Where Are They Now? Rubio Long Snapper Jeff Palmer

For the next installment of “Where Are They Now?” we head to Southern California to hear from Rubio Long Snapper Jeff Palmer. Palmer played his high school football in Orange County then made his way to the Oregon Ducks where he still holds the record for most field goal snaps in a career. Oh, did I mention he is about 5’10” and 190 (dripping wet and holding barbells)

Check out what has been going on with Rubio Long Snapper Jeff Palmer…

1.  What is your current occupation?

I have been an Account Executive for MetLife for a little over two years, selling employee benefits through brokers to companies with 10 to 5,000 employees.

2. Where do you live?

I am in the process of moving from San Francisco to San Diego, currently living in Dana Point, CA.

3. Married/ Kids? Single. No kids

4. What is your fondest memory of your time playing college football? Screen Shot 2015-08-20 at 4.48.33 PM

My fondest memory of my entire time at Oregon was running on the field the second the clock hit 0 at the 2012 Rose Bowl. We had lost our two previous bowl games, and the guys that were still on the team for the Rose Bowl had a huge weight lifted off of our shoulders when we won that game. It was the culmination of a pretty special season for us.

5. If you could give ONE bit of advice to the current Rubio Long Snappers, what would it be?

Obviously work hard on the football side of things, but work even harder on the academic side and get involved with any networking opportunities that your school offers you. You never know what types of opportunities may come your way after your playing career is over, and the vast majority of guys will be done playing for good when your college eligibility is up.

6. If you could give ONE bit of advice to the current Rubio Long Snapping PARENTS, what would it be? 

Always be positive. Your son is getting the opportunity to do what millions of kids only dream of doing- running on to the field on Saturdays for a college football game. You can’t take everything so seriously. I’m a firm believer that everything happens for a reason, so just sit back and enjoy watching your son have fun and grow up.

7. When was the last time you snapped a ball and for what reason?

I snap at least one ball a day down the hallway in my apartment just so I can tell myself- “still got it.” A lot of my brokers and coworkers ask me to snap a ball to them once they find out I played football as well.

 8.   If you could go back and play football in college again, would you go to the same school or a different one? Why? 

No doubt in my mind I would go to Oregon again. Everyone hears about Nike, the uniforms, the facilities, and the flashy offense, but what a lot of people don’t know is how well the Athletic Department sets its student-athletes up for success after their time runs out. There were countless networking and mentoring events to attend during our time there, which allowed me to develop relationships with people I otherwise would have never had the chance to meet.

 9. Any regrets during college? Something you wish you had done or maybe hadn’t?

I actually wish I did not try to graduate as quickly as I did. I should have stayed in Eugene as long as possible because yes, being out in the real world is fun, but it comes with a lot more responsibility than you realize when you are still in school. 

I wish I didn’t have a girlfriend my senior year…what an idiot.

10.   What tremendous thing have you been a part of or experienced since you graduated? 3a549d2

I got to spend some time in Colorado working for Wounded Warriors right after I graduated. We spent time at Air Force Academy as well as the Olympic Training Facilities, but it was so rewarding helping the veterans and hearing their stories and about the daily struggles since returning home. It really put things into perspective for me.

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2015 College Camps Run by Rubio Long Snapping

Rubio, Saban and SailerRubio Long Snapping will be in charge of several university led college camps across the country. These are camps that the universities put on and have us run. You will register through THEIR site. Here is the list, so far, as more will be added once the dates are finalized…

  • Alabama, June 6
  • Texas A&M, June 8
  • U.S.C. (Southern Cal), June 12
  • Oregon, June 13
  • Kansas, June 14 *
  • UCLA, June 18
  • LSU, July 19

These camps are a great opportunity to get top notch instruction, visit the school, meet it’s coaches and basically have an audition for the team.

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*Rubio will not be at this camp. Rubio Long Snapping will have senior staff members, John Finch and Kevin Ballinger, present and running the camp. 

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Rubio Long Snappers in The National Championship Game!

Haynes, BryceIt seems that every single year, there is a Rubio Long Snapper in The National Championship game and this year BOTH teams will have one!

To make it even more interesting, both will have a former #1 Rubio Long Snapper.

Bryce Haynes, The Ohio State Long Snapper, was my #1 for the class of 2011. He has been extremely dominant throughout his career at Ohio St. with his academics and athletics.

Carew, TannerTanner Carew, The Oregon Ducks Long Snapper, was my #1 for the class of 2014. He has started as a true freshman and already recorded several tackles. He was also an Army All-American last year.

