Born and raised in Portland, Oregon. Attended Southridge High School and went on to play college football at Western Oregon University. Two time all-conference selection with junior year being selected Second team and Senior year First team. During his Senior Season Parnell had 17 passes defensed which was 9th in the nation, 35 tackles and 2 INTs. Parnell also became the GNAC and school record holder for career pass breakups with 31.

Continued Bio after college:
After my senior year was over COVID unfortunately canceled my Pro Day at Portland State. I went on to play in the 2020 Spring League and the 2021 Spring League. In my two seasons in the Spring League I have only allowed 2 catches for a total of 9 yards in 8 games. During my time in The Spring League I’ve played CB/Nickel/SS and FS but primarily stayed at CB. In the 2021 Spring League I was voted defensive team captain.