Ricky Porter


Position: Running Backs

Ricky Porter brings 31 years of combined coaching and playing experience at collegiate and professional levels to the Football University field. Porter attended Slippery Rock State University and led the nation in rushing as a senior. He was drafted in the 12th round in 1982 by the Detroit Lions and played for several teams including the Baltimore Colts and Buffalo Bills. Porter also spent time in the United States Football League and Canadian Football League with the Memphis Showboat and Montreal Alouettes in the late 1980's.

After his playing career, he entered the coaching ranks with Slippery Rock State University and coached the running backs and special teams in 1990-91 before moving on to handle the same responsibilities at Kent State from 1992-93. Porter coached in the NFL with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Denver Broncos. With Denver, the Broncos won back to back Super Bowls in the 1997 and 1998 seasons. Porter spent the next seven years in the New Orleans Saints front office as the director of player development. He currently coaches running backs at Jackson State University.

Playing Career

  • College: Slippery Rock State University
  • Detroit Lions (1982)
  • Baltimore Colts (1983)
  • Memphis Showboats (1985-1986)
  • Montreal Alouettes (1986-1987)
  • Buffalo Bills (1987-1989)

Coaching Career

  • Slippery Rock State University (1990-1991)
  • Kent State (1992-1993)
  • Tampa Bay Buccaneers (1996)
  • Denver Broncos (1997-1999)
  • New Orleans Saints (2000-2007)
  • Northlake Christian High School (2008-2011)
  • Jackson State University (2014-present)

Career Highlights

  • Slippery Rock Sports Hall of Fame

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