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30 DAYS TO 2019 KICKOFF: Parker O’Neal

In which BracketCat counts down the 30th day until the 2019 kickoff with a profile of Kansas State linebacker Parker O’Neal.

#30 Brian Goolsby
Let’s celebrate the advent of a new college football season, just one month away, with a look back at some classic trucking from legendary K-State fullback Brian Goolsby (30).

#30 Parker O’Neal

Redshirt Freshman | 5-11 | 208 lbs. | Hope, Kansas
Parker O’Neal
Parker O’Neal
Courtesy Kansas State Athletics
  • Position: Linebacker
  • Previous College: None
  • Projection: Scout Team
  • Status: Preferred Walk-On

Parker O’Neal (b. Dec. 29, 1998) is a preferred walk-on linebacker from Abilene High School.

He redshirted in 2018, is majoring in milling science and probably will end up as a scout team player this season.

O’Neal played under head coach Steve Simpson, and was an honorable mention all-state linebacker by The Topeka Capital-Journal and The Wichita Eagle as both a junior and senior.

He was the Cowboys’ leading tackler as a senior in 2016 when he made 130 stops, leading Abilene to a 7-3 record and a trip to the state playoffs.

O’Neal also played basketball, leading his team to a third-place finish in the state championship in 2017, while he was a two-time state qualifier in track and field.