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Parker

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#45

Kicker/Punter
Height: 6'1"
Weight: 185
Year: Redshirt Junior
Hometown: Mount Pleasant, N.C.
High School: Mount Pleasant

Bio

Career Statistics

2018 Game-by-Game Statistics
2018: 
Returning starting specialist after handling the placekicking and punting duties a season ago ... preseason fourth team All-ACC selection as a kicker by Athlon Sports ... candidate for the Ray Guy Award, an honor presented annually to the top punter in the nation by the Augusta Sports Council ... in 19 career games (19 starts), has punted 99 times for 4,121 yards (41.63) with 23 boots downed inside the opponent 20 yard line against 11 touchbacks ... has totaled 84 points on 17-of-21 (.810) field goals and 33-of-35 (.943) PATs ... has rushed twice for minus-12 yards (-6.00) and thrown one incomplete pass ... among active players in the ACC, enters the 2018 season ranking fourth for points by kicking per game (4.42), fourth in field goals made, tied for fifth in total punts, sixth in punting yardage, sixth in points per game, sixth in points by kicking, ninth for PAT percentage, ninth in punting average and tied for 12th in total points ... on Duke’s career charts, ranks fifth for punting average and 12th for field goals made ... has played 214 snaps ... will don jersey No. 45 after wearing No. 42 the past two seasons ... reinstated to the program on May 16, 2018, following dismissal from the program and suspension from the institution for violation of university academic policy on December 8, 2017.

2017 Game-by-Game Statistics
2017: 
Handled the punting and placement kicking duties for the entire 12-game regular season ... dismissed from the program and suspended from the institution for violation of university academic policy on December 8, 2017, and did not play in the Quick Lane Bowl versus Northern Illinois ... totaled 84 points on 17-of-21 (.810) field goals and 33-of-35 (.943) PATs ... reached double figures in the scoring column four times against N.C. Central (10), Northwestern (11), Baylor (10) and Georgia Tech (12) ... had a season-high seven PATs against N.C. Central to match the third-highest single-game total in school history ... booted a season-high three field goals in the win over Georgia Tech ... punted 61 times for 2,656 yards (42.05) with 10 kicks downed inside the opponent 20 yard line against nine touchbacks ... had a long punt of 59 yards against Virginia ... top performance came against Florida State with five punts for a 46.20 average including four boots downed inside the Seminole 20 yard line ... logged season highs for both punts (10) and punting yards (433) at Virginia ... in the ACC, ranked third in field goals made per game (1.42), fourth in field goal percentage, seventh in kick scoring (7.0), 10th in overall scoring, 10th in PAT percentage, 10th in punting average and 18th in total points responsible ... nationally, ranked 26th in field goals made per game, 32nd in field goal percentage and 54th in punting average ... on the school’s single-season charts, yearly totals ranked tied for fifth for field goals made, seventh for field goal percentage, tied for eighth for total points, tied for eighth for field goals attempted, 14th for punting average and 15th for punting yardage ... on the field for 127 snaps.

2016 Game-by-Game Statistics
2016: 
Handled the punting chores during 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 the University of South Carolina and graduated as the program’s all-time leader in total blocks ... father lettered four years (1987-89-90-91) as a punter at South Carolina, set the school single-season record for punting average (44.29 in 1989) and played one season (1992) for the NFL’s Denver Broncos, appearing in three games and recording 12 punts for 491 yards (40.92) with a long boot of 61 yards and one kick downed inside the opponent 20 yard line against one touchback.

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