Rufus Porter (American football)

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Rufus Porter
No. 97, 59
Position: Linebacker
Personal information
Date of birth: (1965-05-18) May 18, 1965 (age 50)
Place of birth: Amite, Louisiana
Career information
College: Southern
Undrafted: 1988
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Sacks: 41
Interceptions: 3
Games: 135
Stats at

Rufus Porter (born May 18, 1965 in Amite, Louisiana) is a former professional American football linebacker in the National Football League (NFL) for the Seattle Seahawks, New Orleans Saints, and Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

College career[edit]

He played at Southern University.

Professional career[edit]

Seattle Seahawks[edit]

He played for team from 1988-1994. He went to two Pro Bowls and one All-Pro during his tenure.

New Orleans Saints[edit]

He played for team for two seasons.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers[edit]

He played his last year with the team.


Porter's son, Rufus Jr. played Linebacker for Louisiana Tech University.[1]

Porter operates the nonprofit organization 8to80 that focuses on building healthy lives in the Baton Rouge area.[2]


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