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Jalen Parmele
RB #35
Height:
5-11
Weight:
225
College:
Toledo
Experience:
4

Biography

 
PRO: The Titans added Jalen Parmele to the roster during the 2013 offseason to provide competition at the running back position, as a kickoff returner, and on special teams coverage units.  Parmele previously played with the Baltimore Ravens (2008–2010) and Jacksonville Jaguars (2012), totaling 35 games and two starts before arriving in Tennessee.  The former Toledo Rocket was originally drafted in 2008 by the Miami Dolphins.  

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:
•    In 2012, Parmele’s only season in Jacksonville, he set career highs in starts (two), carries (40), rushing yards (143) and receptions (seven).
•    In 2010, he played in all 16 games for the first time in his career and led the Ravens with 24 kickoff returns for 562 yards (23.4-yard avg.).

CAREER TRANSACTIONS:  
•    The Midland, Mich., native was originally selected by the Miami Dolphins in the sixth round (176th overall) in the 2008 NFL Draft.  
•    Waived by the Dolphins on Sept. 24, 2008 and signed to the Dolphins practice squad on Sept. 26, 2008.
•    Signed by the Baltimore Ravens off the Dolphins practice squad on Dec. 10, 2008.  
•    Re-signed by the Ravens as an exclusive rights free agent on April 16, 2010.  
•    Re-signed by the Ravens as an unrestricted free agent on July 30, 2011.  
•    Waived by the Ravens on Sept. 3, 2011.
•    Signed by the Jacksonville Jaguars as a free agent on May 1, 2012.
•    Signed by the Titans as a free agent on May 8, 2013.

COLLEGE:
•    Four-year letterman at Toledo, where he totaled 589 carries for 3,119 yards (5.3 avg.) and 28 touchdowns.  
•    As a senior, started all 12 games and earned All-Mid-American Conference honors.  Played in the Hula Bowl following senior season.  Ranked ninth in country with 1,511 yards on 276 carries and scored a career-high 14 touchdowns.  Added 17 receptions for 157 yards and one touchdown along with 20 kickoff returns for a 28.0-yard average.  Had an 82-yard kickoff return for a touchdown.
•    As a junior, named first-team All-MAC, carrying the ball 207 times for 1,131 yards and eight touchdowns.  Finished with five 100-yard rushing games.
•    Majored in information systems.  

PERSONAL:  
•    Married to Stacey with two sons, Jayan and Dejhon, and splits time between Nashville and Midland, Mich.
•    Attended H.H. Dow (Midland, Mich.) High School, where as a senior he was named first-team All-Class A All-State after rushing for 1,507 yards and 23 touchdowns.  Also lettered in track and basketball.
•    Earned league All-Academic honors as a high school sophomore, junior and senior.
•    List of favorites: (movie) “Snatch”; (TV show) “MasterChef”; (actress) Zoe Saldana; (video game) Assasin’s Creed; (car) Dodge Charger SRT8; and (sports hero) Barry Sanders.
•    Born Justin Alexander Parmele on Dec. 30, 1985 in Boynton Beach, Fla.
 
PRO: The Titans added Jalen Parmele to the roster during the 2013 offseason to provide competition at the running back position, as a kickoff returner, and on special teams coverage units.  Parmele previously played with the Baltimore Ravens (2008–2010) and Jacksonville Jaguars (2012), totaling 35 games and two starts before arriving in Tennessee.  The former Toledo Rocket was originally drafted in 2008 by the Miami Dolphins.  

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:
•    In 2012, Parmele’s only season in Jacksonville, he set career highs in starts (two), carries (40), rushing yards (143) and receptions (seven).
•    In 2010, he played in all 16 games for the first time in his career and led the Ravens with 24 kickoff returns for 562 yards (23.4-yard avg.).

