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 McElwain.-Coloradoan.com 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.