|Miami Dolphins — No. 55|
|Date of birth: March 22, 1977|
|Place of birth: Kansas City, Missouri|
|Height: 6 ft 3 in (1. The Miami Dolphins are a professional American football team based in the Miami Florida Metropolitan Area. In team Sports the squad number, shirt number, jersey number, sweater number, or uniform number is the Number This article relates to Sports. For the Vietnam War bombing raids see Operation Linebacker and Operation Linebacker II. Events 238 - Gordian I and his son Gordian II are proclaimed Roman emperor. Also 1977 (album by Ash. Year 1977 ( MCMLXXVII) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link displays Kansas City Missouri only Items for the metro area Kansas City Kansas or North Kansas City MO should go on their respective pages A foot (plural feet or foot; symbol or abbreviation ft or sometimes &prime – the prime symbol) is a non-SI unit Inches redirects here To see the Les Savy Fav album see Inches. 91 m)||Weight: 250 lb (110 kg)|
|National Football League debut|
|1999 for the Pittsburgh Steelers|
|College: Colorado State|
|NFL Draft: 1999 / Round: 3 / Pick: 73|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Selected NFL statistics|
(through Week 17 of the 2007 NFL season)
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Joey Eugene Porter (born March 22, 1977 in Kansas City, Missouri) is an American football linebacker for the Miami Dolphins of the National Football League. Events 238 - Gordian I and his son Gordian II are proclaimed Roman emperor. Also 1977 (album by Ash. Year 1977 ( MCMLXXVII) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link displays Kansas City Missouri only Items for the metro area Kansas City Kansas or North Kansas City MO should go on their respective pages Missouri ( or) is a state in the Midwestern region of the United States bordered by Iowa, Illinois, Kentucky, Tennessee American football, known in the United States and Canada simply as football, is a competitive Team sport known for mixing strategy with This article relates to Sports. For the Vietnam War bombing raids see Operation Linebacker and Operation Linebacker II. The Miami Dolphins are a professional American football team based in the Miami Florida Metropolitan Area. The National Football League ( NFL) is the largest professional American football league. He was drafted by the Pittsburgh Steelers in the third round of the 1999 NFL Draft. The 1999 National Football League Draft amateur college selection procedure known as the NFL Annual Player Selection Meeting He played college football at Colorado State. College football is American football played by teams of student athletes fielded by American universities, Colleges and military academies Colorado State University is a public institution of higher learning located in Fort Collins, Colorado in the United States.
Porter's prep career took place at Foothill High School in Bakersfield, California. Foothill High School is the name of several high schools in the United States California Foothill High School (Bakersfield California He was a two-time All-Conference selection as wide receiver and runningback for the Trojans. A wide receiver is an offensive position in American and Canadian football A running back ( RB) is the position of a player on an American or Canadian football team who usually lines up in the offensive backfield. His senior season, he led the team to a 9-2 mark and a berth in the sectional playoffs, rushing the ball 86 times for 1,086 yards. After his final season at Foothill, he was named to the All-Section and All-State teams. He lettered twice in football, plus twice in basketball. He also played soccer and got a scholorship for it by Penn State University.
