LEFT WING, NEW JERSEY DEVILS
Zach Parise had
just returned from a hockey tournament in Calgary during his senior year in
high school when his phone rang. The caller wanted him "to go to a local
photography place to have a picture taken." That's how Parise found out he
was going to be in FACES IN THE CROWD. "I thought it was pretty cool,"
At the University
of North Dakota, Parise, whose dad, J.P., played 14 seasons in the NHL, was
twice a finalist for the Hobey Baker Award, given to the top collegiate player.
In 2003 the Devils took him in the first round, and he was the tournament MVP
for the U.S. junior team that won gold at the '04 world championships.
Of his appearance
in FACES he says, "It definitely built confidence."
Feb. 18, 2002
FAIRBAULT, MINN. > HOCKEY
Zach, a senior at Shattuck--St. Mary's School, was named MVP of the Mac's AAA
Midget Hockey Tournament for the second consecutive year, the first repeater in
the event's 24 years. With 29 points in seven games, he led the Sabres to the
title for the third straight year.
FOOTBALL/TRACK AND FIELD
WHAT WE SAID
THEN: Herschel, a Johnson County (Ga.) High senior, won four events, including
the 100-yard dash (9.8), the 220 (21.8) and the shot put (51'¼"), to lead
the Trojans to a state track title.
WHERE HE WENT:
Walker ran his way to the 1982 Heisman Trophy as a junior halfback for Georgia,
then played 12 seasons in the NFL. He ranks 28th alltime in total yards from