Porter remembers days as college football player

Porter remembers days as college football player

CLEVELAND -- It wasn't only a baseball night in Cleveland on Saturday as the Astros and Indians met at Progressive Field.

The Browns hosted the St. Louis Rams in an NFL preseason game at FirstEnergy Stadium. Across the street from Progressive Field at Quicken Loans Arena, the Arena Football League's Cleveland Gladiators hosted the Arizona Rattlers in ArenaBowl XXVII.

That piqued the interest of Astros manager Bo Porter, who played in the Rose Bowl as a defensive back for the University of Iowa. Porter was asked by a reporter if he might go across the street and help out the Gladiators in their secondary as they tried to win a championship.

"I can still cover in my sleep," Porter said before pausing and grinning. "I didn't say for how many plays, though."

John Perrotto is a contributor to MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.