Palmer was a standout tailback for the Brunswick High Pirates in the late 1990s. He was a senior on Brunswick High’s 1999 football team that finished second in the state, falling to Lowndes 17-0 in the Class AAAA state title game while finishing with a school-best record of 14-1 under head coach John Willis.
Palmer finished his prep career as the Pirates’ all-time leading rusher with 4,409 yards and his career total is just 80 yards behind Glynn County’s all-time leading rusher Antwan Andrews who played for Glynn Academy, also in the late 1990s.
In that 1999 season, Palmer set school records for most yards rushing in a season (2,180), most total offensive yards (2,243), most touchdowns scored (34), most touchdowns scored
in a game (6) and most points scored in a game (36). He is believed to be the only running back in county history to run for more than 2,000 yards in a season.
Palmer also became Brunswick’s career touchdown leader with 58 to tie the county record held previously by Glynn Academy’s Randy Fisher and became Brunswick’s career total
points leader with 354.
He was named to the all-state team following his senior season and played in the GACA North-South All- Star Game. Palmer was an honorable-mention all-state pick after his junior season when the Pirates reached the state quarterfinals.
Palmer also played basketball while attending Brunswick High.
He signed to play football at Holmes (Miss.) Community College and played two years there.
Palmer has served as a volunteer coach with the Frederica Academy football team while residing locally.