Temple announced Tuesday that former running back Paul Palmer will serve as color analyst for the Temple Radio Network on all football broadcasts.
“I am extremely excited about being back at Temple. I’ve missed it,” Palmer said. “My family and friends are excited, too. I can’t wait.”
Palmer was a unanimous first-team All-American as a senior, when he led the nation in rushing yards (1,866), rushing yards per game (169.6) and all purpose yards (2,633). The 1986 ECAC Player of the Year, Palmer, who finished second in Heisman Trophy voting that year, set 23 school records and still holds Temple records for career rushing attempts (935), rushing yards (4,895), 100-yard rushing games (21) and 200-yard rushing games (six). Palmer was a first round draft pick by the Kansas City Chiefs where he led the AFC in kickoff return average (24.3 yards per attempt) as a rookie and rushed for 607 yards in two seasons.