Jesse II Porter
RB / DB
Jesse Porter II was a three-time varsity letterman in football, and a four-time varsity letterman in track and field. In the first game of his junior year, as starting running back, he rushed for over 300 yards and six touchdowns against Beaverton High School. This tremendous effort put Jesse into the Centennial High School record books, tying the single game touchdown record. As a junior, he earned Mt. Hood Conference honorable mention for running back and linebacker. His senior year, he was named 2nd team all-conference as a running back and defensive back. Jesse’s teammates voted him captain and Offensive MVP for the season. He was also the recipient of Centennial’s JD Richard’s Memorial Captain’s Award, and Dr. Eubanks’ Most Inspirational Award. During his high school career, Jesse amassed 352 carries and 48 touchdowns, rushed for 4,047 yards, and averaged 11.5 yards per carry. In the classroom, Jesse takes classes at Centennial High School as well as the Center for Advanced learning. He is a member of student council at both schools. When CAL hosted the National Makers Gone Pro Day, Jesse was selected to represent engineers of color. He met and participated in a panel with the U.S. Secretary of Commerce, Penny Pritzker. When not playing football, or attending classes, Jesse works at the Portland Airport. Jesse is still undecided between Oregon State University, Western Oregon University, Pacific University, and Linfield College. Jesse looks forward to continuing his football career in college and finalizing his decision.