San Diego, Calif.
Francis Parker HS
AT MIAMI: Reserve receiver who has shown potential…a non-scholarship player who has the size, speed and catching ability to make a contribution to the team…has impressed coaches with his work ethic and ability…has shown a willingness to go after catches amidst defenders…could help as a receiver or special teams player this season.
HIGH SCHOOL: Francis Parker…starred as a receiver, strong safety and punter…caught 15 passes for 150 yards and three touchdowns on offense as a senior…made 75 tackles (45 solos) with four quarterback sacks, three interceptions (one for a touchdown), caused three fumbles and recovered two fumbles as a senior on defense…also averaged 38 yards on 30 punts, including a best of 53 yards…returned three kickoffs for 68 yards…was a two-time First-Team All-Conference selection at strong safety as a junior and senior in 1999-2000…helped lead Parker to the quarterfinals of the California Interscholastic Federation (C.I.F.) playoffs in 2000 with a 9-2 record…led Parker to the C.I.F. Semi-Finals as a junior in 1999…had a career-best receiving game of four catches for 50 yards against Coronado HS…had defensive single-game highs of 14 tackles (8 solos), one fumble recovery and one interception…also was captain and four-year letterman on the soccer team, in addition to earning two varsity letters in baseball and one letter in track…an excellent student-athlete who was named to the All-Academic team in three sports…coached by John Morrison.
PERSONAL: Born 8/19/82…full name is Alex Joaquin Duk (pronounced dook)…son of Fernando and Linda Duk.