2013 - - Redshirted after joining program as a walk-on.
High school honors - - Named Ed Thomas Mr. Football as a senior . . . elite all-state running back as a senior and also first team all-state by Iowa Newspaper Association and Des Moines Register . . . first team all-district as a senior . . . third team all-state and second team all-district as a junior . . . honorable mention all-district as a sophomore . . . Career - - ranks sixth in the state in career rushing yards, helping prep team advance to state playoffs for three straight seasons while posting three-year record of 34-4 . . . team captain as a senior . . . rushed 268 times for 2,734 yards and 39 touchdowns as a senior . . . gained 1,060 yards on 143 attempts as a junior, scoring 14 touchdowns . . . rushed 144 times for 1,062 yards and 17 touchdowns as a sophomore . . . rushed for 1,209 yards and scored 20 touchdowns as a freshman . . . three-year football letterman as running back and linebacker . . . also four-year letterman in track and wrestling.
Personal - - Born 5/08/94 in Wausau, Wis. . . . political science major . . . parents are Jane and Brian Palmer, and the late Phil Wellik . . . high school coach was Mike Dunlap.