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Players

Nate Palmer
LB #51
Height:
6-2
Weight:
248
Age:
25
College:
Illinois State
Experience:
2

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SeasonTeamGamesTacklesInterceptionsFumbles
GGSTotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntYdsAvgLngTDsFFFR
TOTAL 17 8 9 0.0 0 0 0 0 -- 0 0 0 0
2013 GB 8 2 17 8 9 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --

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Biography

Pro Highlights

  • Appeared in eight games as a rookie in 2013, making two starts at OLB and registering 18 tackles (12 solo). Added a tackle on special teams.
  • Made his first career start in Week 7 vs. Cleveland with Clay Matthews and Nick Perry both sidelined with injuries, and posted six tackles (three solo).
  • Selected by Green Bay with its lone pick in the sixth round (No. 193 overall) in 2013, becoming the first Illinois State player to be drafted since WR Laurent Robinson (Atlanta) in 2007.

 

COLLEGE

Started all 24 games during his two seasons at Illinois State (2011-12) after playing his first two collegiate seasons at the University of Illinois (2009-10)…Became an instant-impact player at Illinois State, earning second-team All-Missouri Valley Football Conference honors at DE following both of his junior and senior seasons…Registered 117 tackles (50 solo), including 25½ for a loss, 17 sacks, five forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries for the Redbirds…Appeared in 21 games during his two seasons at Illinois, where he played for Packers assistant special teams coach Ron Zook…Saw time primarily on special teams for the Fighting Illini, but also registered nine tackles (two solo) as a reserve DE…Was a member of a heralded 2008 recruiting class for Illinois, one that featured future NFL first-round draft picks Corey Liuget (San Diego, 2011) and Whitney Mercilus (Houston, 2012), and second-round picks Mikel Leshoure (Detroit, 2011) and Tavon Wilson (New England, 2012)…Earned his degree in health science.

 

PERSONAL

Given name Nathan Palmer Jr. …Nickname is “Nate P.”…Born in Chicago…Single…During college, held summer jobs at the Boys and Girls Club in Champaign and later as a busboy and food expediter at the Bloomington Country Club…Names his father, Nathan Sr., as the biggest influence on him as he never made excuses and successfully started his own trucking business in Chicago…High school: A highly recruited player who was a four-sport letterman at Simeon High School in Chicago…Was named to the 2007 All-Public League team by the Chicago Sun-Times and the special mention all-state team by the Champaign News-Gazette following his senior season…Earned All-American acclaim from both SuperPrep and PrepStar…Saw action at DE, TE, LB and OL during his high school career…Recorded 128 tackles and 18 sacks on defense, and 10 catches for 250 yards (25.0 avg.) and a TD on offense…Also lettered two years each in baseball, track and field, and basketball, where he was a teammate of Chicago Bulls standout point guard Derrick Rose for both seasons…Community involvement: Participated in the Green Bay Packers Golf Invitational in Kohler, Wis. …Volunteered to serve dinners to the homeless at the Home Sweet Home Ministries in Bloomington, Ill., while at Illinois State…Also spent time volunteering with Special Olympics of Illinois…Hobbies/interests: Enjoys watching movies and playing and watching basketball in his free time, naming the Chicago Bulls as his favorite team, and still counts Rose among his friends…Lists DeMarcus Ware and Ken Griffey Jr. as his favorite athletes, Any Given Sunday and Forrest Gump as his favorite movies, Grey’s Anatomy and The Walking Dead as his favorite TV shows, and Ludacris as his favorite musical artist…Is interested in traveling to Europe in the future...Residence: Chicago.

Pro Highlights

  • Appeared in eight games as a rookie in 2013, making two starts at OLB and registering 18 tackles (12 solo). Added a tackle on special teams.
  • Made his first career start in Week 7 vs. Cleveland with Clay Matthews and Nick Perry both sidelined with injuries, and posted six tackles (three solo).
  • Selected by Green Bay with its lone pick in the sixth round (No. 193 overall) in 2013, becoming the first Illinois State player to be drafted since WR Laurent Robinson (Atlanta) in 2007.

 

COLLEGE

Started all 24 games during his two seasons at Illinois State (2011-12) after playing his first two collegiate seasons at the University of Illinois (2009-10)…Became an instant-impact player at Illinois State, earning second-team All-Missouri Valley Football Conference honors at DE following both of his junior and senior seasons…Registered 117 tackles (50 solo), including 25½ for a loss, 17 sacks, five forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries for the Redbirds…Appeared in 21 games during his two seasons at Illinois, where he played for Packers assistant special teams coach Ron Zook…Saw time primarily on special teams for the Fighting Illini, but also registered nine tackles (two solo) as a reserve DE…Was a member of a heralded 2008 recruiting class for Illinois, one that featured future NFL first-round draft picks Corey Liuget (San Diego, 2011) and Whitney Mercilus (Houston, 2012), and second-round picks Mikel Leshoure (Detroit, 2011) and Tavon Wilson (New England, 2012)…Earned his degree in health science.

 

PERSONAL

Given name Nathan Palmer Jr. …Nickname is “Nate P.”…Born in Chicago…Single…During college, held summer jobs at the Boys and Girls Club in Champaign and later as a busboy and food expediter at the Bloomington Country Club…Names his father, Nathan Sr., as the biggest influence on him as he never made excuses and successfully started his own trucking business in Chicago…High school: A highly recruited player who was a four-sport letterman at Simeon High School in Chicago…Was named to the 2007 All-Public League team by the Chicago Sun-Times and the special mention all-state team by the Champaign News-Gazette following his senior season…Earned All-American acclaim from both SuperPrep and PrepStar…Saw action at DE, TE, LB and OL during his high school career…Recorded 128 tackles and 18 sacks on defense, and 10 catches for 250 yards (25.0 avg.) and a TD on offense…Also lettered two years each in baseball, track and field, and basketball, where he was a teammate of Chicago Bulls standout point guard Derrick Rose for both seasons…Community involvement: Participated in the Green Bay Packers Golf Invitational in Kohler, Wis. …Volunteered to serve dinners to the homeless at the Home Sweet Home Ministries in Bloomington, Ill., while at Illinois State…Also spent time volunteering with Special Olympics of Illinois…Hobbies/interests: Enjoys watching movies and playing and watching basketball in his free time, naming the Chicago Bulls as his favorite team, and still counts Rose among his friends…Lists DeMarcus Ware and Ken Griffey Jr. as his favorite athletes, Any Given Sunday and Forrest Gump as his favorite movies, Grey’s Anatomy and The Walking Dead as his favorite TV shows, and Ludacris as his favorite musical artist…Is interested in traveling to Europe in the future...Residence: Chicago.