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Carson Palmer Headed Into College Football Hall Of Fame

Former Cardinals QB won Heisman in 2002

Carson Palmer is a Hall of Famer.

Not the Pro Football Hall of Fame, but the College Football Hall of Fame. It was announced Monday the former Cardinals quarterback, who won the Heisman Trophy while playing at USC, was one of the 13 newest inductees. They will officially go in later this year, at a ceremony Dec. 7.

Former Arizona State safety David Fulcher also is in the 2021 class.

Palmer spent five years at USC, throwing for nearly 4,000 yards, 33 touchdowns and only 10 interceptions as a redshirt senior.

Palmer was the No. 1 overall pick of the Bengals in 2003. He of course landed with the Cardinals in a 2013 trade, playing in Arizona through his retirement after the 2017 season. He was inducted into the Cardinals' Ring of Honor in 2019.

FILE - In this Dec. 14, 2002, file photo, USC quarterback Carson Palmer poses with the Heisman Trophy after winning the award at The Yale Club in New York. Heisman Trophy winner Carson Palmer and Vince Young will make their first appearances on the College Football Hall of Fame ballot. The National Football Foundation released Monday, June 4, 2018, the names of 76 players and six coaches from major college football who will be considered for the Hall of Fame this year. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)