Clinton Portis Speaker Profile
Former Washington Redskins Running Back
Clinton Portis Biography
Clinton Portis was born September 1, 1981 in Laurel, Mississippi and is a running back for the Washington Redskins of the National Football League. Visit Clinton Portis' official website at www.ClintonPortis26.com.
In the 2004 season, he had to adjust to coach Joe Gibbs' style of running, which consists of mostly power running. Despite taking his first Redskins carry 64 yards for a TD in the season opener against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, it was a somewhat rough adjustment for Portis because Denver's running style consisted of stretch runs and runs to the outside. The adjustment was made rougher by an offensive line that was depleted mainly to injuries. He finished 2004 with 1,315 yards for a 3.8 yard rushing average. He had an especially tough time finding the end zone, finishing with eight total touchdowns (5 rushing, 2 receiving, and one passing).
However, Portis bounced back in the 2005 season. Although Gibbs still ran a power style of football, he implemented more outside running plays into the Redskins rushing attack to better suit Portis' style of running. Portis had a much better season, proving that he can run inside as well as to the outside and was a better pass-blocker. Although he didn't get into the end zone until the fifth game of the season, he finished strong and had 12 total touchdowns (11 rushing and one passing). On a 14-yard run against the Philadelphia Eagles on January 1, 2006, he broke the Redskins' franchise record for the most rushing yards in a season with 1,516 yards and tied the most 100+ yard games in a season (5). He ended the game with 112 rushing yards. By rushing for 1,516 yards, he became only the third runner in league history to reach 1,500 yards in three of his first four seasons.
Portis demonstrated his speed during the 2006 Redskins training camp, running a 4.26 second 40-yard dash. Shortly following that, on August 13, 2006, Portis suffered a partially dislocated shoulder in the first quarter of a Week 1 pre-season game after tackling Cincinnati Bengals cornerback Keiwan Ratliff following a Bengals interception. After the injury, Portis said: "I don't know why myself or any other player of my caliber should be playing in the preseason." He added, "I think for the last four years I've done enough to show the world I'm going to be ready for the season."
There was no immediate indication from the Redskins as to when Portis might return to active playing status. However, he returned early into the Redskins' Monday Night Football game against the Minnesota Vikings, where he gained 39 yards on 10 carries with one touchdown. The Redskins lost 19-16, the clock expiring as Redskins kicker John Hall missed wide left on a field goal. Portis rebounded the last two weeks with 16 carries for 86 yards and 2 touchdowns against the Houston Texans, and 27 carries for 112 yards and a touchdown against the Jacksonville Jaguars.
Nagged by injuries all season, Portis suffered another setback in the first quarter of the Redskins' November 12 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles. Portis left the game with a hand injury and was replaced by backup Ladell Betts. X-rays revealed that Portis broke his right hand during the game. He was operated on and placed on the Redskins' Injured Reserve list three days later, on November 15.
Redskins agreed to guarantee Portis' 2008-2009 and a large portion of his 2010 base salaries in March. This will equal up to $15 million dollars in guarantees. Portis, also got a $9.32 million "signing bonus" upon restructuring.
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Former NFL Running Back Clinton Portis Named Speaker at the Game Plan for Life Program Speaker Series
Posted on 22 October 2014 | 4:20 pm
Washington Redskins legendary running back Clinton Portis will be making a guest speaking appearance at Catawba College is Salisbury, North Carolina on Thursday, October 23. His appearance is a part of the Game Plan for Life program, which serves to provide a bridge of hope for youth and inspire and motivate them to dream and believe in themselves. This is Game Plan for Life's second...[Read More]
Posted on 1 April 2014 | 11:45 am
Former star NFL running back Clinton Portis will be featured at the NFL Experience on Friday, October 26, at Yonge-Dundas Square in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The two-time Pro Bowler is considered one of the best Washington Redskins players in their history, spending seven seasons with the team from 2004 through 2010. The NFL Experience will include a Meet and Greet and Autograph...[Read More]
Andre Johnson, Clinton Portis and James Jones to be inducted into the University of Miami Sports Hall of Fame
Posted on 12 March 2014 | 8:35 pm
Miami Heat star James Jones, Houston Texans wide receiver Andre Johnson, and Miami Dolphins running back Clinton Portis are among eight former Miami Hurricanes athletes selected for induction into the UM Sports Hall of Fame. The eight newest members of the UM Sports Hall of Fame will be inducted at the 46th annual Induction Banquet on April 10, 2014. James Jones played basketball for...[Read More]
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