Nathan Palmer
Palmer with the Denver Broncos
No. --     
Wide receiver
Personal information
Date of birth: (1989-04-14) April 14, 1989 (age 31)
Place of birth: Elkhart, Indiana
Career information
College: Northern Illinois
Undrafted in 2012
No regular season or postseason appearances
Career history
*San Francisco 49ers ( 2012)*
Career highlights and awards
*3rd Team All-Mid-American Conference (2011)
Receptions     1
Receiving yards     -4
Touchdowns     0

Nathan D. Palmer (born April 14, 1989) is an American football wide receiver who is currently a free agent. He played college football at Northern Illinois.

College careerEdit

Palmer attended Northern Illinois University and was named the MVP of the 2011 MAC Championship Game.

Professional careerEdit

San Francisco 49ersEdit

Palmer signed as an undrafted free agent, with the San Francisco 49ers following the 2012 NFL Draft.[1] Palmer made the 49ers' practice squad for the 2012 season.

Indianapolis ColtsEdit

On September 24, 2012, Palmer was signed by the Indianapolis Colts off of the 49ers' practice squad.[2] He made his debut during the Colts 30-27 comeback win over the Green Bay Packers. He was waived on August 27, 2013. He was re-signed to the Injured Reserve on August 28, 2013. He was waived from injured reserve with an injury settlement on September 2, 2013.

Miami DolphinsEdit

On October 30, 2013, Palmer was signed to the Miami Dolphins' practice squad.

Denver BroncosEdit

On December 24, 2013, the Denver Broncos signed Palmer to their practice squad. On September 3, Palmer was promoted to the 53 man roster.[3]

New England PatriotsEdit

On September 7, 2015, the New England Patriots signed Palmer to their practice squad. On September 18, 2015, Palmer was released from the practice squad.[4]

Chicago BearsEdit

On October 13, 2015, the Chicago Bears signed Palmer to their practice squad.[5]

On January 4, 2016, Palmer signed a futures contract with the Bears.[6]

Oakland RaidersEdit

Palmer signed with the Raiders on May 24, 2016. On August 29, 2016, he was released by the Raiders.[7]

Singing CareerEdit

Nathan Palmer is also known as Denver R&B singer "NaPalm." In 2015 he told Denver's News 7 that " football is his love, but music is his life." [8] He has since then released three projects: Winter Vibes and Summer Vibes in 2017, and Therapy in 2018. He has several new singles with Denver hip-hop artists Top Flite Empire.


  1. Matt Maiocco (August 30, 2012). "49ers to watch: No. 5 -- Nathan Palmer". NBC. Archived from the original on January 20, 2013. Retrieved October 8, 2012.
  2. Kyle Bonagura (September 24, 2012). "49ers: Practice squad WR Nathan Palmer headed to Colts". CBS. Retrieved October 8, 2012.
  6. Shaffrey, Sean (January 5, 2016). "Examining the nine players Bears signed futures contracts". Retrieved January 10, 2016.
  7. "Oakland Raiders Announce Transactions". August 29, 2016. Archived from the original on September 9, 2017.

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