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Punter
Height: 6'1"
Weight: 180
Year: Redshirt Junior
Hometown: Mount Pleasant, N.C.
High School: Mount Pleasant

Bio

Career Statistics

2017: Returning starting punter ... also the lead candidate to handle Duke's placekicking chores ... candidate for the Ray Guy Award, an honor presented annually to the top punter in the nation by the Augusta Sports Council ... in seven career games (7 starts), has punted 38 times for 1,556 yards (40.95) ... has rushed twice for minus-12 yards (-6.00) and thrown one incomplete pass ... has played 87 snaps.

2016 Game-by-Game Statistics
2016:
Started the first seven games before suffering season-ending injury at Louisville ... underwent surgery on October 16 to stabilize a fractured right clavicle ... punted 38 times for 1,556 yards (40.95) ... had 13 kicks downed inside the opponent 20 yard line against just two touchbacks ... long punt of 68 yards came against Army West Point ... had one punt blocked versus Army West Point ... rushed twice for minus-12 yards and threw one incomplete pass ... top game came at Louisville with three boots for a 51.30 average ... had a season-high nine punts in the win over Army West Point ... logged a season-high 368 punting yards at Northwestern ... punting average ranked third on Duke's single-season chart for rookies ... on the field for 87 snaps.

2015: Did not see game action.

PRIOR TO DUKE: Four-year letterman at Mount Pleasant High School under coach Michael Johns ... rated as the No. 8 punter in the country by 247Sports.com ... a 2014 MaxPreps.com All-America honoree ... as a senior, helped the Tigers to a 12-3 overall record and the Rocky River Conference title along with a trip to the state semifinals ... named the Rocky River Conference Special Teams Player of the Year following final campaign ... as a QB, completed 63-of-134 passes for 1,148 yards and nine TDs ... converted six-of-11 field goals, with a long of 47 yards, and added 53 PATs ... had 24 punts for a 43.92 yards average ... during junior season, punted 49 times for a 44.69 yards per boot average ... also lettered in basketball.

PERSONAL: Born January 27, 1997 ... majoring in psychology ... son of Stephanie and Daren Parker ... mother lettered four years in volleyball (1986-87-88-89) at South Carolina and graduated as the program's all-time leader in total blocks ... father lettered four years (1987-89-90-91) in football at South Carolina as a punter and played for the Denver Broncos in 1992.

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