Sam LaPorta is a well-known American football tight end. He plays for the Detroit Lions of the National Football League (NFL).
He played college football for the Iowa Hawkeyes and in 2022, he was named the Qualic-Clark Tight End of the Year. The Lions selected him in the second round of the 2023 NFL Draft.
Once he joined the Lions, he set new team records for a rookie tight end. He scored the most receiving touchdowns, and he also had the most receiving yards and receptions.
How old is Sam LaPorta?
Sam LaPorta’s birth name is Samuel Joseph LaPorta. Sam LaPorta’s age is 23 years as of 2023. Sam LaPorta was born on January 12, 2001, in Highland, Illinois, U.S. Sam did his studies at Highland High School in Illinois.
Sam LaPorta’s height is 6 feet 3 inches and his weight is 111 kg.
Who is Sam LaPorta Girlfriend?
Sam LaPorta is in a longtime romantic relationship. Sam LaPorta girlfriend is Callie Dellinger. Sam LaPorta and Callie Dellinger met at university. The couple has been dating each other since December 2019. The couple is happy in their love life. Let us hope that the couple remains like this.
Sam LaPorta career
In his first year in college in 2019, LaPorta started as the third-choice tight end. He did not catch his first two passes until week eight against Northwestern, leading his team to a 20–0 victory. Throughout the season, he played in 12 games, starting twice, and had 15 catches for 188 yards.
Entering his second year in 2020, Laporta continued to share the starting role with Bayer. In a game against Purdue, he had his best performance with five catches for a career-high 71 receiving yards, even though his team lost 24–20.
Fast forward to September 24, 2023, LaPorta accomplished a remarkable feat by becoming the first tight end to have five receptions in each of his first three games. He also set the record for most catches in that three-game span, totaling 18 receptions. Additionally, he scored his first career touchdown with a 45-yard catch-and-run, thanks to Jared Goff.