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Former Harmony Grove star C.J. Parham finishes collegiate football career

by Michael Hanich | November 18, 2021 at 5:41 p.m.

As the end of football season is approaching, so do many football careers. One former Harmony Grove star was able to sustain a long and fulfilling college football career in University of Arkansas Monticello wide receiver C.J. Parlam. On November 13th, Parlam finished his collegiate career as one of the top offensive playmakers for a program he has been with for six seasons.

In 11 games this season, Parham caught 56 receptions for 892 yards and seven touchdowns. He accounted for three game this season when he accounted for at-least 100 receiving yards. Parham saved one of his best performances for his last collegiate game in his career as he caught six receptions for 188 yards and one touchdowns in UAM's 73-37 win at Southern Arkansas University on Nov. 13. He finished the 2021 season as an honorable mention in the 2021 All-Great American Conference Football Team.

He has been the most consistent wide receiver for the Boll Weevils for several seasons. This season, Parham leads the team in receptions, receiving yards, average receiving yards per game, and receiving touchdowns. Parham has been instrumental for a Boll Weevils' well-balanced offense that averaged 225.5 passing yards per game (seventh in conference).

Parham participated in six seasons for the Boll Weevils after redshirting in 2017 due to an injury. He was granted an extra year of eligibility after the 2020 season from the NCAA due to the impact from COVID-19. Parham could have transferred to a bigger school like most athletes from small schools after the COVID-19 filled 2020 season.

Parham finishes his stellar career by appearing in 48 games catching 17 receptions for 2,620 yards and 21 touchdowns. It was his redshirt sophomore season in 2018 where Parham had his breakout season by playing in 11 games for 38 receptions for 628 yards and five touchdowns.

At Harmony Grove, he was one of the most explosive and dynamic playmakers to ever play for the Hornets. On the field, he was a successful fotoball and basketball star by earning All-State and All-Conference titles as well as played baseball and track. Off the field, Parham had a 3.6 GPA at Harmony Grove and then finished his academic career with UAM with a degree in Health and Physical Education.

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