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Offline Zero2Cool  
#1 Posted : Saturday, April 27, 2013 1:57:04 PM(UTC)
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Nate Palmer | Outside Linebacker | Illinois state | 6'3" - 240 lbs.


2012: All-Missouri Valley Football Conference Second-Team selection ... started all 13 games at defensive end ... ranked third on the team and was fifth in the MVFC with 15 TFL ... 10.5 of those came in conference play, which tied for third ...was second on the team and tied for fourth in MVFC with 7.5 sacks ... finished the season with 71 tackles and was credited with 27 quarterback hurries ... also forced a team-high three fumbles ... posted multiple TFL in four games ... tied career-highs with two sacks and three TFL against Southern Illinois ... had a career-high nine tackles against Missouri State ... had a sack and two TFL in a road win at UNI ... posted at TFL in each of ISU's playoff games.

2011: All-Missouri Valley Football Conference Second-Team selection ... started all 11 games at defensive end for the Redbirds, who led the conference in total defense (294.8 ypg) ... led the team and the MVFC with 9.5 sacks ... was 19th in the country in sacks per game (.91) ... recorded 46 tackles, 10.5 tackles-for-loss and forced two fumbles ... posted at least a half sack in nine games ... posted a sack and returned a fumble 42 yards for a touchdown against Morehead State ... recorded a career-high eight tackles and a sack at North Dakota State ... named the MVFC Newcomer of the Week after registering five tackles, two sacks, three tackles-for-loss and a forced fumble in a win over nationally-ranked Indiana State.

2010: Played in nine games for the Illini ... recorded six tackles on the season ... tallied a pair of stops in the win over Indiana ... added one tackle in back-to-back games against No. 6 Ohio State and at Penn State ... registered a solo stop in consecutive contests against Northwestern and at Fresno State.

2009: Earned Academic All-Big Ten honors ... played in all 12 games on special teams ... recorded two tackles at Ohio State ... had one tackle at Cincinnati.

2008: Redshirted.

Simeon HS: Named to the 2007 Chicago Sun Times All-Public League Team ... PrepStar Magazine All-American ... SuperPrep All-American ... rated among the top-20 players in the state of Illinois by Rivals.com ... listed as the No. 39 strongside linebacker by Scout.com ... ranked No. 55 among outside linebackers according to Rivals ... named to the Champaign News-Gazette Special Mention All-State team ... recorded 128 tackles and 18 tackles as a senior, while catching 10 passes for 250 yards and a touchdown on offense ... named to the Midwest Hot 100 list by Scout.com ... posted 30 tackles and seven sacks as a junior while playing in only four games due to injury ... high school coach was Jesse Chick.

Personal: Born September 23, 1989 ... son of Rhonda Carr and Nathan Palmer.
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#2 Posted : Saturday, April 27, 2013 2:00:11 PM(UTC)
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Green Bay - The Packers have a history of drafting college defensive ends and turning them into outside linebackers and they've done it again.
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#3 Posted : Saturday, April 27, 2013 2:00:13 PM(UTC)
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With their sixth round pick (193rd overall) in the 2013 NFL draft, the Green Bay Packers select Nate Palmer, outside linebackers, Illinois State.   PLAYER DETAILS:  Nate Palmer OLB Illinoise State 6'3″/240 lbs —————— Adam Czech is a freelance reporter and a Packers fan living in the Twin Cities. Follow Adam on Twitter. Read more of Adam's [...]
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Offline play2win  
#4 Posted : Saturday, April 27, 2013 2:03:38 PM(UTC)
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Nate Palmer, from the Chicago Trib:

During his one and only visit to Green Bay, Palmer met with Packers outside linebackers coach Kevin Greene and discussed the team’s 3-4 defense.

"The visit with the Packers went real well," Palmer said. "They got a chance to get some medical things cleared up. I got a chance to meet with Coach Greene and just talk about football and life.

"I’m more comfortable in a 3-4 scheme, but I have played regular linebacker in a 4-3. It would just be knocking the rust off. It wouldn’t be all new to me."

Palmer understands there is a chance he might not get drafted but remains hopeful for at least late-round consideration. The 6-foot-2, 248-pound prospect opened some eyes while working out during a pro day at Northwestern, where he ran the 40-yard dash in 4.7 seconds, completed 20 reps in the bench press, and posted nearly a 36-inch vertical leap.

Palmer, who had 17 sacks at Illinois State, also has drawn interest from the Ravens, Colts, Eagles, Jets, Buccaneers, Vikings, Chiefs, and Dolphins.