CAREER TRANSACTIONS:  
•    The Midland, Mich., native was originally selected by the Miami Dolphins in the sixth round (176th overall) in the 2008 NFL Draft.  
•    Waived by the Dolphins on Sept. 24, 2008 and signed to the Dolphins practice squad on Sept. 26, 2008.
•    Signed by the Baltimore Ravens off the Dolphins practice squad on Dec. 10, 2008.  
•    Re-signed by the Ravens as an exclusive rights free agent on April 16, 2010.  
•    Re-signed by the Ravens as an unrestricted free agent on July 30, 2011.  
•    Waived by the Ravens on Sept. 3, 2011.
•    Signed by the Jacksonville Jaguars as a free agent on May 1, 2012.
•    Signed by the Titans as a free agent on May 8, 2013.

COLLEGE:
•    Four-year letterman at Toledo, where he totaled 589 carries for 3,119 yards (5.3 avg.) and 28 touchdowns.  
•    As a senior, started all 12 games and earned All-Mid-American Conference honors.  Played in the Hula Bowl following senior season.  Ranked ninth in country with 1,511 yards on 276 carries and scored a career-high 14 touchdowns.  Added 17 receptions for 157 yards and one touchdown along with 20 kickoff returns for a 28.0-yard average.  Had an 82-yard kickoff return for a touchdown.
•    As a junior, named first-team All-MAC, carrying the ball 207 times for 1,131 yards and eight touchdowns.  Finished with five 100-yard rushing games.
•    Majored in information systems.  

PERSONAL:  
•    Married to Stacey with two sons, Jayan and Dejhon, and splits time between Nashville and Midland, Mich.
•    Attended H.H. Dow (Midland, Mich.) High School, where as a senior he was named first-team All-Class A All-State after rushing for 1,507 yards and 23 touchdowns.  Also lettered in track and basketball.
•    Earned league All-Academic honors as a high school sophomore, junior and senior.
•    List of favorites: (movie) “Snatch”; (TV show) “MasterChef”; (actress) Zoe Saldana; (video game) Assasin’s Creed; (car) Dodge Charger SRT8; and (sports hero) Barry Sanders.
•    Born Justin Alexander Parmele on Dec. 30, 1985 in Boynton Beach, Fla.
 
Rushing
YearTeamGAttAtt/GYdsAvgYds/GTDLng1st1st%20+40+FUM
TOTAL 36 48 1.3 187 3.9 5.2 0 31 9 18.8 2 0 0
2014 ARI 1 1 1 0 -- 0 0 0 0 -- 0 0 0
2012 JAC 11 40 3.6 143 3.6 13 0 28 8 20 1 0 0
2010 BAL 16 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2009 BAL 7 5 0.7 17 3.4 2.4 0 7 0 -- 0 0 0
2008 BAL 1 2 2 27 13.5 27 0 31 1 50 1 0 0
2008 MIA 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Receiving
YearTeamGRecYdsAvgYds/GLongTD20+40+1stFUM
TOTAL 36 7 60 8.6 1.7 26 0 1 0 2 0
2014 ARI 1 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2012 JAC 11 7 60 8.6 5.5 26 0 1 0 2 0
2010 BAL 16 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2009 BAL 7 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2008 BAL 1 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2008 MIA 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Defensive
YearTeamGTotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntTDsYdsAvgLng
TOTAL 36 19 18 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 -- 0
2014 ARI 1 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2012 JAC 11 6 5 1 0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- --
2010 BAL 16 7 7 0 0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- --
2009 BAL 7 6 6 0 0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- --
2008 BAL 1 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2008 MIA 0 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Fumbles
YearTeamGFUMLostFFOWN FROPP FROWN YDSOPP YDSTDOOBSftyTB
TOTAL 36 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2014 ARI 1 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2012 JAC 11 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2010 BAL 16 1 0 1 -- -- -- -- -- 0 0 0
2009 BAL 7 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2008 BAL 1 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2008 MIA 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Kick Return
YearTeamGRetYdsAvgLngTD20+40+FCFUM
TOTAL 36 43 1,078 25.1 53 0 33 2 0 1
2014 ARI 1 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2012 JAC 11 10 233 23.3 38 0 9 0 0 0
2010 BAL 16 24 562 23.4 39 0 16 0 0 1
2009 BAL 7 9 283 31.4 53 0 8 2 0 0
2008 BAL 1 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2008 MIA 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --

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