Dave Parks (1941 - 2019)

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Dave Parks was a star receiver for the San Francisco 49ers who was one of only 3 receivers ever to be the number one pick in the NFL draft. The 49ers picked him first in the 1964 draft after he starred for Texas Tech. The other two receivers picked first overall were Irving Fryar in 1984 and Keyshawn Johnson in 1996. Parks had a career best season in 1965, leading the league in receptions, receiving yards, and touchdowns, and was selected to the Pro Bowl. He was traded to the New Orleans Saints before the 1968 season, switching to tight end. Parks caught 360 passes during his NFL career. He was elected to the College Football Hall of Fame.

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