Coach Peezy Now Rides With A Diploma

New Pittsburgh Steelers defensive assistant and former linebacker Joey Porter was excused from a few of the rookie minicamp practices over the weekend in order to attend his graduation from Colorado State.

Saturday night, Porter attended his graduation ceremony after earning his Bachelor of Arts degree in liberal arts from the school that he played for.

“It speaks volumes about Joey’s commitment that he finished what he started and earned his degree,” said Head Coach Jim McElwain, according to the school’s website. “That was the goal when he came back last summer to work with our team and gain experience as a coach, to work toward completing his degree. He poured a lot into our team last season, and we’re excited he has built on that experience now as an assistant coach with the Pittsburgh Steelers. It’s even more rewarding to see Joey now as a graduate of Colorado State University.”

Porter, who returned to CSU as an undergraduate student assistant football coach last July while finishing up his degree, was drafted by the Steelers in the third-round of the 1999 NFL Draft. He played eight seasons in Pittsburgh before being released in 2007 and went on to play five more seasons with the Miami Dolphins and Arizona Cardinals.

In 2013, Porter was inducted into the CSU Athletics Hall of Fame.

  • joed32

    Good for him!

  • chris ward

    Congrats Joey!

  • Ike Evans

    Get em Peezy

  • Garrett Hunt

    Dear Joey Porter, please add some nasty and intimidating play style you showed to Jarvis jones game.

  • Pitfan0513

    Congrats Joey!

  • 2443scott

    better late then never…now he can show the art of how to teach the def

  • Paddy

    He is now ready for his life’s work, hopefully as an outstanding coach so some of his personal issues with money will be in the past

    Man he sure made life miserable for Peyton Manning in 05 playoffs. What a performance that was.