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DeVante Parker’s Final Ranks in the UofL Record Books

Photo: Tim Haag/CardinalSportsZone.com

Photo: Tim Haag/CardinalSportsZone.com

We have just seen a college career come to an end that we won’t soon forget. There are surely going to be some good wide receivers come in and play for UofL over the next several years. And the best ones will undoubtedly be compared to DeVante Parker. He has set a bar that will be nearly impossible to reach. The combination of his talent along with him being a hometown kid just make him one of the biggest fan favorites to ever come through the UofL football program.

Although he missed the first 7 games of his senior season, Parker still climbed to (or near) the top of many different categories in the UofL history books. So there will always be that “what if” factor with Parker’s numbers, especially because 6 of those first 7 games were said to be the “easier” part of the 2014 schedule. No telling what kind of numbers he would have put up against teams like Murray State, Syracuse, and Miami (again).

Here are where his final numbers rank in some of the wide receiver categories in UofL history…

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Updating the UofL Record Books with DeVante Parker: 11/24/14

Photo: Tim Haag/CardinalSportsZone.com

Photo: Tim Haag/CardinalSportsZone.com

As we enter the final week of the regular season, here is where DeVante Parker ranks in some of the receiving categories in UofL history. We are only left to wonder “what if” when it comes to these records and Parker, as he missed the first 7 games this season with his foot injury.

Career Receptions

1. 299   Arnold Jackson, 1997-00

2. 217   Ibn Green, 1996-99

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Updating the UofL Record Books with DeVante Parker

Photo: Tim Haag/CardinalSportsZone.com

Photo: Tim Haag/CardinalSportsZone.com

Back in July, I posted some of the all-time receiving records at UofL and showed where DeVante Parker ranked in those categories. Obviously, there wasn’t any need to update them during the season since he missed the first 6 games. But now since he is back, and back with a vengeance, I figured it would be ok to update the stats now. So here is where DeVante ranks among the all-time UofL greats. Keep in mind, he still has 3 games to play.

Career Receptions

1. 299   Arnold Jackson, 1997-00

2. 217   Ibn Green, 1996-99

3. 187   J.R. Russell, 2001-04

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Taking a look at DeVante Parker and the UofL Receiving Record Books

Photo: James Crisp, AP

Photo: James Crisp, AP

It’s only July, but with the Cards officially in the ACC now, that opening football game against Miami on September 1 feels like it’s right around the corner. Because of that, it seemed like a good time to update you on the wide receiver record books at UofL. Senior DeVante Parker has a chance to put his name at or near the top of a lot of lists for the Cards this season. These are only the career lists, but of course he can make his way onto season-leading lists as the season goes on. Let’s see where he stands right now entering the 2014 season.

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Deion Branch 4th Annual Skills And Drills Football Camp

The 4th annual Deion Branch skills and drills football camp will be held this Saturday June 1st at St X high school in Louisville, KY. Details can be found in the flyer below with more info being available at Deionbranchfoundation.org. There are only 3 days left to sign up with limited spots available. I caught up with Deion and asked him why was it so important to have this camp in Louisville.

Deion: Louisville is my second home. It’s a blessing to come home and give back to the city that has supported me throughout my entire career! Go Cards!

Follow Deion on Twitter at @DeionBranch84

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A former Card will have a Super Bowl ring this year!

By Justin Renck:

No matter who wins in this weekend’s NFL playoffs and makes it to the Super Bowl and wins that, the Louisville Cardinals will have a player that gets a Super Bowl ring this year. Why? Because of the final four teams remaining, there is a former Card on each team! Here is the rundown of who plays on which team…

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CSZ Countdown to Kickoff: 9 Days!

The Countdown to Kickoff is now down to 9 days! Here is former UofL Wide Receiver Deion Branch!

Deion Branch: (2000-2001)

Career Stats at Louisville: 23 games played, 143 receptions, 2204 yards (15.4 avg), 18 TDs, 95.8 yards per game

Awards: Team MVP in 2000, Two-time First-team All-Conference USA (2000-2001), 2nd team All-American (1998 at Jones County College),

In the NFL: 2nd Round pick (65 overall), Super Bowl MVP (XXXIX), Two-time Super Bowl Champion, 502 receptions, 6,499 yards, 39 TDs

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