Meet NFL Legend Clinton Portis
Clinton Portis was born September 1, 1981 and is a former running back in the National Football League (NFL). He was drafted by the Denver Broncos in the second round of the 2002 NFL Draft. He played college football at the University of Miami where he led his Hurricanes to the 2001 National Championship and had his best season rushing for 1,200 yards and 10 touchdowns on 220 carries.
In his rookie year with the Denver Broncos, he was named NFL Rookie of the Year. He rushed for over 1,500 yards in each of his first two seasons with the Broncos, averaging 5.5 yards per carry in that span. The latter is an NFL record for a running back’s first two seasons. On December 12, 2002, Portis became the youngest player (21 years, 105 days) to score 4 touchdowns in a game in a 31-24 victory over the Kansas City Chiefs. The very next season on December 7, 2003, Portis became the youngest player (22 years, 97 days) to score 5 touchdowns in a game.
Portis is best known for being the starting running back for the Washington Redskins for seven seasons and considered one of the best Redskins in history. On August 21, 2012, Portis announced his retirement. He was 77 yards short of the 10,000 yards rushing mark, making him 27th all-time rusher. He officially retired on August 23 and during the press conference it was announced that he made it into the list of the 80 Greatest Redskins of All-Time