September 8, 2016
By Greg Phillips
TROY graduate and former football player Tyler Parker helps a child to safety during flooding in Baton Rouge. (Image courtesy Tyler Parker)
While some aim to become gridiron heroes, former Troy Trojans football player Tyler Parker recently became a real-life hero.
The historic flooding that struck Baton Rouge, La., in August came just a month after Parker, 24, moved to the area from Troy to take a teaching and coaching job at Parkview Baptist School.