Former Pittsburgh Steelers running back Willie Parker has joined the coaching staff of the Division II West Virginia Wesleyan College Bobcats as an offensive assistant, according to the school website. The school is located in Buckhannon, West Virginia.
Parker played his college ball at the University of North Carolina and was originally signed by the Steelers as an undrafted free agent in 2004. During his 6 years with the Steelers, Parker rushed for 5,378 regular season yards on 1,253 carries and added another 697 yards on 84 receptions. He registered 29 regular season touchdowns during his time in Pittsburgh and was named the team MVP in 2006.
Parker was a two time Pro Bowl selection for the Steelers in 2006 and 2007 and voted All-Pro once in 2007. He also currently holds the record for the longest run from scrimmage in Super Bowl history (75 Yards), which culminated in a touchdown against the Seattle Seahawks in Super Bowl XL.
Parker signed with the Washington Redskins as an unrestricted free agent in April of 2010, but was released prior to the start of the 2010 season.
Congratulations to Fast Willie on his new job.