Ryan Palmer
Ryan Palmer

Canton, Ohio

High School:
Glen Oak

Height / Weight:
6-7 / 310



2010 (Senior): Started all 13 games at strong-side tackle ... Won the team's Bruce Capel Award as the player who displayed the most courage, dedication and accomplishment throughout the season ... Helped pave the way for the top rushing offense in the Big Ten and the 11th best in the nation (246.1 ypg) ... The Illini offense broke school records for points in a season (423) and points per game (32.54) in addition to producing the fourth most total yards (5,162) and second most rushing yards (3,199) in school history ... Aided the Illini offense in posting 533 yards of total offense in Texas Bowl win over Baylor ... Helped Illini tally 318 yards rushing at Fresno State ... Paved the way for 559 yards of total offense, including a season-high 519 rushing, in win over Northwestern ... Helped Illinois' offense record a season-high 561 yards of total offense, including 315 rushing, at Michigan ... Paved the way for 437 total yards, including 282 yards rushing, in win at Penn State ... Aided the Illini offense in racking up 319 rushing yards in victory over Northern Illinois.

2009 (Junior): Played in six games, starting five ... Was in on 23 offensive snaps at Purdue ... Assisted an offense that aided Juice Williams to pass for his seventh 250-yard passing performance against Penn State ... Helped lead Illini offense to 384 rushing yards and 548 total yards against Illinois State ... Started his fifth collegiate game at right tackle, against Illinois State.

2008 (Sophomore): Played in six contests at offensive tackle, starting the first three ... Logged snaps in the first three and final three games of the year ... Missed the middle six games with an injury ... Helped the Illini to back-to-back 530-yard total offense performances in the first two games of the season (532 vs. Missouri; 533 vs. Eastern Illinois).

2007 (RS Freshman): Played in 11 games at both tackle positions ... Was in on 111 offensive snaps ... Recorded eight knockdowns.

2006 (Freshman): Redshirted the 2006 season.

High School: Graded out at over 90 percent and was named first-team All-State by the Associated Press ... PrepStar All-Midwest Region ... Earned first-team Division I All-Ohio ... First-team All-Stark County ... First-team All-Region ... First-team Federal League All-Conference ... Ranked among the Top-50 in the state of Ohio by ... Played in 10 games in 2005 and racked up 85 pancake blocks ... Selected for and played left tackle in the Big 33-Ohio All-Star Game ... High school coach was Jack Rose ... Also lettered in basketball ... Chose Illinois over Minnesota, Wisconsin, West Virginia and Kentucky.

Personal: Full given name is Ryan Nicholas Palmer ... Born Oct. 22, 1987 ... Son of Lisa and Kim Palmer ... Has one brother ... Earned honor roll recognition from 2002-2006 ... Majored in speech communication.

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(updated 5/20/11)