B.R. area natives relish Super Bowl opportunity

Randall Gay (left) and Tracy Porter
Randall Gay (left) and Tracy Porter

By Steve Schneider - bio | email
Posted by Joshua Auzenne - email

MIAMI, FL (WAFB) - The mood by Saints players attending media day was light, especially for a couple of guys from the Baton Rouge area.

Randall "Blue" Gay and Tracy Porter are both from West Baton Rouge Parish. Gay is from the town of Brusly and Porter is a native of Port Allen. The two of them now find themselves as defensive backs for the Saints, trying to stop Peyton Manning in the game for the biggest prize in football.

"The Colts run a no-huddle, so the loudness will bring us back to the Dome, just to mess up their communication some," Gay said. "So, I'm hoping our fans are out there, loud, having fun, pumping us up."

Porter called "Who Dat" a legitimate question for Saints players, but did not stop there. He also referred to it as a rhetorical question they've been answering all year.

Both players, Gay especially, ran around having fun Tuesday. However, they also realize playing in the Super Bowl is the dream of a lifetime for kids in the Baton Rouge area.

"Who would've ever imagined that two little towns on the west side of Baton Rouge would have two players in the Super Bowl representing the New Orleans Saints with an opportunity to win the Super Bowl? It's something crazy, but it ought to show all our little kids in our community that look up to us that, 'Hey, these guys are from the same neighborhood as me, they're playing in the Super Bowl together, I can do the same thing. I just need to stay on the right path, listen to my teachers, listen to everybody and I can be there, too,'" Gay explained.

He played his college ball at LSU, while Porter attended Indiana. He is not the only Saints player with ties to the Hoosier state. Quarterback Drew Brees performed at Purdue.

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