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Palko born to play QB

Originally Published: January 1, 2005
By Ryan Hockensmith | ESPN The Magazine

TEMPE, Ariz. -- From about the day he could mumble, Pittsburgh quarterback Tyler Palko was destined to bark signals. When he was born, his parents threw a "Future Quarterback" T-shirt on him. By the time he could hold a pen, he was designing plays for his dad, an assistant coach at western Pennsylvania's Seton LaSalle.

"We were too poor to have a babysitter," Palko says. "So I ended up with dad at practice every day."

With Rod Rutherford out of eligibility, blue-chip recruit Palko ...

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