Penn State cornerback Joey Porter has had a standout season in 2022. His play on the field ensures he will receive a first-round grade in April’s draft, and he received another accolade on Tuesday.
Porter has been named second-team All-American by CBS Sports and 247Sports. Porter was Penn State’s lone All-American selection in 2022.
The 6-foot-2, 198-pound Porter recorded 27 tackles (21 solo), 11 pass breakups, one quarterback hurry, and a fumble recovery in ten games.
His efforts earned him a first-team All-Big Ten selection as he was one of the pillars of a Penn State defense that allowed 52.8% of opponents’ passes, good for 5th nationally.
Porter was the Chuck Bednarik Defensive Player of the Week for his performance in Week One against Purdue, where he recorded eight tackles, six pass breakups, and recovered a fumble in a 35-31 Penn State victory.
Porter missed two games this past season due to appendicitis but lined up on Senior Day against Michigan State. Porter opted to forego his final season of eligibility and enter the 2023 NFL Draft and opt out of playing in the Rose Bowl.
Todd McShay in his most recent rankings ranked him as his No. 18 overall player and his number three cornerback.
Porter is a semifinalist for the Chuck Bednarik, Jim Thorpe, and Lott IMPACT awards, and there are more accolades to come for Porter.