2011 Terrell Porter
High School Coach: Jim Mac Dougal
High School: Berkley, A
College: Grand Rapids Community College
Terrell is the son of Chervine Byers. He has an older sister, Cherita (22), and has the love and support of his grandparents, Minnie Byers and Clyde Yancie.
Since the age of seven, Terrell has been lacing up the football cleats. He started playing for the Detroit Panthers and continued with them until he moved on to high school. As a freshman, Terrell excelled as a running back for the ninth grade football team. His hard work and dedication in the off-season paid off and he was moved up as a sophomore to the varsity squad where he was named the team’s Most Valuable Back. The 2009 season was memorable for Terrell and the Bears as the team made the state playoffs for the first time in ten years, which helped him earn MVP and All State honors. As a senior he was named to the All State Dream Team and again as MVP as he helped captain the Bears to only the second state playoff win and the best overall season record (9-2) in school history.
When he is not on the football field, Terrell has enjoyed playing on the hard court for the basketball team in his sophomore and senior year and has also donned spikes as a sprinter for the track and field team in his junior and senior year.
Terrell thanked his mom, grandmother, aunt, uncle, and sister for “all of their love and support”. He also thanked, “Coach Mac Dougall, the entire Berkley coaching staff, and my teammates for four memorable years together and for learning how to truly be ‘a family’.”
All OAA Blue, 2008, 2009 and 2010
All Area, Daily Tribune, 2009 and 2010
All Oakland County, 2009 and 2010
All State, 2009
All State Dream Team, 2010