Player Bio

Tracy Porter
DB #21
Height:
5-11
Weight:
200
Age:
30
College:
Indiana
Experience:
10

Quick Stats (2016):

TCKL
48
SCK
0.0
FF
1
INT
2
Career Stats
SeasonTeamGamesTacklesInterceptionsFumbles
GGSTotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntYdsAvgLngTDsFFFR
TOTAL 370 309 61 2.5 0 72 13 212 -- 54 3 6 3
2016 CHI 16 15 48 45 3 0.0 -- 9 2 28 14 25 0 1 --
2015 CHI 14 13 35 34 1 0.0 -- 12 1 2 2 2 0 1 --
2014 WAS 3 1 5 3 2 0.0 -- 1 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
2013 OAK 16 16 67 53 14 1.5 0 12 2 44 22 43 1 0 --
2012 DEN 6 4 21 16 5 0.0 0 6 1 43 43 43 1 0 --
2011 NO 14 11 52 42 10 0.0 -- 9 1 -7 -7 -7 0 2 1
2010 NO 12 12 60 45 15 0.0 -- 6 1 5 5 5 0 0 2
2009 NO 12 11 57 48 9 0.0 0 12 4 72 18 54 1 2 --
2008 NO 5 5 25 23 2 1.0 -- 5 1 25 25 25 0 0 --
Recent Games
WKOppResultTacklesInterceptionsFumbles
TotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntYdsAvgLngTDsFFFR
1 @HOU L 14-23 4 3 1 0.0 -- 1 1 3 3 3 0 0 --
2 PHI L 14-29 6 6 0 0.0 -- 1 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
3 @DAL L 17-31 5 4 1 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
4 DET W 17-14 1 1 0 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
5 @IND L 23-29 4 4 0 0.0 -- 1 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
6 JAX L 16-17 -- 0 0 0.0 -- 2 1 25 25 25 0 0 --
7 @GB L 10-26 2 1 1 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
8 MIN W 20-10 6 6 0 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
10 @TB L 10-36 4 4 0 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
11 @NYG L 16-22 2 2 0 0.0 -- 2 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
12 TEN L 21-27 2 2 0 0.0 -- 1 -- -- -- -- -- 1 --
13 SF W 26-6 2 2 0 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
14 @DET L 17-20 3 3 0 0.0 -- 1 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
15 GB L 27-30 3 3 0 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
16 WAS L 21-41 2 2 0 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
17 @MIN L 10-38 2 2 0 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --

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Biography

PRO CAREER: Owns 325 tackles, 11 interceptions – with 3 returned for touchdowns – 74 pass breakups, 2.5 sacks, 17 TFLs, 5 forced fumbles and 3 fumble recoveries in 82 career contests with 73 starts with the New Orleans Saints (2008-11), Denver Broncos (2012), Oakland Raiders (2013), Washington Redskins (2014) and Chicago Bears (2015)... Started 6 post- season contests, including Super Bowl XLIV where he sealed the Saints victory over the Colts when he returned a Peyton Manning interception 74-yards for a score... Owns 33 tackles, 2 interceptions, 1 interception return score, 3 pass breakups, 2 TFLs and 1 forced fumble in the postseason... One-of-four players in NFL history to record a 4th quarter interception in the conference title game and the Super Bowl in the same season (vs. MIN, 1/24/10; at IND, 2/7/10)... Including the playoffs, 11 of his 13 career interceptions have come in the fourth quarter... His 100 interception return yards in the postseason rank tied for 2nd since entering the league in 2008, trailing only Ed Reed (145).

PRO CAREER: Owns 325 tackles, 11 interceptions – with 3 returned for touchdowns – 74 pass breakups, 2.5 sacks, 17 TFLs, 5 forced fumbles and 3 fumble recoveries in 82 career contests with 73 starts with the New Orleans Saints (2008-11), Denver Broncos (2012), Oakland Raiders (2013), Washington Redskins (2014) and Chicago Bears (2015)... Started 6 post- season contests, including Super Bowl XLIV where he sealed the Saints victory over the Colts when he returned a Peyton Manning interception 74-yards for a score... Owns 33 tackles, 2 interceptions, 1 interception return score, 3 pass breakups, 2 TFLs and 1 forced fumble in the postseason... One-of-four players in NFL history to record a 4th quarter interception in the conference title game and the Super Bowl in the same season (vs. MIN, 1/24/10; at IND, 2/7/10)... Including the playoffs, 11 of his 13 career interceptions have come in the fourth quarter... His 100 interception return yards in the postseason rank tied for 2nd since entering the league in 2008, trailing only Ed Reed (145).

