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Tracy Porter biography

Date of birth : 1986-08-11
Date of death : -
Birthplace : Port Allen, Louisiana
Nationality : American
Category : Sports
Last modified : 2010-10-13
Credited as : Football player NFL, cornerback for the New Orleans Saints, Super Bowl/NFL Draft player

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Tracy O'Neil Porter is an American football cornerback for the New Orleans Saints of the National Football League. He was drafted by the Saints in the second round of the 2008 NFL Draft.


Placed on injured reserve, 10/7/08; Signed to a four-year contract, 7/25/08; Selected in the second round (40th overall) of the 2008 NFL Draft.

2009- Played in 12 games with 11 starts, leading the team’s cornerbacks with 69 tackles (50 solo) and four interceptions – one of which he returned for a touchdown. Also led the team with 16 pass defenses and added two forced fumbles despite missing four games with a knee injury. vs. Detroit (9/13): Started at CB and recorded with five tackles (four solo) with a pass defense. at Philadelphia (9/20): Made four tackles from his starting CB spot and added a pass defense on top of intercepting a Kevin Kolb pass on the game’s final play. at Buffalo (9/27): Started at CB and made seven tackles (four solo) with a pass defense. vs. NY Jets (10/4): Made five tackles (four solo) from his starting cornerback position. vs. NY Giants (10/18): Made six tackles (four solo) from his starting CB spot with three pass break-ups. at Miami (10/25): Started at CB and made eight tackles (five solo) with a career-best four pass defenses before icing the victory with his 54-yard interception return for a touchdown. vs. Atlanta (11/2): Made eight tackles (six solo) from his starting cornerback position and picked off a Matt Ryan pass near the goal line that led to a Saints touchdown. vs. Carolina (11/8): Started at cornerback and posted six tackles (five solo) with two forced fumbles, one of which was recovered by the Saints. at St. Louis (11/15): Made four tackles from his starting CB spot before leaving the game in the third quarter with an injured knee. at Tampa Bay (11/22): Missed the game with his injured knee. vs. New England (11/30): Was inactive with a knee injury. at Washington (12/6): Inactive due to a knee injury. at Atlanta (12/13): Inactive due to a knee injury. vs. Dallas (12/19): Returned to action after a month out and made five tackles with four pass defenses. vs. Tampa Bay (12/27): Made his first start in six weeks and made eight tackles (seven solo) and also made a leaping interception of a QB Josh Freeman pass in the end zone. at Carolina (1/3): Started at cornerback and recorded three tackles with a pass defense. vs. Arizona (1/16 –Divisional Playoff): Started at CB in his playoff debut, making five solo tackles with a pass defense. vs. Minnesota (1/24 – NFC Championship Game): Started at cornerback and had a big hand in the victory, making seven tackles (six solo), forcing a fumble from WR Bernard Berrian deep in Saints territory and intercepting a QB Brett Favre pass late in regulation as the Vikings were driving for a potential game-winning score. vs. Indianapolis (2/7 – Super Bowl XLIV): Sealed the first Super Bowl championship in Saints history when he intercepted a QB Peyton Manning pass late in the fourth quarter to squash a potential game-tying drive and returned it 74 yards for a touchdown and a 31-17 lead. Also made seven tackles (four solo) from his starting cornerback position...

2008 – Started all five games he appeared in and recorded 32 tackles (26 solo), one sack, one interception and knocked away five passes…Became the first Saint’ rookie to earn an opening day start at CB since Keyuo Craver in 2002 and had a stellar debut vs. Tampa Bay, Sept. 7, making six tackles (three solo) and two pass defenses…Recorded nine tackles (eight solo) at Washington, Sept. 14…Led the team with a career-high 10 tackles (nine solo) at Denver, Sept. 21…Had a big day vs. San Francisco, Sept. 28, making his first sack and later picking off his first pass, while totaling four tackles and a pass defense…Recorded three tackles and deflected a pair of passes before leaving the game in the fourth quarter with a season-ending dislocated right wrist vs. Minnesota, Oct. 6.

COLLEGE – The only player in Indiana history to return a punt, interception and fumble for a touchdown in his career…Started 43 games in his career, 29 at right cornerback, 13 on the left and one at strong safety…Recorded career totals of 212 tackles (175 solo), 16 interceptions for a school-record 413 yards in returns and a touchdown…Also had two forced fumbles and four fumble recoveries for 147 yards in returns, including a 76-yard touchdown…Also an excellent special teams performer, blocking a kick and returning 35 punts for 477 yards (13.6-avg.) and an 86-yard TD…Was an All-Big Ten first-team selection as a senior in 2007 as he started every game, ranking second in the league with six interception returns for 137 yards, while making a career-high 83 tackles (63 solo) with a nine-yard sack, two fumble recoveries and one returned for a touchdown…Also ranked third in the Big 10 with 254 yards on 23 punt returns (11.0 avg.)…Earned All-Big ten second-team honors as a junior as he finished fourth in the conference with four interceptions, a forced fumble and a fumble recovery…Returned 12 punts for 223 yards (18.6 avg.) and a touchdown, which would have led the nation but he was two returns below the total needed to qualify…Majored in recreational sports management.

PERSONAL – Attended Port Allen (La.) HS, where he played only two seasons of football, but was first-team all-district as a senior…Second-team all-district as a junior despite missing seven games with a right forearm fracture…Played quarterback, running back and wide receiver on offense and cornerback on defense, where he had 11 interceptions with two TD returns as a senior…Averaged 47 yards per kickoff return and 28 yards per punt return in his final season…Also a prep standout in basketball and track.

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