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Kenny Portera
Player Profile:
Kenny Portera 1552938
Position: Wide Receiver
Height: 5'10"
Weight: 175
Year: Freshman
Hometown: San Jose, CA
High School: Leland HS
Experience: Redshirt

Twitter: @LL_K00L_k | @calfootball
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Portera saw practice time at both wide receiver and running back during his first season at Cal, filling in at the latter spot during the team’s 2014 spring practices. Portera, who is expected to return to wide receiver in 2014, totaled 4,951 all-purpose yards and 54 touchdowns in three varsity prep campaigns from 2010-12, breaking Pat Tillman’s school record in the latter. He was his division’s Mount Hamilton League Offensive Player of the Year as a 2012 senior.
Cal Career (2013 – Present)
► Changed to his current uniform No. 82 beginning with the 2014 spring practices after wearing No. 39 in his first campaign with the Cal program
► Has yet to see any game action but has spent time at both wide receiver and running back during his collegiate career having filled in at running back position during the spring of 2014 but now moved back to wide receiver
Sophomore (2014)
► Filled in at a running back position during the spring practices
► Rushed six times for 18 yards in the spring game

Freshman (2013)
► Redshirted
► Did not play
Leland HS (Class of 2013)
► Totaled 4,951 all-purpose yards and 54 touchdowns in three varsity campaigns from 2010-12, breaking Pat Tillman’s school record in the latter
► Set Division and school records with 129 career receptions
► Averaged more than seven yards per carry out of the backfield
► Earned Mount Hamilton League Offensive Player of the Year honors for his division as a 2012 senior when he rushed for 1,014 yards and 13 touchdowns on 137 carries, while posting 1,755 all-purpose yards and scoring 19 total touchdowns by adding 566 yards receiving and six touchdown catches on 43 total receptions, as well as 12 kick returns for 104 yards and eight punt returns for 71 yards
► Selected to play in the Charlie Wedemeyer High School All-Star Football Game in July of 2013 based upon his performance during his senior season
► Posted the biggest game of his senior campaign against Piedmont Hills with 216 yards rushing and 20 carries while totaling 283 all-purpose yards (all career highs) by adding four catches for 34 yards as well as 21 yards on one kick return and 12 yards on two punt returns
► Named the San Jose Mercury News Player of the Week after rushing for 180 yards and four touchdowns against Willow Glen as a senior
► His top receiving game during his senior campaign came against Sobrato when he had a career high-tying eight receptions for a career-high 130 yards and two scores
► Also played on defense as a senior, contributing 28 tackles, two interceptions and one fumble recovery
► Named the Mount Hamilton League Junior of the Year for his division in 2011 when he contributed 751 yards rushing and eight touchdowns on the ground over 91 carries, as well as 46 receptions for 716 yards and 12 touchdown catches, three kick returns for 103 yards and 11 punt returns for 169 yards
► Had his top rushing game in his junior campaign against Gilroy with 11 rushes for 182 yards and one touchdown, while adding 67 receiving yards and 29 yards on punt returns for a season-high 278 all-purpose yards
► Also had 15 carries for 165 yards and three scores against Willow Glen a game-winning catch against Pioneer in overtime and set a single-game state and section record for running backs with six touchdown receptions in a game against Independence among his season high eight catches and 127 yards receiving during his junior season
► Selected as his section’s Sophomore of the Year in 2010 when he had 762 rushing yards and six scores on the ground over 118 carries
► Had the biggest rushing game of his sophomore season with a season-high 154 yards and a touchdown on 13 carries vs. Gilroy
► Also contributed eight tackles on a defense as a sophomore, while returning five kicks for 116 yards and 17 punts for 146

► Full name is Kenneth Joseph Portera
► Born October 17, 1994
► Parents are Scott and Alyson Portera
► Intended major is legal studies

Last Updated
August 24, 2014

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