DeVante Parker - Bio, Net Worth, Age, Family, Contract, Height, Salary

DeVante Parker

Facts About DeVante Parker

Celebrated Name DeVante Parker
Age 29 Years Old
Nick Name DeVante Parker
Birth Name DeVante Parker
Birth Date 1993-01-20
Gender Male
Profession American footballer
Birth Nation USA
Place Of Birth Louisville, Kentucky
Nationality American
Ethnicity Mixed
Horoscope Aquarius
Religion Christian
Father Anthony Shelman
Mother Raneca Parker
High School Ballard High School
College / University Louisville
Marital Status Unmarried
Sexual Orientation Straight
Net Worth Between $5 Million - $10 Million
Salary $7,750,000 (Annually)
Source of Wealth NFL Football Career
Height 6 feet 3 inches
Weight 99 Kg or 219 lbs
Body Type Athletic
Hair Color Black
Eye Color Brown
Current Team New England Patriots
Shirt Number 11
Position Wide Receiver
Children 1
Daughter Nylah
Links Wikipedia Instagram

DeVante Parker is an American NFL wide receiver who plays for the  New England Patriots. Initially, he was drafted by the Miami Dolphins in the first round of the 2015 NFL Draft. He played college football at Louisville. As a true freshman in 2011, he appeared in 11 games; as a sophomore in 2012, he played in all 13 games and led the team with 744 receiving yards and 10 touchdowns on 40 receptions; as a junior in 2013, he played in 12 of 13 games and had 55 receptions for 885 yards and a school record-tying 12 touchdowns; as a senior in 2014, he missed the first seven games due to injury and played in six games only recording 43 receptions for 855 yards and five touchdowns. His 12 touchdowns as a junior in 2013 led the American Athletic Conference and were 10th most amongst the entire NCAA. He also competed in track and basketball for the school. His shirt number/jersey number is 11. 

What is DeVante Parker Famous For?

  • Being NFL Footballer Wide Reciever for New England Patriots.  
  • Being drafted by the Miami Dolphins in the first round of the 2015 NFL Draft.

Where is DeVante Parker From?

DeVante Parker took birth on 20th January 1993. He is from Louisville, Kentucky, the USA. He holds American nationality and his ethnic background is American-African. He celebrated his 29th birthday in 2022. About his parents, he was born to his mother, Raneca Parker, and his father, Anthony Shelman (former Louisville running back). Aquarius is his zodiac sign and he follows the Christianity religion. 

About his educational qualification, he attended Ballard High School in Louisville, Kentucky, where he was a three-sport star in football, track, and basketball. He totaled 73 catches for 1,438 yards and 12 touchdowns as a junior. He recorded 68 passes for 1,793 yards (26.4 yards a catch) and 19 touchdowns as a senior. He finished his career as one of the state's all-time leading wide receivers with 3,274 yards, which ranks fifth. In track & field, he lettered all four years for the Bruins competing as a sprinter. At the 2011 Class 3A Region 4 Championship, he posted a career-best time of 22.57 seconds in the 200-meter dash, placing 3rd, while also helping his 4x100 relay rank top in the state until defeated by rival Louisville Eastern High School at regionals and 4x200 relay squad placed first. He was rated as the 26th-best wide receiver in the nation by He then chose Louisville over scholarship offers from Kentucky, Indiana, and UCF. As a true freshman in 2011, he appeared in 11 games. As a sophomore in 2012, he played in all 13 games and led the team with 744 receiving yards and 10 touchdowns on 40 receptions. As a junior in 2013, he played in 12 of 13 games and had 55 receptions for 885 yards and a school record-tying 12 touchdowns. He had a season-high 134 yards receiving on five receptions and a pair of touchdowns against EKU. He missed the first seven games of his senior season in 2014 with an injury. He played in six games, recording 43 receptions for 855 yards and five touchdowns. 

DeVante Parker Career Timeline

  • Parker was initially drafted by the Miami Dolphins in the first round with the 14th overall pick in the 2015 NFL Draft.
  • He appeared in 15 games and started four as a rookie. 
  • He made his first professional receiving touchdown on a 33-yard reception from quarterback Ryan Tannehill in Week 12 playing against New York Jets. 
  • Further, he posted five receptions for 106 receiving yards and a receiving touchdown against the New England Patriots in the regular-season finale. 
  • He started off his second professional season strong with eight receptions for 106 receiving yards against the New England Patriots in Week 2. 
  • He finished his 2016 season with 56 receptions for 744 receiving yards and four receiving touchdowns.
  • He made his playoff debut in the Wild Card Round against the Pittsburgh Steelers where he had four receptions for 55 receiving yards in the 30–12 loss. 

