Express announce the signing of All-Pro DE-Andre Portis (Marshall University) for 2020 Season
Erie Express sign All-Pro DE-Andre Portis for 2020 Season
The Erie Express are pleased to announce the signing of All-Pro DE-Andre Portis (Marshall University) for the 2020 season. Andre begins his first season with the Express and joins one of the top defensive lines in the country.
Andre is a graduate of Fairfield, HS (CA) and began his college career at San Mateo College before finishing at Marshall University. While at San Mateo, Portis was named first-team All-Northern California Conference and was rated as one of the top 5 linebackers in Junior College by Rivals.com. Andre was rated as a three star recruit by Scout.com. Portis chose Marshall over 10 other scholarship offers from schools such as California, Minnesota, Colorado State, and Temple. While at Marshall, Andre helped lead the Thundering Herd to a 21-17 victory over the Ohio Bobcats in the Little Caesars Pizza Bowl.
Andre has played professionally for the Huntington Hammer, Marion Blue Racers, Sioux Falls Storm and Erie Explosion. With 5 All-Pro seasons and 3 championships under his belt he is sure to make an impact right away.
Andre played a major role in the Erie Explosion CIFL Championship.
"Andre is one of the premier defensive ends in the country. We are very happy to have him back in Erie. When he was here playing indoor for the Explosion, he was a huge factor to be dealt with on a weekly basis. We are certain that will remain the same on the outdoor field as well. Andre will come into camp in premier shape and bring leadership and a champions attitude with him on a weekly basis. We are very happy to have him on board and are expecting yet another All-Pro caliber season from him in 2020"-Director of Operations Paul Pennington.
Andre is sponsored by Great Lakes Auto Group of North East. For all your auto repair, towing or Notary needs, please visit this partner of Erie Express Football.
Happy to have you back in Erie Andre! GO EXPRESS!