Carson Hilton Palmer is an American football quarterback playing for NFL’s Arizona Cardinals. He won Heisman Trophy in 2002 and played college football at USC. He played for Cincinnati Bengals for 8 seasons and selected first overall at NFL Draft 2003. He also joined Oakland Raiders. He was born in Fresno, California. He was in 7th grade by the time and had tremendous arm strength and size for his age. Bill Palmer, his father enrolled him in Orange County in private classes, where he was taught by Bob Johnson, his quarterback teacher. He is the richest sportsman in the world with the net worth of up to $100 million.
In Rancho Santa Margarita, California, he studied on Santa Margarita Catholic High School. He was a quarterback on freshman team and he was so terrific on his football game that varsity team members halt their practices just to watch him play. As a starter, he had a successful stint in his junior year and he got offers from USC, Colorado, Miami and San Diego state. He had a tremendous senior season and followed up significant junior season. He became one of the highly acclaimed players from Santa Margarita Catholic High School. He let Orange County in senior season with quarterback rating of 203.9.
Full Name: Carson Hilton Palmer
Date of Birth: 27th December, 1979
Marital status: Married
Occupation: professional football player
Net Worth: $100 million
Height: 6ft 5in (1.96m)
Source of Income: Football
Hobbies: Playing football
Unlike several quarterbacks that have drafted their first overall, Palmer didn’t play in his rookie season. Instead, he learned his position in practice and games under Marvin Lewis, his head coach and Ken Zampese, his quarterback coach. He was titled as NFL Comeback Player of the Year for his efforts. In his rookie season, he learned the position and got beginning quarterback position and started 13 games for 2004 season and Bengals finished it with 8-8.
He made NFL debut against New York Jets in Week 1. He finished 18 of 27 passes and left 2 touchdown passes along with interception. The Jets beat the Bengals. Palmer continued his struggle in Week 2 and completed 21 of 38 passes with 1 interception and no touchdown passes. The team won the game and give first win to Palmer over Miami Dolphins. He fought again in Week 3 against Baltimore Ravens and finished 25 of 52 passes, making way to be listed among the top 10 richest sportsman in the world.
Palmer married to Shaelynn, former soccer player in USC, on July 2003. He met her on freshman orientation. They live in San Diego, California in off-season. Jordan Palmer, his brother, was the best man at wedding. On January 2009, the couple gave birth to Elle and Fletch. He is a devoted Christian and he has always been with his family in church. Nike launched 3 Air Max 90s in 2008 and Palmer designed one of them in Nike ID studios. The colorway of the show features strong appearance to Air Max 90 Infrareds. At Matt Cassel’s wedding, he was the best man.