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- Aug 13, 2003
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Florida Atlantic running back Doug Parker and wide receiver Roosevelt Bynes have been invited to participate in the Dolphins' rookie camp on Thursday.
The 5-foot-10, 222-pound Parker is FAU's career rushing leader with 1,981 yards in three seasons and led the Owls with 896 yards on the ground his senior season.
Parker, an Atlantic graduate, worked out for Miami this month.
Bynes, who played at FAU for two seasons after transferring from Pitt, was the Owls' deep threat and scored 13 touchdowns in his career at FAU. The 6-foot, 193-pound Bynes had 1,399 yards receiving in his Owls career.
Parker and Bynes are the latest FAU players to earn shots with NFL teams. Linebacker Chris Laskowski signed as a free agent with Indianapolis after the draft was over, and Owls quarterback Jared Allen was invited Monday to Tampa Bay's mini-camp.
"Like any proud father sitting at the football awards banquet hoping his son would be selected as the most valuable player, my staff and I have followed this draft with interest," FAU coach Howard Schnellenberger said. "Obviously we are pleased, even though not drafted, at least four of our players will have the opportunity to make their respective teams."