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Kevin Parks

200 lbs.
Salisbury, N.C.
West Rowan HS
High School
Kevin Parks - Football - Virginia Cavaliers

Finished UVa career ranked No. 5 all-time in program history with 3,219 career rushing yards … finished UVa career ranked No. 4 all-time in program history with 29 rushing touchdowns … finished UVa career ranked No. 6 all-time in program history with 33 total touchdowns … finished UVa career No. 7 all-time in program history with 3,998 all-purpose yards … is the only Cavalier in the Top-15 in career all-purpose yards that does not have any return yards as part of their total … finished UVa career ranked No. 10 all-time in program history with 198 career points … finished UVa career ranked No. 5 all-time in program history with 11 games with 100 rushing yards or more … finished UVa career ranked No. 15 all-time at UVa with 103 career receptions … only the fourth UVa running back to pass 100 receptions in a career.

2014 – All-ACC third-team … All-ACC Coaches second-team … Doak Walker Award Watch List … CFPA Running Back of the Year Watch List … one of UVa’s four team captains … Sporting News preseason first-team All-ACC … Phil Steele preseason second-team All-ACC … Athlon Sports preseason second-team All-ACC. 2013 – All-ACC second-team … Coaches All-ACC second-team … All-VaSID all-state first-team … Athlon Sports All-ACC second-team. Phil Steele preseason All-ACC second-team … Athlon Sports preseason All-ACC second-team. 2012 – Athlon Sports preseason All-ACC third team.

2014 – Started all 12 of UVa’s games … finished the season with 745 rushing yards on 189 carries and four touchdowns … No. 3 on the team with 30 receptions for 179 yards and two touchdowns … rushed 17 times for 55 yards against No. 7 UCLA … also caught two passes vs. the Bruins …rushed 13 times for 52 yards and a touchdown against Richmond … added 66 yards on 22 carries against No. 21 Louisville … rushed for 61 yards and a touchdown vs. Kent State … carried the ball 29 times for a career high 169 yards and a touchdown run against Pitt … rushed for 75 yards at Duke … rushed for 111 yards and a touchdown vs. North Carolina … also scored a receiving touchdown against the Tar Heels … rushed for 43 yards on 15 carries and made four catches for 27 yards at No. 2 Florida State … left the Miami game early with an injury … returned a week later to rush 21 times for 70 yards at Virginia Tech. 2013 – Started all 12 games … became the first Cavalier to rush for over 1,000 yards since Alvin Pearman in 2004 … led the Cavaliers in rushing with 1,031 rushing yards … finished season ranked No. 8 all-time at UVa with 2,474 rushing yards … ranked No. 2 in the ACC in rushing at 85.9 yards per game … No. 34 in the nation with 1,031 rushing yards … his 11 rushing TDs was sixth in the ACC … tied for second on the team with 38 receptions and third with 329 receiving yards … had one receiving TD … ranked No. 2 in the ACC in all-purpose yards among running backs … ranked No. 6 in ACC overall in all-purpose yards at 113.5 per game … had six 100-yard rushing games … one of three running backs to rush for over 100 yards against Virginia Tech … recorded career high with 135 rushing yards vs. VMI … also had the longest run of his career, 61 yards, vs. Keydets … finished VMI game with 204 all-purpose yards … had a career-high six receptions vs. Duke and career-best 88 receiving yards vs. Blue Devils … had the game-winning rushing TD vs. BYU, running 13 yards with 2:36 to play … has 25 career rushing TDs, which is seventh best in UVa history … named team’s offensive player of the week for his games against VMI, Ball State, Duke and Miami. 2012 – Appeared in all 12 games with two starts … led UVa with 734 rushing yards and five rushing touchdowns … rushed 14 times for 75 yards and two TDs versus Richmond … led UVa with 26 yards rushing against Penn State … rushed 13 times for 53 yards at Georgia Tech … rushed for 60 yards vs Louisiana Tech … rushed nine times for 74 yards and a TD at Duke to become the 41st player in UVa history to reach 1,000 career rushing yards … made first career start and had a career-high 129 rushing yards on 17 carries against Maryland … rushed for 115 yards and a TD on a career-high 25 attempts at NC State … rushed 12 times for 42 yards and a TD against Miami … rushed 12 times for 53 yards against North Carolina. 2011 – Appeared in 12 of Virginia’s 13 games … missed the Idaho game with lower extremity injury … his game-winning TD at then-No. 23 Florida State broke the UVa record for rushing touchdowns in a season … Howard Petty (1983) and Marcus Wilson (1987) held the previous record with seven … rushed 16 times for 114 yards and three TDs in collegiate debut against William & Mary … named ACC Rookie of the Week after the William & Mary game … rushed for 37 yards and two TDs at Indiana … rushed for 98 yards on 14 carries at North Carolina … rushed for another TD against Southern Miss … career-best 17 carries for 87 yards vs. Georgia Tech … caught first TD reception at Maryland … led UVa with 11 rushes for 48 yards and a TD against Auburn in the Chick-fil-A Bowl. 2010 – Redshirted … selected by the UVa coaches as the scout player of the week against Richmond … dressed for the Richmond, USC, VMI, Florida State, North Carolina, Eastern Michigan, Miami, Duke, Maryland and Boston College games.

Named the Old Spice Red Zone National Player of the Year … one of 50 Old Spice Red Zone state players of the year … one of 58 players named to 2010 Parade All-America team … Maxpreps first-team All-American for Medium Schools (1,000-2,000 enrollment) … a second-team All-American by EA Sports … rated a three-star recruit by … rushed for 10,895 yards in high school career (North Carolina’s career record) … finished third all-time nationally for career rushing yards … first-team all-state (NC) as a junior and senior … rated No. 56 running back in the nation by … grade of 77 from … had 55 games of 100 rushing yards or more to set a national record … set national record with 1,370 career attempts (record dates to 1991) … rushed for 197 yards and three touchdowns on 24 carries to lead team to second straight 3A state title, earning game MVP honors … AP North Carolina 3A Player of the Year in 2009 after tying for runner-up status as a junior … named the North Carolina MVP of Carolina Shrine Bowl with 98 yards on 19 carries … MVP of Offense-Defense All-American Bowl … led the West team to a 35-0 victory in the Offense-Defense All-American Bowl played in Myrtle Beach … had 158 total TDs in his prep career … led team to second straight 3A state title in 2009 … scored 59 times on 407 carries in 2009 … set North Carolina prep record with 3,794 rushing yards in 2009 … rushed for more than 2,800 yards and 43 TDs in 2008 … Rushed for 2,536 yards and 33 TDs in 2007 … rushed for 1,721 yards and 23 TDs in 2006 … top single-game performance in 2009 was 356 yards on 24 carries in 69-14 victory against Carson … won the final 30 games of his high school career … first player to verbally commit to UVa’s Class of 2010 … played for head coach Scott Young at West Rowan … son of Sherry and Kevin Parks … father played defensive tackle at Catawba College.