National Football League
Porter was selected from among five finalists by voters on NFL.com/gmc. The other finalists were defensive end John Abraham of the Atlanta Falcons, defensive end Juqua Parker of the Philadelphia Eagles, linebacker D.J. Williams of the Denver Broncos and cornerback Antoine Winfield of the Minnesota Vikings.
After the regular season, five players will be nominated for GMC Sierra Defensive Player of the Year honors. Fans can vote for the winner on NFL.com/gmc throughout the month of January.