Corey Parker has made his way through the ranks, and has become a crowd favourite, and has pleased fans with his decision to re-sign, a deal which will take him through until the age of 32.
Parker is a very real chance to become only the second Bronco to reach 300 games behind the late Darren Lockyer, as his tally currently stands at 222 – with the chance remaining that he may just crack the 300 mark by 2014.
Paul White, the Broncos CEO says that Parker’s achievements have put him up there as one of the Broncos greatest ever players.
â€œHe has had an extraordinarily long career for someone who is just 28 years of age, has won a premiership and scored hundreds of points for the Broncos,â€ said White.
â€œBut what is most impressive is the loyalty Corey has shown this club.
â€œIn these days of professionalism the salary cap places pressure on both players and clubs. So it is extremely unique for one player to stay at a club for over 10 years, let alone commit to 15 seasons.
â€œThis longevity is testament to Coreyâ€™s talent, and his attitude to training and the Brisbane Broncos club in general.â€
For Parker, Red Hill is his home, and he could not imagine playing anywhere else except with the Broncos.
â€œIt was a boyhood dream of mine to play for the Broncos and I have been fortunate enough that it has worked out better than I could have imagined,â€ he said.
â€œI am proud to be a one-club man for the Broncos and I am excited about the future and possibilities for the team over the next few seasons.â€