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Hard Knocks: Who is Micah Parsons' mom?

Joshua Rogers August 18, 2021
2021 NFL Draft
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Rookie Micah Parsons is starring in HBO’s Hard Knocks, which follows the Dallas Cowboys ahead of the 2021 NFL regular season. In episode 2 Micah Parsons’ mom, Sherese Parsons, was seen and people naturally want to know more.

Micah Parsons’ career so far

Rookie Micah Parsons was born on 26 May 1999 in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.

The 6ft 3in linebacker attended Harrisburg High School where he started at both defensive end and running back.

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The five-star recruit initially looked Ohio State bound but, after a violation of NCAA rules, he eventually wound up at Penn State.

In his sophomore year, he was named Butkus–Fitzgerald Linebacker Of The Year (given to the Big Ten Linebacker Of The Year) and a consensus All-American.

He was selected 12th overall by the Dallas Cowboys in the 2021 NFL Draft.

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Micah Parsons features in Hard Knocks episode 2

Hard Knocks – HBO’s long-running NFL training camp docuseries – returned for episode 2 on 17 August.

The series follows the Dallas Cowboys’ training camp as they prepare for the upcoming regular season.

The likes of Dak Prescott and Zeke Elliott have been getting the lion’s share of the screen time.

However, Micah Parsons did appear in episode 2.

The rookie mostly appeared irritated by his lack of preseason time, but his lack of air time has prevented the 22-year-old from really resonating with Cowboys fans.

Even the appearance of Micah Parsons’ mom, who was a loyal cheerleader, wasn’t enough to endear him to fans.

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More on Micah Parsons’ mom, Sherese

Naturally, people wanted know more about Micah Parsons’ mom after the episode.

Parsons has a close relationship with his mother, Sherese. She called her son the “biggest blessing” during a profile earlier this year.

And with Parsons getting $17 million guaranteed over his four-year rookie deal – including a $9 million signing bonus and a team option for Year 5 – he decided to pay back his mother.

He recently bought his mom a new home in Dallas, sharing a photo saying, “Welcome, Mom” and this is “all for you”.

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Speaking to BroBible before he was drafted, Parsons spoke about the importance of his mom.

He touched on how much she sacrificed for him when he was a child.

“I want to finally get my own house, clear my mom’s debt. I moved a lot when I was younger and if I could put me and my mother into our own home and have something to call ours, it would be amazing.”

“If we had a million more Shereses,” Micah Parsons said of his mom, “this world would be OK.”

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Joshua is a senior sports writer with over four years' experience in online writing. He graduated with a BA in Ancient History from The University of Manchester before receiving an MA in Sports Journalism from The University of Central Lancashire. He became a trending writer for a leading social publisher and later spent time covering the 2018 World Cup for The Mirror Online. He then moved to a social marketing agency where he acted as website editor. His specialties on The Focus include F1, tennis, NBA, NFL and combat sports.