Rufus Porter (American football)

Rufus Porter
No. 97, 59
Position: Linebacker
Personal information
Date of birth: (1965-05-18) May 18, 1965
Place of birth: Amite, Louisiana
Career information
College: Southern
Undrafted: 1988
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Sacks: 41
Interceptions: 3
Games: 135
Player stats at

Rufus Porter (born May 18, 1965) is a former professional American football linebacker in the National Football League (NFL) for the Seattle Seahawks, New Orleans Saints, and Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

College career

He played at Southern University.

Professional career

Seattle Seahawks

He played for team from 1988-1994. He went to two Pro Bowls and one All-Pro during his tenure.

New Orleans Saints

He played for team for two seasons.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

He played his last year with the team.


Porter's son, Rufus Jr. played Linebacker for Louisiana Tech University.[1]

Porter operates the nonprofit organization 8to80 that focuses on building healthy lives in the Baton Rouge area.[2]


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