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October 5, 1989 | ROBYN NORWOOD, Times Staff Writer
Rocky Palamara is the Cal State Fullerton receiver with the quick wit, the quick smile and the slow time in the 40. He's a fast study who specializes in the slow burn. So what if Rocky isn't short for Rocket, as Fullerton publicist Mel Franks jokes. Five games into his second and final season with the Titans, Palamara is 11 receptions, 84 yards and five touchdowns from becoming the Titans' career leader in all three receiving categories.
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December 7, 1989 | SAM FARMER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A sign along the tree-lined road leading to Rocky Palamara's boyhood home reads "Shadow Hills." His parents still live in the neighborhood, but Palamara moved to Fullerton two years ago, leaving the shadows behind. Since then, he has emerged from the cloud of doubt surrounding his ability in football to take a place in the sun as a standout receiver at Cal State Fullerton.
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December 7, 1989 | SAM FARMER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A sign along the tree-lined road leading to Rocky Palamara's boyhood home reads "Shadow Hills." His parents still live in the neighborhood, but Palamara moved to Fullerton two years ago, leaving the shadows behind. Since then, he has emerged from the cloud of doubt surrounding his ability in football to take a place in the sun as a standout receiver at Cal State Fullerton.
SPORTS
October 5, 1989 | ROBYN NORWOOD, Times Staff Writer
Rocky Palamara is the Cal State Fullerton receiver with the quick wit, the quick smile and the slow time in the 40. He's a fast study who specializes in the slow burn. So what if Rocky isn't short for Rocket, as Fullerton publicist Mel Franks jokes. Five games into his second and final season with the Titans, Palamara is 11 receptions, 84 yards and five touchdowns from becoming the Titans' career leader in all three receiving categories.
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December 4, 1986
Glendale College quarterback Rob Huffman was named Western State Conference player of the year and the Vaqueros' Jim Sartoris was named coach of the year by conference coaches. Glendale, rated the No. 1 junior college team in the nation by USA Today, had 13 players named to the all-conference first team. The Vaqueros had seven selections on offense: Huffman, center Dave Ewing, tackle Bill Schultz, guard Johann Konrad, wide receiver Rocky Palamara, running back Gene Harlin and kicker Sal Velasco.
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November 28, 1989
Mike Pringle of Cal State Fullerton has been named the Big West Conference offensive player of the year by a vote of conference coaches. Pringle led the nation in all-purpose yardage this season and finished second to Anthony Thompson of Indiana in rushing, averaging 157 yards a game.
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September 12, 1989
David Benefield, a senior outside linebacker from Cal State Northridge, has been selected Defensive Player of the Week in the Western Football Conference for his performance in the Matadors' 27-20 loss to Cal State Fullerton last Saturday . Benefield had two interceptions, both of which CSUN turned into scoring opportunities. Early in the second quarter, Benefield picked off a Dan Speltz pass at the Fullerton 40. Seven plays later, a 35-yard field-goal attempt by Abo Velasco was blocked.
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September 16, 1989 | ROBYN NORWOOD, Times Staff Writer
Cal State Fullerton will be trying to recreate a bit of glory from its 1984 season when it plays Colorado State today, and former Ohio State Coach Earle Bruce will be seeking his first victory as coach of the Rams. Fullerton won the only previous meeting between these teams, 34-22, with a team led by quarterback Damon Allen that finished the 1984 season 11-1. "We'll take the same scoreboard this time," Fullerton Coach Gene Murphy said after practicing at Hughes Stadium Friday.
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October 23, 1988 | ROBYN NORWOOD
New Mexico State had a chance, but it couldn't make history repeat. The Aggies were within 4 points entering the 4th quarter, but Cal State Fullerton pulled away for a 24-3 Big West Conference victory Saturday night at Las Cruces, N.M. Two years ago on the same field, New Mexico State beat Fullerton for its only conference victory since joining what was then called the Pacific Coast Athletic Assn. in 1984. The Aggies (1-6) have lost 18 straight conference games.
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November 29, 1989
Cal State Fullerton's three record-setting offensive players--running back Mike Pringle, quarterback Dan Speltz and receiver Rocky Palamara--shared the Titans' most valuable offensive back award, presented at the Fullerton football banquet Tuesday night. Other players voted most valuable by teammates were Reggie Redding (offensive lineman), Russ Oleyer (defensive back), John Bavaro (defensive lineman) and Todd Baird (special teams).
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September 2, 1989 | ROBYN NORWOOD
Cal State Fullerton, seeking its first winning record since 1985, opens its season today against Northern Illinois at 4:35 p.m. The Titans, who finished 5-6 last season, are opening on the road for the seventh straight year. Fullerton has a veteran offense led by quarterback Dan Speltz, who threw for 1,924 yards last season, leading rusher Mike Pringle and leading receiver Rocky Palamara. But the Titan defense is untested, with only three starters back.
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October 31, 1999 | STEVE GALLUZZO
Santa Barbara 42, Glendale 35--Chad Heydorff caught 14 passes for 173 yards and a touchdown to become Glendale's career reception leader in a game at Santa Barbara. Heydorff has 104 receptions, surpassing Rocky Palamara's 98 catches in 1986-87. Paul Smith had six catches for 123 yards for Glendale (3-4, 1-3). Mike Frost of Glendale completed 24 of 48 passes for 318 yards with one touchdown and one interception.
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