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  Derek Porter
School: North Carolina
Year: Junior
Home Town: Coral Springs, FL
Home State:
Home Country:
High School: Boca Raton Prep
Height: 6-1
Weight: 185 lbs.
Birth Date: Wednesday, April 04, 1984
Dominant Hand:
Major: Exercise & Sports Science
Singles Record: 63-45
Doubles Record: 25-18

General —Top flight newcomer to the UNC tennis program...ranked in the Top 30 in singles and Top 15 in doubles in the Boys 18s...was born April 4, 1984 in Medford, N.J....the son of Ron and Doris Porter...has one brother...nicknamed Rock or Rocko...his father Ron was a professional football player with the Eagles, Colts and Vikings and was a teammate of UNC head football coach John Bunting in Philadelphia...a linebacker, he played in two Super Bowls.

Prep — Graduated in June 2002 from Boca Raton Preparatory...played golf, basketball, baseball, soccer and tennis there...captained the tennis team his senior year...was named first-team All-State in tennis as a junior and senior...captained the basketball team as a senior...also captained the soccer team for four years...was the leading goal scorer as a junior and senior in Division IIA high school soccer in the state...named to Who’s Who In America...won the championship at the National Open in El Paso in April 2001...played on Florida State high school championship teams in 2000 and 2001, going 50-0 and voted #1 high school team in the U.S.

Personal Information:

Full Name: Derek Michael Porter
College Major: Undecided
Hobbies: All sports, movies, parties
Athlete most admired: Donovan McNabb
Post-school ambition: Pro tennis player
Favorite Movie: Rounders
Favorite Food: Outback Steakhouse
Person Who Has Had The Greatest Influence On Your Athletic Career: My coach Pierre Arnold
Favorite TV Show: Friends