LIBERTY, Mo. (Feb. 1) â€“ Former California University of Pennsylvania quarterback Josh Portis (Woodland Hills, Calif./William H. Taft/Maryland) received All-America Honorable Mention from D2Football.com on Monday morning.
Portis passed for 2,650 yards and completed 61.2 percent (205-for-335) of his passes during his senior season. He led the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) and ranked No. 15 in NCAA Division II with a passing efficiency of 156.0 behind 33 touchdowns and just seven interceptions.
The 6-4 quarterback finished his career ranked fourth in school history with 6,072 passing yards and 6,591 yards of total offense in only two seasons with the program. He also established the all-time record with 69 touchdown passes after becoming the first player in school history to twice throw for 30 touchdowns in a season (36, 33).
Portis posted a 21-6 record while starting every game over the last two seasons. He was a two-time All-PSAC selection and a regional finalist for the 2010 Harlon Hill Trophy, which is awarded annually to the NCAA Division II College Football Player of the Year.
The PSAC featured seven players recognized by D2Football.com, including three First-Team All-Americans.
This marks the 11th-straight year in which D2Football.com has chosen an All-America Team. The teams are selected by the staff of D2Football.com with input from coaches and sports information directors from around the country.
Notes...Portis has been invited to the NFL combine and will participate in the event this month.