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Steelers Bring Back Former CSU Rams Star Joey Porter As Coach

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PITTSBURGH (AP) – Former All-Pro linebacker Joey Porter has rejoined the Pittsburgh Steelers as a defensive assistant coach.

Porter joined the Steelers staff after receiving his first coaching experience at his alma mater last season as a student assistant on Colorado State coach Jim McElwain’s staff while taking classes to complete his degree.

Joey Porter as a student assistant on Colorado State coach Jim McElwain's staff in 2013 (credit: CBS)

Joey Porter as a student assistant on Colorado State coach Jim McElwain’s staff in 2013 (credit: CBS)

Porter worked with the Rams’ pass rushers, including linebacker Shaquil Barrett, who posted 12 sacks.

Steelers coach Mike Tomlin said: “We are excited about having Joey back with the Steelers’ family. Joey spent a number of years with Pittsburgh as a player, and now he’s back to assist the coaching staff. We look forward to his efforts and contributions.”

Porter played 13 NFL seasons with Pittsburgh, Miami and Arizona and was a four-time All-Pro.

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