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10/07/14 - Loose Cavaliers grind out win over Pitt...Wins have been hard to come by for the Virginia football team over the past couple of seasons. The Cavaliers failed to win an ACC game last year, and entering Saturday night's tilt with ACC foe Pittsburgh, UVa's last October victory came in 2011. Under the lights and in front of the liveliest crowd at Scott Stadium in some time, Virginia used a career-high 169 yards from running back Kevin Parks to move to 2-0 in the ACC's Coastal Division for the first time since 2009 with a 24-19 win over Pittsburgh. "I was very loose and I feel like the team was too," Parks said. "We were very excited; it was a night game and we haven't had one of these in a while. We just came out and played hard."
Virginia (4-2, 2-0) was held scoreless in the second half but held on for the five-point win. Pittsburgh (3-3, 1-1) converted a touchdown with 1:27 to play as quarterback Chad Voytik found J.P. Holtz from 6 yards to cut the Virginia lead to 24-19. A two-point conversion attempt failed. Out of timeouts, Pittsburgh tried an onside kick but was unsuccessful and Virginia ran out the clock. "Give Virginia credit, that's a good football team," Pittsburgh head coach Paul Chryst said. "We didn't do enough to win our end and they did some really good things." The Cavaliers racked up 348 yards of total offense, with 227 of those yards on the ground. - The Sports Xchange
08/19/14 - Virginia's top NFL Draft-eligible prospects to watch in 2014: 2. RB Kevin Parks...Parks enters his senior season as a Doak Walker Award Watch List member after earning All-ACC second-team honors as a junior with 1,031 yards, 11 rushing TDs while finishing second on the team with 38 receptions. He's also Virginia's No. 8 all-time leading rusher with 2,474 career yards. Though possessing a smaller frame, Parks runs with exceptional vision and anticipation, and utilizes low position, toughness and good balance to bounce off defenders and extend plays.
He has exceptional break-down and make-you-miss ability in the open field, demonstrating suddenness from a stop and out of cuts, and gets up to full speed quickly with a strong first step. As a receiver, Parks displays good route running, soft hands and nice burst upfield after the grab. Lack of ideal size and home run speed are the biggest knocks on Parks, but if he can continue demonstrating versatility and durability, he could certainly be worthy of consideration in the mid-to-late rounds next spring. - Derek Stephens, NFLDraftScout.com
08/04/14 - 2014 PRESEASON DOAK WALKER AWARD WATCH LIST: Kevin Parks (Sr.), Virginia...Parks (Sr., Salisbury, N.C.) is a preseason All-ACC honoree and is the league’s leading returning rusher from 2013 when the tailback became the first UVa player to rush for over a 1,000 yards (1,031) since Alvin Pearman did so in 2004. Parks’ 2,474 career rushing yards are the most in the ACC among active players and No. 8 all-time in the UVa record book. CFPA listed Parks on its preseason 40-man watch list for its running back of the year. - Virginia football
12/13/13 - 2013 ALL-ACC SECOND TEAM (COACHES): RB-Kevin Parks, Jr., Virginia (18)...Parks became the first Cavalier to rush for at least 1,000 yards in a season since Alvin Pearman did so in 2004. The junior finished with 1,031 yards, which ranks No. 12 all-time at UVa for rushing yards in a season. Parks is No. 2 in the ACC with 1,031 total rushing yards and 85.9 rushing yards per game, while he ranks No. 2 among ACC running backs with 113.5 all-purpose yards per game. Parks concludes his junior season ranked No. 8 all-time at UVa with 2,474 career rushing yards and No. 7 all-time at UVa with 25 career rushing touchdowns. - Virginia football
12/04/13 - 2013 ALL-ACC SECOND TEAM (MEDIA): RB Kevin Parks, Virginia, 5-8, 205, Jr.-R, Salisbury, N.C. (117)...Parks (Salisbury, N.C.) became the first Cavalier to rush for at least 1,000 yards in a season since Alvin Pearman did so in 2004. The junior finished with 1,031 yards, which ranks No. 12 all-time at UVa for rushing yards in a season. Parks is No. 2 in the ACC with 1,031 total rushing yards and 85.9 rushing yards per game, while he ranks No. 2 among ACC running backs with 113.5 all-purpose yards per game. Parks concludes his junior season ranked No. 8 all-time at UVa with 2,474 career rushing yards and No. 7 all-time at UVa with 25 career rushing touchdowns. - Virginia football