Duke's Parker dismissed from team after academic violation

DURHAM, N.C. -- Duke kicker/punter Austin Parker has been kicked off the football team after he was suspended from school for a violation of the university's academic policy.

Team officials announced Parker's dismissal Friday.

The redshirt sophomore converted 17 of 21 field goal attempts and 33 of 35 extra points. He averaged 42.1 yards on 61 punts.

Duke (6-6) plays Northern Illinois (8-4) in the Quick Lane Bowl on Dec. 26 in Detroit.