Donald Parham Signs Multi-Year Deal With LA Chargers

The Los Angeles Chargers signed former Stetson tight end Donald Parham, Jr., to a multi-year contract on Tuesday.

Parham played for the Dallas Renegades of the XFL this spring. In his five games with Dallas, Parham was the league’s top-performing tight end, posting 24 receptions for 307 yards and four touchdowns. Parham’s 307 receiving yards were the third-best among all XFL players and he was the league’s lone tight end to record a 100-yard performance.

Before his stint in the XFL, Parham spent the 2019 offseason with the Detroit Lions and Washington Redskins after going undrafted.

Donald Parham catches a high throw
No. 49 Donald Parham had a record-setting career for the Hatters.

Parham is the second former XFL player to land with the Chargers. Storm Norton, who played for the Los Angeles Wildcats, signed a contract on Monday. Norton will compete for a job along the offensive line. As for Parham, he brings Los Angeles’ tight-end count to five.

The 6-8, 240-pound tight end was a consensus first-team All-American as a senior for the Hatters in 2018, catching 85 passes for 1,319 yards and 13 touchdowns — the best in each category that year by any FBS or FCS tight end.