NFL Wide Receiver, DeVante Parker


  • During his 2017 season, he appeared in 13 games where he totaled 57 receptions for 670 receiving yards and one receiving touchdown.
  • On 24th April 2018, the Dolphins picked up the fifth-year option on Parker's contract. 
  • In his 2018 season, he played 11 games where he totaled 24 receptions for 309 receiving yards and one receiving touchdown. 
  • On 12th March 2019, he signed a new two-year contract with the Dolphins through the 2020 season. 
  • In Week 4 against the Los Angeles Chargers, he caught four passes for 70 yards and one receiving touchdown in the 30–10 loss. 
  • In Week 11 against the Buffalo Bills, he caught seven passes for 135 yards in the 37–20 loss. 
  • In Week 13 against the Philadelphia Eagles, he caught seven passes for 159 yards and two touchdowns in the 37–31 win. 
  • On 13th December 2019, he signed a four-year, $40 million contract extension with the Dolphins. 
  • In Week 16 against the Cincinnati Bengals, he caught five passes for 111 yards and a touchdown during the 38–35 overtime win. 
  • In Week 17 against the New England Patriots, he caught eight passes for 137 yards during the 27–24 win. 
  • In his 2019 season, he had his most productive season to date, catching 72 passes for 1,202 yards and nine touchdowns, which are all career-highs. 
  • In his 2020 season, he played against the Seattle Seahawks in Week 4, against the Los Angeles Rams in Week 8, and against the New York Jets in Week 12. 
  • His final game of the 2020 season was against the Cincinnati Bengals in Week 13 where he was ejected from the game after fighting Bengals players. 
  • On 5th November 2021, he was placed on an injured reserve with a hamstring injury. He was activated on December 4. 

New England Patriots acquire WR, DeVante Parker from Miami Dolphins

The Patriots acquired Parker and a fifth-round pick in the 2022 NFL Draft in exchange for a third-round choice in 2023. After missing out on some of the biggest free-agent names out there, New England finally made an impact addition when they traded for Parker. After being picked 14th overall in the 2015 Draft out of Louisville, Parker appeared destined for bust territory after a very poor start. When Brian Flores and former Pats assistant Chad O’Shea arrived in Miami in 2019, Parker exploded, leading the AFC in receiving yards with 1,202. Parker, who has recorded 24 touchdowns in his seven-year career, is still on track to earn roughly $5.7 million in base salary in each of the next two seasons. While he only recorded 515 yards receiving last year due to injuries, he profiles as a strong bounce-back candidate under Belichick in New England. 

DeVante Parker with the ball


DeVante Parker Awards and Acheivements

  • First-team All-AAC (2013)
  • Second-team All-ACC (2014)

DeVante Parker NFL Career Stats

  • Receptions: 338
  • Receiving yards: 4,727
  • Receiving touchdowns: 24

Who is DeVante Parker Girlfriend?

DeVante Parker is very confidential when it comes to his personal life. He has not stated anything about his love life to the media. Thus, it is unclear whether he is married or in a relationship. Only the fact is known that he is a dad to his beautiful daughter whose name goes by Nylah (born on 20th January 2015). He has not revealed any information about his girlfriend or mother of Nylah. At present, he is living a happy life with his daughter and his partner. His sexual orientation is straight and he is not gay. 

What is DeVante Parker Net Worth 2022?

DeVante Parker is a talented successful NFL wide receiver whose net worth is estimated to have between the range of $5 Million - $10 Million as of 2022. His annual salary was $7,750,000, including a $1,900,000 signing bonus for playing for the team, Miami Dolphins. Recently, the New England Patriots have finally addressed their wide receiver position, adding wide receiver DeVante Parker via trade with the Miami Dolphins. New England is reportedly sending a third-round pick in next year's draft to its division rivals in exchange for Parker and a fifth-rounder in 2022. Thus, his exact contract and salary details are unavailable at a moment. His main source of wealth is from football career and he is living a cool lifestyle. 

How tall DeVante Parker is?

DeVante Parker is a handsome man with an attractive personality. He stands at the perfect and tall height of 6 feet 3 inches or 1.91 m. His balanced body weight measures 99 Kg or 219 lbs. His body type is athletic. He has got a healthy body at present. His other body measurement is still to get disclosed yet. His eye color is brown and his hair color is black. 

Trivias About DeVante Parker You Need To Know.

  • He was a two-time All-State performer during his high school.
  • He was named first team All-State by The Courier-Journal.
  • He was named co-Paul Hornung Award winner as the state's top player with Boyle County's Lamar Dawson.
  • He earned a third-place finish in the 100-meter dash at the 2011 Male All Comers Meet, recording a personal-best time of 11.18 seconds.
  • He was ranked as the 77th-best wide receiver nationally by and the fifth-best player in the Kentucky postseason top 10.
  • Aquarius is his Zodiac sign.