Carson Palmer who was born on December 27, 1979, has played for the Cincinnati Bengals, Oakland Raiders and Arizona Cardinals and been in the NFL since 2003. He is a two-time Pro Bowl player. Many thought Carson Palmer’s career was on the downside until he was traded to the Arizona Cardinals and found a better system to take advantage of his strengths playing under Head Coach Bruce Arians.
10 interesting facts about the football player, Carson Palmer.
Carson Palmer Facts #1:
Carson Palmer was the best man at fellow NFL QB Mat Cassel wedding. Cassel was Palmer’s backup at USC. Matt Cassel is currently a back-up QB for the Minnesota Vikings.
Carson Palmer Facts #2:
Carson Palmer married his college sweetheart, Shaelyn, who was a soccer player at USC. They have twins, and have been married since 2005.
Carson Palmer Facts #3:
Carson Palmer is the only Bengal QB to pass for 4,000 yards in a season twice which he did in 32006 and 2007.
Carson Palmer Facts #4:
Carson Palmer was only the second true Freshman to ever play QB for USC and won the Heisman trophy in 2002.
Carson Palmer Facts #5:
Carson Palmer’s brother Jordan Palmer is also an NFL QB who plays for the Chicago Bears.
Carson Palmer Facts #6:
Carson Palmer became the first player in NFL history to throw for 4,000 yards for three different NFL teams.
Carson Palmer Facts #7:
Carson Palmer had a great 2005 season winning 5 different awards: NFL Alumni Quarterback of the Year, FedEx Air Player of the Year, AFC Player of the Year, NFL Passing Touchdowns Leader and elected to the Pro Bowl.
Carson Palmer Facts #8:
Carson Palmer is an amazing athlete and is known to be a single digit handicap in golfer. Never know, one day, we may see him on the Pro Golf Association tour.
Carson Palmer Facts #9:
Carson Palmer and his wife, Shaelyn are active in charitable events helping children. Each year, they host two charitable golf events, one is the Carson Palmer Golf Classic in Cincinnati and the Carson Palmer Open in Orange County.
Carson Palmer Facts #10:
Carson Palmer is the only Quarterback who was taken with the first pick in a NFL draf and never played a down his rookie season.
Sources: CNN, Sporting News, Biography, ESPN, jockbio, ducksters, Forbes
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