The National Football League has announced it will name Denver Broncos’ cornerback Tracy Porter as the AFC Defensive Player of the week. In Porter’s debut as a Denver Bronco, he finished the game with 8 solo tackles, 5 defensed passes, along with a thrilling 43-yard interception return for a touchdown with 1:58 remaining in the fourth quarter, all but sealing the victory against the Pittsburgh Steelers.
AUDIO – Tracy Porter interviewed by 850 KOA’s Dave Krieger and Mike Rice after being named AFC Defensive Player of the Week
Porter is the first Bronco to receive the award since then rookie linebacker Von Miller was the recipient in Week 11 of last year. He is the 23rd Bronco to receive the award in team history.
The 26-year-old Porter was a 2nd round draft choice by the New Orleans Saints in 2008 out of Indiana University and is now in his 5th year in the league. He was signed as a free-agent in the offseason to replace last year’s starter at right cornerback, an aging and faltering Andre Goodman. Porter now has 8 career interceptions thus far.