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  Mike Palos
Mike Palos
Player Profile

Bethlehem, Pa.

High School:
Bethlehem Catholic

Height / Weight:
6-3 / 225



Returns for his fourth season of eligibility.

1999: A move to tight end and utility receiver was planned, but a serious right elbow injury and the ensuing surgery forced Palos to miss the entire campaign... assisted the Leopard coaching staff from the sidelines and in film breakdown.

1998: Earned his third varsity letter after starting nine games at quarterback...threw a career-low four interceptions on the performance of the season was at Colgate when he completed 20-of-39 passes for 242 yards and three touchdowns...finished third on the team with 178 yards rushing...also rushed for a touchdown in the Leopardsí win over Holy Cross...threw for more than 1,000 yards for the second straight season.

1997: Started all 11 games at quarterback for the addition to his passing statistics, he also rushed for 199 yards and two touchdowns...received the George McGaughey Award as the most valuable player in the Bucknell game, completing 14-of-28 passes for 218 yards and a pair of touchdowns...earned a spot on the Patriot League Weekly Honor Roll for his performances in the Bucknell, Cornell, and Towson games.

1996: Spent his freshman season as the primary understudy to quarterback Shawn McHale, completing 16-of-36 passes for 200 yards and one touchdown...served as the teamís long snapper for most of the season...saw his first major action at quarterback in the Columbia game...also saw major time in the Colgate game, starting the second half en route to an 11-of-23 effort.

AT BETHLEHEM CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL: A four-year starter and letterwinner in three sports ó football, basketball, and baseball...became the first male student-athlete in the history of the school to earn 12 varsity two-year All-East Penn Conference performer in all three sports, he earned league MVP honors in each sport as a senior...broke the season and game passing records, throwing for 2,003 yards on the season, including a school-record 349 yards vs. Scranton Prep in the playoffs... a highly-touted pitcher as well, he threw a school-record 17 strikeouts vs. Liberty to win the East Penn Eastern Division title. Personal: Double major in American Studies and History...son of Mr. and Mrs. Michael Palos...born 12/6/77.