Apr 20, 2010 11:53 AM by Melissa Canone
PORT ALLEN, La. (AP) - The hometown of Saints cornerback Tracy
Porter now has a street named for the football hero.
With little fanfare, the city of Port Allen on Monday took down
the sign with the street's old name - Village Street - and put up
the bright blue sign designating it as Tracy Porter Street.
The City Council last week unanimously approved the street name
change to honor Porter, who intercepted a Peyton Manning pass in
the Super Bowl and raced to the end zone, scoring the touchdown
that sealed the win for the Saints.
Mayor Derek Lewis said in a story in The Advocate newspaper that
he is truly grateful for the recognition Porter's success has
brought to the city.
"This is just a small token for all he's done for us," Lewis
said. "Everywhere I go people say Tracy Porter put Port Allen on
the map. We are truly, truly grateful to him."
Councilwoman Ray Helen Lawrence, who taught Porter when he was a
fifth-grade student at Port Allen Middle School, said it was hard
to describe the pride she feels for the second-year Saints player.
"He's a longtime resident (of this street)and I always say if
you do something good, you deserve to have something good done for
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