Porter Invited to East West Shrine Game
Dec. 13, 2007
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - Indiana senior cornerback Tracy Porter has been selected to play in the 83rd Annual East West Shrine Game on Saturday, Jan. 19. Kickoff is set for 6 p.m. CST at the University of Houston's John O'Quinn Field at Robertson Stadium.
Porter is a member of the East squad that will be coached by Dick Vermeil. The Port Allen, La., native will be the first Hoosier to play in the game since current Cleveland Browns offensive lineman Isaac Sowells in 2005.
To date, the game has raised more than $14 million for Shriners Hospitals and has helped inform millions of people about the mission of this extraordinary philanthropy. The Shrine represents many things: good times, camaraderie, and tradition. But what really binds together the more than 500,000 Shriners nationwide is an attitude of caring.
A team captain, All-Big Ten selection and Rivals.com All-Big Ten honoree, Porter etched his name into the Hoosier record book this season. Porter finished the regular season with a team-high six interceptions. He is tied for third on IU's single-season list with his career-high six picks and is the first Hoosier since Mark Sutor in 1982 to reach the six-interception mark. Tim Wilbur holds the Indiana record with eight picks back in 1979.
Wilbur (1978-82) also leads Porter by three for the school's career interceptions lead. The Port Allen, La., native does hold the top spot on the career interception return yardage list with 413 yards, breaking Wilbur's mark of 360.