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|Date of birth||23 June 1930|
|Date of death||23 November 1992(aged 62)|
|Place of death||Shepparton, Victoria|
|Height||175 cm (5 ft 9 in)|
|Weight||67 kg (148 lb)|
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1954.
|Sources: AFL Tables, AustralianFootball.com|
Palmer could play as both a centreman and half back flanker. He was a midfielder in Geelong's 1952 premiership side and also played in their losing Grand Final team the following season. Palmer was a good wet weather player.
- Holmesby, Russell and Main, Jim (2007). The Encyclopedia of AFL Footballers. 7th ed. Melbourne: Bas Publishing.
- Doug Palmer's statistics from AFL Tables
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