Simon Fraser running back Bo Palmer was part of the program's wave of early success in the GNAC. (Photo by Ron Hole property of Simon Fraser athletics 2020. All Rights Reserved)
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The VL Podcast welcomes Bo Palmer: Simon Fraser’s record-setting running back looks back on Shrum Bowl and the school’s early days in the NCAA!

BURNABY — It’s Wednesday and time to wrap up our two-part series of Shrum Bowl memories by chatting with Simon Fraser University running back Bo Palmer.

A man of many talents, Palmer not only left his mark on the NCAA-era of football at SFU, he enjoyed a little-known career as a child actor.

Originally a quarterback, it took him more than a few seasons before he eventually morphed into a fulltime running back, and once his feet hit the ground in that new position, he was off and running.

Today, Palmer takes us on an incredible football and life journey, looking back on a career filled with SFU records and looking ahead to the unifying force a post-pandemic Shrum Bowl celebration could mean for B.C.’s tight-knit football community.

Here’s a link to a story your author wrote on Bo Palmer back when he was a 17-year-old!

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