Joey Porter Jr. To Wear No. 24 For Pittsburgh Steelers
Joey Porter Jr. will wear No. 24 with the Pittsburgh Steelers to begin his NFL career, the team announced Wednesday. He previously wore No. 9 with Penn State.
The Steelers selected Porter in the second round with the No. 32 overall pick in the 2023 NFL Draft last week. He wasn’t the only Nittany Lion drafted in that round, as Brenton Strange was selected by the Jacksonville Jaguars with the No. 61 overall pick and Juice Scruggs was picked by the Houston Texans with the No. 62 overall pick.
Porter impressed in his four seasons at Penn State. He finished his college career with 113 total tackles, 20 pass breakups, two tackles for loss, one sack, one interception, and one fumble recovery.
In 2022, the 6’2″, 194-pound Porter had 27 total tackles, 11 pass breakups, and one fumble recovery. The lone fumble recovery came in Penn State’s opening 35-31 victory at Purdue — a game in which Porter’s eight tackles were his season-high.
Porter now returns to the Pittsburgh area, where he attended North Allegheny Senior High School. His father, Joey Porter Sr., spent eight seasons with the Steelers as a linebacker from 1999 to 2006 and wore No. 55.
Those interested in purchasing Porter’s new jersey can do so here.
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