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DeVante Parker
DeVante  Parker


Louisville, Ky.

High School:

Height / Weight:
6-3 / 211



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Football vs. Notre Dame; photos by Mike DiNovo-USA TODAY Sports

2014 Senior Season Missed the first seven games with a foot injury... had a huge season in the six games that he appeared in.... caught 43 passes for 855 yards and five touchdowns.... was a second-team All-ACC selection in a vote by the coaches and a third-team honoree in a media vote... tied for the school record for career touchdown receptions with 33... moved into seventh place with 156 career receptions and fourth in yards with 2,775... returned to action versus NC State and caught nine passes for 132 yards in a 30-18 win... tied for the second-most receiving yards in a game when he caught eight passes for 214 yards in a 42-31 loss to Florida State... opened the game with a 71-yard reception... caught eight eight passes for 144 yards and one score in a win over Boston College on the road... caught four passes for 65 yards and a touchdown against Notre Dame... closed the regualr season with six receptions for 180 yards and his first three-touchdown game in a win over Kentucky... scored on two 45-yard throws and a 33-yarder... totaled his tenth career 100-yard receiving game with eight catches for 120 yards versus Georgia.

2013 Junior Season Has played and started in 12 games overall... ended the year with 55 receptions for 885 yards and tied a school record with 12 touchdowns... his 12 touchdowns were tied for 10th nationally and led the AAC... led team and was seventh in the AAC with 885 yards receiving... recorded three 100-yard receiving games... tied a career-high with nine receptions for 142 yards and one touchdown in the Russell Bowl win over Miami... had career-best nine catches for 104 yards and two touchdowns in road win over No. 23 Cincinnati... finished with five catches for 71 yards and a score at UConn... had two scoring catches and six catches overall for 74 yards against FIU... season-high 134 yards receiving on five receptions and a pair of touchdowns against EKU.

2012 Sophomore Season Played in all 13 games... led the team with 744 yards receiving and 10 touchdown receptions... his 10 touchdown receptions were the most by a player in a season since 1998... had a touchdown in six straight games to end the season... had two games with two receiving touchdowns... finished the season with two 100 yard receiving games... hauled in a 75-yd touchdown reception to start second half of Pittsburgh game.

2011 Freshman Season Appeared in 11 games... Led the team with six touchdown receptions... Finished sixth on the team with 18 receptions and fourth with 291 receiving yards... Had two receiving touchdowns at USF... Made a highlight-real 39-yd touchdown reception in season-opening win versus Murray State.

High School Played for Mike Jackson at Ballard High School... one of the most electrifying players in the state... rated 26th-best wide receiver by ranked the 77th-best wide receiver by and the fifth-best player in the Kentucky postseason top 10... finishes his career as one of the state's all-time leading wide receivers... two-time All-State performer... caught 68 passes for 1,793 yards - 26.4 yards a catch - and 19 touchdowns as a senior... named first team All-State by the Courier-Journal... his 1,793 yards last season ranks fourth all-time in state history... recorded 209 yards and one touchdown against 6-A state champion Trinity, 137 and two TDs and 184 and two TDs in two games against No. 2 St. Xavier, 211 yards and two TDs against 6-A finalist Male and 227 yards and three TDs in just three quarters against 3-A state champion Central... finished his career with 3,274 yards receiving, which ranks fifth only behind Somerset's John Cole (4,981), Lawrence County's Gerad Parker (4,736), Male's Montrell Jones (4,345) and Mason County's Chris Lofton (3,511)... totaled 73 catches for 1,438 yards and 12 TDs as a junior... was named co-Paul Hornung Award winner as the state's top player with Boyle County's Lamar Dawson... his father Anthony Shelman played football at Louisville... chose Louisville over scholarship offers from Kentucky, Indiana and UCF.

Personal Son of Raneca Parker and former UofL running back Anthony Shelman... born 1/20/93... communications major.

RECEIVING G Rec Yds TD Lg Rec/G Avg/C Avg/G
2011 11 18 291 6 42 1.6 16.2 26.5
2012 13 40 744 10 75 3.1 18.6 57.2
2013 12 55 885 12 54 4.6 16.1 73.8
2014 6 43 855 5 71 7.2 19.9 142.5
TOTAL 42 156 2775 33 75 3.7 17.8 66.1
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