Bo Palmer, 22, has been selected in the 2012 CFL Draft by the Hamilton Tiger Cats. Having just completed his 4th year at SFU in Communications with one year left of NCAA eligibility, he would have to be drafted this year as a Junior or pursue CFL football next year as a free agent. Bo is able to stay on at SFU to play his senior season in the NCAA and receive his bachelor degree before joining the Tiger Cats.
Bo, who has lived in Burnaby for the last 3.5 years, was born and raised in North Vancouver. He began playing contact football at eight years of age, progressing to junior varsity and varsity football at Windsor Secondary School. Upon graduating he won over $67,000.00 in scholarships and began playing football with the SFU Clansmen. Three years later he is the starting running back, breaking SFU rushing records and GNAC records. This year Bo was presented with the SFU Offensive Team Captain Award, voted SFU Offensive MVP by his teammates, earned the Highest GPA Award (3.45) on the football team, the Berndt Dietrich Memorial Award, is on the SFU Dean’s list and was inducted into the Golden Key International Honour Society.
He has also received his 3rd Degree Black Belt in Tae Kwon Do, the Terry Fox Humanitarian Award, the Millennium Excellence Award, the Governor General Caring Canadian Award, the Association of Fundraising Professional’s inaugural Outstanding Youth Philanthropist Award and 19 Junior Black Achievement Awards.
An active member of his community, he has also volunteered at the Anton’s Christmas Eve event for 12 years, and with his sister’s scholarship company (Unlock Your Future:The Key to Scholarships).