After his time at Foothill, Porter was a standout on the football field for the Colorado State Rams. Colorado State University is a public institution of higher learning located in Fort Collins, Colorado in the United States. He began his college career as an H-Back and didn't see his first action on the defensive line until his junior year. In American football, each team has 11 players on the field at one time He was a third-team All-America and All-Western Athletic Conference first-team selection by The Sports Network. An All-American "team" is an honorary Sports team composed of outstanding Amateur players those considered the best players of a specific season for The Western Athletic Conference (commonly referred to as the WAC, pronounced "wack" was formed on July 27 1962 making it the sixth oldest of the 11 College The Sports Network (commonly known as TSN) is a Canadian English language Cable television Specialty channel and is Canada's leading He registered 22 career sacks. As a senior, he recorded 53 tackles (36 solos) with eight quarterback pressures and 12 tackles for losses of 67 yards. He finished third in NCAA Division I-A with a school single-season record-tying 15 sacks for minus 63 yards. The National Collegiate Athletic Association ( NCAA, often pronounced "N-C-Double-A" is a voluntary association of about 1200 institutions conferences organizations Division I (or D-I) is the highest level of intercollegiate athletics sanctioned by the National Collegiate Athletic Association in the United States
Porter was drafted by the Pittsburgh Steelers in the third round (73 overall) of the 1999 NFL Draft. The 1999 National Football League Draft amateur college selection procedure known as the NFL Annual Player Selection Meeting He finished the preseason as the team's leading tackler, compiling 22 total tackles, including 18 solo stops. He also registered a team-high four sacks and forced a fumble. He went on to excel on special teams during the regular season, with his time on defense increasing as the year went on. His first career sack came on Cleveland Browns quarterback Tim Couch on September 12, when he also forced a fumble on the play. The Cleveland Browns are a professional American football team based in Cleveland, Ohio. Quarterback ( QB) is a position in American and Canadian football. Timothy Scott Couch (born July 31, 1977 in Hyden Kentucky) is an American football Quarterback who is currently a free agent Events 1213 - Albigensian Crusade: Simon de Montfort 5th Earl of Leicester, defeats Peter II of Aragon at the He partially deflected a punt against the Jacksonville Jaguars on December 2. Events 1409 - The University of Leipzig opens 1755 - The second Eddystone Lighthouse is destroyed by fire In the season finale against the Tennessee Titans, Porter accumulated six tackles and a sack. The Tennessee Titans are a professional American football team based in Nashville Tennessee. He also forced and recovered a Neil O'Donnell fumble and returned it 46 yards for a score. Neil Kennedy O'Donnell (born July 3, 1966 in Morristown, New Jersey) is a former American football Quarterback
In 2000, Porter finished second behind Jason Gildon and set a career high with 10. 2000 ( MM) was a Leap year that started on Saturday of the Common Era, in accordance with the Gregorian calendar. Jason Larue Gildon (born July 31, 1972 in Altus Oklahoma) was a Linebacker for the National Football League 's Pittsburgh Steelers 5 sacks on the year. He and Gildon also tied a franchise record with 24 sacks as a duo. On the year, he registered 74 tackle (51 solo), one interception, three passes defensed, two forced fumbles and a fumble recovery. He was voted the AFC Defensive Player of the Month in October. The American Football Conference ( AFC) is one of the two conferences of the National Football League (NFL October events and holidays Children's Book Week ( England) - First Week of October National Day ( China People's Republic Against the Cincinnati Bengals on October 15, he registered eight tackles (seven solo), three sacks including one for a safety, four quarterback hurries and a forced fumble. The Cincinnati Bengals are a professional American football team based in Cincinnati, Ohio. Events 533 - Byzantine General Belisarius makes his formal entry into Carthage, having conquered it from the He had five tackles and two sacks in a game against the Baltimore Ravens two games later. The Baltimore Ravens are a professional American football team based in Baltimore Maryland. Porter's first career interception came against the Tennessee Titans on November 5 on a pass from Steve McNair. Events 1499 - Publication of the Catholicon in Treguier ( Brittany) Steve LaTreal McNair (born February 14, 1973) nicknamed Air McNair, is a former American football Quarterback in the National His second career touchdown came on a 32-yard fumble recovery against the Philadelphia Eagles on November 12. The Philadelphia Eagles are a professional American football team based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Events 764 - Tibetan troops occupy Chang'an, the capital of the Chinese Tang Dynasty, for fifteen days He closed out the season with 1. 5 sacks against the San Diego Chargers on December 24. The San Diego Chargers are a professional American football team based in San Diego California. Events 563 - The Byzantine church Hagia Sophia in Constantinople is dedicated for the second time after being destroyed by Earthquakes
Porter had a career day against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on October 21, 2001, recording six tackles, four sacks and a pass defensed while earning AFC Defensive Player of the Week honors. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers (often shortened as the Bucs) are a professional American football team based in Tampa Florida. Events 1512 - Martin Luther joins the theological faculty of the University of Wittenberg. Year 2001 ( MMI) was a Common year starting on Monday according to the Gregorian calendar. Two weeks later he registered four tackles and two sacks against the Baltimore Ravens. He missed the season finale against the Cleveland Browns - the first time he failed to play in his NFL career - due to a shoulder injury. Porter finished with 59 tackles and nine sacks on the season.
