Porter to Play in 2008 Under Armour Senior Bowl
Jan. 7, 2008
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - Indiana senior cornerback Tracy Porter has been selected to play in the 2008 Under Armour Senior Bowl on Saturday, Jan. 26. Kickoff is set for 3 p.m. CST at Ladd-Peebles Stadium in Mobile, Ala.
Porter, who will also play in the East-West Shrine game, is a member of the North squad that will be coached by Oakland Raiders head coach Lane Kiffin and his staff. The Port Allen, La., native will be the first Hoosier to play in the game since current St. Louis Ram Victor Adeyanju played in the contest in 2006. The 2008 game will be televised live on the NFL Network.
The Senior Bowl is the nation's most unique football game and football's premier pre-draft event, annually featuring the country's best senior collegiate football stars and top NFL draft prospects on teams representing the North and South which are coached by the entire coaching staffs from two National Football League teams. Senior Bowl practices are also attended by over 800 general managers, head coaches, assistant coaches, scouts and other front office personnel from the 32 National Football League teams, making Mobile and the Senior Bowl the week-long host to a one-of-a-kind NFL Coaches Convention.
A 2007 team captain, All-Big Ten selection and Rivals.com All-Big Ten honoree, Porter etched his name into the Hoosier record book this season. Porter finished the 2007 season with a team-high six interceptions. He is tied for third on IU's single-season list with his career-high six picks and is the first Hoosier since Mark Sutor in 1982 to reach the six-interception mark. Tim Wilbur holds the Indiana record with eight picks back in 1979.
Porter also finished second on the school's career interception list with 16 picks, trailing only Wilbur's 19. He does hold the top spot on the career interception return yardage list with 413 yards, breaking Wilbur's mark of 360.
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