0- 0  |   0   0 |  2 |  12
Oct 30 STETSON              |   0   0   0  0.0-  0 |  0.0-  0 |  0  0-  0- 0 |   0-  0- 0   0   0  |   0  |   0- 0    0   0 |  0- 0  |   0   0 |  1 |   6
Nov 13 MISSISSIPPI COLLEGE  |   0   0   0  0.0-  0 |  0.0-  0 |  0  0-  0- 0 |   0-  0- 0   0   0  |   0  |   0- 0    0   0 |  0- 0  |   0   0 |  2 |  12
Nov 20 LIVINGSTON STATE     |   0   0   0  0.0-  0 |  0.0-  0 |  0  0-  0- 0 |   0-  0- 0   0   0  |   0  |   0- 0    0   0 |  0- 0  |   0   0 |  0 |   0
Nov 27 TROY STATE           |   0   0   0  0.0-  0 |  0.0-  0 |  0  0-  0- 0 |   0-  0- 0   0   0  |   0  |   0- 0    0   0 |  0- 0  |   0   0 |  1 |   6
----------------------------|----------------------|----------|--------------|---------------------|------|-----------------|--------|---------|----|----
Tot                         |   0   0   0  0.0-  0 |  0.0-  0 |  0  0-  0- 0 |   0-  0- 0   0   0  |   0  |   0- 0    0   0 |  0- 0  |  0    0 |  6 |  36

                            |       Tackles        |   Sacks  |    Fumble    |     Pass Defense    | Blkd |   PAT Attempts  |        |         |    |
1949                        |  ua   a Tot  tfl-yds |   no-yds | ff fr-yds-td | int-yds-td qbh brup | kick |   kick  rsh rcv |   fg   | saf dxp | td | pts
----------------------------|----------------------|----------|--------------|---------------------|------|-----------------|--------|---------|----|----
Oct  1 WHITING FIELD        |   0   0   0  0.0-  0 |  0.0-  0 |  0  0-  0- 0 |   0-  0- 0   0   0  |   0  |   0- 0    0   0 |  0- 0  |   0   0 |  1 |   6
Oct  8 MISSISSIPPI COLLEGE  |   0   0   0  0.0-  0 |  0.0-  0 |  0  0-  0- 0 |   0-  0- 0   0   0  |   0  |   0- 0    0   0 |  0- 0  |   0   0 |  1 |   6
Oct 15 ERSKINE COLLEGE      |   0   0   0  0.0-  0 |  0.0-  0 |  0  0-  0- 0 |   0-  0- 0   0   0  |   0  |   0- 0    0   0 |  0- 0  |   0   0 |  1 |   6
Oct 22 SEWANEE              |   0   0   0  0.0-  0 |  0.0-  0 |  0  0-  0- 0 |   0-  0- 0   0   0  |   0  |   0- 0    0   0 |  0- 0  |   0   0 |  1 |   6
Oct 29 STETSON              |   0   0   0  0.0-  0 |  0.0-  0 |  0  0-  0- 0 |   0-  0- 0   0   0  |   0  |   0- 0    0   0 |  0- 0  |   0   0 |  1 |   6
Nov  5 LIVINGSTON STATE     |   0   0   0  0.0-  0 |  0.0-  0 |  0  0-  0- 0 |   0-  0- 0   0   0  |   0  |   0- 0    0   0 |  0- 0  |   0   0 |  0 |   0
Nov 12 MILLSAPS COLLEGE     |   0   0   0  0.0-  0 |  0.0-  0 |  0  0-  0- 0 |   0-  0- 0   0   0  |   0  |   0- 0    0   0 |  0- 0  |   0   0 |  2 |  12
Nov 18 TAMPA                |   0   0   0  0.0-  0 |  0.0-  0 |  0  0-  0- 0 |   0-  0- 0   0   0  |   0  |   0- 0    0   0 |  0- 0  |   0   0 |  1 |   6
Nov 26 TROY STATE           |   0   0   0  0.0-  0 |  0.0-  0 |  0  0-  0- 0 |   0-  0- 0   0   0  |   0  |   0- 0    0   0 |  0- 0  |   0   0 |  0 |   0
Jan  2 *WOFFORD COLLEGE     |   0   0   0  0.0-  0 |  0.0-  0 |  0  0-  0- 0 |   0-  0- 0   0   0  |   0  |   0- 0    0   0 |  0- 0  |   0   0 |  2 |  12
----------------------------|----------------------|----------|--------------|---------------------|------|-----------------|--------|---------|----|----
Tot                         |   0   0   0  0.0-  0 |  0.0-  0 |  0  0-  0- 0 |   0-  0- 0   0   0  |   0  |   0- 0    0   0 |  0- 0  |  0    0 |  8 |  48

