Joey Porter Jr. Named First Team All-Big Ten
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. – Penn State redshirt junior cornerback, and former North Allegheny standout, Joey Porter Jr. was named first-team All-Big Ten by the coaches and media on Tuesday.
Joey Porter Jr. · R-Jr. · CB · 6-2 · 194 · Bakersfield, Calif. · North Allegheny (Pa.)
First Team [Coaches]
First Team [Media]
- Porter has played in 34 career games with the Nittany Lions and has made 30 starts.
- Was a third-team All-Big Ten selection by the coaches in 2021 and by the media in 2020.
- Has collected 114 tackles (87 solo), two tackles for loss, a sack, a forced fumble, a fumble recovery, an interception and 20 pass breakups as a Nittany Lion.
- He is a semifinalist for the Bednarik Award and Jim Thorpe Award.
- In man coverage, Porter has allowed just 9 catches in 26 targets (34.6%) and 70 yards.
- Porter is allowing a 42.3 completion percentage when targeted.
- Porter Jr. is tied 21st in the nation with 11 pass breakups.
- Porter tallied a career-high six pass breakups against Purdue, earning Bednarik Award National Player of the Week honors.
- Porter’s six pass breakups vs. the Boilermakers set a school record and tied a Big Ten single-game record. He matched Michigan’s Jourdan Lewis (vs. Michigan State, 2015) and Minnesota’s Michael Carter (vs. Purdue, 2012).
- Porter’s six pass breakups are tied for the most in a single game for an FBS player since Houston’s William Jackson III had seven against Temple in 2015.
- He made a team-high eight tackles and recovered a fumble against the Boilermakers.
- He recorded five tackles and three pass breakups vs. Central Michigan.
- Porter had one pass breakup in each game against Northwestern and Minnesota.
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