Jesse Palmer Brother: Who Is Billy Palmer? Family Tree

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The Canadian television personality and former professional NFL quarterback Jesse Palmer has two siblings, among which his younger brother Billy played football for Notre Dame.

Like his older brother, Billy Palmer was a football player who played as a senior tight end at Notre Dame.

However, the younger Palmer is not into television and prefers to maintain a low-key life.

Furthermore, the Palmers come from a respectable history. While their mother, Susan, was a well-known fashion and print model, Jesse’s father used to play football in his early days.

Canadian Television Personality And Former Professional NFL Quarterback Jesse Palmer
Canadian Television Personality And Former Professional NFL Quarterback Jesse Palmer (Source: Instagram)

Jesse James Palmer is a sports commentator and television personality who played as a quarterback during the early 2000s for five seasons in the NFL.

He played professional football for the New York Giants and San Francisco 49ers before spending half of the 2006 season with the Montreal Alouettes of CFL.

In 2004 Palmer became the first professional athlete to appear on The Bachelor television program, where he currently works as the franchise host.

Moreover, his broadcasting career began in 2005 when he worked as a colour commentator for Fox.

Later, Palmer appeared on the NFL Network as an analyst and commentator for the NFL draft.

After his retirement in 2007, he joined ESPN as a studio analyst on College Football Live and ABC telecasts.

Jesse Palmer Brother Billy Palmer

Billy, known by many people as “Gonzo,” is the younger brother of the television personality Jesse Palmer.

The younger Palmer was born in Ottawa and played rugby through his sophomore year of high school.

Later, Jesse’s brother joined Notre Dame for collegiate football, where he played as a tight end until 2004.

Billy Palmer With His Mother Susan
Billy Palmer With His Mother, Susan (Source: Instagram)

The Palmer brothers grew up witnessing his father Bill’s prosperous seven-year career in the Canadian Football League.

“Growing up watching him was always a treat,” Billy said during his time with Notre Dame. “That was definitely an influence on me, to want to be like my father.”

Just like he said, Palmer followed in his father’s footsteps and was selected by the professional league 22 years later.

The BC Lions drafted him in the sixth round of the Canadian Football League Draft in March 2004.

Unlike Jesse, the younger brother Billy is not into reality TV. He often jokes about not following in his brother’s footsteps.

Presently, he has been working as a managing partner at Hatcher Insurance, LLC since October 2020.

Palmer Family Tree

The father of Jesse, Bill Palmer, played for the Ottawa Rough Riders in the Canadian Football League during the 1970s.

Moreover, his mother, Susan, was a prominent fashion and print model. She is also the co-founder of Barrett Palmer Models and the former owner of the original International Top Models (ITM).

The Palmer Family
The Palmer Family (Source: Instagram)

The second-born, Billy, is a former football player for Notre Dame and is currently married to his wife, Ashley F Palmer. They reside together in Orlando, Florida, with three beautiful children.

Additionally, the youngest one, Christian Charles Wyatt Palmer, lives with his wife, Myra Plamer, in Newport Beach, California.

On the other hand, Jesse tied the knot with Brazilian model and photographer Emely Farod. The couple is expecting a baby girl in January 2024.

Anil Chapagain
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