High School: All-state defensive end from Boyd High School in
McKinney, Texas... Played for head coach Don Drake at BHS... National
position rankings among defensive ends: No. 29 by 247Sports.com, No. 69
by Scout.com, No. 98 by ESPN.com... Ranked No. 70 overall prospect in
Texas by 247Sports.com and No. 130 by ESPN.com... Listed No. 102 on
Scout.com's Midlands Top 150... Ranked 62nd on Dallas Morning News
SportsDay's Dallas-Area Top 100, No. 14 among defensive linemen...
Named 2011 honorable-mention Class 5A All-State and first-team All-
District 10-5A as senior... Recorded 64 tackles, 25 tackles-for-loss, six
sacks, seven forced fumbles, two fumble recoveries and a blocked field
goal in 2011 while leading Boyd to 8-3 record... Earned 2010 second-team
Class 5A All-State honors after totaling 113 tackles as junior... Named
2010 first-team All-District 10-5A... Earned 2009 second-team All-District
8-5A honors as sophomore.
Personal: Son of Patrick and Roshon Palmer... Full name is Jamal
Dewayne Palmer... Born Sept. 14, 1992, in Dallas, Texas... Major is