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Encyclopedia > Jerry Porter (football player)
Jerry Porter
Date of birth July 14, 1978 (age 28)
Place of birth Flag of United States Washington, D.C.
Height ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Weight 220 lb (100 kg)
Position(s) WR
College West Virginia
NFL Draft 2000 / Round 2 / Pick 47
Stats
Statistics
Team(s)
2000-present Oakland Raiders

Jerry Porter (born July 14, 1978 in Washington, D.C.) is an American professional football player. He attended West Virginia. July 14 is the 195th day (196th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian Calendar, with 170 days remaining. ... 1978 (MCMLXXVIII) was a common year starting on Sunday. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_United_States. ... Nickname: DC, The District Motto: Justitia Omnibus (Justice for All) Location of Washington, D.C., in relation to the states Maryland and Virginia Coordinates: Federal District District of Columbia  - Mayor Adrian M. Fenty (D)  - City Council Chairperson: Vincent C. Gray (D) Ward 1: Jim Graham (D) Ward 2: Jack Evans... A foot (plural: feet) is a non-SI unit of distance or length, measuring around a third of a metre. ... An inch (plural: inches; symbol or abbreviation: in or, sometimes, ″ - a double prime) is the name of a unit of length in a number of different systems, including English units, Imperial units, and United States customary units. ... The metre, or meter (U.S.), is a measure of length. ... The pound (abbreviations: lb or, sometimes in the United States, #) is a unit of mass in a number of different systems, including various systems of units of mass that formed part of English units, Imperial units, and United States customary units. ... The U.S. National Prototype Kilogram, which currently serves as the primary standard for measuring mass in the U.S. It was assigned to the United States in 1889 and is periodically recertified and traceable to the primary international standard, The Kilogram, held at the Bureau International des Poids et... In American football, each team has 11 players on the field at one time. ... The wide receiver (WR) position in American and Canadian football is the pass-catching specialist. ... This is a list of athletic conferences of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA). ... WVU Mountaineer Mascot statue in front of the Mountainlair Student Union. ... The NFL Draft (officially the NFL Annual Player Selection Meeting) is an annual sports draft in which National Football League (NFL) teams take turns selecting amateur college American football players and other first-time eligible players. ... The 2000 NFL Draft // The 2000 Draft started off with Penn State teammates Courtney Brown and LaVar Arrington being selected consecutively, they are the only Penn State players to go number one and two. ... City Oakland, California Other nicknames The Silver and Black, Da Raidahs Team colors Silver and Black Head Coach Lane Kiffin Owner Al Davis General manager Michael Lombardi League/Conference affiliations American Football League (1960–1969) Western Division (1960–1969) National Football League (1970–present) American Football Conference (1970–present) AFC... July 14 is the 195th day (196th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian Calendar, with 170 days remaining. ... 1978 (MCMLXXVIII) was a common year starting on Sunday. ... Nickname: DC, The District Motto: Justitia Omnibus (Justice for All) Location of Washington, D.C., in relation to the states Maryland and Virginia Coordinates: Federal District District of Columbia  - Mayor Adrian M. Fenty (D)  - City Council Chairperson: Vincent C. Gray (D) Ward 1: Jim Graham (D) Ward 2: Jack Evans... Look up Football in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... WVU Mountaineer Mascot statue in front of the Mountainlair Student Union. ...

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High school career

Porter attended Coolidge High School in Washington D.C., and was a star in football, basketball, baseball, and track. In football, he was a Blue Chip All-American selection and also won All-State honors.


College career

“The amazing Jerry Porter was just too good an athlete for his own good.” Porter's coach Don Nehlen said of him. Jerry Porter came into West Virginia as a freshman, and Nehlen was uncertain of his final position. Porter was an All-Big East selection as an all-purpose back. He saw action as a free-safety in the first five games and filled in as the emergency quarterback against Rutgers, then finished the second half of the season as a flanker. His freshman season he record 28 tackles and an interception that was returned 68-yards for a touchdown. Porter also blocked a kick. Porter totaled 311 yards and four touchdowns receiving as well. Don Nehlen was head football coach at Bowling Green State University and later at West Virginia University. ... Rutgers University Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is located in New Brunswick, Piscataway, Camden and Newark, New Jersey. ...


As a sophomore, he caught 13 passes for 280 yards and three touchdowns.


As a junior, Porter earned an All-Big East conference team selection after starting every game at free-safety. That season he grabbed five interceptions as well.


