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|Born:||May 18, 1965|
|High school:||Baton Rouge (LA) Capitol|
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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.
Porter played at Southern University.
Porter played for the Seahawks from 1988-1994. He was selected to two Pro Bowls and earned one All-Pro during his tenure. Porter suffered a serious groin injury in a game vs. Houston in 1990.
Porter played for the Saints for two seasons.
Porter played his last year with the Buccaneers.
Porter's son, Rufus Jr. played Linebacker for Louisiana Tech University.
Porter operates the nonprofit organization 8to80 that focuses on building healthy lives in the Baton Rouge area.