DAWG WATCH: Rufus Porter

September 30, 2010

The Hawaii Warriors’ kicking team is on watch. They are on the lookout for a 6’1, 210- pound Bulldog, who has an appetite for blocking punts. Rufus Porter is the player to watch this week, as the Tech Bulldogs travel to Hawaii for their Western Athletic Conference opener. Porter was named the WAC’s Special Teams Player of the Week Monday after he blocked Southern Miss’ punt in the fourth quarter of Tech’s game last Saturday. The block led to a safety that pulled the Bulldogs within one point of the Golden Eagles. Porter is a red-shirt freshmen from Destrehan, with powerful speed and quick hands. He is one of Tech’s top recruits coming into this season. Porter was listed as the 29th best linebacker in the country by Rivals.com. Consider yourself warned, Hawaii.