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Penn State DB Joey Porter Jr. to Return in 2022

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Penn State’s secondary keeps getting good news.

In the past several days, safeties Ji’Ayir Brown and Jonathan Sutherland announced their plans to return to Happy Valley for the 2022 season.

On Christmas Morning, cornerback Joey Porter Jr. announced his intentions to stay.

“At this time in my life, staying in college and completing my college degree is important to me and my family,” Porter wrote in a statement. “After much prayer, and discussion with my parents, I have decided to return to Penn State University.”

This announcement doesn’t come as a surprise, as Porter is just a redshirt sophomore and wouldn’t have been projected as a high NFL Draft pick.

Nonetheless, it’s still good news for Penn State’s secondary, which looks to come into next season with more than enough experience.

“The decision was not an easy one to make,” Porter wrote. “Playing in the NFL has been a lifelong goal and dream, but right now I think it’s important for me to finish what I started alongside my coaches and brothers at Penn State.”

This past season, Porter finished the season with 49 tackles (39 solo), 1 forced fumble and 1 interception.

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