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Steelers’ Joey Porter Jr. Pulls Down EPIC Interception (VIDEO)

Joey Porter Jr., Penn State Football

Former Penn State corner and Pittsburgh Steelers’ rookie cornerback Joey Porter Jr. came up with a massive interception in the final minutes of Pittsburgh’s game against the Baltimore Ravens Sunday afternoon.

On third and goal with 4:04 left in the fourth Porter Jr. intercepted Lamar Jackson’s pass in the corner of the endzone to give the Steeler’s the ball back in a 10-8 game.

Porter Jr. kept the Ravens from going up two scores in the final minutes of the game with his career interception.

This is the second game of the season where Porter Jr. has come up with late game heroics in his rookie season, after defending a pass to help Pittsburgh seal a 26-22 win in week two against the Cleveland Browns.

Porter Jr. was selected by the Steelers with the first pick in the second round of the 2023 NFL draft and became the highest Penn State defensive back ever drafted. Porter Jr. was a standout at Penn State and selected as an All-American by numerous outlets in 2022 before he declared for the draft.

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Joey Porter Jr. picks off Lamar Jackson in the end zone
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Beyond Abdul Carter, Who is Next Great Penn State Football Linebacker? | MAILBAG

Penn State Football, Abdul Carter

No. 7 Penn State Football opens the season against West Virginia on Sept. 2 against West Virginia, with a loaded roster capable of making a national championship push this fall. Manny Diaz‘s defense is loaded with talent and more than a worthy complement to a star-studded offense led by quarterback Drew Allar, running backs Nick … Read more

Tempers Flare Between Joey Porter Jr. and George Pickens at Steelers Training Camp (VIDEO)

Joey Porter Jr.

Things got a little extra competitive between Joey Porter Jr. and star wide receiver George Pickens at Pittsburgh Steelers training camp. During an August 1 practice, Pickens climbed the ladder against Porter Jr. to make a circus one-handed catch along the sideline, before mockingly handing the football to the former Nittany Lions standout. Porter Jr. … Read more

Penn State Football Needs These Cornerbacks to Step Up With Joey Porter Jr. in The NFL

Penn State Football

With Joey Porter Jr. moved on to the NFL, we all know Kalen King will step in and be the No.1 cornerback for Penn State Football. The question is, who will the other cornerbacks step up? King is an outstanding corner, and teams will likely try to avoid him. He had a 44.7 completion rate … Read more

Joey Porter Jr. Thriving Under Mentorship of Steelers Veteran Patrick Peterson

Joey Porter Jr.

Former Penn State Football standout Joey Porter Jr., following in his father’s footsteps, is poised to make an immediate impact on the Pittsburgh Steelers’ defense. According to an anonymous NFC Personnel Executive, Porter Jr.‘s skills and potential were highly regarded by evaluators across the league. “He’s a man-press corner with great size and length,” The … Read more

Joey Porter Jr. Gushes After Emotional First Steelers Practice: ‘I Feel at Home’

Joey Porter Jr.

Joey Porter might have slipped out of the first-round of the 2023 NFL Draft, but the former Penn State Football standout might have landed in his ideal situation. That was evident, following his Porter’s rookie minicamp practice with the Pittsburgh Steelers, after being chosen in the second-round with the No. 32 overall pick during last … Read more

Penn State Football 2023 NFL Draft Picks Jersey Numbers Revealed for Sean Clifford, Joey Porter Jr., More

Penn State Football

The 2023 NFL Draft is over, and the six former Penn State Football standouts who were chosen, are hitting the practice fields for their teams all across the country. From Pittsburgh Steelers second-round pick Joey Porter Jr. to Parker Washington, chosen in the sixth round by the Jacksonville Jaguars, the Nittany Lions were well represented … Read more

Penn State Football Prepares to Fill Big Shoes: How Nittany Lions will Replace Joey Porter Jr.

Penn State Football

The NFL draft has come and gone, and a number of former Penn Football standouts headed to the NFL. Leading the way, and the first former Nittany Lions player off the board was Joey Porter Jr. The son of former NFL great, Joey Porter, is headed to old stomping grounds. The Pittsburgh Steelers took Porter … Read more

Penn State Football: From Joey Porter Jr. to Sean Clifford, ranking Nittany Lions NFL Draft Fits

Penn State Football, Sean Clifford

Now that the 2023 NFL draft is over and six former Penn State Football players have been drafted, it’s time to rank the fit for each of the newly drafted players on their new teams. The Nittany Lions’ didn’t have a first-round pick, but days two and three of the draft were full of former … Read more

NFL Draft: Joey Porter Jr. Scouting Report for Pittsburgh Steelers CB

Joey Porter Jr.

