DeVante Parker

DeVante Parker (born January 20, 1993) is an American football wide receiver for the Miami Dolphins of the National Football League (NFL). He was drafted by the Dolphins in the first round in the 2015 NFL Draft. He played college football at Louisville.

DeVante Parker
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Parker in 2013
No. 11 – Miami Dolphins
Position:Wide receiver
Personal information
Born:January 20, 1993 (age 26)
Louisville, Kentucky
Height:6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Weight:216 lb (98 kg)
Career information
High school:Louisville (KY) Ballard
NFL Draft:2015 / Round: 1 / Pick: 14
Career history
Roster status:Active
Career highlights and awards
  • First-team All-AAC (2013)
  • Second-team All-ACC (2014)
Career NFL statistics as of 2018
Receiving yards:2,217
Receiving touchdowns:9
Player stats at

Early years

Parker is the son of Raneca Parker and former Louisville running back Anthony Shelman. He attended Ballard High School in Louisville, Kentucky,[1] where he was a three-sport star in football, track and basketball. He was a two-time All-State performer. He totaled 73 catches for 1,438 yards and 12 touchdowns as a junior. He was named first team All-State by The Courier-Journal. He recorded 209 yards and one touchdown against 6-A state champion Trinity, 137 and two touchdowns and 184 and two touchdowns in two games against No. 2 St. Xavier, 321 yards and two touchdowns against 6-A finalist Male and 227 yards and three touchdowns in just three quarters against 3-A state champion Central. He was named co-Paul Hornung Award winner as the state's top player with Boyle County's Lamar Dawson. He hauled in 68 passes for 1,793 yards (26.4 yards a catch) and 19 touchdowns as a senior, that ranks fourth all-time in state history. He finished his career as one of the state's all-time leading wide receivers with 3,274 yards, 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).[2]

In track & field, Parker lettered all four years for the Bruins competing as a sprinter. He earned a third-place finish in the 100-meter dash at the 2011 Male All Comers Meet, recording a personal-best time of 11.18 seconds.[3] At the 2011 Class 3A Region 4 Championship, he posted a career-best time of 22.57 seconds in the 200-meter dash, placing 3rd, while also helping his 4x100 relay rank top in the state until defeated by rival Louisville Eastern High School at regionals and 4x200 relay squad placed first.[4]


Parker was rated as the 26th-best wide receiver in the nation by He was ranked as the 77th-best wide receiver nationally by and the fifth-best player in the Kentucky postseason top 10. Parker chose Louisville over scholarship offers from Kentucky, Indiana and UCF.[5]

College career

Freshman season

As a true freshman in 2011, Parker appeared in 11 games. He finished sixth on the team with 18 receptions for 291 yards and led the team in touchdowns with six. He had two receiving touchdowns at USF. He also made a highlight-reel 39-yard touchdown reception in the season-opening win versus Murray State.

Sophomore season

As a sophomore in 2012, Parker played in all 13 games and led the team with 744 receiving yards and 10 touchdowns on 40 receptions. His 10 touchdown receptions were the most by a player in a season since 1998. He had a touchdown in six straight games to end the season. He had two games with two receiving touchdowns. He finished the season with two 100-yard-receiving games. He hauled in a 75-yard touchdown reception to start the second half of the Pittsburgh game.

Junior season

As a junior in 2013, Parker played in 12 of 13 games and had 55 receptions for 885 yards and a school record-tying 12 touchdowns.[6] His 12 touchdowns were tied for 10th nationally and led the AAC. He recorded three 100-yard-receiving games. He tied a career-high with nine receptions for 142 yards and one touchdown in the Russell Bowl win over Miami. He had a career-best nine catches for 104 yards and two touchdowns in a road win over No. 23 Cincinnati. He finished with five catches for 71 yards and a score at UConn. He had two scoring catches and six catches overall for 74 yards against FIU. He had a season-high 134 yards receiving on five receptions and a pair of touchdowns against EKU.

Senior season

Parker missed the first seven games of his senior season in 2014 with an injury. He played in six games, recording 43 receptions for 855 yards and five touchdowns.

College career stats

Year GP–GS Receiving
2011[7] 13–9 18 291 16.2 42 6 32.3
2012[8] 13–12 40 744 18.6 75 10 62.0
2013[9] 13–12 55 885 16.1 54 12 73.8
2014[10] 6–6 43 855 19.9 71 5 142.5
Total 156 2,775 17.7 73 33 77.7

Professional career

Pre-draft measurables
Ht Wt 40-yard dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert jump Broad BP
6 ft 2 58 in
(1.90 m)
209 lb
(95 kg)
4.45 s 1.51 s 2.61 s 36.5 in
(0.93 m)
10 ft 5 in
(3.18 m)
17 reps
All values from NFL Combine

Parker was drafted by the Miami Dolphins in the first round with the 14th overall pick in the 2015 NFL Draft.[11]

On April 24, 2018, the Dolphins picked up the fifth-year option on Parker's contract.[12]

On March 12, 2019, Parker signed a new two-year contract with the Dolphins through the 2020 season.[13]

Year Team Games Receiving Fumbles
GP GS Tgt Rec Yds Avg Lng TD Fum Lost
2015 MIA 14 4 50 26 494 19.0 49 3 0 0
2016 MIA 15 8 87 56 744 13.8 56 4 0 0
2017 MIA 13 12 96 57 670 11.3 36 1 1 0
2018 MIA 11 7 47 24 309 12.9 46 1 0 0
Career 53 31 280 163 2,217 13.6 56 9 1 0


