Wyatt “Red” Parish starred as a running back on the first three Florida State football teams, 1947-48-49. He started the Seminoles’ first game and made the school’s first run from scrimmage. Called a “great competitor” by his coach, Don Veller, the versatile Parish made his mark rushing, passing, and receiving. By the time he had completed his career, Parish held the FSU career scoring mark of 99 points and the record for most touchdowns in one season with nine in 1949, which lasted for 15 years. “Red” Parish was one reason Florida State got off the ground running into college gridiron prominence.