Tony Palmer (American football)

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Tony Palmer
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Position: Offensive guard
Personal information
Born: (1983-02-23) February 23, 1983 (age 36)
Midwest City, Oklahoma
Height:6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Weight:311 lb (141 kg)
Career information
High school: Midwest City (OK)
College: Missouri
NFL Draft: 2006  / Round: 7 / Pick: 243
Career history

Tony Palmer (born February 23, 1983) is a former American football guard. The former University of Missouri guard who was selected by the St. Louis Rams. He was signed by the Green Bay Packers after being cut in the 2006 preseason by St. Louis. Palmer was released by the Packers in the 2008 offseason. [1]

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Early years

Was selected First-team All-state by the Daily Oklahoman as well as All-Metro and All-city honors on offense. He also had a solid defensive career as well, racking up 133 tackles and forcing 11 fumbles, with six of the forced fumbles as a senior.

College career

At the University of Missouri he was voted First-team All-Big 12 his senior season. Also, he was Second-team All-Big 12 in 2004 and was honorable mention in 2003. As a freshman, in 2002, he was named to the Big 12 All-Freshman team.

Professional career

Pre-draft

Palmer ran a 5.52 40-yard dash at the University of Missouri Pro Day and bench-pressed 225 pounds 41 times.

St. Louis Rams

Palmer was drafted with the 235th pick (7th round) of the 2006 NFL Draft. He was cut by the Rams in August, 2006.

2006 NFL Draft

The 2006 National Football League Draft, the 71st in league history, took place in New York City, New York, at Radio City Music Hall on April 29 and April 30, 2006. For the 27th consecutive year, the draft was telecast on ESPN and ESPN2, with additional coverage offered by ESPNU and, for the first time, by the NFL Network. Having signed a contract with the Houston Texans on the evening before the draft, Mario Williams, a defensive end from North Carolina State, became the draft’s first pick. The selection surprised many commentators, who predicted that the Texans would draft Southern California running back Reggie Bush or Texas quarterback Vince Young. Ohio State produced the most first round selections (five), while Southern California produced the most overall selections (eleven). Twenty-seven compensatory and supplemental compensatory selections were distributed amongst seventeen teams; Tampa Bay, Baltimore, and Tennessee each held three compensatory picks. The league also held a supplemental draft after the regular draft and before the regular season. The 255 players chosen in the draft were composed of:

Green Bay Packers

He was signed by the Packers and remained with the club for the 2006 and 2007 season. He was released in the 2008 off-season.

Personal life

Palmer is a cousin of former MLB star, Joe Carter.

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