Lucas Portes became a chapter leader at Fordham in 2021. He serves as the Vice President of the Fordham Chapter and was part of the leadership team that helped oversee the Rams Lift For Life last summer. Lucas attended the Leadership Development Conference in 2021 and 2022 and was also part of the Young Investigator Draft celebration in February. Lucas is making sure the Rams football program is using their platform as college football student athletes to serve and inspire hope in the Rare Disease Community.

The Maryland native came in as a freshman in 2019 and earned a starting spot at left guard for all 12 games. Lucas, who stands 6-foot-5, is now an anchor up front for the Rams after starting all 11 games in 2021 at guard.