Josh Palmer becomes first Brampton native to score a touchdown in the NFL
Published December 12, 2021 at 7:50 pm
Brampton’s Josh Palmer just can’t stop making history.
After becoming the first Brampton native to be selected in the NFL draft earlier this year, he’s now cemented himself as the first to ever score a touchdown in an NFL game during today’s LA Chargers game against the New York Giants.
The game ended in a decisive 37 – 21 win for the Chargers.
Chargers QB Justin Herbert says things are looking up for the Brampton newcomer, although Palmer says he doesn’t see himself as a “rookie.”
“I’ve pretty much prepared the same way when I first came here, just in case for the opportunity for me to step in,” Palmer told NFL.com. “I always like to prepare as if I am starting already.”
The 22-year-old, who had a solid college career as a wide receiver at the University of Tennessee, was selected in the third round of the National Football League draft back in May by the LA Chargers.
He got his start as a 6-year-old with the minor football Brampton Bulldogs and came into his own while attending St. Roch Catholic Secondary School, where he also excelled in basketball and track.
He finished off high school in Florida to prepare for his football career.
The Chargers are set to go up next against the Kansas City Chiefs this Thursday, Dec. 16.insauga's Editorial Standards and Policies advertising