Chris Wormley

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Chris Wormley
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Wormley playing for the Michigan Wolverines
No. 93 – Baltimore Ravens
Position:Defensive end
Personal information
Born: (1993-10-25) October 25, 1993 (age 26)
Toledo, Ohio
Height:6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
Weight:298 lb (135 kg)
Career information
High school:Whitmer (Toledo, Ohio)
NFL Draft:2017 / Round: 3 / Pick: 74
Career history
Roster status:Active
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of 2019
Total tackles:54
Forced fumbles:0
Fumble recoveries:0
Passes Defended:7
Player stats at

Christopher Keith Wormley (born October 25, 1993) is an American football defensive end for the Baltimore Ravens of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Michigan.

Early years[edit]

Wormley was born in 1993. He attended Whitmer High School in Toledo, Ohio, where he was an all-state football player.[1][2]

College career[edit]

Wormley enrolled at the University of Michigan in 2012. During summer training camp in August 2012, Wormley sustained a torn anterior cruciate ligament, did not play during the 2012 season, and received a medical redshirt.[3][4] As a redshirt freshman in 2013, he appeared in 13 games as a backup defensive lineman. As a redshirt sophomore in 2014, Wormley appeared in 12 games, six as a starter.[1][5]

As a redshirt junior in 2015, Wormley appeared in 12 games, including 10 as a starter. He totaled two sacks and eight tackles for loss in the 2015 season.[1]

In 2016, Wormley returned to Michigan as a fifth-year, redshirt senior.[6] In August 2016, Wormley and tight end Jake Butt were selected by a vote of their teammates as the team captains for the 2016 Michigan team.[7][8][9][10] He was also named to the watch lists for the Bronko Nagurski Trophy and Chuck Bednarik Award as the best defensive player in college football.[11][12] On September 10, 2016, he blocked two field goal attempts in a 51-14 victory over UCF. During the 2016 season, Wormley recorded 39 tackles, with nine tackles-for-loss, and finished second on the team with six sacks.[13]

Following the 2016 season, Wormley was named to the All-Big Ten defensive first-team, by the coaches, and was named a Second-Team All-American by Sporting News.[14][15]

Professional career[edit]

Wormley was drafted by the Baltimore Ravens in the third round, 74th overall, in the 2017 NFL Draft.[16][17] The Ravens previously obtained the selection used to select Wormley by trading Timmy Jernigan to the Philadelphia Eagles.

On October 8, 2017, Wormley made his NFL debut, logging 24 snaps and recording his first-career tackle against the Oakland Raiders.[18] The next week Wormley made his first-career start against the Chicago Bears, recording two tackles and his first quarterback hit.[19] He ended his rookie season appearing in 7 games with 2 starts, logging five tackles and a quarterback hit.

On September 9, 2018, Wormley recorded two pass breakups against the Buffalo Bills, the first of his career.[20] The next week he recorded his first tackle for loss against the Cincinnati Bengals.[21] On October 14, Wormley recorded his first sack of his career against the Tennessee Titans.[22] He recorded a career-high 3 tackles against the New Orleans Saints.[23] He ended his sophomore season appearing in all 16 games with 6 starts, recording 16 tackles, two tackles for loss, two quarterback hits, five pass deflections, and a sack.

On November 10, 2019, Wormley recorded his second-career sack against the Cincinnati Bengals and reached career-highs in tackles (4), TFLs (2), and quarterback hits (2).[24]


  1. ^ a b c "Chris Wormley Bio". University of Michigan. Retrieved September 12, 2016.
  2. ^ Steve Junga (November 24, 2011). "Whitmer's Wormley stands above all: Intimidating force on the field is player of the year". The Blade (Toledo, OH).
  3. ^ Kyle Meinke (August 14, 2012). "Michigan freshman defensive end Chris Wormley tears ACL". The Ann Arbor News.
  4. ^ Rachel Lenzi (August 27, 2013). "UM: Wormley's work paying off Whitmer grad ready to take field after rehabbing ACL". The Blade (Toledo, Ohio).
  5. ^ Rachel Lenzi (July 12, 2014). "UM's Wormley training for football, and more". The Blade (Toledo, Ohio).
  6. ^ Brendan F. Quinn (August 25, 2016). "With an eye on his future, Chris Wormley ready to do it all on Michigan's d-line".
  7. ^ Mark Snyder (August 26, 2016). "Michigan football captains: DL Chris Wormley, TE Jake Butt". Detroit Free Press.
  8. ^ Kelly Hall (August 29, 2016). "Three years after Brady's speech, Wormley follows in footsteps". The Michigan Daily.
  9. ^ Kyle Rowland (September 2, 2016). "Wormley's effort leads to lofty title: UM co-captain". The Blade (Toledo).
  10. ^ Angelique S. Chengelis (August 29, 2016). "Selflessness make UM's Wormley, Butt strong leaders". The Detroit News.
  11. ^ Brandon Folsom (August 10, 2016). "Michigan D-lineman Chris Wormley a fine student, teacher of game". Detroit Free Press.
  12. ^ "Preseason Honors: Peppers Selected to '16 Paul Hornung Award Watch List". CBS Interactive. July 15, 2016. Retrieved August 13, 2016.
  13. ^ "Peppers, Lewis Lead All 11 Defenders Honored by B1G". CBS Interactive. November 29, 2016. Retrieved November 29, 2016.
  14. ^ "2016 Big Ten Individual Award Winners" (PDF). Big Ten Conference. Retrieved November 30, 2016.
  15. ^ "All-America Honors: U-M Trio on Walter Camp First Team". CBS Interactive. December 8, 2016. Retrieved December 8, 2016.
  16. ^ "Wormley Goes to Baltimore in Third Round of NFL Draft". CBS Interactive. April 28, 2017. Retrieved April 28, 2017.
  17. ^ Mink, Ryan (April 28, 2017). "Round 3 (No. 74): Ravens Select DE Chris Wormley".
  18. ^ "Baltimore Ravens at Oakland Raiders - October 8th, 2017". Retrieved December 22, 2019.
  19. ^ "Chicago Bears at Baltimore Ravens - October 15th, 2017". Retrieved December 22, 2019.
  20. ^ "Buffalo Bills at Baltimore Ravens - September 9th, 2018". Retrieved December 22, 2019.
  21. ^ "Baltimore Ravens at Cincinnati Bengals - September 13th, 2018". Retrieved December 22, 2019.
  22. ^ Patra, Kevin (October 15, 2018). "Ravens defenders: It was time to hunt for sack record". Retrieved December 22, 2019.
  23. ^ "New Orleans Saints at Baltimore Ravens - October 21st, 2018". Retrieved December 22, 2019.
  24. ^ Schisler, Chris (November 10, 2019). "Unsung heroes from Ravens 49-13 win over the Bengals". Ebony Bird. Retrieved December 23, 2019.