Carson Palmer Biography
Carson Palmer whose full name is Carson Hilton Palmer, is an American football quarterback for the Arizona Cardinals of the National Football League (NFL). He was born on December 27, 1979 in Fresno, California.
He attended Santa Margarita Catholic High School in Rancho Santa Margarita, California. At Santa Margarita High School, he would play on their high school football team. As the quarterback on the freshman team, Palmer was so good that members of the varsity team would halt practices to watch him play. After a successful stint as a starter his junior year, Palmer started to field offers from USC, Notre Dame, Colorado, Miami (Florida), and reportedly San Diego State. In his senior season, he led Orange County with a 203.9 quarterback rating. He was named to the first-team all-league and All-CIF despite suffering a stress fracture in his right foot.
Palmer attended the University of Southern California in 1998, where he played for head coach Paul Hackett the first three years of his college career. He ended his freshman season with 130 completions, 235 attempts(55.3%), 1,755 passing yards, 116 rushing yards, 7 passing touchdowns, 6 interceptions, and a rushing touchdown. Going into his sophomore year in 1999, he was named the starting quarterback of the Trojans.
During his Sophomore season, USC finished the season with a 5–7 record and Palmer finished with 228 completions, 414 attempts(54.9%) 2914 passing yards, 16 touchdowns, and 18 interceptions. He finished his Junior season with 221 completions, 377 attempts(58.6%), 2,717 passing yards, 13 passing touchdowns, and 12 interceptions in 12 starts. He played his last collegiate game in the 2003 Orange Bowl against #3 Iowa, finishing with 21 of 31 completions, 303 passing yards, and a touchdown, while also being named the game’s MVP.
Palmer finished his last season with a total of 309 completions, 489 attempts(63.2%), 3,942 passing yards, 33 touchdown passes, and 10 interceptions while also breaking the school record for most completions, passing yards, and passing touchdowns in a season. He was voted the winner of the 2002 Heisman Award. Palmer was the fifth player and first quarterback from USC to win the award. After 5 years at USC, he finished his career with 72 passing touchdowns, 49 interceptions, 927 completions, 1,569 attempts, and 11,818 passing yards. He also ended up being the Pac-10’s career leader for completions, attempts, and passing yards.
He was selected with the first overall pick in the 2003 NFL Draft of the Cincinnati Bengals. He played for the Cincinnati Bengals for eight seasons. After learning the position during his rookie season, Palmer was given the starting quarterback position for the 2004 season and started 13 games. On October 18, 2011, the Bengals agreed to trade Palmer tO the Oakland Raiders. On April 2, 2013, Palmer was officially traded to the Arizona Cardinals for a 2013 NFL Draft sixth round draft pick and for a conditional pick in the 2014 NFL Draft.
Carson Palmer Age
He was born on December 27, 1979.
Carson Palmer Wife – Carson Palmer Kids
Palmer wed former USC soccer player, Shaelynn, on July 5, 2003. The two met during freshman orientation. His wife gave birth to twins, son Fletch and daughter Elle, on January 20, 2009.
Carson Palmer Brother
His brother, Jordan Palmer, was his best man at his wedding.
Carson Palmer Salary
Carson Palmer Net Worth
He has an estimated net worth of $60 million.
Carson Palmer Contract
Palmer signed a three-year, $49.5 million extension in November with the Arizona Cardinals. The deal included $19.5 million in bonuses paid out over the first four months of the contract.