Joey Porter joins CSU football staff

FORT COLLINS, Colo. -- Former Colorado State and NFL standout Joey Porter will join the Rams' coaching staff this season as he finishes up his degree.

Rams football coach Jim McElwain said Wednesday that Porter will serve as an undergraduate student assistant coach. Porter was a star for the Rams and went on to play 13 seasons in the NFL, winning a Super Bowl title with the Pittsburgh Steelers in 2005. He will be inducted into CSU's sports Hall of Fame in November.

McElwain, who attended the practice of the Denver Broncos on Wednesday, says of bringing Porter on board: "This is another example of reaching back into our past to help build our future at Colorado State."

Porter is working toward his liberal arts degree with a focus on social studies.

"I'm excited to have the opportunity that Coach Mac gave me to come back and finish my degree at Colorado State," Porter said in a statement. "I'm extremely happy to have opportunity to work with the CSU football team as an undergraduate student assistant. It's an honor for me to come back and be a part of the CSU family, and I'm extremely excited to see what happens with the 2013 season."

Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.