Preseason Photo Shoot. Photos by Joe Murphy.
After redshirting his first season in the University of Memphis program in 2011, saw his first playing time for the Tigers as a junior in 2012 ... Saw action in 10 games in 2012.
Caught five passes for 33 yards and had a four-yard run in his first action as a Memphis Tiger ... Played in 10 games during junior season, starting one contest ... First career receptions came against Middle Tennessee, catching two passes for 10 yards ... Established career numbers against UCF, catching three passes for 23 yards ... Two receptions against UCF came on back-to-back plays for three then 14 yards ... First career start came against Tulane as the Tigers began a three-game winning streak to end the season ... Only rushing attempt was a four-yard carry as the Tigers drove for a first-half touchdown against Southern Miss.
Redshirted ... Signed with the Tigers in January and enrolled in school for the 2011 spring semester ... Eligible to practice with the squad in spring drills ... Worked as a slot receiver in the spring, before suffering a knee injury that required surgery in the last week of practice ... Rehabbed throughout the summer and fall.
2010 (Sophomore - Butte College)
Played for Coach Jeff Jordan at Butte College and saw action in nine games in 2010 ... Hauled in 17 receptions for 190 yards and one TD ... Posted 57 yards on 11 carries ... Helped his squad to a 9-2 record and a 17-14 overtime victory over Delta College in the ASBG Bowl.
2009 (Freshman - Georgia Southern)
Started eight of 11 games, registering a team-leading 51 catches for 487 yards and four TD ... The 51 catches were the second-highest season total in program history ... Closed the season as the nation's top-ranked freshman in receptions-per-game ... Named to the Southern Conference All-Freshman Team ... Selected as the SoCon Freshman of the Week after catching six passes for a game-high 79 yards and two second-half touchdowns in the season-opening 29-26 win over Albany.
Prepped at Myrtle Beach High School for Coach Scott Earley ... Named Myrtle Beach Sun News Player of the Year his senior season ... Earned all-state honors and was a MaxPrep All-American ... Selected as a South Carolina Mr. Football finalist ... Named the state's Class AAA Player of the Year ... Named to the "Toast of the Coast" his final two years ... Twice earned a spot on the all-zone, all-blitz and all-region teams (junior and senior years) ... Over his final two years, finished with 174 receptions for 2,448 yards (13.9 ypc) with 49 TD ... Caught 98 passes for 1,515 yards (15.5 ypc) his senior year with 19 TD ... Accounted for another 13 TD on the ground, rushing 67 times for 286 yards ... Also a basketball standout, earning all-region and all-state honors ... Earned a spot on the state's all-tournament hoops team in 2008, scoring 28 points in the state title game.
Son of Flora Parker and Gary Valentine ... Born July 29, 1991, in Benton Harbor, Mich. ... Majoring in Interdisciplinary Studies.