Donald Parham
Parham with the Washington Redskins in 2019
No. 89 – Los Angeles Chargers
Position:Tight end
Personal information
Born: (1997-08-16) August 16, 1997 (age 23)
Lakeland, Florida
Height:6 ft 8 in (2.03 m)
Weight:237 lb (108 kg)
Career information
High school:Lake Gibson
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Roster status:Active
Career NFL statistics as of 2020
Receiving yards:159
Receiving TDs:3
Player stats at

Donald Parham Jr. (born August 16, 1997) is an American football tight end for the Los Angeles Chargers of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Stetson University, and signed with the Detroit Lions as an undrafted free agent in 2019.

College career

Parham played college football at Stetson. During his senior season, he had 85 receptions for 1,319 yards and 13 touchdowns.[1]

Professional career

Detroit Lions

On May 10, 2019, Parham signed with the Detroit Lions after going undrafted in the 2019 NFL Draft.[2] He was waived on May 12, 2019.[3]

Washington Redskins

He signed with the Washington Redskins on June 7, 2019 after a minicamp tryout.[4] Parham was waived by the Redskins on August 31, 2019,[5] but re-signed to their practice squad on September 12.[6] He was released on September 17, 2019.[7]

Dallas Renegades

In the 2020 XFL Draft, he was selected in the ninth round by the Dallas Renegades.[8] In his second game versus the Los Angeles Wildcats, Parham made five catches for 76 yards and a touchdown.[9] He had his contract terminated when the league suspended operations on April 10, 2020.[10]

Los Angeles Chargers

Parham signed with the Los Angeles Chargers on April 14, 2020.[11] In Week 4 against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Parham recorded his first career reception, a 19 yard touchdown pass from rookie quarterback Justin Herbert, during the 38–31 loss. [12]


  1. ^ Ledger, Ray Beasock The. "Lake Gibson's Donald Parham has a chance to be taken in the NFL Draft". The Ledger. Retrieved June 26, 2019.
  2. ^ "Lions' Donald Parham: Signs with Detroit". Retrieved June 26, 2019.
  3. ^ "Lions sign 2 WRs, release 2 TEs following rookie minicamp". Lions Wire. May 12, 2019. Retrieved October 9, 2020.
  4. ^ "Redskins sign TE Donald Parham to 90-man roster after minicamp tryout". Riggo's Rag. June 7, 2019. Retrieved June 26, 2019.
  5. ^ Carpenter, Les (August 31, 2019). "Josh Doctson highlights list of cuts as Redskins finalize roster". The Washington Post. Retrieved September 2, 2019.
  6. ^ "Redskins Sign TE Donald Parham To Practice Squad". Retrieved September 13, 2019.
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  8. ^ Bender, Bill (October 21, 2019). "XFL Draft picks 2019: Complete results, rosters, players for new football league". Sporting News. Retrieved October 22, 2019.
  9. ^ Hoyt, Joseph (February 16, 2020). "Despite Landry Jones' subpar debut, defense and run game lead Renegades to 'gritty' first XFL win vs. Wildcats". Dallas Morning News. Retrieved February 16, 2020.
  10. ^ Condotta, Bob (April 10, 2020). "XFL suspends operations, terminates all employees, but Jim Zorn says he has hopes league will continue". Retrieved July 17, 2020.
  11. ^ "Los Angeles Chargers Sign Tight End Donald Parham Jr". April 14, 2020. Retrieved April 15, 2020.
  12. ^ Edwards, Josh (October 4, 2020). "Buccaneers vs. Chargers final score: Tom Brady rallies Tampa to win over rookie Justin Herbert". Retrieved October 6, 2020.