College notebook — Nov. 20, 2021


UC’s Palmer named to Empire 8 Conference’s football All-Conference second team

Utica College wide receiver Nate Palmer, a senior from Vernon-Verona-Sherrill, was named to the Empire 8 Conference’s football All-Conference second team in three different roles.

Palmer as one of eight Pioneers named to the team.

Palmer earned three second team selections for his roles on offense and special teams. He was named to the second team as an all-purpose player, as a wide receiver and as a return specialist. Palmer was fourth in the conference with 593 receiving yards, and was fifth in the Empire 8 with 90.1 all-purpose yards per game. He averaged 34.8 yards per punt return.

He had 64 yards rushing a pair of touchdowns on the ground this season. Four of his 38 receptions also went for scores.

The team went 6-4 in the regular season and earned a spot in the ECAC Bowl Series. The Pioneers will play Grove City College in the Scotty Whitelaw Bowl on Saturday, Nov. 20.


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