Porter, Sears Named IU Football Captains
Aug. 27, 2007
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - Cornerback Tracy Porter and fullback Josiah Sears have been named team captains in 2007, Indiana head coach Bill Lynch announced Monday. The seniors were voted into the position by their teammates.
Porter was named second team All-Big Ten following the 2006 season. He finished the season second on the club with four interceptions and 51 solo stops (59 total - third). He also led the team with eight pass breakups, recovered one fumble, forced a fumble and blocked a field goal.
The Port Allen, La., native pushed his career interception total to 10, which is tied for fifth in school history. Porter returned a punt 86 yards for a score as IU earned a victory in its season opener against Western Michigan on Sept. 2. In his best performance of the season, Porter notched his second-career multi-interception game with a pair of picks against Connecticut on Sept. 23 in addition to blocking a field goal and making three tackles. He tied for fourth in the Big Ten with 0.33 interceptions per contest and 1.00 passes defended per game.
Sears had his finest season on the ground in 2006, rushing for 232 yards and four touchdowns on 40 attempts. Against Wisconsin on Sept. 30, he posted his first career 100-yard contest, carrying the ball nine times. He had a pair of touchdown runs in Indiana's 34-32 victory over Illinois on Oct. 7, as the Hoosiers rallied from a 25-7 deficit to score their first Big Ten road victory since 2001.
Indiana begins the 2007 season on Saturday, Sept. 1, against Indiana State at 8 p.m. EDT. The game will be carried live by the IU Radio Network and televised on the Big Ten Network.
Fans can take advantage of a great deal on following the Hoosiers this season thanks to the Touchdown Ticket Offer. IU faithful may buy two season tickets for all seven home games for $199, or purchase a single-game ticket for the ISU game for $20. For more information, visit the IU Athletics Ticket Office in Assembly Hall or call 1-866-IUSPORTS (487-7678).
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