A Vernon Parish rodeo legend is joining some of the greatest athletes across all sports in the Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame.

The Hall announced on Wednesday morning that T. Barrett "T.B." Porter is part of the 2019 class, joining former NFL quarterback Peyton Manning, former LSU head coach Les Miles and others.

Porter was inducted into the Rodeo Hall of Fame in in 2015 as the state's first professional rodeo cowboy with his two events: steer wrestling and tie-down calf roping.

Porter became a World Champion in calf roping at Madison Square Garden in 1949 at the age of 22, the first rookie to do so and, also in 1949, won the calf roping championship in Boston.

He was also the first Louisiana cowboy to compete in the inaugural National Finals Rodeo in 1959

Porter competed all across the country, collecting multiple titles and championships over his 22-year career.

The three-day Hall of Fame weekend starts on June 6, 2019 in Natchitoches, culminating with the induction ceremony.