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Wheeling Miners Announce Key Player Addition from Marshall Univ., DE Andre Portis

Wheeling Miners Announce Key Player Addition from Marshall Univ., DE Andre Portis

WHEELING, WV – Washington Spine, Disc and Joint Center and the Wheeling Miners proudly announce the acquisition of seasoned defensive end Andre Portis, a formidable player with a rich background in collegiate and professional football.

A graduate of Fairfield High School in California, Portis commenced his college football journey at San Mateo College, where he earned the esteemed first-team All-Northern California Conference title and secured a spot among the top 5 linebackers in Junior College according to Rivals.com. His outstanding skills and dedication led to a three-star recruit rating by Scout.com.

Opting for Marshall University over multiple scholarship offers, including from notable institutions such as California, Minnesota, Colorado State, and Temple, Portis continued to make his mark on the gridiron. At Marshall, he played a pivotal role in the Thundering Herd's triumph with a 21-17 victory over the Ohio Bobcats in the Little Caesars Pizza Bowl.

Portis boasts an impressive professional career, having played for esteemed teams like the Huntington Hammer, Marion Blue Racers, Sioux Falls Storm, and Erie Explosion. With an enviable record of three championships and consistently earning all-league awards in every professional league he's been part of, Portis brings a wealth of experience and a winning mentality to the Wheeling Miners.

General Manager and Head Coach, Josh Resignalo said, “We're thrilled to welcome Andre Portis to the Wheeling Miners family. His remarkable achievements both in college and the professional arena speak volumes about his talent and dedication. Andre's winning mentality aligns perfectly with our team's goals, and we look forward to the impact he'll make on and off the field."

The Wheeling Miners eagerly anticipate the instant impact Andre Portis will bring to the organization, enhancing the team's defensive prowess and contributing to the pursuit of success in the upcoming 2024 season.

About the Wheeling Miners

The Wheeling Miners, a professional Arena football team, emerged in 2023 as a dynamic force in Wheeling, WV. Proudly hosting home games at the WesBanco Arena, the Miners showcase thrilling athleticism and hometown spirit. For additional details and to purchase tickets, visit gowvminers.com For media inquiries reach out via email to media@gowvminers.com. Join us in celebrating the passion and excitement of Wheeling Miners football!

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