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Denver Broncos’ CB Tracy Porter to visit Alamosa

Posted: Friday, Jul 13th, 2012

Tracy Porter races to the end zone.

Courier Sports Editor

ALAMOSA—Denver Broncos cornerback Tracy Porter will visit Alamosa and the San Luis Valley on July 20-21 as he officially kicks off his Tracy Porter Pick 6 Foundation in Colorado.

The Tracy Porter Pick 6 Foundation is a 501 (c)(3) organization dedicated to fighting childhood obesity by encouraging young people to get active and stay healthy. Through community partnerships, the Pick 6 Foundation works to provide underprivileged youth with support systems, enrichment, and mentoring activities to better themselves through academics and recreation.

He is making several appearances in the San Luis Valley starting on Friday, July 20 where he will meet with children attending summer camp at the Boys and Girls Club of San Luis Valley in Alamosa. He’ll talk with them about making good food choices, staying active, and other ways to be healthy.

On Saturday, July 21 Porter will be in Manassa and ride in the Manassa Pioneer Celebration Parade. Fans can see him riding atop a fire truck driven by the volunteer fire firefighters from La Jara.

That same day, he will have two autograph sessions the first being from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. at Weiss Dry Cleaners, located at 627 Main Street in Alamosa while the second one will be from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Bank Shot Sports Bar, located at 1212 8th Street in Alamosa.

Porter joins the Bronco Nation in 2012 as a free agent; this is his 5th year in the NFL. Before he signed a one-year contract with the Denver Broncos on March 22, Porter was a cornerback for the New Orleans Saints where he was drafted in the second round of the 2008 draft.

One of his best plays in the National Football League include a play he made in Super Bowl XLIV vs. the Indianapolis Colts. With the Colts in Saints’ territory, Tracy Porter jumped Colts wide receiver Reggie Wayne’s route and intercepted Peyton Manning’s pass, returning the pick 74 yards for a touchdown. The score ended the Colts’ hopes of a comeback and sealed New Orleans’ first Super Bowl victory.

So far in his NFL career he has 194 tackles, 1 sack and 7 interceptions.

Before that, Porter played college football for the Indiana University Hoosiers from 2004-2007. During his senior year he earned All-Big Ten Conference first-team. He finished his career second in Indiana Hoosiers history with 16 career interceptions and first in interception yards with 413. He also became the first player in school history to return a punt, interception and fumble for touchdowns in his career. He finished his career with 212 tackles and 16 interceptions.

For more information about the works of the Pick 6 Foundation, visit www.tracyporterpick6foundatio


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