Former Katy Tigers Running Back Transfers to Houston

Kyle Porter – Courtesy UH

HOUSTON (Covering Katy News)  – Former Katy Tigers running back Kyle Porter is departing the University of Texas football program for the University of Houston.

The announcment was made by UH on Wednesday afternoon.

Porter will have two years of eligibility remaining begining wiht the 2019 football season.

Porter arrives in Houston after spending the last three seasons at Texas and is the 22nd of 25 allowed spots in the 2019 signing class.

The accomplishments of Kyle Porter | RB | 5-11 | 215 | Katy High School

Played in 27 career games with three starts at Texas

Named Academic All-Big 12 First Team in 2017 and 2018

Named to the Academic All-Big 12 Rookie team in 2016-17

Three-time member of the Big 12 Commissioner’s Honor Roll (fall 2016; spring 2017, spring 2018)

All-American as well as All-State and three-time All-District honoree at Katy High School, helping lead the program to four straight state title games, winning in 2012 and 2015

Participated in the 2016 U.S. Army All-America Bowl

Named first-team 6A All-State by the Texas Sports Writers Association and honorable mention by the Associated Press in 2015

Earned first-team 6A Academic All-State honors

Chosen to the All-USA Texas Second Team by USA Today

Named one of the top two running backs in Texas, honorable mention Super Team and to “2016 Texas’ Best” by Dave Campbell’s Texas Football

Unanimous first-team All-District 19-6A

Selected second-team All-Greater Houston and ranked in the Top 100 by the Houston Chronicle

Placed No. 39 in the Austin American-Statesman’s Fab 55

Picked a Top 50 prospect in Texas by the Waco Tribune

Rated No. 229 overall player nationally by ESPN

Ranked 7 RB and No. 32 overall in Texas by Rivals

Rated No. 3 RB in Texas by Scout

Rushed for 1,938 yards and 36 touchdowns on 235 attempts as a senior

Totaled 188 rushing yards and three touchdowns on 35 carries to earn Offensive MVP honors of the state title game against Lake Travis

Helped Katy to a 16-0 record in 2015

Tabbed first-team All-District 19-6A as both a running back and an all-purpose player in 2014

Rushed for 1,051 yards and 16 touchdowns on 149 carries, while catching 24 passes for 299 yards and five touchdowns as a junior

Helped Katy to a 14-2 overall record, including a 7-0 district mark and championship, and an appearance in the 6A Division II title game, losing by just three points to Cedar Hill in 2014

Selected to the MaxPreps Sophomore All-America Second Team in 2013

Named Co-Newcomer of the Year in District 19-5A and second-team All-District

Rushed for 1,914 yards and 23 touchdowns on 259 attempts despite sharing carries as a sophomore

Registered nine 100-yard games and two 200-yard efforts

Helped Katy to a 15-1 overall record, including a 7-0 district mark and championship, and an appearance in the 5A Division II title game, losing to Cedar Hill by 10 points in 2013

Helped Katy to a 16-0 record and a 5A Division II State Championship in 2012

Played basketball and competed in track and field (100m, 200m, 4x200m) at Katy

Named Academic All-Big 12 First Team (2017).


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