38 Facts About Clinton Portis


Clinton Earl Portis was born on September 1,1981 and is an American former professional football player who was a running back in the National Football League for nine seasons.


Clinton Portis was drafted by the Denver Broncos in the second round of the 2002 NFL Draft.


Clinton Portis attended the University of Miami, where he played for the Hurricanes.


Clinton Portis considered going to the University of South Carolina but a fight that he had at Gainesville High School resulted in his scholarship being taken away.


Clinton Portis became just the second true freshman to start at running back since the 1975 season.


When Clinton Portis was still a relative unknown, Lee Corso singled out Clinton Portis's performance during a defeat by Florida State for hustling and never giving up, saying "that kid can play for me any time".


Clinton Portis had a long touchdown reception called back on a holding call.


Clinton Portis was inducted into the UM Sports Hall of Fame on April 10,2014 at a ceremony in Miami.


Clinton Portis was a standout track athlete for the Gainesville High School track team.


Clinton Portis was timed at 10.6 seconds in the 100 meters.


Clinton Portis took part in the state record 4 x 100 meter relay team, that finished with a time of 40.8 seconds.


Clinton Portis posted a personal bests of 2.01 meters in the high jump, and 6.91 meters in the long jump.


Clinton Portis ran track and field for the University of Miami, where he won the state championship in the 4x400-meter relay.


Clinton Portis recorded personal best of 6.93 seconds in the 60 meters and 21.82 seconds in the 200 meters.


Clinton Portis was drafted by the Denver Broncos with the 51st overall pick in the second round of the 2002 NFL Draft.


Clinton Portis rushed for over 1,500 yards in each of his first two seasons with the Broncos, averaging 5.5 yards per carry in that span.


Clinton Portis has the most single game fantasy point total, with 55.4.


At that time, there were criticisms regarding the trade, namely that shut-down corners like Bailey were hard to come by and that adding a second-round pick for Clinton Portis was too much and one-sided.


Critics felt that Clinton Portis was simply a product of the Broncos' O-line scheme, and would not have much success in Washington, which was usually suited to more physical, power runners.


Clinton Portis finished 2004 with 1,315 yards for a 3.8 yard rushing average.


Clinton Portis had an especially tough time finding the end zone, finishing with eight total touchdowns.


Clinton Portis had a much better season, proving that he can run inside as well as to the outside and was a better pass-blocker.


Clinton Portis demonstrated his speed during the 2006 Washington Redskins training camp, running a 4.26 second 40-yard dash.


Shortly following that, on August 13,2006, Clinton Portis suffered a partially dislocated shoulder in the first quarter of a Week 1 pre-season game after tackling Cincinnati Bengals cornerback Keiwan Ratliff following a Bengals interception.


Clinton Portis rebounded in following weeks with 16 carries for 86 yards and 2 touchdowns against the Houston Texans, and 27 carries for 112 yards and a touchdown against the Jacksonville Jaguars.


Clinton Portis left the game with a hand injury and was replaced by backup Ladell Betts.


X-rays revealed that Clinton Portis broke his right hand during the game.


In 2008, Clinton Portis fell just short of what would have been his fourth 1500 yard rushing season in seven years, finishing with 1487 yards and an average of 4.3 yards per carry.


Clinton Portis went to see a specialist in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on December 1,2009.


On February 28,2011, Clinton Portis was released by the Washington Redskins after failed contract re-negotiations and repeated injuries.


In 2013, Clinton Portis joined former players such as Daunte Culpepper, Cadillac Williams and Art Monk in a civil lawsuit against NFL over concussion and head injuries.


Clinton Portis is the cousin of former Washington Valor quarterback Josh Clinton Portis.


In December 2019, Clinton Portis was named as one of 12 former NFL players accused of defrauding the league's health program by filing a total of $3.9 million in false claims.


Clinton Portis was charged with one count of conspiracy to commit wire fraud and health care fraud, one count of wire fraud, and one count of health care fraud by the United States Department of Justice.


Clinton Portis pleaded not guilty to the charges in February 2020.


Clinton Portis was indicted on the same charges in a superseding case on July 24,2020.


In September 2021, the Department of Justice announced that Clinton Portis had pleaded guilty to obtaining $99,264 in benefits for medical equipment that was not actually provided.


Clinton Portis was sentenced on January 6,2022, to six months in prison and an additional six months of home confinement beginning in March 2022.