62 Facts About Carson Palmer

1. Carson Palmer is one of the sensational names in the world of football.

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2. On July 5, 2003, Carson Palmer married former USC soccer player and his high school sweetheart Shaelynn, who he met during freshman orientation.

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3. Carson Palmer has three siblings—two brothers and a sister.

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4. Carson Palmer has three siblings—two brothers and a sister.

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5. Carson Palmer was born in Fresno, California on December 27, 1979, to Dana and Bill Palmer as Carson Hilton Palmer.

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6. Carson Palmer played college football from 1998 till he was drafted by the Cincinnati Bengals in the first overall pick of the 2003 NFL Draft.

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7. Carson Palmer proposed while the pair were still at USC, surprising Shaelyn after dinner at an area restaurant.

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8. Carson Palmer was one of the most heralded athletes in the history of USC football.

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9. Carson Palmer started his professional career as a footballer since 2003 when was picked by Cincinnati Bengals.

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10. Carson Palmer had a very athletic body even in his childhood.

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11. Carson Palmer is a bit private regarding his personal life and his marriage.

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12. Carson Palmer is married to Shaelyn Palmer since July 5, 2003.

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13. Carson Palmer was placed on injured reserve on October 26, 2017.

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14. Carson Palmer started 15 games in 2016 and missed Week 5 against the San Francisco 49ers after suffering a concussion the previous week against the Los Angeles Rams.

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15. Carson Palmer was ranked 12th on the NFL Top 100 Players of 2016.

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16. Carson Palmer was placed on the injured reserve list the next day, ending his season.

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17. Carson Palmer missed the next three games, in which backup Drew Stanton won against the New York Giants and San Francisco 49ers and lost to the Broncos.

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18. Carson Palmer became the first player in NFL history to top 4,000 yards passing for three different teams.

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19. Carson Palmer stated after the game, "I was told I was not going to play.

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20. Carson Palmer completed 8 of 17 passes for 190 yards and 2 touchdowns, one to his Bengals teammate Chad Johnson.

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21. Carson Palmer made the Pro Bowl for the second year in a row, becoming the first Bengals quarterback to do this since Boomer Esiason in 1988 and 1989.

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22. Carson Palmer signed a six-year contract extension through the 2014 season with the Bengals on December 29, 2005.

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23. Carson Palmer threw for 3 touchdown passes and an interception for 237 yards.

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24. Carson Palmer became the first Bengals quarterback to finish with a quarterback rating over 100, which set the team record in that category; and he tied Indianapolis' Peyton Manning for most consecutive games, 9, with a triple-digit quarterback rating.

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25. Carson Palmer ended up being the Pac-10's career leader for completions, attempts, and passing yards.

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26. Carson Palmer returned the next game to throw another 4 touchdowns, while throwing the most yards ever against Notre Dame.

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27. Carson Palmer continued as the starter the next week, racking up 19-of-26 completions, 203 yards, and a touchdown in a win against Stanford.

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28. Carson Palmer bounced back the next week in a comeback win against Arizona State, finishing the game with 4 completions for 69 yards and a touchdown.

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29. Carson Palmer began the season as a back-up to Mike Van Raaphorst.

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30. Carson Palmer finished his High School career with 27 school records and 2 straight CIF championships.

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31. Carson Palmer advances to finals on day two of Gold Coast Grand Prix.

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32. On July 5, 2003, Carson Palmer wed former USC soccer player, Shaelyn, whom he met during freshman orientation.

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33. Carson Palmer set a franchise record with the Cardinals against the Minnesota Vikings in Week 14, throwing his 31st touchdown, passing Kurt Warner.

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34. On November 7, 2014, Carson Palmer agreed to a three-year, $49.5 million contract extension with the Cardinals.

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35. Instead of avoiding safety Eric Weddle, Carson Palmer collided with him.

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36. In Week 1 against the San Diego Chargers, Carson Palmer threw two touchdowns late in the game to win in an upset.

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37. Carson Palmer ranked 8th in the NFL in passing yards with 4,274 yards, the most of his career.

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38. Carson Palmer was officially traded to the Arizona Cardinals on April 2, 2013, for a 2013 NFL Draft sixth round draft pick and for a conditional pick in the 2014 NFL Draft.

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39. In Week 12, Carson Palmer returned to Cincinnati to face off against his former team the Cincinnati Bengals.

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40. Carson Palmer was on course for a perfect passer rating of 158.3 until he took a hit from Chargers' linebacker Travis LaBoy while attempting a pass early in the Fourth Quarter that resulted in wobbly pass picked-off by Paul Oliver.

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41. Carson Palmer completed 8 of his 21 for 116 yards and threw 3 interceptions in his Raider debut.

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42. Carson Palmer elected not to undergo Tommy John surgery to repair the damage; instead, he chose to rest the elbow to allow it to heal.

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43. For the first time in his career, Carson Palmer wore a clear protective visor because of a broken nose.

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44. In the same game, Carson Palmer threw his 100th career touchdown pass, becoming the 5th fastest player ever to reach this milestone.

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45. Carson Palmer was named Most Outstanding Player at the Pro Bowl, leading the AFC down the field in the final two minutes for the win.

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46. Carson Palmer returned from his injury in time for the 2006 preseason.

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47. On the Bengals' first pass play, Carson Palmer threw a 66-yard pass to rookie receiver Chris Henry.

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48. In Week 9, Carson Palmer passed for 248 yards and 2 touchdowns as the Bengals won their game against the Baltimore Ravens.

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49. Carson Palmer bounced back in Week 8 against the Green Bay Packers.

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50. Carson Palmer threw for 272 passing yards and 2 more passing touchdowns.

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51. In Week 2, Carson Palmer had another great game, throwing for 337 yards to go along with 3 passing touchdowns and an interception against the Minnesota Vikings.

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52. In Week 1, Carson Palmer completed 26 out of 34 passes and 2 passing touchdowns against the Cleveland Browns.

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53. In that stretch, Carson Palmer averaged 204 yards per game with four touchdowns and five interceptions.

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54. On July 23, 2003, Carson Palmer signed a six-year contract worth $42.69 million after being selected first overall by the Cincinnati Bengals.

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55. Carson Palmer was the fifth player and first quarterback from USC to win the award.

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56. Carson Palmer defeated Oregon State in week 10, after going 21 of 28, for 171 passing yards, and an interception.

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57. Carson Palmer started the first half the next game against the Washington and was benched the second half for Mike Van Raaphorst, after going 12 of 26 for 145 yards and an interception.

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58. Carson Palmer started his first career bowl game against TCU in the Sun Bowl.

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59. In week 11, Carson Palmer started against number 3 UCLA, in what was his toughest test yet.

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60. Carson Palmer entered the University of Southern California in 1998, where he played for head coach Paul Hackett the first three years of his college career.

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61. Carson Palmer finished his High School career with 27 school records an 2 straight CIF championships.

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62. With the Cardinals, Carson Palmer continued his run of dependable but injury-plagued steadiness under center.

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