After bursting onto the scene as a freshman, Jorge Portorreal proved his rookie season was no fluke in year two by earning first team All-Patriot League honors. In the fall he eclipsed the 100-yard plateau twice, including a career day against Bucknell with a 9-catch, 216-yard, two-touchdown performance, and led the Patriot League in receiving yards per game both in league contests (103.2) and overall (72.2). Under new head coach Tom Gilmore, and wide receivers coach Brandon Lemon, Portorreal is poised to take yet another step forward in 2019.
MAJOR: Finance with a minor in real estate
WHAT WOULD BE YOUR DREAM JOB?
Definitely playing professional football at the highest level, but outside of sports I want to work for a Big Four [professional services] company, preferably to be a consultant. This summer I get a pretty close to that, interning with Ernst & Young in New York City.
WHAT GOT YOU STARTED IN FOOTBALL?
I played basketball initially for two years before I started playing football, and all my friends were playing football. When they would go to practice, I would be home. I was kind of left out a little bit so then I started playing [around age 10]. Initially I was terrible, but I just wanted to do it because all my friends were playing it. After a while, you start playing with guys who are better than you and you adapt and you get better, and then I really just fell in love with it as soon as I started picking up the level of play and matching their intensity.