Boy Scouts, football definitely have similarities
What do scouting and football have in common? More than you think according to a former starting quarterback for the Alabama Crimson Tide who also spent time in the pros.
John Parker Wilson was the keynote speaker for the recent Cherokee County Friends of Scouting (FOS) Banquet held in the Cherokee County Chamber of Commerce meeting room on the campus of Gadsden State Community College-Cherokee.
Andy Lowe, master of ceremonies for the event, shared some biographical information on Wilson, noting his career as a three-year starter for Alabama as quarterback from 2006 to 2009.
John Parker Wilson, former quarterback for the Alabama Crimson Tide, shares some of the things football and scouting have in common during the recent Cherokee County Friends of Scouting Breakfast.
“During his sophomore season he threw for over 200 yards in the first seven games of the season setting a new school record. Finished with a school record of nine 200-yard games,” said Lowe. “In his senior season. Wilson led the Crimson Tide to a 12 and 2 season and the regular season finale he led Alabama to a 36-0 over state rival Auburn giving a six game losing streak to Tigers.”
“When his career at Alabama ended, Wilson held every significant passing record in Alabama School history,” said Lowe.
“He was signed as a free agent in 2009 and spent four years in the NFL with the Atlanta Falcons, Jacksonville Jaguars and the Pittsburgh Steelers,” said Lowe. “He currently lives in Birmingham with his wife, Tyler and is a financial advisor with Morgan Stanley.”
“It is a pretty special deal for both of you guys Johnny and Ed,” said Wilson, who acknowledged Ed Allen Jr. and Johnny Roberts, Heart of the Eagle Award recipients for 2017. “How cool is it to be here speaking to you guys this morning. I appreciate you letting me come.”