* Bowl Game stats not included
                            |       Rushing        |      Receiving       |         Passing          |     Kick Returns      |     Punt Returns      |  all
1947                        |  no  yds  avg td lg  |  no  yds  avg td lg  | cmp- att-int  yds td lg  |  no  yds  avg td  lg  |  no  yds  avg td  lg  | purp
----------------------------|----------------------|----------------------|--------------------------|-----------------------|-----------------------|-----
Nov 14 CUMBERLAND           |   0   37  0.0  0     |   0    0  0.0  0     |   0-   0- 0     0  0     |   0    0  0.0  0      |   0    0  0.0  0      |   37
Nov 27 TROY STATE           |   4   11  2.8  0     |   0    0  0.0  0     |   0-   0- 0     0  0     |   0    0  0.0  0      |   0    0  0.0  0      |   11
----------------------------|----------------------|----------------------|--------------------------|-----------------------|-----------------------|-----
Tot                         |   4   48 12.0  0     |   0    0  0.0  0     |   0-   0- 0     0  0     |   0    0  0.0  0      |   0    0  0.0  0      |   48

                            |       Rushing        |      Receiving       |         Passing          |     Kick Returns      |     Punt Returns      |  all
1948                        |  no  yds  avg td lg  |  no  yds  avg td lg  | cmp- att-int  yds td lg  |  no  yds  avg td  lg  |  no  yds  avg td  lg  | purp
----------------------------|----------------------|----------------------|--------------------------|-----------------------|-----------------------|-----
Oct  9 CUMBERLAND           |   8  111 13.9  2 60t |   0    0  0.0  0     |   0-   0- 0     0  0     |   0    0  0.0  0      |   0    0  0.0  0      |  111
Oct 30 STETSON              |   0    0  0.0  0     |   0    0  0.0  1     |   0-   0- 0     0  0     |   0    0  0.0  0      |   0    0  0.0  0      |    0
Nov 13 MISSISSIPPI COLLEGE  |   8   71  8.9  1 40t |   1   53 53.0  1     |   0-   0- 0     0  0     |   0    0  0.0  0      |   0    0  0.0  0      |  124
Nov 20 LIVINGSTON STATE     |  12   45  3.8  0     |   0    0  0.0  0     |   0-   0- 0     0  0     |   0    0  0.0  0      |   0    0  0.0  0      |   45
Nov 27 TROY STATE           |   0    0  0.0  1     |   0    0  0.0  0     |   0-   0- 0     0  0     |   0    0  0.0  0      |   0    0  0.0  0      |    0
----------------------------|----------------------|----------------------|--------------------------|-----------------------|-----------------------|-----
Tot                         |  28  227  8.1  4 60t |   1   53 53.0  2     |   0-   0- 0     0  0     |   0    0  0.0  0      |   0    0  0.0  0      |  280

                            |       Rushing        |      Receiving       |         Passing          |     Kick Returns      |     Punt Returns      |  all
1949                        |  no  yds  avg td lg  |  no  yds  avg td lg  | cmp- att-int  yds td lg  |  no  yds  avg td  lg  |  no  yds  avg td  lg  | purp
----------------------------|----------------------|----------------------|--------------------------|-----------------------|-----------------------|-----
Oct  1 WHITING FIELD        |   2   20 10.0  1     |   0    0  0.0  0     |   0-   0- 0     0  0     |   1   33 33.0  0      |   0    0  0.0  0      |   53
Oct  8 MISSISSIPPI COLLEGE  |   0    0  0.0  1     |   0    0  0.0  0     |   0-   0- 0     0  0     |   0    0  0.0  0      |   0    0  0.0  0      |    0
Oct 15 ERSKINE COLLEGE      |  12   76  6.3  1     |   0    0  0.0  0     |   0-   0- 0     0  0     |   0    0  0.0  0      |   0    0  0.0  0      |   76
Oct 22 SEWANEE              |   0    0  0.0  1     |   0    0  0.0  0     |   0-   0- 0     0  0     |   0    0  0.0  0      |   0    0  0.0  0      |    0
Oct 29 STETSON              |  10   67  6.7  1     |   0    0  0.0  0     |   1-   1- 0    34  1     |   0    0  0.0  0      |   0    0  0.0  0      |   67
Nov  5 LIVINGSTON STATE     |  10   33  3.3  0     |   0    0  0.0  0     |   0-   0- 0     0  0     |   0    0  0.0  0      |   0    0  0.0  0      |   33
Nov 12 MILLSAPS COLLEGE     |   6   65 10.8  1     |   0    0  0.0  1     |   0-   0- 0     0  1     |   0    0  0.0  0      |   0    0  0.0  0      |   65
Nov 18 TAMPA                |  13  101  7.8  1     |   0    0  0.0  0     |   0-   0- 0     0  0     |   0    0  0.0  0      |   0    0  0.0  0      |  101
Nov 26 TROY STATE           |  16  122  7.6  0     |   0    0  0.0  0     |   0-   0- 0     0  1     |   0    0  0.0  0      |   0    0  0.0  0      |  122
Jan  2 *WOFFORD COLLEGE     |   0    0  0.0  2     |   0    0  0.0  0     |   0-   0- 0     0  0     |   0    0  0.0  0      |   0    0  0.0  0      |    0
----------------------------|----------------------|----------------------|--------------------------|-----------------------|-----------------------|-----
Tot                         |  69  484  7.0  7     |   0    0  0.0  1     |   1-   1- 0    34  3     |   1   33 33.0  0      |   0    0  0.0  0      |  517

* Bowl Game stats not included