Jason Worilds

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Jason Worilds
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Worilds in the 2011 NFL season.
No. 93     Pittsburgh Steelers
Outside linebacker
Personal information
Date of birth: (1988-03-03) March 3, 1988 (age 26)
Place of birth: Rahway, New Jersey
Height: 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) Weight: 262 lb (119 kg)
Career information
High school: Carteret (NJ)
College: Virginia Tech
NFL Draft: 2010 / Round: 2 / Pick: 52
Debuted in 2010 for the Pittsburgh Steelers
Career history
Roster status: Active
Career highlights and awards
  • Second-team All-ACC (2008, 2009)
  • PrepStar, SuperPrep High School All-American (2006)
  • AFC Champion (2010)
Career NFL statistics as of Week 17, 2013
Tackles 145
Sacks 18.0
Forced fumbles 3
Passes Defended 3
Stats at NFL.com

Jason Adjepong Worilds (born March 3, 1988) is an American football outside linebacker for the Pittsburgh Steelers of the National Football League. He was drafted by the Steelers in the second round of the 2010 NFL Draft. He played college football at Virginia Tech.[1]

Early life[edit]

High School[edit]

Worilds attended Carteret High School in Carteret, New Jersey where he was a two-sport athlete in football and track. He played on the defensive line as well as Linebacker and Fullback.[1] During his junior year he posted 87 tackles, 22 of them for a loss and 12 sacks.[1] On the opposite side of the ball,he had 61 carries for 330 yards and four touchdowns.[1] He earned Associated Press All-State honors.[1] His success continued on into his senior year in which he had 107 tackles, 18 for a loss and 10 sacks, again earning All-State honors and becoming the first player in school history to have the honor in consecutive honors.[1]

Recruiting[edit]

Coming out of High School, Worilds was rated the seventh best strongside defensive end by Rivals.com.[2] He was ranked the eight best in the country from scout.com.

College career[edit]

Worilds began by seeing the field in two games on defense and special teams. He blocked a punt against the North Carolina Tar Heels and returned it for seven yards. After though, he elected to have season ending shoulder surgery and was granted a medical red-shirt.[1] Worilds picked up where he left off in 2007, and had two Quarterback hurries in the opener against East Carolina University. In a game against Ohio, Worilds suffered a high-ankle sprain and missed the following game against William & Mary. The next season, he started 12 games and played in 13 games. He was 4th on his team in tackles with 62. His 21 QB Hurries led the Hokies. Jason posted 7 tackles against Virginia Tech's bitter rivals, University of Virginia. However, he had to sit out of the Orange Bowl because of a shoulder inury. In 2009, Jason Worlids started in all of Virginia Tech's 13 games. During that time, he recorded 49 tackles, 11 tackles for loss, 4.5 sacks, 1 pass broken up, 1 pass defended, 1 forced fumble, 42 quarterback hurries, and a whopping 32 Quarterback Hits. After his Junior year, Jason decided to declare for the 2010 NFL Draft. He finished his college career with 41 Games Played, 25 Games Started, 132 tackles (62 solo tackles), 34 Tackles for Loss, 15.00 sacks, 2 Pass Break-Ups, 2 Passes Defended, 67 Quarterback Hits, 3 Forced Fumbles, and 1 Blocked Kick. [1]

Professional career[edit]

Pittsburgh Steelers[edit]

Worilds was selected by the Pittsburgh Steelers in the second round (52nd overall) of the 2010 NFL Draft. On March 3, 2014, he signed his $9.754 million transition tender to stay with Pittsburgh. [3]

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