A. J. Parker
No. 41 – San Francisco 49ers
Personal information
Born: (1998-02-15) February 15, 1998 (age 24)
Bartlesville, Oklahoma
Height:5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Weight:185 lb (84 kg)
Career information
High school:Bartlesville
(Bartlesville, Oklahoma)
College:Kansas State (2016–2020)
Career history
Roster status:Reserve/futures
Career NFL statistics as of 2021
Total tackles:47
Forced fumbles:1
Pass deflections:7
Player stats at NFL.com · PFR

Arlando Dwayne Parker Jr. (born February 15, 1998) is an American football cornerback for the San Francisco 49ers of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Kansas State.

College career

Parker played for the Kansas State Wildcats for five seasons, redshirting his true freshman year. He finished his collegiate career with 144 tackles, 8.5 tackles for loss, six interceptions and 24 passes defended in 40 games played.[1]

Professional career

Detroit Lions

Parker signed with the Detroit Lions as an undrafted free agent on May 3, 2021.[2] He made the Lions' 53-man roster out of training camp.[3] He was placed on injured reserve on November 24, 2021. He was activated on December 18.

On August 30, 2022, Parker was waived by the Lions and signed to the practice squad the next day.[4][5] He was promoted to the active roster on October 8, 2022.[6] He was waived on November 11, 2022, and re-signed to the practice squad.[7]

San Francisco 49ers

On January 16, 2023, Parker signed a reserve/future contract with the San Francisco 49ers.[8]


  1. ^ "Former Bartlesville sports standout declares for NFL draft". Bartlesville Examiner-Enterprise. January 3, 2021. Retrieved September 12, 2021.
  2. ^ "2021 NFL draft: Detroit Lions officially sign 13 undrafted free agents". May 3, 2021. Retrieved September 12, 2021.
  3. ^ "From Bartlesville to the NFL! Parker smashes the odds, earns spot on Detroit Lions roster". Bartlesville Examiner-Enterprise. September 3, 2021. Retrieved September 12, 2021.
  4. ^ "Lions announce roster moves". DetroitLions.com. August 30, 2022.
  5. ^ "Lions announce roster moves". DetroitLions.com. August 31, 2022.
  6. ^ @Lions (October 8, 2022). "#Lions announce roster moves: Signed WR Maurice Alexander and CB AJ Parker to the Active Roster from the Practice Squad Elevated DB Saivion Smith and K Michael Badgley to the Active/Inactive List from the Practice Squad Placed WR Quintez Cephus on the Reserve/Injured List" (Tweet) – via Twitter.
  7. ^ @Lions (November 11, 2022). "#Lions have waived CB AJ Parker" (Tweet) – via Twitter.
  8. ^ "49ers Sign DB Parker to Reserve/Future Contract". 49ers.com. January 16, 2023. Retrieved January 27, 2023.