Take 2: Cowboys LB Micah Parsons gets do-overs for multiple hometown honors

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It’s homecoming week for Micah Parsons.

The Cowboys linebacker and reigning Defensive Rookie of the Year is being honored a couple different ways in his native Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.

First, the 22-year-old was chosen to drop the puck Sunday night for the Hershey Bears, an American Hockey League team (an affiliate of the NHL’s Washington Capitals) based just a few miles outside Harrisburg.

Striding out on the ice in a Bears jersey customized with his No. 11, Parsons was perhaps a little in the dark as to how a puck drop works. Rather than pause for a player from the Bears and visiting Syracuse Crunch to join him at center ice for the photo op, Parsons hit the end of the carpet and hilariously dropped the puck in the most clueless and unceremonious way possible.

When Micah Parsons is ready to go, he’s not waiting around.

Thankfully, he got a second chance a few moments later.

Parsons will also be getting a makeup opportunity at another personal honor on Tuesday, when he will be awarded the key to the city of Harrisburg.

For a second time.

Parsons got his first key to the city shortly after being selected by the Cowboys in the opening round of the 2021 NFL draft. But according to The Daily Collegian, the news outlet from his alma mater of Penn State, Parsons lost it at some point in the last year.

Parsons, though, disputed that on social media.

Harrisburg’s mayor plans to be wearing a Parsons jersey (she also happens to be a Cowboys fan) for the Tuesday afternoon ceremony, in which she’ll present the linebacker with a new key.

This one, she says, will be on a large plaque, “in the hopes that he doesn’t lose this one.”

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