Saw action in 19 career games on special teams as a punter and holder … Four-year letterman as a punter … Earned All-Ivy League First Team honors after only one season as Columbia’s starting punter.
Named First Team All-Ivy League punter as a senior, giving Columbia an All-Ivy League punter for the third straight season … All-ECAC Second Team selection … CoSIDA Academic All-District nominee … Led the Ivy League and ranked No. 11 nationally in punting with a 42.9 yards per punt average (2146 yards on 50 punts) … Key reason why Columbia ranked No. 3 nationally in punt return defense on the year (3.33 yards per return) and No. 13 on net punting (38.59) … In 50 punts, Thome had 10 punts travel 50 yards or more, placed 23 inside the 20-yard line and 12 ended in a fair catch … Long punt was a 66-yard punt at Dartmouth (Oct. 21) … Placed 5-7 punts inside the 20-yard line and boomed two 50-yard punts in season finale vs. Brown (Nov. 18) … Placed all four of his punts inside the 20-yard line at Cornell (Nov. 11) … Averaged 46.8 yards per punt with a long of 66 yards at Dartmouth (Oct. 21) … Averaged 48.0 yards per punt with a long of 56 yards vs. Penn (Oct. 14) … Averaged 44.8 yards per punt and placed 3-5 punts inside the 20 vs. Georgetown (Sept. 23).
Did not see action … Contributed on special teams … Named to Dean’s List.
Appeared in two games as the place holder as a sophomore.
Appeared in seven games as team's place holder as a first-year.
A 2014 graduate of Hortonville High School in Hortonville, Wis., where he played three years of varsity football for head coach Andy Kolosso and special teams coach Bryan Fletcher … Unanimous First Team All-Bay Conference selection as a punter … All-Region punter ... Named a Wisconsin Football Coaches Association All-State honorable mention punter ... Kohl's Kicking All-America Honorable Mention selection in 2013 ... Averaged 46.5 yards per punt and led the Bay Conference in punting with a 44.7-yard average and caught six passes for 282 yards and four touchdowns (47.0 yards per catch average) as a senior ... Played wide receiver and punter ... Also played baseball and basketball ... All-Area baseball player as an outfielder batting .419 … Herb Kohl Academic Scholarship recipient ... National Honor Society member ... Spanish Honor Society member … Member of Hortonville Area Jazz Band in which he was named Most Outstanding Jazz Musician … Class valedictorian.
Born Parker Alan Thome on August 11, 1995 … Son of Paul and Allison Thome … Has a brother Christopher, who graduated from the University of Wisconsin … Self-taught punter … Works as a research assistant at the University of Wisconsin Department of Surgery … Columbia Dean’s List student … Enrolled at Columbia College … Majors in Biology.