Pro career

Porter was drafted in 2000 during the second round by the Oakland Raiders. For five years Porter was looked to as a third receiver behind Tim Brown and Jerry Rice. In 2005, Porter moved up the ladder becoming second string quarterbacks Kerry Collins' main wide receiver after the Raiders let both Rice and Brown go. After the 2004 season, the Raiders re-signed Porter to be the secondary receiver behind Randy Moss. This article is about the year 2000. ... City Oakland, California Other nicknames The Silver and Black, Da Raidahs Team colors Silver and Black Head Coach Lane Kiffin Owner Al Davis General manager Michael Lombardi League/Conference affiliations American Football League (1960–1969) Western Division (1960–1969) National Football League (1970–present) American Football Conference (1970–present) AFC... Tim Brown (born July 22, 1966) is a retired National Football League player who was predominantly used as a wide receiver and also as a kick and punt returner early in his career. ... Jerry Lee Rice (born October 13, 1962 in Crawford, Mississippi) is a former football wide receiver in the NFL. Rice is widely regarded as the greatest wide receiver in NFL history, consistently showing exceptional performance and strong work ethic on and off of the field. ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Navy quarterback Aaron Polanco sets up to throw. ... Kerry Michael Collins (born December 30, 1972 in Lebanon, Pennsylvania) is an American football quarterback for the Tennessee Titans of the NFL. He has played for the Oakland Raiders, New York Giants, New Orleans Saints and Carolina Panthers, playing in Super Bowl XXXV for New York. ... Randy Gene Moss (born February 13, 1977 in Rand, West Virginia) is an American football wide receiver for the Oakland Raiders NFL franchise. ...


2006 troubles

Entering the 2006 season, Porter publicly voiced his dissatisfaction with newly hired head coach Art Shell, and during training camp, demanded to be traded. Porter's conflict with Shell occurred very early in training camp, when Shell announced that champagne would no longer be allowed at the training facility. In addition to his public complaints, he reportedly parked in owner Al Davis's personal parking spot.[1] As a result of his attitude, Coach Shell deactivated him "until further notice".[2] The 2006 NFL season is the 87th season of the National Football League, the major professional American football league in the United States. ... Arthur Art Shell (born November 26, 1946 in Charleston, South Carolina, USA) is a former American football player in the National Football League (NFL) and two-time former head coach of the Oakland Raiders. ... Champagne is often consumed as part of a celebration Champagne is a sparkling wine produced by inducing the in-bottle secondary fermentation of wine to effect carbonation. ... Allen Al Davis (born July 4, 1929 in Brockton, Massachusetts) is an American football executive, who currently serves as the president and managing general partner of the NFLs Oakland Raiders. ...


During his suspension, Porter was reportedly seen "laughing and pumping his fist" on the sidelines when teammate Aaron Brooks was sacked for the 7th time by the San Diego Chargers. [3] He later denied these allegations, saying that he wasn't paying attention to the game and was interacting with fans in the seats. [4] Aaron Brooks (born March 24, 1976 in Newport News, Virginia) is an American football quarterback in the NFL, who currently plays for the Oakland Raiders. ... In American football and Canadian football, a quarterback sack occurs when the quarterback is tackled behind the line of scrimmage before he can throw a forward pass. ... City San Diego, California Other nicknames Bolts, Super Chargers Team colors Navy Blue, White, and Gold Head Coach Marty Schottenheimer Owner Alex Spanos George Pernicano (Minority owner (3%)) General manager A.J. Smith Fight song San Diego Super Chargers League/Conference affiliations American Football League (1960-1969) Western Division (1960...


Having still not played in a game in 2006, Porter was officially suspended/inactivated without pay for four games (the maximum allowable) by Coach Shell on October 15 for "conduct detrimental to the team" after he made disparaging and disrespectful remarks during a regular team practice.[5] When the suspension was announced the NFL Players Association field a grievance on Porters behalf, and the Raiders reduced the suspension to two games on the 25th and he was allowed to return to practice.[6]He dressed for and played in his first game of 2006 on October 29 - a Raiders home win over the Pittsburgh Steelers - during which he recorded one catch for 19 yards.[7] October 15 is the 288th day of the year (289th in leap years). ... The National Football League Players Association, or NFLPA, is the labor union of players in footballs National Football League. ... October 25 is the 298th day of the year (299th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... October 29 is the 302nd day of the year (303rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... City Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Team colors Black and Gold Head Coach Mike Tomlin Owner Dan Rooney General manager Kevin Colbert League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1933–present) Eastern Division (1933–1943; 1945–1949) Western Division (1944) American Conference (1950–1952) Eastern Conference (1953–1969) Century Division (1967–1969) American Football...


References

  1. ^ http://fantasyfootball.usatoday.com/content/player_news.asp?sport=NFL&id=830&line=73144
  2. ^ http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/news/story?id=2591491
  3. ^ http://sfgate.com/cgi-bin/blogs/sfgate/detail?blogid=11&entry_id=8787
  4. ^ http://www.centredaily.com/mld/centredaily/sports/football/nfl/philadelphia_eagles/15505702.htm
  5. ^ http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2006/10/14/SPGUTLPNHH5.DTL
  6. ^ http://www.mercurynews.com/mld/mercurynews/sports/football/nfl/oakland_raiders/15850882.htm
  7. ^ http://www.nfl.com/gamecenter/live/NFL_20061029_PIT@OAK

 
 

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