The Associated Press
New Orleans Saints cornerback Tracy Porter (22) returns an interception 74 yards for a touchdown during the second half of Super Bowl XLIV against the Indianapolis Colts on Sunday in Miami.
La. native Porter seals Saints SB win
MIAMI (AP) - Louisiana native Tracy Porter played a crucial role
in the New Orleans Saints magical run to a Super Bowl title and
their triumph over the Indianapolis Colts.
The second-round pick out of Indiana, who grew in Port Allen,
across the Mississippi River from Baton Rouge, Porter watched the
Saints every Sunday with his family and friends. He remembers bags
on the heads of embarrassed fans during the lean years.
Now the Saints have done the previously unthinkable in large
part because of him with a 31-17 victory on Sunday.
His 74-yard touchdown on an interception of Peyton Manning gave
the Saints an insurmountable two-touchdown lead late in the fourth
quarter. In the NFC title game, his late interception of Brett
Favre stalled Minnesota's potential game-winning drive.