KNOXVILLE -- The University of Tennessee football program announced today that former Vol offensive lineman Anthony Parker and Derrick Lett have been added to the football staff. Parker will serve as the offensive graduate assistant, while Lett will be an offensive administrative intern.
Parker previously coached as a graduate assistant at Mississippi State (2011-12) and Morgan State (2009-10) and was a four-year letterman for the Vols from 2005-08. He played in 44 career games on the offensive line for Tennessee, including 38 starts, predominantly as an offensive guard. Parker started all 14 games of the 2007 season, including the 2007 SEC Championship Game, and also started 12 games in 2006 and 2008 as well as one as a freshman at center in 2005.
A native of Jonesboro, Ga., Parker was named a second team All-American by the Associated Press in 2007. He also earned first team All-SEC honors from both the AP and league coaches in 2007 as well as second team All-SEC accolades in 2008, also from both the AP and league coaches.
Lett joins the Vols after spending the last four seasons at Bowling Green High School in Ohio, most recently as the passing game coordinator. He began his coaching career there as the quarterbacks and receivers coach. Lett played at Bowling Green State University from 2001-05 and was part of two bowl game wins with the Falcons as well as a 2004 receiving corps that was ranked third-best in the nation by Athlon, under the direction of current UT receivers coach and recruiting coordinator Zach Azzanni.
Both Parker and Lett have begun their work with the Tennessee football program.
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