Just over a week ago, it was announced that former Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker Joey Porter will be inducted into the Colorado State Hall of Fame on Nov. 1. On Wednesday the school\’s website reported that Porter will return to his alma mater as an undergraduate student assistant football coach this year.
“This is another example of reaching back into our past to help build our future at Colorado State,” said head coach Jim McElwain. “It\’s an opportunity for him to complete his degree while he gains valuable experience with our coaching staff. We are proud to welcome one of the great Rams back to our campus, just as we welcome all of our former players to remain a part of the Rams football family.”
Porter, who played 13 years in the NFL with Steelers, Miami Dolphins and the Arizona Cardinals, talked about how excited he is to help the program out.
“I’m extremely happy to have opportunity to work with the CSU football team as an undergraduate student assistant. It’s an honor for me to come back and be a part of the CSU family, and I’m extremely excited to see what happens with the 2013 season.”
Porter will reportedly be taking classes at the school to complete his undergraduate degree in liberal arts with an emphasis in social studies in addition to assisting the Rams coaching staff.
It\’s good to hear that “Peezy” is getting on with his life\’s work and even better to hear that he\’s completing his degree. While he is just now starting to cut his teeth as a coach, he is well respected at the school and should certainly help the players better themselves.