In Week 2 of the 2002 season, Porter had what is likely the best game of his professional career. See also 2002 (disambiguation Year 2002 ( MMII) was a Common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. In a 30-17 loss to the Oakland Raiders on September 15, Porter racked up seven tackles, three sacks, two interceptions and two passes defensed. The Oakland Raiders are a professional American football team based in the city of Oakland California. Events 668 - Eastern Roman Emperor Constans II is assassinated in his bath at Syracuse Italy. The performance, during which he returned one interceptions 84 yards, earned him AFC Defensive Player of the Week honors. He recored five tackles, two sacks and a forced fumble in a 34-7 blowout against the Cincinnati Bengals on October 13. Events 54 - Nero ascends to the Roman throne 409 - Vandals and Alans crossed the Pyrenees On the year, Porter had nine sacks - the third straight year of eclipsing the mark - while setting career highs in tackles (88), interceptions (4) and interception return yards (153). He was selected to his first Pro Bowl following the season. In professional American football, the Pro Bowl is the All-star game of the National Football League (NFL
In 2003 Porter recorded the lowest sack total of his career since his rookie year, while missing two games due to a gunshot wound on August 31, 2003 outside of a Denver bar, just before the beginning of the season. Year 2003 ( MMIII) was a Common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. Events 1056 - Byzantine Empress Theodora becomes ill dying suddenly a few days later without children to succeed the Throne Year 2003 ( MMIII) was a Common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. He recorded a sack and recovered a fumble in his first game back against the Cincinnati Bengals on September 21. Events 1217 - The Estonian tribal leader Lembitu of Lehola was killed in a battle against Teutonic Knights. On October 26 against the St. Louis Rams, he had six tackles, a pass defense and two sacks - his only multiple-sack game of the year. Events 740 - An Earthquake strikes Constantinople, causing much damage and death The St Louis Rams are a professional American football team based in St In 14 games played, Porter totaled 65 tackles, five sacks, a forced fumble, a fumble recovery and four passes defensed.
Porter bounced back in 2004 with the second Pro Bowl selection of his career. "MMIV" redirects here For the Modest Mouse album see " Baron von Bullshit Rides Again " In an October 31 win against the New England Patriots, Porter had four tackles, three sacks and two forced fumbles. Events 445 BC – Ezra reads the Book of the Law to the Israelites in Jerusalem (see Nehemiah 91 NLTse The New England Patriots, commonly called the " Pats " by sports writers and fans are a professional American football team based in the Greater Boston He was selected the AFC Defensive Player of the Week for his performance. He recorded two sacks against the Washington Redskins on November 28, and had his lone interception of the season on December 26 on a pass from Baltimore Ravens quarterback Kyle Boller. The Washington Redskins are a professional American football team based in the Washington D For the town in Argentina, see 28 de Noviembre. Events Events 1481 - Battle of Westbrook - Holland defeats troops of Utrecht. Kyle Bryan Boller (born June 17 1981 in) is an American football Quarterback for the Baltimore Ravens of the National Football He finished the year with 53 tackles, seven sacks and an interception.
Porter had one of his best years in 2005 as his team went on to beat the Seattle Seahawks in Super Bowl XL. Year 2005 ( MMV) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. The Seattle Seahawks are a professional American football team based in Seattle Washington, USA Super Bowl XL featured the American Football Conference (AFC champion Pittsburgh Steelers and the National Football Conference (NFC champion Seattle Porter was named to the third Pro Bowl of his career and the second in two years. On the year, he tied a career high with 10. 5 sacks while adding 56 tackles, two interceptions and four forced fumbles. He recorded a sack in four of the team's first five games of the season. In a 41-0 blowout win over the Cleveland Browns on December 24, Porter had five tackles, three sacks and a forced fumble. Events 563 - The Byzantine church Hagia Sophia in Constantinople is dedicated for the second time after being destroyed by Earthquakes
In what would be his final year as a member of the Steelers, Porter had what many would consider a down year. He recorded 6. 5 sacks on the year, but six of them came in three games against the mediocre offensive lines of the Miami Dolphins, Oakland Raiders and Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the other half sack came against the Cleveland Browns. In the season opener against the Miami Dolphins, he intercepted a Daunte Culpepper pass in the fourth quarter to seal a victory. Daunte Richard Culpepper (born January 28, 1977 in) is a former American football Quarterback of the National Football League. He missed two contests in October while nursing a hamstring injury. In Human anatomy, a hamstring refers to one of the Tendons that make up the borders of the space behind the knee Porter finished the year with 55 tackles and 6. 5 sacks.
