85 Jim Palmer

Jim Palmer Ohio State
usa United States
Loudonville, OH
High School
Current Team
Ohio State
1985, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1989

Major: Business Administration (1989), Hospitality Management (1988), Business Administration (1987), Business Finance (1985)

Weight: 250 (1989), 240 (1988), 230 (1987), 226 (1986), 230 (1985)

1989 Media Guide: The most physical of the tight ends … has the potential to be an excellent blocker if he can become more consistent … big target with good hands … good goal-line blocker … also plays on the specialty teams.

1988: Surprisingly good spring showing elevated him to the No. 2 spot last fall … played in 10 games, missing only the Purdue contest … used chiefly as a blocker in the Buckeyes’ two tight-end set … lone pass reception came against Syracuse … 11-yard kickoff return against LSU set up a Buckeye TD.

1988 Media Guide: Will back up Jeff Ellis … had an exceptional spring, coming virtually from nowhere to lock up the No. 2 spot on the depth chart … will be the second tight end when OSU uses a double tight end lineup … has added 10 pounds since last year … very competitive.

1987: Broke his foot in the spring of 1987 and did not see any game action in the fall.

1986: Lone appearance was two minutes against Utah.

1986 Media Guide: Works hard, has a great attitude and is eager to learn … could be used at various positions on the offensive line if needed.

1985: Redshirted.

High School: An all-Ohio tight end as a senior … also punted (40.9 yards per kick as a senior) and kicked off … had 15 quarterback sacks his senior year … Loudonville was 18-5 his last two years and made the state playoffs both years … started at tight end for three years and also was a regular outside linebacker two years … kicked 38 of 41 extra points during his career … won nine high school letters, three each in football, basketball and track.

Personal: A member of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes … lists Ozzie Newsome as one of the athletes he most admires … enjoys all sports … his father is a science teacher.


SeasonTeamGGSRecRec YdsRec AvgRec TDLng2 Pt ConvFumLostKRKR Yds
1986Ohio State100000000000
1988Ohio State100166.006000111
1989Ohio State12102830811.033401114