Former Nebraska WR Trey Palmer scores first NFL TD
Former Nebraska WR Trey Palmer made his first NFL catch count for 6 points.
Palmer hauled in a Baker Mayfield pass from 7 yards out, giving the lead back to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers against the Minnesota Vikings in the 3rd quarter of Sunday’s season opener.
Baker finds Trey Palmer to put the @Buccaneers ahead!
— NFL (@NFL) September 10, 2023
Palmer began his college career as a member of LSU’s 2019 national championship team. After 3 seasons with the Tigers, Palmer transferred to Nebraska.
With the Huskers, Palmer played in every game, making 11 starts. He set records with 71 receptions for 1,043 yards. Palmer caught 9 touchdowns, which ranks fifth in school history. He was recognized as a second-team All-Big Ten selection by the league media and a third-team pick by the conference coaches.
Palmer had remaining eligibility after the 2022 season but elected to declare for the 2023 NFL Draft. He boosted his draft stock by running a 4.33-second 40-yard dash at the NFL Combine. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers selected Palmer with the No. 191 pick in the sixth round.
The Bucs hope that Sunday’s touchdown is the first of many for Palmer.