2013 team captain.
2012 (Junior): Saw action in eight games with five starts ... started final five games played ... missed final three contests with injury ... 12th on team with 31 tackles ... five games with at least four stops ... season-high six tackles against Cornell and Colgate ... also had one tackle for loss and two pass breakups ... three tackles in 2013 spring game.
2011 (Sophomore): Ranked sixth on team with 48 tackles ... third among non-seniors in tackles ... one of nine defensive players to start all 11 games ... posted at least one tackle in all 11 games ... season-high 10 tackles, including eight solo, in shutout win at Fordham ... fourth on team in solo tackles (31) ... tied All-American Bryce Robertson for team lead in pass breakups (6) ... two pass breakups vs. Duquesne and Holy Cross ... forced a fumble vs. Fordham that set up a Bison touchdown drive ... had an interception against Lehigh that led to a 43-yard field goal attempt by Drew Orth.
2010 (Freshman): Played in all 11 games, earning four starts ... most starts for a freshman on the defensive side of the ball ... named Patriot League Rookie of the Week (Sept. 13) following a season-high nine tackles vs. Marist ... posted at least one tackle in 10 of 11 games and finished with 33 to rank tied for 10th on the team ... intercepted a pass and returned it 14 yards vs. Dartmouth ... three different games with at least 0.5 tackles for loss ... recovered a fumble and combined with Sean Rafferty on a first-quarter sack ... tied for the team lead with four pass breakups.
William Byrd High School: Participated in four sports, football, basketball, baseball and track and field ... team captain of football squad ... all-district and all-region quarterback, running back, defensive back and kick returner ... District Offensive Back of the Year and Returnman of the Year ... all-state running back ... basketball team captain ... earned team's Best Defensive Player award ... earned fifth place in the district in the high jump and was a member of third-place 4x100 relay team.
Personal: Derrick Randall Palmer ... born June 30, 1992 in Atlanta, Ga. ... son of Randy and Deborah Palmer ... has one sister, Pamella, and one brother, Jason ... majoring in political science.