CAREER TRANSACTIONS: Selected by the New Orleans Saints in the 2nd round (40th overall) in the 2008 NFL draft... Signed a four-year contract with the Saints (7/27/08)... Signed a one-year contract with the Denver Broncos (3/22/12)... Singed a one-year contract with the Oakland Raiders (3/11/14)... Signed a two-year contract with the Washington Redskins (3/15/14)... Waived by Washington (5/27/15)... Signed a one-year contract with the Chicago Bears (6/8/15)... Re-signed 3-year contract with the Bears (3/19/16). SIGNED through 2018

2015 SEASON: Appeared in 14 contests (Games 3-16) starting 13 (Games 4-16), collecting 38 tackles, 1 interception, 22 pass breakups (team-high) and 1 forced fumble... Inactive Games 1-2 due to a hamstring injury... Grabbed first interception as a member of the Bears in Game 11 at Green Bay and his 4 pass breakups that game (according to press box stats) are the most by any player in a single-game against Aaron Rodgers in Rodgers' NFL career. GAMES PLAYED-STARTED: 14-13

PREVIOUS SEASONS: 2014 - Started 1-of-3 games for the Redskins, totaling 5 tackles and 1 pass breakup... Placed on injured reserve (11/26/14) with a shoulder injury. 2013 – In his first season with the Raiders, started all 16 games for the first time in his career, notching career-highs in tackles (67) and sacks (1.5) and tied career highs in pass breakups (12) and TFLs (5)... Also added 2 interceptions, one of which he returned 43 yards for the third regular season touchdown of his career. 2012 – Started 4-of-6 contests for the Broncos, collecting 21 tackles, 6 pass breakups, 1 interception which he returned for a 43-yard score and 2 TFLs... Missed 9 games with an illness... Returned to play Week 16 but sustained a concussion which caused him to miss the Broncos final two contests, including Denver's playoff loss vs. BAL (1/12/13). 2011 - Started 11-of-14 games in his final campaign with the Saints, helping the team to its second 13-3 division-winning season in three years and a third straight playoff berth... Totaled 52 tackles, 1 interception, 9 pass breakups, 2 forced fumbles, 1 fumble recovery and 2 TFLs... Started both of the Saints postseason contests, accounting for 11 tackles. 2010 - Registered 60 tackles in 12 games, all starts, as well as 1 interception, 7 pass breakups, 2 fumble recoveries and 5 TFLs, helping New Orleans to the postseason... Also returned 2 punts for 6 yards... Underwent knee surgery and missed games 5-8 before returning to the lineup... Started New Orleans' lone playoff game, notching 5 tackles and 2 TFLs. 2009 - Helped Saints to triumph in Super Bowl XLIV, starting 11-of-12 regular season games and all three in the postseason... Missed Weeks 11-14 with a knee injury... Recorded 58 tackles, a career-high 4 interceptions, including 1 interception return touchdown, 12 pass breakups and 2 forced fumbles... Started all 3 of the Saints postseason contests, collecting 17 tackles, 2 interceptions (including a 74-yard interception return for a score in the Super Bowl), 3 pass breakups and 1 forced fumble. 2008 - Started the Saints first 5 games as a rookie before a wrist injury landed him on injured reserve... Finished with 25 tackles, 1 sack, 1 interception, 5 pass breakups and 3 TFLs.

COLLEGE: Started 43 career games at Indiana from 2004-07 and graduated with 16 interceptions, 2nd in school history behind Tim Wilbur (19, 1978-82)... Racked up a school-record 413 interception return yards... Also finished with 212 tackles, 2 forced fumbles and 4 fumble recoveries... Additionally, returned 35 punts for 477 yards (13.6 avg.), with 1 TD, becoming the first player in program history to score on a punt, fumble recovery and interception return... Named as a first-team All-Big Ten performer as a senior in 2007, starting every game and posting 83 tackles, with 6 interceptions.

PERSONAL: Attended Port Allen (La.) H.S., lining up at quarterback, running back, wide receiver and cornerback in only two years of prep football... Earned first-team all-district and all-state recognition as a senior defensive back, with 11 intercep- tions (2 returned for touchdowns)... Also lettered in basketball and track... Has two children, Samari and Synai.

Recent Articles

  • Porter reflects on winning Super Bowl

    Posted Feb 7, 2017

    Cornerback Tracy Porter reflects on his pick-six that clinched a Super Bowl win for the Saints seven years ago Tuesday and discusses his faith in Bears general manager Ryan Pace.

  • Porter presented 'Good Guy' Award

    Posted Dec 22, 2016

    Bears cornerback Tracy Porter has been named the 2016 Good Guy award winner by the Chicago chapter of the Professional Football Writers of America.

  • Players to watch versus Texans

    Posted Sep 9, 2016

    Larry Mayer and Eli Kaberon of ChicagoBears.com discuss the Bears players they'll be watching on both sides of the ball in Sunday's season opener against the Texans in Houston.

  • Porter sustains concussion in loss

    Posted Aug 27, 2016

    Already hampered by injuries, the Bears lost another key player when cornerback Tracy Porter suffered a concussion late in the first half of Saturday’s 23-7 preseason loss to the Chiefs.

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