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Parham’s longest run ends

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41 years after arriving on campus, former GSU RB earns degree
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Pictured above is former Grambling State and NFL running back Robert Parham picking up his diploma Friday from GSU president Rick Gallot. Pictured in the inset is Parham during his GSU playing days. In the bottom photo, Robert Parham, right, was all smiles as he hugged Grambling State University president Rick Gallot during Friday’s commencement exercises.

GRAMBLING — Atlanta’s Andrea Parham received this year’s Mother’s Day gift two days early, after waiting nearly 41 years for it.

Her son, former Grambling State football standout and NFL running back Robert Parham, finally gave her the gift she wanted most as he walked across the stage Friday in the Frederick C. Hobdy Assembly Center to pick up his degree in kinesiology from GSU president Rick Gallot.

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