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Christian Portale
Player Profile:
Christian Portale 2112340
Position: Quarterback
Height: 6'4"
Weight: 230
Year: Redshirt Senior
Hometown: Glen Mills, Pa.
High School: Garnet Valley
Major: MBA/Cognitive Science
Experience: 2 Letters

Fifth-year member of the squad as a walk-on quarterback • redshirt senior who will compete for team's No. 4 quarterback spot with incoming recruit Nolan Henderson behind returning starter Joe Walker, redshirt sophomore Pat Kehoe, and junior transfer J.P. Caruso • honor student.

Did not see action as team's No. 4 quarterback as a redshirt junior • selected to the ECAC Academic Honor Roll.

Did not see action as team's No. 4 quarterback as a redshirt sophomore • selected to Colonial Athletic Association Academic All-Conference team for third time • selected to Chi Alpha Sigma National College Athlete Honor Societycompleted 4 of 5 passes for 54 yards in Blue-White spring game in May.

Did not see action as team's No. 4 quarterback as a redshirt freshman • selected to CAA Academic All-Conference team • completed 1 of 3 passes for three yards in Blue-White Spring Game. 

Did not see action as team's No. 5 quarterback and retained freshman eligibility • selected to CAA Academic All-Conference team.

Played football and lacrosse at Garnet Valley High School • led football team to a three-year record of 30-6 under head coach Mike Ricci • starting quarterback for team that went 11-1 and won the Central League title his senior year in 2013 • backup quarterback for 2011 team that went 11-2 and won CL title • team captain in 2013 when he threw for 1,087 yards and 15 touchdowns with just two interceptions and rushed for 707 yards and nine touchdowns • set school records for pass completions (15) and touchdown passes (4) in one game • earned All-Central League and All-Delaware County honors in 2013 when he was the area's top-rated passer (167.59 rating) • as a senior earned the Delco Scholar-Athlete of the Year Award, the Mini-Maxwell Club Award, and the Millard G. Robinson Award for leadership and character in athletics • three-year starting attackman in lacrosse for head coach Frank Urso • teams went a combined 47-18 during his career • earned Garnet Valley Ambassador Club Award for both football and lacrosse twice • outstanding student who was a member of the National Honor Society and Spanish Honor Society and earned the National Education Association Scholarship, Anthony Costello Leadership Scholarship, and Tim Dunlap Man-in-the-Glass Scholarship • also was a member of the Rotary Club.

Christian Edward Portale ("poor-talli") • born Dec. 18, 1995 • honor student • earned degree in cognitive science in May, 2017 and currently pursuing his MBA at Delaware • son of Joseph and Amy Portale • has two older brothers and a younger sister • father is a chief technology officer and a 1986 Delaware graduate • mother is a real estate agent • enjoys golfing and playing frisbee in his spare time.

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