DURHAM, N.C. Duke redshirt sophomore specialist Austin Parker has been dismissed from the Blue Devil football program following his suspension from the institution for violation of university academic policy.
Playing in 12 games this season, Parker made 17-of-21 field goal attempts and 33-of-35 point after touchdown tries to lead the Blue Devils in scoring with 84 total points. In addition, he punted 61 times for 2,565 yards and a 42.05 average with 10 boots downed inside the opponent 20 yard line against nine touchbacks. In the ACC, Parker currently ranks fourth in field goals per game (1.42), tied for ninth in scoring (7.00 points per game) and 10th in punting average.
Duke (6-6) will meet Northern Illinois (8-4) in the Quick Lane Bowl on December 26 at Ford Field in Detroit, Mich. Kickoff is set for 5:15 p.m., and the game will be televised live by ESPN.