Third-year junior and returning All-Big 12 defensive end... Athletic veteran, exited spring drills as starter at left end... Projected 2014 preseason All-Big 12 by Phil Steele (third team)... Vertical jump measured at 36.1.
2013 (Sophomore): Played all 13 games as backup defensive end, earned All-Big 12 honorable mention from league coaches... Named honorable mention Sophomore All-America by College Football News... Totaled 38 tackles (27 solo), 11.0 tackles for loss of 42 yards, five sacks for -31 yards, seven hurries, five forced fumbles, two fumble recoveries and one PBU on season... Five forced fumbles led team, was second in sacks (five) and third in QB hurries (seven) playing as reserve... 38 tackles was second-most by any d-lineman, starter or reserve... Had five stops (season-high four solo), including four-yard sack, forced career-high two fumbles, recovered one in season-opening win over Wofford... Made career-high four hurries and added forced fumble and three tackles in win over ULM in third game... Had 10-yard sack in win over West Virginia in fourth game... Made two tackles for loss, including eight-yard sack, forced a fumble and had hurry in win over Iowa State in sixth game... Had season-high three tackles-for-loss, including eight-yard sack, in win at Kansas in seventh game... Totaled three tackles, forced fumble, hurry and PBU in win vs. Tech in ninth game... Made season-high seven tackles in win at TCU in 11th game... Had one sack, three total tackles and QB hurry in historic win over No. 23 Texas that clinched Big 12 championship and school's first BCS Bowl berth.
2012 (True Freshman): Played eight of 13 games as true freshman (one of only three true freshmen to play) reserve defensive end and special teamer in 2012... Earned first collegiate letter...Totaled four tackles on season... Did not dress for season's first four games, dressed for final nine and played in final eight - four from scrimmage and four exclusively on special teams... Dressed for fifth game vs. TCU but did not play... Made collegiate debut at Texas in sixth game, made season-high two solo tackles... Saw action as backup end at Iowa State (seventh game) and in win over Kansas (eighth game), made assisted tackle vs. KU... Played special teams in next four games, credited with single tackle in win over No. 24 Oklahoma State in 12th game... Played from scrimmage in Holiday Bowl win over No. 17 UCLA, had no tackles.
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... Majoring in communication studies.