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Ballard High School Retires DeVante Parker’s Jersey

Louisville native and former Louisville Cardinal DeVante Parker was honored by his alma-mater on Tuesday night.

Ballard High School retired Parker’s No. 1 jersey at halftime of the Bruins varsity basketball game against the Jefferstontown Chargers.

Parker’s impact at Ballard wasn’t only felt on the gridiron. The Louisville native was a standout on the hardwood and was one of the state’s best two-sport athletes in quite some time.

As a senior Parker had 68 catches for 1,793 yards and 19 touchdowns and was a finalist for Mr. Football. He earned first team all state honors in basketball averaging 19 points and seven rebounds per game.

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