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Throwback Thursday: Clinton Portis' 64-Yard Touchdown Against The Buccaneers


For today's Throwback Thursday moment presented by Subway, looks back at Clinton Portis recording a 64-yard touchdown against the Buccaneers on his very first carry in Washington.

Acquired by the Redskins through a trade with the Denver Broncos on March, 4, 2004, Clinton Portis came to the Nation's Capital to serve as returning head coach Joe Gibbs' premier running back. [



He proved his worth on his very first carry with the Redskins. In a 2004 Week 1 game against the Buccaneers, Portis sprinted past Tampa Bay's defense for a 64-yard touchdown.

Portis would take a counter play that completely fooled Tampa Bay's defense, taking one step to his left before darting to his right untouched all the way to the end zone.

Portis finished his Redskins debut with 148 yards rushing, and Washington won the game, 16-10.

The University of Miami product would finish his first season with the Redskins recording 343 carries for 1,315 yards and five touchdowns.

In seven seasons total in Washington, Portis would tally 1,667 carries for 6,824 yards and 46 touchdowns.

He was selected as one of the 80 Greatest Redskins in 2012.

The Redskins released running back Clinton Portis on March 1, 2011. In seven seasons, Portis was one of the franchise's best backs.




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