Joey Porter returns to Colorado State

Joey Porter is returning to his alma mater as both a student and as an assistant undergrad coach.

Porter, who played for Colorado State University from 1995-98, was 18 credits shy of graduating following his senior season, but as he prepared for the ’99 NFL draft, his focus on studies took a secondary role to what everyone knew would be an impressive professional career. Now he has a chance finish what he started in ’95 while volunteering on as an unpaid undergraduate student assistant for CSU coach Jim July 31st

Good for Porter, completing his degree and going back to school sets a positive example that we don’t hear about much anymore. At CSU Porter majored in exercise  and sports science. He will also get a chance to get his foot in the door as a coach, which could bring him success in the near future as well.