"I’ve heard anything from the fourth to the sixth round from my agent," Palmer said. "We’ll just wait and see what happens."
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#5 Posted : Saturday, April 27, 2013 2:04:48 PM(UTC)
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Love this pick.


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At the Northwestern campus Pro Day workout, Palmer ran the 40-yard dash in 4.7 seconds.

The 6-foot-2, 248-pound Illinois transfer bench pressed 225 pounds 20 times and registered a 35 1/2 inch vertical leap, a 10-5 broad jump, a 4.37 20-yard shuttle and a 6.98 three-cone drill.

Palmer is a Chicago native who had 9 1/2 sacks, 46 tackles, 10 1/2 tackles for losses and two forced fumbles in his first season at Illinois State.


I've heard he's very good in coverage.
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#6 Posted : Saturday, April 27, 2013 2:05:02 PM(UTC)
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Offline Zero2Cool  
#7 Posted : Saturday, April 27, 2013 2:05:59 PM(UTC)
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FCS!!Wanna Box?


wtf??

Fairchild Semiconductor Intl?
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Offline play2win  
#8 Posted : Saturday, April 27, 2013 2:07:30 PM(UTC)
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College2Pro.com has learned per source that Illinois State OLB/DE Nate Palmer is visiting the Green Bay Packers today (April 7th) and the Chicago Bears (April 12th). Palmer played in the 2013 NFLPA Collegiate Bowl. Palmer, a defensive end from Chicago, was named a 2012 All-Missouri Valley Conference Second-Team selection in his final season with the Redbirds, in 2012. Palmer ranked second on the team and was fourth in the MVFC with 7.5 sacks on the season and was fifth in the conference with 15 tackles-for-loss. In the FCS quarterfinals against No. 4 Eastern Washington, Palmer recorded seven tackles, including one for a loss, and a sack to go along with a pass breakup and one quarterback hurry.
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Offline Gaycandybacon  
#9 Posted : Saturday, April 27, 2013 2:20:01 PM(UTC)
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Anyone find any video on him?
Offline Dulak  
#10 Posted : Saturday, April 27, 2013 2:31:10 PM(UTC)
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sounds like a decent pick ... least we got a OLB - funny enough so far we got all the guys (positions) I was hoping for
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#11 Posted : Saturday, April 27, 2013 4:28:55 PM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: Gaycandybacon Go to Quoted Post
Anyone find any video on him?


Pro Day video.



That's about it.
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Offline wpr  
#12 Posted : Saturday, April 27, 2013 7:02:02 PM(UTC)
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It seems like he is going to be a ST player if he makes the team. But that is fine too. They need quality on STs.
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#13 Posted : Saturday, April 27, 2013 7:31:03 PM(UTC)
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#14 Posted : Saturday, April 27, 2013 8:58:46 PM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: nerdmann Go to Quoted Post

Pro Day video.



That's about it.


The first one is someone else.
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#15 Posted : Sunday, April 28, 2013 12:17:40 AM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: Gaycandybacon Go to Quoted Post
The first one is someone else.


Ha ha sorry man I lifted it from a JSO story on him. lol
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#16 Posted : Sunday, April 28, 2013 12:26:11 AM(UTC)
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Ha ha sorry man I lifted it from a JSO story on him. lol


Haha I saw the same vid when I looked on youtube for him and thought it was him too.
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#17 Posted : Tuesday, April 30, 2013 5:18:05 AM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: wpr Go to Quoted Post
He may end up being a ST player. Hopefully he can contribute more.


Anyone read the new JSO piece on him, and what the Kevin Greene visit entailed? Holy crap. Sounds like this guy WILL be a player, and I hope he winds up being a steal for GB in R6.

It is a good read, but JSO has some stuff messed up with my account or I'd post a link...

BTW, I like what Greene did in this visit.
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#18 Posted : Tuesday, April 30, 2013 5:32:41 AM(UTC)
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as you requested p2w
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The first to respond was Kevin Greene. The Green Bay Packers outside linebackers coach was heading south soon, so he stopped at Illinois State and the two spent the day together.

As Greene and Nowinsky exchanged ideas - highlights of Clay Matthews looping on the screen - Nowinsky pictured his own edge rusher, Nate Palmer, in this defense.

"As I'm watching that, I'm thinking Nate has a great opportunity with the Packers because his skill, his athleticism, his work ethic, he fits in really good," Nowinsky said. "It's about getting an opportunity."

On his visit to Green Bay, the 6-foot-2, 248-pound Palmer eventually met Greene. They watched film of Matthews, and Greene offered a challenge.

