Welcome to the Phresh Start Foundation Website!
"It started early for me, all because of my love for kids. Simple fact that I love being around kids, I enjoy my time with kids more than adults. That's just an honest opinion."
Founded in 2017, The Phresh Start Foundation has been a goal of Porter's since his high school days at Port Allen High School.
"The Foundation started when I was In high school and college. In college I got my Recreational Sport Management-Wanted to run and operate my own YMCA so I could have after school programs and things for kids."
The Foundation seeks to have an empowering and positive affect on kids through a variety of programs, events and activities.
For more on the Phresh Start Foundation please click here.
The Phresh Start Foundation Happenings
1st annual Holiday Drop
Phresh Start Foundation Holiday Carnival 2017 benefitting Children's Hospital of New Orleans
The Super Bowl Champion and seven year veteran Tracy Porter was born and raised in Port Allen Louisiana.
Porter attended Port Allen High School, where he played quarterback, running back, wide receiver, and cornerback. He earned first team All-District 3A honors in his first year of organized football as a junior and second-team as a senior after recording 93 tackles, 11 interceptions (two returned for touchdowns) and 14 pass breakups. He also returned two punts and two kickoffs each for touchdowns, averaging 47.0 yards per kick return and 28.0 per punt return.
In addition to football, Porter was also a starter at point guard for the basketball team and a sprinter on the track & field, where he posted a personal-best time of 10.4 seconds in the 100-meter dash.
After a highly successful high school career Porter decided to attend the Indiana University Hoosiers from 2004-2007, where he played college football for. During his senior year, he earned All-Big Ten Conference first-team. He finished his career second in Indiana Hoosiers history with 16 career interceptions and first in interception yards with 413. and fumble for touchdowns in his career. He finished his career with 212 tackles and 16 interceptions.
New Orleans Saints
On June 25, 2008, the New Orleans Saints signed Porter to a four-year contract.
Porter was a fan favorite on the Saints and will forever be remembered for the play in the late in the fourth quarter of Super Bowl XLIV against the Indianapolis Colts. The Colts were in Saints' territory, Porter jumped Colts WR Reggie Wayne's route and intercepted Peyton Manning's pass, returning it 74-yards for a touchdown. The score ended the Colts' hopes of a comeback and sealed New Orleans' first Super Bowl victory. In interviews after the game, Porter credited his pick to film study of the Colts' season. "I'd seen it over and over -- third down," Porter said. "That was a big route for them to convert on. Through the numerous amounts of film study that we've done all week in preparing for the Super Bowl... it all happened just like I was watching it on film. I made the break on it, and here comes the end zone."