Robert Porcher

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Robert Porcher
No. 91
Defensive end
Personal information
Date of birth: (1969-07-30) July 30, 1969 (age 45)
Place of birth: Wando, South Carolina
Career information
College: South Carolina State
NFL Draft: 1992 / Round: 1 / Pick: 26
Debuted in 1992 for the Detroit Lions
Last played in 2004 for the Detroit Lions
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Tackles 603
Quarterback sacks 95.5
Interceptions 1
Stats at NFL.com

Robert Porcher (/pɔrˈʃ/; born July 30, 1969) is a former American football defensive end. He played college football for Willie Jeffries at South Carolina State University. He played for the Detroit Lions his entire professional career. He retired before the 2004 season with 95.5 career sacks. Porcher has been involved in the Detroit community since his retirement. He has opened 3 successful businesses in Downtown Detroit: Detroit Breakfast House & Grill, Sweet Georgia Brown, and Seldom Blues.[1]

Porcher is perhaps best recognized as a standout with the Detroit Lions. A 6-foot-3, 275-pound defensive-end, Porcher was a dominant pass-rush specialist and defensive leader.

During much of his 13-year playing career, he was one of the league's most productive and feared defensive ends. Originally a first-round draft choice in 1992 from South Carolina State University, Porcher played in 187 games (third all-time in Detroit history), and set a team record with 95.5 quarterback sacks during his career. He led Detroit in sacks eight times (also a Detroit record). He also became the first Lion to record double-digit sack totals in four consecutive seasons (1996–99).

Porcher earned trips to the Pro Bowl in 1998, 2000 and 2002. He also finished his career with 24 career games notching more than one sack. From 1996-01, Porcher garnered 68 sacks during that six-year period - which was the second-highest in the NFL during that span. His 673 career tackles are ranked seventh in Detroit Lions’ history.

Off the field, Porcher became actively involved in the community. His foundation for cancer research and relief fund raised thousands of dollars for programs at the University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center. The Lions annual Man of the Year award is named the "Robert Porcher Man of the Year" in honor of his tremendous contributions to the community, especially in Detroit.

Porcher is now an entrepreneur, with various business interests - most notably food/hospitality in downtown Detroit: Detroit Breakfast House & Grill, Sweet Georgia Brown, and Seldom Blues.[2]

NFL stats[edit]

Year Team Games combined Tackles Tackles Assisted Tackles Sacks Forced Fumbles Fumble Recoveries
1992 DET 16 0 0 0 1.0 0 0
1993 DET 16 47 40 7 8.5 1 0
1994 DET 15 68 46 22 3.0 2 1
1995 DET 16 50 29 21 5.0 1 0
1996 DET 16 65 44 21 10.0 4 2
1997 DET 16 69 41 28 12.5 4 0
1998 DET 16 61 41 20 11.5 1 0
1999 DET 15 47 33 14 15.0 3 0
2000 DET 16 36 31 5 8.0 3 1
2001 DET 16 50 43 7 11.0 0 0
2002 DET 15 45 30 15 5.5 2 3
2003 DET 14 33 24 9 4.5 2 0
Career 187 571 402 169 95.5 23 7

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Slaughter, Jane (2005-10-26). "Detroit Breakfast House & Grill - Upscale, down-home". Metro Times. Retrieved 2008-05-16. 
  2. ^ Slaughter, Jane (2005-10-26). "Detroit Breakfast House & Grill - Upscale, down-home". Metro Times. Retrieved 2008-05-16. 
  3. ^ "Robert Porcher Stats". ESPN. ESPN Internet Ventures. Retrieved 8 July 2014.