"He said, 'I can get you there, if you want it. If you want to go there, I got what it takes to get you to that next level,' " Palmer said. "(He said), 'All you have to do is be a hard worker like him. I think that's the kind of person you are. Let's go. Let's go to that next level.' "

Palmer described his meeting with Greene as "an intense conversation."


there are parts of the article I skipped over. read the rest here
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#19 Posted : Tuesday, April 30, 2013 6:39:28 AM(UTC)
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Thanks wpr! Pretty cool.
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#20 Posted : Tuesday, April 30, 2013 6:51:51 AM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: play2win Go to Quoted Post
Thanks wpr! Pretty cool.


I love the intensity of Coach Greene. He is going to get bumped up stairs soon. Maybe not in GB but somewhere. That will be a shame. He is very very very good at taking on players one on one and developing them. He is going to miss it when he has to deal with a larger group. GB will miss him if they are not the ones to promote him.

He always seems to have one player who he is working on and developing that fire he had.
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#21 Posted : Tuesday, April 30, 2013 6:55:36 AM(UTC)
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He sure has great size, long arms, some good speed to go along with it. If he has a good moter watch out for Palmer.
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#22 Posted : Tuesday, April 30, 2013 7:17:52 AM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: wpr Go to Quoted Post
as you requested p2w


there are parts of the article I skipped over. read the rest here


Cool article - didn't know they recruited this way - meaning sometimes its just the proximity of someone visiting and making a connection with the coach and or player and then they have their guy.

Hope he works out and he takes inspiration from cm3

imagine 2 cm3s and our new DE on the front line rushing the QB.


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#23 Posted : Tuesday, April 30, 2013 8:29:29 AM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: Dulak Go to Quoted Post
Cool article - didn't know they recruited this way - meaning sometimes its just the proximity of someone visiting and making a connection with the coach and or player and then they have their guy.

Hope he works out and he takes inspiration from cm3

imagine 2 cm3s and our new DE on the front line rushing the QB.




Every once in awhile the thinnest of threads gets a player into the pros. I am sure it is the same for footballers (soccer players for you troglodytes) too. All the teams go to the combine. Most teams will attend player's pro days. But it is doing these kinds of things that lead you to diamonds in the rough. truth be told Kevin probably wouldn't have dropped by if Palmer was going to school in Vermont or New Mexico. It was on his way and he was willing to give up a few hours of his time so he did it.

These are the fun stories. All the more so if Palmer is able to play for a few years. If he is able to become a starter he will have to set aside a few bucks for his college coaches retirement fund. Big Grin
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#24 Posted : Tuesday, April 30, 2013 8:49:10 AM(UTC)
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I really found it interesting that the Packers added a couple players for the smaller school.. Ill State a 9-4 I-AA school.. be interesting how these three cats do..
I think when there's enough will and aggression, there's no shortage of talent either.

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#25 Posted : Tuesday, May 7, 2013 11:48:26 AM(UTC)
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I love it... now I really hope this kid pans out for the Packers.. just to piss in the cheerios of a couple Bears fans..

Nate... hopefully you will soon be freed from your illness that goes along with being a Bear fan.



FoxSports wrote:
Friends, co-workers and classmates of Nate Palmer are still processing what happened and how to react to it. Living in what Palmer described as "the heart of Bears Country," the Green Bay Packers' sixth-round draft pick has suddenly joined up with the enemy, leaving those around him a bit conflicted.

"Every time I see someone now, they say, 'I'm going to cheer for you, but not the team,'" Palmer said in an interview with FOXSportsWisconsin.com. "I told them you can't get one without the other. A few of my friends who were Bears fans said they're going to jump on the Packers' bandwagon."

Up until only a couple weeks ago, Palmer was just like his friends, actively rooting against Green Bay.

"I've always been a Bears fan," Palmer said. "Times have changed. Right now, you can't be a fan anymore. The fan in you has to go away for this process."

Palmer is making himself an easy target for those he's come across in Illinois since the draft. The team gave him a hat and T-shirt, and Palmer has been wearing the green and gold Packers hat every day on campus and around his hometown.

"People keep telling me I've got the wrong hat on," Palmer said.

One of his co-workers at an internship in Illinois went beyond just criticizing his choice in headwear. A woman named Christie left a note on Palmer's desk after he returned to the office the week following the draft.

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"As a loyal Bears fan, I'm sorry to say that I can no longer speak to or work with you," the note read, which Palmer posted on his Twitter account. "I feel betrayed."

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I think when there's enough will and aggression, there's no shortage of talent either.

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