  1. ^ DeVante Parker, Ballard/Guard
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on September 2, 2014. Retrieved September 2, 2014.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  3. ^ "Male All Comers".
  4. ^ "Region 4 Class AAA".
  5. ^ "DeVante Parker".
  6. ^ "Charlie Strong's brakes off, DeVante Parker looking for big season at Louisville". The Courier-Journal. July 24, 2014.
  7. ^ "2011–12 Overall Individual Statistics".
  8. ^ "2012–13 Overall Individual Statistics".
  9. ^ "2013–14 Overall Individual Statistics".
  10. ^ "2014–15 Overall Individual Statistics".
  11. ^ Poupart, Alain (May 1, 2015). "Phillips Drafted To Be Big Man In The Middle". Archived from the original on September 16, 2017. Retrieved September 16, 2017.
  12. ^ Sessler, Marc (April 24, 2018). "Dolphins pick up DeVante Parker's fifth-year option".
  13. ^ Wolfe, Cameron (March 12, 2019). "Source: Dolphins agree to bring back WR Parker".

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2011 Louisville Cardinals football team

The 2011 Louisville Cardinals football team represented the University of Louisville in the 2011 NCAA Division I FBS football season. The Cardinals were led by second-year head coach Charlie Strong and played their home games at Papa John's Cardinal Stadium. They were a member of the Big East Conference. They finished the season 7–6, 5–2 in Big East play to share the conference championship with Cincinnati and West Virginia. Due to tie-break rules, the Cardinals did not receive the Big East's automatic bid into a BCS bowl; West Virginia received the bid. The Cardinals were instead invited to the Belk Bowl, where they were defeated by North Carolina State, 31–24.

2012 Louisville Cardinals football team

The 2012 Louisville Cardinals football team represented the University of Louisville in the 2012 NCAA Division I FBS football season. The Cardinals were led by third-year head coach Charlie Strong and played their home games at Papa John's Cardinal Stadium. They were a member of the Big East Conference. They finished the season 11–2, 5–2 in Big East play to finish in a four-way tie for the Big East championship. As the highest rated of the four Big East champions in the final BCS poll, the Cardinals received the conference's automatic bid into a BCS game. They were invited to the Sugar Bowl where they defeated Florida.

2013 Russell Athletic Bowl

The 2013 Russell Athletic Bowl was an American college football bowl game that was played on December 28, 2013 at the Florida Citrus Bowl Stadium in Orlando, Florida. It was one of the 2013–14 bowl games that concluded the 2013 FBS football season. The 24th edition of the Russell Athletic Bowl, it featured the Miami Hurricanes of the Atlantic Coast Conference (which Louisville will join in 2014) against the Louisville Cardinals of the American Athletic Conference. It began at 6:45 p.m. EST and aired on ESPN. The game was sponsored by the Russell Athletic uniform company. Louisville defeated Miami by a score of 36–9.

The Cardinals had a regular season record of 11–1 (7–1 American). The Hurricanes finished their season at 9–3 (5–3 ACC).

2013 Sugar Bowl

The 2013 Allstate Sugar Bowl was a postseason college football bowl game on Wednesday, January 2, 2013, at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans, Louisiana. The game featured the Florida Gators of the SEC and the Louisville Cardinals of the Big East. The game was broadcast live on ESPN at 8:30 PM ET. Louisville was selected to their first Sugar Bowl after a 10-2 regular season that culminated in a share of the Big East title. Florida was picked as the other half of the matchup following an 11–1 campaign.

As two touchdown underdogs, the Louisville Cardinals beat the Gators 33-23. In recognition of his performance during the game, Louisville quarterback Teddy Bridgewater was named the game's most valuable player.

2014 Atlantic Coast Conference football season

The 2014 Atlantic Coast Conference football season was the 62nd season of college football play for the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC). It was played from August 2014 to January 2015. 2014 was first season of play in the ACC for former American Athletic Conference member Louisville, which replaced ACC charter member Maryland after their move to the Big Ten Conference. Although the Notre Dame football program is not a member of the ACC, it has an agreement to play five ACC schools per season in football starting in 2014. This is in return for access to the non-College Football Playoff ACC bowl line-up. The Irish are not eligible for the ACC Championship Game.The Atlantic Coast Conference consisted of 14 members in two divisions. The Atlantic Division consisted of Boston College, Clemson, Florida State, Louisville, North Carolina State, Syracuse, and Wake Forest. The Coastal Division consisted of Duke, Georgia Tech, Miami, North Carolina, Pittsburgh, Virginia, and Virginia Tech. The division champions, Florida State and Georgia Tech, met in December in the 2014 ACC Championship Game, played in Charlotte, North Carolina at Bank of America Stadium.

2015 Miami Dolphins season

The 2015 Miami Dolphins season was the franchise's 46th season in the National Football League and the 50th overall. The Dolphins looked to improve on their 8-8 record from 2014 and return to the playoffs for the first time in seven seasons. However, Miami failed to clinch a playoff berth for the seventh consecutive season after a Week 14 loss to the Giants.

The Dolphins entered 2015 with Joe Philbin as their head coach for a fourth season. After the team started 1-3, Philbin was fired by the Dolphins. Dan Campbell, the team's tight ends coach, served as the interim head coach for the remainder of the season and recorded a 5-7 record.

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