12   Heath Parling
Heath Parling


Plymouth, Mich.

High School:

Height / Weight:
6-3 / 215




The Final Spring: Heath Parling Gets Back to Basics Following GVSU's Deep Playoff Run

Parling has battled knee, shoulder and back injuries since a breakout season in 2011


2014 Spring Football Practice Update

GVSU to Play Spring Classic on April 12th


83 Student-Athletes Earn GLIAC Academic Honors

41 Lakers earn Excellence honors with a 3.5+ GPA


Second Half Shutout Leads GVSU to Semifinals, 35-28

Laker defense allows only 124 yards in second half to beat West Texas A&M


GVSU Takes Clutch Game Over SVSU, 49-34

Victory will have the Lakers in prime position to make the playoffs for the 11th time in the last 13 years


GVSU to Play Spring Classic on April 12th

GVSU head coach Matt Mitchell and players Brad Horling and Heath Parling talk about the football team's spring practices


Game 11: GVSU 49, SVSU 34

Postgame comments from head coach Matt Mitchell and players Deonte Hurst, Jordan Kaufman, Matt Mosley, Heath Parling and Jamie Potts after GVSU's 49-34 win over Saginaw Valley State


GVSU Press Conference

GVSU head coach Matt Mitchell, offensive lineman Matt Armstrong, and quarterback Heath Parling talk about the 34-20 win at Wayne State and the upcoming home game against Saginaw Valley State


GVSU Press Conference

GVSU head coach Matt Mitchell and quarterback Heath Parling talk about the 31-21 win over Hillsdale and the upcoming road game at Wayne State on Saturday afternoon


Game 9: GVSU 31, Hillsdale 21

Postgame comments from head coach Matt Mitchell and players Jordan Kaufman, Heath Parling, Jamie Potts, and Chris Robinson after GVSU's 31-21 win over Hillsdale


Football at Northwest Missouri State

NCAA National Semifinal


Football vs. West Texas A&M

NCAA Playoffs


Football at Colorado State-Pueblo

NCAA Playoffs 2nd Round


Football vs. SVSU

NCAA Playoffs


Football vs. Saginaw Valley State

Battle of the Valleys

2012:Injured in third game of the year and missed the remainder of the season as a medical redshirt...Named to the GLIAC Academic All-Excellence team...Named GLIAC Offensive Player of the Week (9/10)...Completed 38-of-59 passes for 525 yards and six TDs...Rushed for 43 yards on six carries...Completed 15-of-24 passes for 159 yards and one TD, while rushing for 19 yards on three carries at Western Oregon (9/1)...Named GLIAC Player of the Week after completing 21-of-31 passes for 307 yards and four TDs vs. Notre Dame (9/8)...Was 2-4 for 59 yards and a TD in two series at Tiffin (9/15) before leaving with a seson-ending injury.

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).

2009: Redshirted.

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.

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