Matt Mitchell Discusses GVSU's Progress in the Offseason
39 earn Excellence honors with a 3.5+ GPA
Kickoff set for 7 p.m. at Lubbers Stadium
Charles Johnson hauls in six catches for 139 yards and two TDs
GVSU head coach Matt Mitchell, quarterback Heath Parling, and wide receiver Charles Johnson talk about the Lakers' 83-46 victory over Notre Dame (Ohio)
GVSU junior quarterback Heath Parling comments before the opening day of 2012 football practice. The Lakers open the season at Western Oregon on Sept. 1.
Interviews with Laker head coach Matt Mitchell, wide receiver Israel Woolfork, and quarterback Heath Parling after GVSU's 2012 Spring Football Game that took place on Saturday (Apr. 14) at Houseman Field in downtown Grand Rapids
GVSU head football coach Matt Mitchell, along with defensive lineman Matt Judon and quarterback Heath Parling, talk about the beginning of the spring football practices and their preparations for 2012
Facilities highlight package. Interview with QB Heath Parling.
2011: Bilo D2 Quarterback of the Year finalist...GLIAC Academic Excellence honoree...Named GVSU's Most Improved Offensive Player...Finished the year with the highest pass efficiency rating in DII football (180.3)...Completed 154-of-249 passes (61.8) for 2.415 yards and 34 TDs...Led the nation in pass efficiency rating (180.3) and ranked third in TD passes with 34...His 34 TD passes ranks fifth all-time in Laker anals for a single-season...26 percent of his pass completions went for TDs...2,415 passing yards ranks 11th all-time for a single-season...Completed 21-of-28 passes for 336 yards and six TDs in three quarters of action vs. Ferris State (10/22) and was named GLIAC Offensive Player of the Week...Parling's completions (21), yards (336) and TD passes (6) were all career highs, while his six TDs tied a Lubbers Stadium record that Curt Anes accomplished twice....His 336 passing yards equalled Brad Iciek's total vs. Saginaw Valley State in 2009 and is the 10th-best single-game total at Lubbers Stadium....Parling's 34 passing TDs also set a GVSU sophomore record that was previously set by Cullen Finnerty (25) in 2005...Rushed 31 times for 128 yards and one TD...Tossed just two interceptions in 155 throws to end the season...Completed 16-of-28 passes for 226 yards and four TDs at Indianapolis (9/17)...Completed 17-of-22 passes for 298 yards and five TDs in just over two quarters of action vs. Tiffin (10/1)...Connected on 12-of-16 passes for 189 yards and five TDs at Northern Michigan (10/8).
2010: Academic All-GLIAC selection...Earned first varsity letter as a reserve quarterback...Completed 20-of-30 passes for 251 yards and two TDs...Completed 66.7 percent of his passes and recorded a pass efficiency rating of 158.95...Rushed 10 times for 69 yards and three TDs...Recorded 320 yards of total offense...Completed 7-of-9 passes for 134 yards and two TDs at Tiffin (10/2)...Completed 10-of-16 passes for 79 yards at Ferris State (10/23).
High School: Prepped at Salem High School...Played for head coach Parker Salowich...Named to the All-Kensington Lakes Athletic Association conference team...Ranked the #79 player in the state of Michigan by Scout.com following his senior season...Also participated in baseball and basketball.
Personal: Son of Craig Parling and Linda Manni...Also participated in baseball and basketball in high school.