Joey Porter Jr.

American football player (born 2000)

American football player
Joey Porter Jr.
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Porter at the 2023 NFL Combine
No. 24 – Pittsburgh Steelers
Position:Cornerback
Personal information
Born: (2000-07-26) July 26, 2000 (age 23)
Bakersfield, California, U.S.
Height:6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Weight:194 lb (88 kg)
Career information
High school:North Allegheny (Wexford, Pennsylvania)
College:Penn State (2019–2022)
NFL draft:2023 / Round: 2 / Pick: 32
Career history
  • Pittsburgh Steelers (2023–present)
Roster status:Active
Career highlights and awards
  • PFWA All-Rookie Team (2023)
  • First-team All-Big Ten (2022)
  • 2× third-team All-Big Ten (2020, 2021)
Career NFL statistics as of 2023
Total tackles:43
Pass deflections:10
Interceptions:1
Player stats at NFL.com · PFR

Joseph Eugene Porter Jr. (born July 26, 2000) is an American football cornerback for the Pittsburgh Steelers of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Penn State and was selected by the Steelers in the second round of the 2023 NFL draft. He is the son of the former NFL linebacker Joey Porter, who the Steelers selected in the 1999 NFL draft.

Early years

Porter Jr. attended North Catholic High School in Cranberry Township, Butler County, Pennsylvania, before transferring to North Allegheny Senior High School in Wexford, Pennsylvania.[1] He played cornerback and wide receiver in high school. He committed to Penn State to play college football.[2]

College career

In his first year at Penn State in 2019, Porter Jr. played in four games and had three tackles. In 2020, he started all eight games recording 33 tackles and one sack.[3][4] In 2021, he started all 13 games and had 50 tackles and one interception.

College statistics

Season Tackles Interceptions Fumbles
Solo Ast Cmb TfL Sck Int Yds Avg TD PD FR FF TD
Penn State Nittany Lions
2019 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
2020 24 9 33 2 1 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0
2021 39 11 50 0 0 1 1 1 0 4 0 0 0
2022 21 6 27 0 0 0 0 0 0 11 1 0 0
Career 86 27 113 2 1 1 1 1 0 20 1 0 0

Professional career

Pre-draft measurables
Height Weight Arm length Hand span 40-yard dash 10-yard split 20-yard split Vertical jump Broad jump Bench press
6 ft 2+12 in
(1.89 m)
193 lb
(88 kg)
34 in
(0.86 m)
10 in
(0.25 m)
4.46 s 1.50 s 2.57 s 37.5 in
(0.95 m)
10 ft 11 in
(3.33 m)
17 reps
[5]

Porter Jr. was selected by the Pittsburgh Steelers in the second round (32nd overall) of the 2023 NFL draft, which was originally obtained from the Chicago Bears in a mid-season trade for Chase Claypool.[6]

Personal life

He is the son of Joey Porter, a former NFL linebacker for the Steelers, Miami Dolphins, and Arizona Cardinals.[7]

References

  1. ^ "Joey Porter Jr. To play key role in success for North Allegheny | Trib HSSN". July 18, 2018.
  2. ^ Juliano, Joe (September 11, 2018). "Penn State receives commitment from cornerback Joey Porter Jr". Philadelphia Inquirer.
  3. ^ "Joey Porter Jr. Is on an impactful trajectory at Penn State".
  4. ^ "Joey Porter Jr. Ready to thrive in year three".
  5. ^ "Joey Porter Jr. Draft and Combine Prospect Profile". NFL.com. Retrieved April 10, 2023.
  6. ^ Pryor, Brooke. "Steelers select Joey Porter Jr. in second round of NFL draft". ESPN. Retrieved April 29, 2023.
  7. ^ "Son of ex-Pittsburgh Steelers great Joey Porter chooses Penn State football over Pitt".

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