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Data Scout Notes: 2014: (+) 08-22-14 Foot INJ, Out...PMaxwell/PBiletnikoff/DS#1PSTeamProspect-DStephens...#15/20Feldman2014FreakList/P1stM...2013: 1stC...Coming off 10-05-13 Shoulder INJ...PBiletnikoff/DS#4PSTeamProspect-DStephens/TSX-PTW...2012: 1stC
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A two-time first-team all-conference honoree in the BIG EAST/AAC with 28 career TD receptions, including a school record-tying 12 last season, Parker has developed into one of the most reliable and consistent pass-catchers in the country while steadily progressing from a raw athlete to a skilled wideout over his three years at Louisville.
STRENGTHS: At 6'3 with long arms, soft hands and superb leaping ability, Parker is as tough of a receiver to defend as there is anywhere in the country as he utilizes great body control and timing to win any ball thrown in his vicinity regardless of how well-covered he is. After the catch, Parker demonstrates impressive shiftiness despite being a long-strider and has a nice second gear to create distance once he's in the open field.
WEAKNESSES: Parker's initial burst and quickness off the line is only marginal, so he'll need to continue improving with his hands to routinely beat press coverage, and he lacks elite straight-line speed to separate vertically. He's also still developing as a route-runner as he lacks sharpness on cuts, and doesn't always work his way back to the ball, but he has shown steady improvement in this area.
Parker has first-round talent, and will certainly be a consideration there with another season like the last two.
--Derek Stephens (8/18/14)
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.
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.
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.
Played for Mike Jackson at Ballard High School... Rated as the No. 26 wide receiver by Scout.com... Two-time all-state performer... Caught 68 passes for 1,793 yards and 19 touchdowns as a senior... Fifth in state history at time of graduation with 3,274 yards receiving.
Son of Raneca Parker and former Louisville running back Anthony Shelman... Born 1/20/93... Education major.
Draft Scout Player News
08/25/14 - Louisville coach Bobby Petrino has announced that senior wide receiver Devante Parker will miss six to eight weeks with a broken left small toe, leaving the Cardinals without their top target for Monday night's season opener against Miami. Parker injured the foot in Friday night's practice and was examined Monday in Charlotte, North Carolina, by orthopedist Bob Anderson, a foot and ankle specialist. Petrino says Parker is scheduled to have surgery on Monday afternoon. Parker's injury deals a big blow to Louisville's offense as it enters the Atlantic Coast Conference against a Hurricanes squad it throttled 36-9 in the Russell Athletic Bowl last December. The Louisville native had nine catches for 142 yards and a touchdown against Miami en route to a team-high 885 yards and 12 TDs. - AP Sports
08/22/14 - Louisville says wide receiver Devante Parker injured his left foot during practice and will be evaluated by an orthopedic surgeon in Charlotte, North Carolina, soon. The school announced the injury in a news release and said there is no timetable for Parker's return. Parker was injured during practice at Papa John's Stadium on Friday and evaluated by team physicians. He will visit Dr. Bob Anderson in Charlotte "in the next couple days for further evaluation and management," the release said. The 6-foot-3 senior passed up a chance to jump to the NFL after his junior season, when he had 55 receptions for 885 yards and a school-record 12 touchdown catches. The Cardinals begin their first season in the Atlantic Coast Conference on Labor Day night when they host Miami. - AP Sports
08/08/14 - 2014 PRESEASON ALL-ACC TEAM (MEDIA): WR DeVante Parker, Louisville (32) 6-3 208 Senior Louisville, Ky.,...Entering their first season in the ACC, Parker was the Cardinals' lone selection on the team. Parker, one of the most talented wide receivers in the nation, is coming off his best season a year ago, catching 55 passes for 885 yards and tied a school record with 12 receiving touchdowns. A first team All-American Athletic Conference selection, Parker ended the year by catching nine passes in back-to-back wins over Cincinnati and Miami.
He recorded 104 yards and two scores in an overtime win over the Bearcats and closed the season with a season-high 142 yards and a touchdown against the Hurricanes. Parker enters the final year of his career with 113 receptions for 1,920 yards and 28 touchdowns. He is third all-time in school history in touchdowns and 10th in yards. - Louisville football
08/06/14 - Ranking the Top 20 'Freaks' in college football for 2014: 15. DeVante Parker, WR, Louisville Cardinals...Charlie Strong upgraded the athleticism across the board at U of L and Parker is a good example of that. The 6-3, 208-pound wideout, who caught 55 passes for 885 yards and 12 TDs last year, was timed at 4.39 in the 40 and broad jumped 10-feet, 10-inches to go with his tremendous range (80-inch wingspan). Parker's pro agility time was 4.10 and he has benched 225 pounds 17 times, which is also excellent for a receiver. - Bruce Feldman, FOX Sports
08/06/14 - 2014 PRESEASON BILETNIKOFF AWARD WATCH LIST: DeVante Parker, University of Louisville, Sr.,...The Biletnikoff Award annually recognizes the outstanding receiver in college football. Any player, regardless of position (wide receiver, tight end, slot back, and running back) who catches a pass is eligible for the award. Parker is one of the game's most dominating wide receivers after a productive 2013 season. The 6-foot-3 wide out caught 55 passes for 885 yards and tied a school record with 12 touchdown receptions last year. A first team All-American Athletic Conference selection last season, Parker caught a career-high nine passes in wins over Cincinnati and Miami. - Louisville football