AT&T Cotton Bowl Classic vs. Nebraska (AP
12-28-06 Cotton Bowl pratice
Cotton Bowl practice
Has played in 33 games, starting three.
Played in 11 games ... Started at center against Alabama ... Participated in 18 plays against Georgia, tallying two rodeo blocks ... Started against Kentucky ... Part of an offensive line that helped Auburn's running backs rush for 388 yards and six touchdowns ... Finished with five cockroach blocks and half a pancake in 75 plays against the Wildcats ... Was graded 88 percent overall against Kentucky ... Posted a 96 percent overall grade against South Carolina (graded on 19 plays) ... Finished with two rodeo blocks, a cockroach block and half a pancake against the Gamecocks ... Graded 91 percent overall on 23 plays against Western Kentucky ... Also finished with a 100 percent on assignments with one cockroach block against the Hilltoppers ... Started his first career game against Ball State ... Posted three cockroach blocks, two rodeo blocks and 1.5 pancake blocks against Ball State ... Graded 101 percent on assignments against the Cardinals.
Played in nine games ... Saw action against Louisiana Tech ... Participated in 42 plays against The Citadel ... Graded 95 percent with one cockroach block against the Bulldogs.
Played in all 13 games on special teams ... Named the team's Most Improved Offensive Lineman by the coaching staff after spring drills.
Four-year starter at defensive tackle and offensive guard ... Finished senior season with 25 tackles and four sacks ... SuperPrep Magazine All-Dixie Team ...Rated as one of the top 55 defensive tackles in the nation by Rivals100.com ... Also played basketball.
Born Dec. 3, 1983 ... Son of Tempie and Roy Palmer ... Four siblings, Rebecca, 27, Belinda, 26, Michael, 25, and Jessica, 23 ... Brother, Michael, was a linebacker at Georgia Tech ... Majoring in adult education.