Devante Parker has become 'unstoppable'

University of Louisville junior Devante Parker continued his hot start to the season on Saturday by catching two touchdown passes from Teddy Bridgewater. Parker is working on a record-breaking career with the Cardinals.

The streak continues.

University of Louisville junior wide receiver DeVante Parker has hauled in a touchdown pass in his 10th consecutive game after catching two touchdown passes in a 72-0 win over Florida International on Saturday.

Parker finished the game with six catches for 74 yards.

"He's unstoppable," quarterback Teddy Bridgewater said.

Parker, who said his vertical jump was 35 inches the last time it was measured, caught two jump balls against the Panthers. The TD catches were 3 and 6 yards.

Bridgewater said he's become very comfortable throwing it up for Parker when the Cardinals get into the red zone. U of L coach Charlie Strong said "you can't" defend Parker on that jump ball.

"I just think because he's vertical and he can jump," Strong said. "He's going to go up over you. It's amazing to watch his vertical leap. He did that the other day at practice. I just said, ‘Hey, when we get into the red zone, just throw it up there. Give him enough room, and he's going to come down with it'."

After four games this season, Parker has 19 catches for 331 yards and six touchdowns. He has 22-career touchdown receptions on 77 career catches.

"When I go up and get it, I am pretty adamant that I am coming down with the ball," Parker said. "I don't think anybody can stop me from going up and getting it when Teddy puts it where it needs to be."

Parker is creeping up in the record book at U of L.

With eight regular-season games left in his junior season, Parker is less than 500 yards from breaking into the top 10 in school history for receiving yards.

He's already ranked No. 4 on the career list for TD receptions with 22 and the record for TDs in a single season is 12 by Ibn Green in 1998.

"I am not worried about anything but coming here to win," Parker said. "I know when we are in the red zone off the looks they are playing that I will get a look. It's great just playing hard and helping this team out."

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