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We continue our look at one man’s dream of playing in the NFL. Here is a report from CB Donterrious Porter and his regional combine last Sunday.
–I want to start this off by thanking the Lord for getting me too and from my proday safely. I’d also like to thank Him for opportunity to do the proday and the skills that He’s blessed me with. Without the Lord none of this would be possible, so I give all the credit to him.
As for the proday itself it was a lot of fun and just an overall great experience to have been apart of. We started the day off my checking in and having a few to get situated for the day. After that we all came together so the scouts could explain the layout for the day. Next we jogged around the Bear’s practice facility twice and then proceeded to stretch together as a group. Some of the stretching we did was very different then I’m use to and felt like a workout class but it was a lot of fun.Wethenbroke Continue reading
We check back in with Donterrious Porter as he prepares for the regional combine tomorrow at the Chicago Bears training facility.
–I got up this morning and had breakfast. It was a turkey sandwich with some naked juice along with some cream cheese and a few bagels and water. Now I’m getting ready to drive to Chicago with a college team mate Steven Thompson who will participate the combine as a WR.
We should arrive at Lincolnshire Marriott in Lincolnshire, IL. around 7pm. We won’t have any contact with any NFL teams until tomorrow (the day of the combine).
I plan to also meet with a former highschool teammate Patrick Oliver who will be at the combine as a RB. We plan to just relax and watch a movie/talk about tomorrow and what we think it will be like. Later on we plan to go through the 40, three come, and shuttle drills in the hotel hallways to get mentally ready for the combine tomorrow. I then plan to take a ice bath and start to visualize going through all the drills I willperformtomorrow.After Continue reading
We continue our look at one man’s dream of breaking into the NFL. Today, Donterrious checks in with us and tells us what he has been doing to prepare for the regional combine at the Chicago Bear’s training facility.
–I weight trained on Monday. Squats,bench, abs, shoulders were the main lifts. On Tuesday I ran at my high school and did drills to get my speed up….things like sprints and I also try to run up a huge hill at my rival high school to work on power and acceleration. I run this hill night or day, rain or snow , hot or cold. I know my hard work will play off one day. I also take pictures with my phone to remind myself not everyone will run a big hill around 9pm at night in the snow when the weather is only a few degrees above O. (I keep myself motivated!)
I also worked on my positional (cornerback) skills; things such as coming out of breaks, backpedaling, working on transitioning the hips on routes. Things like that.
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We continue our look with Donterrious Porter as we check in with him as he prepares for the regional NFL combine at the Chicago Bears training facility on March 10th.
FN: Hey, Donterrious, tell our readers a little bit about yourself.
Porter: Id say I’m a fun caring person who has the drive to do anything I set my heart and mind to. I have always be told I’m not good enough for football so I worked harder than every one on my team to not only earn the privilege to start both sides of the ball, but toalsoearn my team’s respect. I had more doubters saying is maybe you would play varsity but wouldn’t start. Once again I told them I’d start and my junior year I did. I had 10 solo tackles my first varsity game.
I always put others before myself because I know God has blessed me . That’s how I try to live my life. I’m also a role model for my nephew and for the kids I coach at my old high school Waterloo west high schoolinWaterloo,Iowa. Continue reading
Have you ever wondered what it is really like to play in the NFL? Every NFL fan dreamsaboutit, but very few actually do it. So the majority have very little idea about how hard it truly is. The blood, sweat, and tears that go into it. The dedication one must possess just to even get a shot is impressive. DB/KR Donterrious Porter, an 2012 undrafted player out of Luther College is one such player.
Luther College is a small Evangelical Lutheran college in Decorah, Iowa. With a student body of about 2500, it’s small enough to generally be off of the NFL’s radar. But that did not stop Donterrious. He had a goal, and he was determined to achieve it.
So over the next few weeks, Donterrious has agreed to give us an inside view of what it is like trying to break into the NFL. He’ll tell us what it is like to compete at the regional combines…..to sit in on the interviews with various teamsscoutingforthe Continue reading