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Tom Porras
Born: (1958-03-28) March 28, 1958 (age 66)
Oxnard, California, U.S.
Career information
CFL statusAmerican
Ventura (CA) JC[1]
Career history
As player
1983Chicago Blitz (USFL)
1984Arizona Wranglers (USFL)
1985Portland Breakers (USFL)
1985–1988Hamilton Tiger-Cats
1989–1990Calgary Stampeders
1990–1991Toronto Argonauts
1992Albany Firebirds (AFL)
1993–1994Winnipeg Blue Bombers
1994Las Vegas Sting
1996Charlotte Rage
Honors1986 – 74th Grey Cup Champion
1991 – 79th Grey Cup Champion
1991 – First Team All-Arena

Tom Porras (born March 28, 1958) is an American former gridiron football player. He played as a quarterback in the Canadian Football League (CFL) from 1985 to 1994 for four teams. Previously, he played in the United States Football League (USFL) in their three seasons of existence. Later he played in the Arena Football League (AFL).

Porras played college football at the University of Washington in Seattle under head coach Don James, transferring in 1978 from Ventura College in southern California.[1][2]

From 2003 to 2007, Porras was a substitute teacher and assistant football and track coach at Saguaro High School in Scottsdale, Arizona. On April 26, 2007, he was arrested and placed on administrative leave due to suspicion of sex abuse and public sexual indecency with a female student.[3] The case was dismissed on February 27, 2008 after his confession was thrown out due to a Miranda rights violation.[4]


  1. ^ a b "Thompson test eyed; Bruins face Huskies". Spokane Daily Chronicle. (Washington). September 8, 1978. p. 26.
  2. ^ "Huskies Porras to face UCLA". Spokesman-Review. (Spokane, Washington). September 6, 1978. p. 21.
  3. ^ Cross, Jim. "Former NFL QB arrested for sexual indecency with student". Arizona Sports. Bonneville International. Retrieved December 28, 2012.
  4. ^ Sowers, Carol. "Judge dismisses sex-abuse case against teacher". AZ Central. Retrieved December 28, 2012.