Louisiana Tech defeated Illinois, 35-18, to claim the Zaxby's Heart of Dallas Bowl trophy
Marshall defeated LA Tech, 26-23, to claim the C-USA Championship on Saturday in Huntington, West Virginia
LA Tech defeated Rice, 76-31, to clinch the C-USA West Division Title
Louisiana Tech at Louisiana-Lafayette
2009: All-WAC second team honoree and all-Louisiana first team honoree that set the Louisiana Tech career rushing record in 2009... Racked up 1,132 yards on 211 carries and 11 rushing touchdowns, becoming just the second tailback in school history to record back-to-back 1,000-yard rushing seasons, second only to Ryan Moats... Credited with 21 catches for 142 yards on the year... Carried the ball 17 times for 56 yards at Auburn (9/5) while catching two passes for 13 yards... Rushed the ball 10 times for 44 yards and a touchdown at Navy (9/12)... Also at Navy, caught four passes for 24 yards... Carried the ball 13 times for 34 yards and a touchdown against Nicholls State (9/19) while catching two passes for 36 yards... Gained 100-plus yards for the ninth time in his career against Hawai'i with a 25-carry, 160-yard performance, scoring two touchdowns in Tech's dominating 27-6 win over the Warriors... Fell just shy of another 100-yard performance the following week at Nevada (10/9), registering 99 yards on 11 carries and two touchdowns including his longest single run in two years, a 64-yard run for a touchdown before straining a hamstring and leaving the game... Ran the ball 19 times for 132 yards against New Mexico State (10/17)... At Utah State (10/24), ran the ball 18 times for 68 yards and caught five passes for four yards... Ran for a touchdown and 47 yards on 11 carries and caught a 22-yard reception at Idaho (10/31)... Rushed for a touchdown and 92 yards on 24 carries against No. 5 Boise State (11/6)... Ran the ball 13 times for 64 yards, caught two passes for 17 yards and threw a touchdown pass one yard to tight end Dennis Morris at the end of the first half on a trick play at No. 9 LSU (11/14), giving Tech its first lead over the Tigers since 1904... Passed the century mark on the ground at Fresno State (11/21) for the first time in over a month, running for 137 yards on 22 carries and catching one pass for five yards... Became the school's all-time career rushing leader against San Jose State (12/5), racking up 199 yards and three touchdowns on 28 carries, not setting the all-time record until he notched a 16-yard run with less than two minutes left in the game.
2008: Saw action in all 13 games while starting the final nine games ... Became the eighth Bulldog in history to rush for 1000 yards in a single season ... Earned first team All-WAC honors after leading the team in rushing with 1164 yards and nine touchdowns ... Named second team All-Louisiana by LSWA...Named LA Tech Offensive POW (N. Illinois-IBowl, Southeastern, La, Boise State, Hawaii, Fresno State and SJSU games) ...Named WAC Offensive POW (Idaho and Fresno State game) ...Rushed for over 100 yards five times ... Scored Tech's only offensive TD in the Independence Bowl on an 11 yard rush...Finished with 145 yards and two scores against Idaho 10/18/08 ... Totaled season-high 189 yards on 20 carries and two scores against Fresno State 11/1/08 ... Finished with 102 yards against San Jose State 11/8/08 ... Rushed for 114 yards and one score against Utah State 11/15/08 ... Finished with 130 yards and one touchdown against New Mexico State 11/22/08 ... Totaled 157 yards receiving on 11 catches ... Ran for 97 yards and caught 53 yards against Southeastern for both a rushing and receiving touchdown...Played on a number of LA Tech special teams units despite being the starting running back
2007: Played all 12 games with one start...ran for 596 yards on 99 carries with six touchdowns...had 11 receptions for 58 yards...ran for two touchdowns in win over Utah State...ran for 131 yards against Boise State and 129 at Utah State in consecutive weeks...had a career-long rush of 74 yards against Boise State, the eighth longest rush in school history
2006: Saw action in 12 games for the Bulldogs ... Rushed for 464 yards and two touchdowns in first year of action for the Bulldogs ... Scored first touchdown of his career in a loss to Boise State ... Scored second touchdown of the year in a win over Utah State ... Rushed for a team and career high 178 yards in a win over Utah State ... Caught a receiving touchdown in a win over North Texas ... Rushed for 58 yards in a loss to Clemson ... Rushed for 65 yards in a loss to Boise State ... Rushed for 70 yards in a win over North Texas
High School: Lettered three years for coach Richard Oliver at Istrouma High School in Louisiana ... Started at running back for the Indians as a junior and senior ... Helped lead Istrouma to the District 6-4A title as a sophomore and the state playoffs all three years ... Named the District 6-4A offensive MVP as a senior ... Named first team all-state, all-district and Baton Rouge Advocate All-Metro ... Also the offensive MVP on the Baton Rouge Advocate All-Metro team ... Named to the Pelicanprep.com first team ... Rushed 204 times for 2,034 yards and 34 touchdowns as a senior ... Caught 28 passes for 242 yards and one score ... Also a member of the school's bowling team as a junior
Getting Acquainted: Son of Willie and Pearl Porter ... Has two brothers, Jeremiah and Willie Jr., and two sisters, Nakia and Kim ... Has a niece, Destiny Porter ... Born July 31, 1987, in Baton Rouge, La.