Josh Portis - NFL Prospect

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NFL scouts to see Cal's Josh Portis in Texas
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.

Former Atlanta 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.

One website, 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 decision.

NFL Combine Invite
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.

Before playing his final two seasons at Cal, Portis was at Florida, where he saw time as a backup and Maryland.


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