Also on the Oregon Ducks, you will find Rubio Long Snappers Devin Melendez and Connor Johnson.

You know me, I am pulling for a tie game with a lot of punt snaps but I am betting that won’t be the case. I guess I will have to settle for several pat and field goal snaps.

Congratulations to these fine young men and their respective teams. May the best team win!

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Top Ranked Rubio Long Snapper Tanner Carew Picks Up Offer AND Commits to Oregon!

The top ranked Rubio Long Snapper in the country, Tanner Carew (CA, ’14), has picked up an full scholarship offer from the Oregon Ducks and has committed!

Carew, who already has an offer from Colorado, is a TOP 12 Member, is beyond athletic and easily snaps D1 speeds at this point.

Congratulations once again to the #1 Long Snapper in the country, Tanner Carew, on his offer and commitment to the Oregon Ducks!

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All-American List FILLED with Rubio Long Snappers

All four Long Snappers named to the Pre-Season All-American List put out by the heralded Phil Steele publication are Rubio Long Snappers!

The publication put out by Phil Steele is widely known as the number one resource for college athletics and highly respected throughout the world.

This is a huge honor for these Long Snappers, all of which were TOP 12 member, and Rubio Long Snapping. Having one nominated is good, having all four is PHENOMENAL!

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1st Team All-American Scotty Thompson

First Team – Scotty Thompson (NC State)

Second Team – Drew Howell (Oregon)

Third Team – Matt Dooley (Indiana)

Fourth Team – Reid Ferguson (LSU)

Congratulations once again to these fine Long Snappers!

 

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Rubio Long Snapper Connor Johnson Commits to Oregon

Rubio Long Snapper Connor Johnson commits to the Oregon Ducks as a preferred walk-on!

Connor is a large Long Snapper with excellent grades and quick hands that will head into fall camp as a backup to former #1 Rubio Long Snapper Drew Howell from the class of 2010, Drew Howell.

Congratulations to Connor Johnson!

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New College Camp Announced!

Rubio Long Snapping and Chris Sailer Kicking will be running the University of Washington’s Specialist Camp on June 17, 2013 in Seattle, WA.

The Huskies will be the 6th college camp we will be running across the country. Others that we will be running are LSU (June 1 and July 13), Texas A&M (June 6th), Alabama (June 8th), UCLA (June 10th) and Oregon (June 15th).

As with all college camps that we are running, you will need to register for it on their website and not ours.

See you this summer!

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In just 12 years, Chris Rubio, President and Owner of Rubio Long Snapping, has become the #1 Long Snapping instructor in the country and the go-to man when a college coach needs a Long Snapper. Colleges from across the country rely on “Rubio’s” word day in and day out on who the best Long Snappers are in the country. Rubio Long Snapping has assisted in over 300 Long Snappers earning FULL SCHOLARSHIPS to major colleges and universities just for Long Snapping and many into the NFL as well.

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Long time Rubio Long Snapper Jeff Palmer of the Oregon Ducks sets record

Long time Rubio Long Snapper Jeff Palmer will be setting a record for the University of Oregon tonight in the Fiesta Bowl, as he plays in his 52nd game for the Ducks!

That stat alone is simply amazing, but when you combine it with the fact that Palmer is 5’10” and 190 lbs, it is down right astonishing.

Palmer is someone who many, except for yours truly, thought was simply too small to play at the next level. Not only has he played, he has set a record for most games played at Oregon, and if I am not mistaken, he might have the most plays in NCAA history since he has been on countless pats for the Ducks. As you know, Oregon tends to score pretty darn quickly and the guy who has been snapping all of the extra points for the last four years is……..Jeff Palmer.

Palmer has been with Rubio Long Snapping since 2005. He was, and continues to be, one of the best athletes the Long Snapping world has ever seen as you can see below…..

I am very proud of all that Palmer has done and will continue to do with his life. If you ever get to meet him, you will understand how fantastic he truly is.

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Chris-Rubio-2Rubio Long Snapping is, by far, the biggest and best resource for Long Snappers in the country. Offering the best instruction and most exposure in the world. Rubio Long Snapping can help you to become the best snapper you can be!

In just 12 years, Chris Rubio, President and Owner of Rubio Long Snapping, has become the #1 Long Snapping instructor in the country and the go-to man when a college coach needs a Long Snapper. Colleges from across the country rely on “Rubio’s” word day in and day out on who the best Long Snappers are in the country. Rubio Long Snapping has assisted in over 300 Long Snappers earning FULL SCHOLARSHIPS to major colleges and universities just for Long Snapping and many into the NFL as well.

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