|High School:||Arvada West|
1st Team All-NCC - 2002
Will open the season as the starting middle linebacker for the third straight year ... hard-nosed player who can hit with the best of them ... the strongest player on the team and runs a 4.68 40.
2003: Started all 11 games at middle linebacker ... ranked third on the team in total tackles (65) ... his seven tackles-for-loss ranked fourth on the squad ... tallied a career-high 15 tackles in a 42-33 setback at Idaho State (Sept. 21) ... also notched 10 tackles in a 29-25 win at Southern Utah (Nov. 8) ... had at least five tackles in seven of the 11 games.
2002: Started and played in 13 of 14 games ... missed only one game to injury (at Augustana, Oct. 26) ... tallied a season-high 12 tackles in the Bears' 27-24 overtime win at St. Cloud State (Oct. 12) ... notched at least six tackles in nine contests ... was credited with his only sack (1/2 sack) in the Bears' 27-10 Homecoming win over South Dakota (Oct. 19) ... ranked third in the team in total tackles with 78 stops ... his 9 tackles-for-loss ranked fifth on the squad.
2001: Played in all 11 games and drew one starting assignment ... recorded 37 total tackles with 18 of those coming in the solo variety ... had two six-tackle efforts against Augustana (Oct. 20) and against New Haven (Nov. 10) ... tallied his first collegiate interception in an 18-13 victory over Augustana (Oct. 20).
High School: Consensus All-Colorado selection by the Rocky Mountain News and Denver Post in 1999 ... also earned All-Colorado and all-state honors as a junior ... named first team All-Jefferson County in 1999 ... impact player who can control a game from the defensive side of the ball ... tallied 199 tackles, eight sacks, six pass breakups, six forced fumbles and two interceptions as a senior ... high school coach: Dave Logan.
Personal: Born Dec. 7, 1981 in Wheatridge, Colo. ... son of Tim and Lavonne Palmer ... majoring in speech communications.
Palmer's Career Statistics YearUTATTTT/LossSacksFRFFInt.PBU 20011819374/50.50012 20023543789/190.50202 20032639657/292.50002 Totals7910118020/533.00216