Joey Porter Jr. Named Big 10 Freshman of the Week

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Former North Allegheny standout, Joey Porter Jr., was named the Big 10 Freshman of the Week on Monday. Porter, tallied a career-high seven tackles, including five solo stops, in Penn State’s 23-7 win at Rutgers on Saturday. He matched a career best with an unassisted tackle for loss as Penn State held Rutgers to a season-low in points and recorded the program’s 900th all-time win. Porter’s previous career high was five tackles, set in each of the past three games.

In high school, Porter was one of the top corners in the WPIAL and provided blanket coverage for North Allegheny in 2017 and 2018. At the conclusion of his senior year at NA, Porter was selected to the Trib 25 All-Star Team, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette’s Fabulous 22, and was a first-team all-conference pick by the Big 56 Conference, among other accolades.

(Information and photo courtesy of Big 10 Conference.)