Senior Thoughts with Parker Mellott

Senior Thoughts with Parker Mellott

A four-year football athlete, Parker is a business administration major from Ijamsville, Maryland. Parker will be working for Guggenheim Partners in New York City as an Investment Banking Analyst.


Favorite team memory: Beating Case Western on senior night at home.

Proudest athletic achievement: Being selected as a two-time Academic All-American.

Hope for future of your team: Break through the ceiling and finally win the conference. All about being consistent every week and not playing down to our competition.

Something you'd like to say to your underclassmen teammates: We all know that Carnegie Mellon is an extremely rigorous school, and playing sports makes it even tougher. Regardless of this, do not fall into the trap of comparing your experience in college to others. We go to one of the most prestigious institutions in the world and get to play football with our brothers. Take it one day at a time and enjoy each moment, and when you look back on your four years, you will have no regrets.

Reason you chose Carnegie Mellon and how it's effected you: My dream was always to play college football, but I also wanted to go to a prestigious academic university that would give me the most opportunities after my football career was over. Carnegie Mellon was the perfect blend of that. In addition, meeting the players on the team and the coaches when I came on my visit was what sold me the most. The people surrounding the football program are some of the best I have ever met. It is truly a family.

An athletic opportunity you're thankful for: Being voted captain

Team you enjoyed competing against the most and why: Every team in 2019 - my senior season, because it was our most successful year, Coach Bodnar's last year, and we had a historic defense. While we did not end up winning the conference, I would not have traded anything about that season. Being captain and seeing all of our hard work pay off with such a great year was amazing.