Josh Portis - NFL Prospect
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California University senior quarterback Josh Portis would
like nothing better than to follow his cousin, Washington
Redskins running back Clinton Portis, to the NFL. He
will get his first bona fide audition in front of NFL scouts
Feb. 5 at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas.
That's when and
where the NFLPA Game (formerly Texas vs The Nation) will take
place. It's the day before Super Bowl XLV at Dallas Cowboys
Stadium in Arlington, Texas.
The contest had
been held the previous four years in El Paso with the top-rated
college seniors who played college or high school ball in
Texas against the top-rated seniors from the other 49 states.
Sponsored by the
National Football League Players Association,
the game is a good head start to the pro ranks; 404 of its
participants have signed NFL contracts.
Falcons coach Jerry Glanville will coach Team Nation, following
Buddy Ryan and Howard Schnellenberger, who each did it twice.
Former Dallas Cowboys great Bill Bates will guide Team Texas
for the second straight year after Gene Stallings did it for
two seasons, following Mike Price the first year.
Consensus Draft Services, has Portis rated as the second best
NCAA Division II quarterback prospect for the 2011 NFL draft
behind Midwestern State's Zack Eskridge.
Portis, who played
Division I football at Florida and Maryland, set a Cal U record
with 69 touchdown passes in only two seasons. His 6,072 career
passing yards ranked fourth on the Vulcans' all-time list.
Portis could have
entered the draft last year but thought the extra year at
Cal would boost his stock. He'll find out if it was a smart
California University of Pennsylvania quarterback Josh Portis
has been invited to the NFL combine.
Portis, the cousin
of Washington Redskins' running back Clinton Portis, is the
first player in Cal U history to be invited to the combine.
his final two seasons at Cal, Portis was at Florida, where
he saw time as a backup and Maryland.