Nate Palmer

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Nate Palmer
No. 50 – Tennessee Titans
Position: Linebacker
Personal information
Born: (1989-09-23) September 23, 1989 (age 28)
Chicago, Illinois
Height: 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Weight: 248 lb (112 kg)
Career information
High school: Chicago (IL) Simeon
College: Illinois State
NFL Draft: 2013 / Round: 6 / Pick: 193
Career history
Roster status: Active
Career NFL statistics as of 2017
Total tackles: 108
Sacks: 1.0
Pass deflections: 2
Interceptions: 0
Forced fumbles: 0
Player stats at NFL.com

Nathan Palmer Jr. (born September 23, 1989) is an American football linebacker for the Tennessee Titans of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Illinois State. Palmer was selected by the Green Bay Packers in the sixth round of the 2013 NFL Draft.

Early life[edit]

Palmer was born in Chicago and attended Simeon Career Academy.[1] During his time there, he lettered in baseball, track and field, basketball, and football.[2] Palmer was also a teammate to future Chicago Bulls point guard Derrick Rose. In football, he played defensive end, tight end, linebacker, and on the offensive line.[2] He only played four games during his junior year due to injury, however he still had 30 tackles and seven sacks. As a senior, Palmer had 128 tackles and 18 sacks on defense, while catching 10 passes for 250 yards and a touchdown on offense.[1] His performance earned him a spot on the 2007 Chicago Sun-Times All-Public League Team.[1][2]

He was listed as a three star prospect by Rivals.com and as the 17th best player in the state of Illinois. Palmer received one scholarship offer from Illinois.[3]

College career[edit]

Palmer began his college career at Illinois. He was redshirted his first year with the team. He played in every game in the 2009 season, primarily on special teams. He had two tackles against Ohio State, and one against Cincinnati. Additionally, he earned Academic All-Big Ten honors for the year.[1] He played in nine games and recorded six tackles the following year.

Palmer transferred to the Illinois State and earned a starting spot at defensive end. He started every game in his first season for the Redbirds. In a game against Morehead State, he recorded a sack and recovered a fumble for a 42-yard touchdown, the first of his college career. Later, when Illinois State played North Dakota State, Palmer posted a career-high eight tackles.[2] His performance for the season earned him All-Missouri Valley Conference honors at the end of the season.[4] He finished up his junior year with 9.5 sacks, leading the conference. He also had 46 tackles and two forced fumbles. During the final year of his college football career, Palmer again started every game of the season as a defensive end. During a game against Missouri State, he achieved a career-high nine tackles.[2] He finished his career again being named to the All-Missouri Valley Football Conference second-team.[1]

Professional career[edit]

Pre-draft measurables
Ht Wt 40‑yd dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20‑ss 3‑cone Vert jump Broad BP
6 ft 2 in
(1.88 m)
248 lb
(112 kg)
4.70 s 1.58 s 2.71 s 4.37 s 6.98 s 35.5 in
(0.90 m)
10 ft 5 in
(3.18 m)
20 reps
All values are from Pro Day[5]

Green Bay Packers[edit]

Palmer was selected in the sixth round (193rd overall) by the Green Bay Packers in the 2013 NFL Draft.[6] On May 10, 2013, he signed a contract with the Packers.[7]

On August 30, 2014, Palmer was placed on injured reserve.[8]

Palmer was released by the Packers on April 8, 2016.[9]

Tennessee Titans[edit]

On April 11, 2016, Palmer was claimed off waivers by the Tennessee Titans.[10]

On March 9, 2017, Palmer re-signed with the Titans.[11]

Statistics[edit]

Source: NFL.com

Year Team G GS Tackles Interceptions Fumbles
Total Solo Ast Sck SFTY PDef Int Yds Avg Lng TDs FF FR
Regular season
2013 GB 8 2 17 8 9 0.0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0
2015 GB 16 10 68 47 21 1.0 0 2 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0
Total 24 12 85 55 30 1.0 0 2 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0
Postseason
2015 GB 2 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0
Total 2 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e "Illinois State Redbirds: Nate Palmer". GoRedbirds.com. Retrieved November 4, 2016. 
  2. ^ a b c d e "Green Bay Packers: Nate Palmer". Packers.com. Retrieved November 4, 2016. 
  3. ^ "Rivals: Nate Palmer". Rivals.com. Retrieved November 4, 2016. 
  4. ^ "Valley announces 2011 All-Conference Team". Valley-Football.org. November 28, 2011. Retrieved November 4, 2016. 
  5. ^ "Nate Palmer - Illinois State, OLB : 2013 NFL Draft Scout Player Profile". NFLDraftScout.com. Retrieved November 4, 2016. 
  6. ^ "Nate Palmer NFL Draft Profile". NFL.com. Retrieved November 4, 2016. 
  7. ^ "Packers sign nine draft choices, nine undrafted free agents". Packers.com. May 10, 2013. Retrieved November 4, 2016. 
  8. ^ "Packers release 18, place four on IR". Packers.com. August 30, 2014. Retrieved November 4, 2016. 
  9. ^ "Packers release LB Nate Palmer". Packers.com. April 8, 2016. Retrieved November 4, 2016. 
  10. ^ Wyatt, Jim (April 11, 2016). "Titans claim former Packers LB Nate Palmer". TitansOnline.com. Retrieved November 4, 2016. 
  11. ^ Wyatt, Jim (March 9, 2017). "Titans Agree to Terms with Karl Klug, Nate Palmer". TitansOnline.com. 

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