With the Steelers in transition under new head coach Mike Tomlin, the team released Porter on March 1, 2007 in lieu of paying him a $1 million roster bonus. Mike Tomlin (born March 15, 1972) is an American football Head coach for the Pittsburgh Steelers of the National Football League Events 86 BC - Lucius Cornelius Sulla, at the head of a Roman Republic army enters in Athens, removing the Tyrant Year 2007 ( MMVII) was a Common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. He received immediate interest from a handful of teams, including Pittsburgh's three division rivals - the Cincinnati Bengals, Cleveland Browns and Baltimore Ravens. The Dallas Cowboys, New York Giants and San Diego Chargers were also in the mix, but it came down to the Cincinnati Bengals and Miami Dolphins. The Dallas Cowboys are a professional American football team in the Eastern Division of the National Football Conference (NFC in the National The New York Giants are a professional American football team based in the New York City suburb of East Rutherford New Jersey. After Dolphins head coach Cam Cameron and general manager Randy Mueller flew to Porter's home in owner Wayne Huizenga's jet, Porter was persuaded to sign with the Dolphins. Malcolm "Cam" Cameron (born February 6, 1961 in Chapel Hill North Carolina) is currently the offensive coordinator for the Baltimore Ravens General Manager or GM for short is a descriptive term for certain executives in a Business operation Randy Mueller (born in St Maries Idaho) is an executive in the National Football League, most recently as general manager for the Miami Dolphins Harry Wayne Huizenga (born December 29, 1937 in Evergreen Park Illinois) is the owner of 50% of the National Football League 's Miami Dolphins
Porter was officially signed by the Dolphins on March 8, 2007. Events 1618 - Johannes Kepler discovers the third law of planetary motion. Year 2007 ( MMVII) was a Common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. He received a five-year deal worth approximately $32 million. The deal includes a $12 million signing bonus and $8 million in guaranteed money.  He immediately clinched the starting strong side linebacker, playing opposite Jason Taylor - the 2006 Defensive Player of the Year - as the team moves toward the 3-4 defensive scheme. Jason Paul Taylor (born September 1, 1974 in) is an American football Defensive end for the Washington Redskins of the National Year 2006 ( MMVI) was a Common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. The NFL Defensive Player of the Year Award is given by the Associated Press to the league's most outstanding defensive player at the end of every NFL season since Porter will continue to wear No. 55, which was most recently worn by linebacker Junior Seau from 2003–05. Junior Seau (ˌʤunjɚ ˈseɪo (born Tiaina Baul Seau Jr on January 19, 1969 in San Diego California) is an American football
Joey Porter guaranteed a win in Week 4 against the Oakland Raiders. This prediction failed to come true as the Raiders beat the Dolphins 35-17, with 299 yards rushing against Joey Porter's defensive unit.
During his career, Porter has become known for his conflicts with other players, league officials and other teams, as well as a few off-the-field incidents.
"The whole world wanted Indy to win so bad, they were going to do whatever they had to do. Troy Aumua Polamalu (POH-Lah-MAH-Luu (born Troy Benjamin Aumua on April 19, 1981 in Garden Grove, California) is an American I mean, look at the O. J. trial" Although Porter was expected to be fined for these comments, he never was, perhaps because the NFL later condemned the official's decision.
After criticism of the comment as anti-gay, Porter clarified that he "didn't mean to offend anybody but Kellen Winslow. "
"It was late, that's what faggots do. He's soft. He wants to be tough but he's really soft. "
In the weeks before Super Bowl XL, Porter was angered by comments made by Seattle Seahawks tight end Jerramy Stevens. The Seattle Seahawks are a professional American football team based in Seattle Washington, USA Jerramy Stevens (born November 13, 1979 in) is an American football Tight end for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers of the National Football Stevens was quoted as saying that:
Porter responded by saying:
Later, Porter challenged a reporter to pick whom he would want by his side while walking down a dark alley, him or Stevens. When the response wasn't immediate, Porter said:
In 2007 Joey appeared on Sport Science to measure the NFL's hardest hits.