Congratulations for former Simeon star Nathan Palmer for being selected in the NFL draft. The Green Packers selected Palmer in the 6th round. Palmer played college ball at Illinois State University. Palmer played DL for the Illinois State Redbirds.
Darvell Harris(sr) continues his list of off season accolades as the Sun-Times named him the Male Athlete of the year. The official word is the Harris wants to attend Eastern Illinois University to run track and play football.
Jeris Pendleton (6-2,315lbs,DT) made Dunbar proud by signing a contract with the Jacksonville Jaguars of the NFL. Pendleton has gone a long way. After starring at Dunbar, he said he originally wanted to attend Michigan State before getting side tracked. He took on jobs such as housekeeping at a nursing home, construction, and security guard. Finally at the age of 24 he decided to go take formal football again. He walked on and played two seasons at Joliet Junior College where he was a 2nd team all american. His performance earned him a scholarship to Ashland. Finally, at this year's draft the Jacksonville Jaguars selected him in the 7th round and recently signed him to a Pro contract. Word is he is a phycially gifted genetic freak. See him squat 575lbs 7 times.