And speaking of NBC CT, anchor Lisa Carberg is doing some celebrating. Her husband, Jeff Palmer ( who grew up in Plainville, Ct and whose dad, Charlie, was the high school’s longtime football coach ) was recently inducted into the Athletic Hall of Fame for Milford Academy.
Carberg notes: “Of just 20 players in their hall of fame, 3 are from Plainville! Nico Koutouvides, R. J. Anderson and Jeff Palmer!”
She adds: “It’s a football-focused prep school that used to be in Milford and is now in NY. They turn out lots of NFL players who change their lives there. Jeff was only there for 4 months, but earned several football scholarship offers and accepted University of Miami’s to become a Hurricane. His team in 1972 was undefeated. Jeff had 10 interceptions as a fearless defensive plan. For a guy from Plainville, it was quite an accomplishment. His Milford Academy yearbook write up said “We will never understand how such a firiendly guy could cause such devastation on the field.”
Carberg notes that UCONN Football Coach Paul Pasqualoni was the speaker at his Hall of Fame Induction ceremony.