|Long Snapping Lessons and Long Snapping Camps
with Long Snapping Coach Mitch Palmer
San Diego, CA
“Palmer” and “Football” were synonymous terms long before an NFL career was ever realized. Mitch grew up playing Football, Basketball and Volleyball in San Diego, CA with dad, Dick, coaching many of his teams. He learned sportsmanship, sacrifice and hard work at a very early age. Mitch is a second generation NFL football player. His father Dick Palmer played 6 years in the NFL as an outside linebacker.
Mitch started playing football in 5th grade. He has played almost all of the offensive and defensive positions with the exception of Quarterback. It was at this age that Mitch learned how to long snap.
At the High School level Mitch excelled as a line backer and a fullback at Poway High in San Diego, CA. Mitch was also a member of the CIF Champion Basketball team, and the Volleyball team for the Poway Titans.
After high school, Mitch focused on football. He accepted a full Scholarship to Colorado State University. Mitch was recruited to play for the CSU Rams as a linebacker. While in College he also perfected his skills as a long snapper. This seemed to come naturally to him as he had be the long snapper on every team he had played for since the 5th grade.
During his time at Colorado State Mitch was part of 2 WAC championship teams and played in the Holiday Bowl twice. Mitch earned his Bachelors degree in Economics and was able to finish one year of his MBA with a focus in Marketing.
In 1996 Mitch was acquired by the Carolina panthers as an undrafted Free Agent. Mitch was released
by the Panthers at the end of the preseason. He eventually found his way back into the NFL the next
season with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Mitch had an excellent season in 1998 and was on his way to another great season in 1999. In the 4th game of the 99 season he suffered a season ending knee injury.
After many months of knee rehabilitation the Buccaneers released Mitch back into the free agent pool. Mitch was picked up by the Minnesota Vikings and spent all of the 2000 season there. During his NFL career Mitch handled all of the long and short snaps for every game he played in. He was released by the Vikings at the beginning of the 2001 season. Mitch spent the next two years trying to find a home for his talent.
After participating in the preseason with the Houston Texans in 2002 and one more game with the Dallas Cowboys, Mitch decided to buckle down and get to work in the real world.
Mitch is currently a Real Estate Broker in San Diego, CA. His career in the Mortgage and Real Estate
industry has flourished. He is currently working for RPM Mortgage as a Branch Manager and a
producing Loan Officer. With Mitch’s love for football it was hard to keep him off the field so he works with Husted Kicking doing kicking lessons and kicking camps.
his decision to retire from the NFL he was contacted by Louie Aguiar and Michael Husted. Michael
and Louie now count on Mitch as a coach and consultant for long snapping at many kicking camps around the
country. Mitch is considered to be one of the most respected special team’s coaches in the country.