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Tyler Palko biography

Date of birth : 1983-08-09
Date of death : -
Birthplace : Imperial, Pennsylvania
Nationality : American
Category : Sports
Last modified : 2010-09-17
Credited as : Football player NFL, quarterback for the Kansas City Chiefs, Pro Bowl/NFL Draft player

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Tyler Palko born August 9, 1983 in Imperial, Pennsylvania is an American football quarterback for the Kansas City Chiefs of the National Football League. He was signed by the New Orleans Saints as an undrafted free agent in 2007. He played college football at Pittsburgh.

Palko was the starting quarterback at Pittsburgh from 2004 to 2006. He was not selected in the 2007 NFL Draft, but was signed by the New Orleans Saints as an undrafted free agent. After spending the 2007 season on the Saints practice squad and occasionally the active roster, Palko did not play football in 2008. He joined the Arizona Cardinals on a future contract in December 2008 before being waived in September 2009. Palko then joined the Montreal Alouettes of the Canadian Football League before signing with the Pittsburgh Steelers in November 2009.

Palko's Career


Pro Career: First-year singal caller enters his first training camp with Kansas City in 2010 ... Spent the majority of the 2009 campaign on Arizona’s practice squad ... Was on Pittsburgh’s roster for two weeks prior to his release ... Strong-armed quarterback split his rookie season between New Orleans’ active roster and practice squad ... Spent the 2008 season out of football ... Originally entered the NFL as a rookie free agent with New Orleans.

Transactions: Signed with Kansas City (3/3/10) ... Released by Pittsburgh (12/9/09) ... Signed with Pittsburgh (11/28/09) ... Added to Pittsburgh’s practice squad (11/25/09) ... Released by Arizona (9/4/09) ... Signed by Arizona (1/15/09) ... Released by New Orleans (8/31/08) ... Signed with New Orleans (12/30/07) ... Added to New Orleans’ practice squad (10/9/07) ... Released by New Orleans (10/7/07) ... Signed with New Orleans (9/16/07) ... Added to New Orleans’ practice squad (9/11/07) ... Released by New Orleans (9/10/07) ... Signed by New Orleans (9/6/07) ... Added to New Orleans’ practice squad (9/4/07) ... Released by New Orleans (9/1/07) ... Originally entered the NFL as a rookie free agent with New Orleans (4/30/07).

Pittsburgh (2009): Listed as the third quarterback in one contest and was active but did not play in another ... Signed on November 28th ... Served as the backup QB at Baltimore (11/29) ... Listed as the club’s third quarterback vs. Oakland (12/6) ... Released on December 9th.

New Orleans (2007): Split initial NFL season between New Orleans’ active roster and practice squad ... Served as the third quarterback in four contests in 2007.

College: Saw action in 41 games (35 starts) at Pittsburgh ... Completed 645 of 1,075 passes for 8,343 yards with 66 TDs ... Left Pittsburgh with the highest total passing yards in school history and his 66 TDs trail only Pro Football Hall of Famer Dan Marino (79) ... Connected on 220 of 322 throws for 2,871 yards and 25 TDs as a senior in 2006 ... Completed 193 of 341 passes for 2,392 yards with 17 TDs as a junior in 2005 ... Produced 3,067 yards on 230 completions and 24 TDs as a redshirt sophomore in 2004 ... Completed two of three attempts for 13 yards as a true freshman in 2002 ... Majored in Communication and Rhetoric at Pittsburgh.

Personal


• Prepped at West Allegheny High School in Imperial, Pennsylvania.
• Played quarterback, finishing his high school career with 5,553 passing yards and 1,681 rushing yards.
• Also played safety and lettered three times in basketball and once in track and field.
• Full name: Tyler Robert Palko

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