Porter participated at the NFL Combine in Indianapolis and went through all of the combine and positional workouts. Scouts were pleased by his 40-yard sprint, which ranked him ninth among all players at the combine. He also had a 36.5-inch vertical jump, which was second only to Oklahoma's David Pindell.
Porter played defensive end for Purdue from 2011-13 and made an immediate impact with 10 sacks in his first season. He followed that up with six sacks in 2012 and then 9.5 in 2013. He finished his career with 44 tackles, 26 of them being solo stops.
Porter entered the 2014 NFL Draft and was considered one of the top free agent prospects at his position. On March 12, 2014, he signed a four-year contract with the San Diego Chargers worth $24 million including $10 million guaranteed. However, he was released on August 30 during final cuts and ended up landing with the Pittsburgh Steelers that same day. In 2015, he started 13 games for the Steelers and recorded 39 tackles and five sacks.
Tracy Porter was born on January 4, 1990 in Fort Wayne, Indiana. He grew up in South Bend, where he attended St. Joseph High School.
Porter has previously been a member of the Denver Broncos, Oakland Raiders, Washington Redskins, and Chicago Bears. Porter played quarterback, running back, wide receiver, and cornerback for Port Allen High School. He was drafted by the San Francisco 49ers in the second round of the 1995 NFL Draft.
Porter went to high school in Port Allen, Louisiana. He played quarterback for the Port Allen Pirates football team. He graduated from high school in 1993.
He went on to play college football at Ohio State University. As a freshman at Ohio State in 1994, he started three games at quarterback for the Buckeyes. He completed 16 of 33 passes for 217 yards with two touchdowns and an interception. He also ran for 58 yards on 10 attempts.
As a sophomore in 1995, Porter started all 12 games at quarterback for the Buckeyes. He completed 190 of 360 passes for 2,579 yards, 17 touchdowns, and seven interceptions. He also ran for 605 yards and eight more scores.
After his sophomore season, many professional teams showed interest in Porter, who decided to forgo his final year of college eligibility and enter the 1996 NFL Draft. The Cleveland Browns were among the teams that showed interest in him.
Porter was predicted as a third-round pick by NFL draft analysts and scouts at the end of the pre-draft process. DraftScout.com graded him as the 12th best cornerback prospect in the draft. Porter was selected in the second round of the 2008 NFL Draft by the New Orleans Saints.
Porter, Tracy He was selected in the second round of the 2008 NFL Draft by the New Orleans Saints. He defeated the Indianapolis Colts in Super Bowl XLIV with a stunning interception return for a score. He attended Indiana University and played football there.
Porter scored in his debut game as a Bronco after returning an interception from Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger for a touchdown. For his efforts, he was named AFC Defensive Player of the Week.
Porter became the second player in NFL history (John Lynch) to return an interception for a touchdown while playing only one game with one team. The first time this happened was in 1992 when Lynch returned an interception 101 yards for a touchdown against the San Diego Chargers. He also earned All-Pro honors for his work on defense that season.
Porter played college football at Boise State University from 2000 to 2003. During his time there, he made an immediate impact by returning eight interceptions for touchdowns. He finished his career with 27 picks returned for scores and won several awards including All-American honors from Super Bowl champion New England Patriots in 2004 when he was not drafted by any team.
After leaving Boise State, Porter signed with the Denver Broncos as an undrafted free agent in 2005. He played four seasons for the team without making an appearance in the regular season. In 2009, he joined the Saskatchewan Roughriders of the Canadian Football League and stayed with them until 2010 when he moved back to Colorado to play for the Broncos again. This time, he was given a role on special teams instead of defense.
The Oakland Raiders signed Porter to a one-year, $1.50 million deal on April 1, 2013. On November 10, 2013, he became the first player in NFL history to return an interception for a touchdown against both Peyton and Eli Manning in a game against the New York Giants.
He concluded his career with 16 career interceptions and 413 interception yards, ranking second in Indiana Hoosier history. In his career, he also became the first athlete in school history to return a punt, an interception, and a fumble for touchdowns.
Porter was released by the Bears in the spring of 2017, and he hasn't played in the NFL since. However, he did play college football after leaving Purdue, so this could be something that happens again.
When he wasn't playing baseball, Porter was known for being a good football player. He started at wide receiver for the Boilermakers from 2009 to 2012 and had over 1,000 yards receiving each year. After his time at Purdue, many thought that Porter would be a first-round pick in 2013, but he fell all the way to the fifth round when the Chicago Bears took him over Eric Wright and Justin Blackmon.
Since entering the league, Porter has only appeared in four games but has caught five passes for 54 yards and a touchdown. He also returned two kicks for 25 yards last season with the Bears. Overall, it can be said that Porter had a successful career at Purdue, even if it was short-lived.
After his senior year, Grant filed for the 2005 NFL Draft and was invited to the 2005 NFL Scouting Combine, a week-long showcase for NFL aspirants. Scouts did not think Grant had remarkable speed, but he ran the 40-yard sprint in 4.43 seconds at the Combine. He also lifted weights and performed other fitness tests.
Grant was not drafted by any team but signed with the Chicago Bears as an undrafted free agent on April 28, 2005. He was released by the Bears during the preseason and then re-signed with them after the start of the season. He spent most of his time playing on special teams but did receive some action at wide receiver and running back while with the Bears.
In 2006, Grant started 10 games for the Bears at wide receiver before being placed on injured reserve. He finished the season with 42 receptions for 554 yards and four touchdowns.
He returned to Chicago for the 2007 season and started nine games at wide receiver before suffering a torn ACL during a game against the New York Giants. He was placed on injured reserve after the season ended.
Grant missed most of 2008 due to a shoulder injury that required surgery. He finished the season with 22 receptions for 282 yards and two touchdowns.
During the 2009 season, Grant struggled to get open against opposing defenses due to the presence of Hakeem Nicks and Roy Williams on the outside.