University of Louisville senior wide receiver DeVante Parker was named to the the 2014 Biletnikoff Award Preseason Watch List, which is sponsored by The Tallahassee Quarterback Club (TQC) Foundation, Inc.
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. In the Russell Athletic Bowl win over the Hurricanes, Parker registered 142 yards receiving and a score.
For his career, Parker has 113 receptions for 1,920 yards and 28 touchdowns, which is the third-most in school history. Parker is averaging 16.9 yards a reception during his first three seasons.
Parker and Lorenzo Mauldin will represent the Cardinals at the ACC Kickoff on Sunday in Greensboro, N.C.