The Pittsburgh Steelers chose former Penn State Football cornerback Joey Porter Jr. with the No. 32 pick in the second-round of the 2023 NFL Draft, dropping an impact player into the secondary. Porter Jr., 6-foot-2 and 195 pounds, while boasting 34-inch arms, has all of the traits that NFL defensive coordinators covet at the cornerback … Read more

Penn State Football CB Joey Porter Jr.’s NFL Draft Slide Puzzles NFL Executives

Joey Porter Jr.

One of the biggest surprises of the first-round of the 2023 NFL Draft is the fact that Penn State Football cornerback Joey Porter Jr. slid out of it into the second-round. Porter Jr. was widely viewed by those inside the league and out as one of the top players in a loaded cornerback class, and … Read more

Penn State Football NFL Draft DB Curse Strikes Again

Penn State Football

All indications pointed toward Joey Porter Jr. becoming the first Penn State Football defensive back selected in the first round of the NFL draft in Penn State’s history. Most mock drafts even had Porter Jr. going somewhere in the mid- to late first round, most notably to the Steelers where his dad played at pick … Read more

Joey Porter Jr. refuses to be underestimated in NFL Draft, confidently pushing back against doubters

Joey Porter Jr.

Penn State Football cornerback Joey Porter Jr. enters the 2023 NFL Draft as one of the top prospects at his position. Despite only being targeted 30 times during the 2022 season, NFL executives have expressed concern about his off-coverage skills. However, Porter Jr. has a different perspective, citing his experience playing against some of the … Read more

NFL Executive Shares Concern About Penn State Football Star Joey Porter Jr. Sliding Down NFL Draft Board

Joey Porter Jr.

Penn State Football cornerback Joey Porter Jr. is poised to be the program’s next first-round NFL Draft pick, but at least according to one top ranking team executive, the Nittany Lions‘ star could wind up siding. Entering the NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis back in March, Porter Jr. was in the conversation to be the … Read more

NFL Draft: Penn State Football CB Joey Porter Jr. Visiting Pair of NFC East Teams

Joey Porter Jr.

Penn State Football cornerback Joey Porter Jr. has the traits and NFL pedigree to be a top-10 selection in the 2023 NFL Draft, and is visiting a pair of NFC East teams this week. According to multiple reports, Porter Jr. will visit the New York Giants on Monday, and the Philadelphia Eagles on Wednesday, ahead … Read more

NFL Mock Draft 2023: Penn State Football CB Joey Porter Jr. Tumbles?

Joey Porter Jr.

Penn State Football cornerback Joey Porter Jr. is widely viewed as one of the premier prospects at the position in this year’s NFL Draft class, but that doesn’t ensure he’ll be one of the first players chosen. Porter Jr. is aiming to become the third Nittany Lions player chosen in the first-round in as many … Read more

Penn State Football Pro Day Takeaways: Joey Porter Jr. Draws All 32 Teams to Happy Valley

Penn State Football

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. — Happy Valley was the place to be, as all 32 teams arrived into town to get a look at one of the top defensive prospects in the 2023 NFL Draft at Penn State Football Pro Day.  Joey Porter Jr., the long and freakishly athletic cornerback and son of Pittsburgh Steelers legend … Read more

Joey Porter Jr. Gets Glowing Scouting Report from Jaquan Brisker: ‘He could be great’

Joey Porter Jr.

Joey Porter Jr. was chosen in the second-round of the 2023 NFL Draft by the Pittsburgh Steelers, and received a glowing review from one of his former Nittany Lions teammates. “I feel like he can be great,” Chicago Bears safety Jaquan Brisker said of Porter, during a recent appearance on Heavy Sports’ The Matt Lombardo … Read more

Penn State Football Corner Joey Porter Jr. Confident at NFL Combine ‘I’m CB1’

Joey Porter Jr.

Former Penn State Football cornerback Joey Porter Jr. is brimming with confidence at the NFL Combine in Indianapolis, ahead of the 2023 NFL Draft. A centerpiece of the Nittany Lions‘ secondary the past two seasons, Porter Jr.  is projected to be chosen as high as the top-10 picks in this spring’s draft, believes he’s the … Read more

NFL Mock Draft 2023: Could Joey Porter Jr. Go Top-10?

Joey Porter Jr.

Joey Porter Jr. seems to be a high-riser as the 2023 NFL Draft approaches. Porter Jr., the Penn State Football standout cornerback seemingly primed to become the Nittany Lions‘ latest first-round pick, could hear his name called as early as the top-10 selections. In CBS Sports NFL Draft analyst Ryan Wilson’s latest NFL Mock Draft … Read more