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  Brett Palmer
Brett Palmer

Player Profile

Tempe, Ariz.

High School:
Marcos de Niza

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 289

Defensive Tackle


ASU: Talented player entering his fourth year as a Sun Devil...will continue to add depth at defensive tackle...has seen action in nine games during the 2004-05 seasons...for the second time in his career he earned Hard Hat Player recognition for his work in the team's winter strength and conditioning program.

2005: Played in six games as a reserve defensive tackle.

2004: Played in three games...saw action vs. UTEP, Iowa and Oregon State...was recognized as a Hard Hat Player for his work in ASU's winter strength and conditioning program.

2003: Redshirted as a member of the scout team.

HIGH SCHOOL: A 2003 graduate of Marcos de Niza High School in Tempe...rated as the No. 48 defensive line prospect in the nation by SuperPrep Magazine...rated as the No. 10 defensive tackle on the West Coast by in the postseason...ranked No. 24 strong side defensive end nationally by in the postseason...ranked No. 48 at defensive tackle nationally by in the postseason... member of The Tacoma News Tribune's "Western 100"...also rated as the No. 4 player in the state of Arizona by SuperPrep Magazine...All-America selection by PrepStar Magazine...listed by The Sporting News as one of the Top 250 seniors in the nation...ranked as the No. 3 defensive end prospect by as the No. 11 defensive line prospect on the West Coast by Student Sports/Sporting News...ranked as the No. 44 overall prospect on the West Coast by honorable mention All-Arizona by The Arizona Republic...earned second-team All-East Valley by The East Valley Tribune...made first-team All-City (defensive line) and first-team All-Central Region (long snapper) and second-team All-Central Region (defensive line)...first-team Channel 12 Sports All-Friday Night Fever (defensive line) 5A and Defensive POY nominee...recorded 111 tackles, nine quarterback sacks, 13 tackles for loss, three caused fumbles and two fumble recoveries as a senior...posted 49 tackles, eight quarterback sacks, three fumble recoveries, five forced fumbles and 18 quarterback hurries as a junior...three-year starter at defensive end...collected 12 career sacks...led team in sacks and tackles for loss during junior and senior seasons...also played tight end and long snapper...averaged 8.5 points and 12.5 rebounds as a power forward in basketball and also competes in the shot put and the discus...first verbal commitment to ASU on April 4, 2002...bench presses 365 pounds and squats 525...runs a 4.9 forty-yard dash...also played defensive end, tight end, fullback and long snapper...second in all-time sacks at Marcos de Niza...two-time Team Defensive Lineman of the Year at Marcos de Niza High...Marcos de Niza won the Central Region title during his senior year with an 8-3 record and a No. 6 ranking in the final state 5A a junior, made second-team All-Central Region (long snapper) and honorable mention All-Central Region as a defensive lineman...following junior season, was invited to the Nike Football Combine at USC and finished No. 5 out of 375 players in the bench press (30 reps x 185 pounds)...lettered two years in track and field and two years in basketball...coached by Mike Maluski.

PERSONAL: Majoring in interdisciplinary studies (education and recreation)...parents are Thom (sales manager) and Margaret (nurse)...has a brother, Brock (17), and a sister, Allison (14)...his father played football at Mesa Community College...hobbies include video games, music and weightlifting...born Sept. 5, 1984 in Tempe...full name is Brett Francis Palmer.

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