Jason Worilds

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Jason Worilds

Worilds in the 2011 NFL season.
No. 93     Pittsburgh Steelers
Outside linebacker
Personal information
Date of birth: (1988-03-03) March 3, 1988 (age 24)
Place of birth: Rahway, New Jersey
Height: 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)Weight: 262 lb (119 kg)
Career information
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
  • 2006 High School All-American (PrepStar, SuperPrep)
  • AFC champion (2010)
Career NFL statistics as of 2012
Tackles81
Sacks10.0
Forced fumbles1
Passes Defended2
Stats at NFL.com
 
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Jason Worilds

Worilds in the 2011 NFL season.
No. 93     Pittsburgh Steelers
Outside linebacker
Personal information
Date of birth: (1988-03-03) March 3, 1988 (age 24)
Place of birth: Rahway, New Jersey
Height: 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)Weight: 262 lb (119 kg)
Career information
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
  • 2006 High School All-American (PrepStar, SuperPrep)
  • AFC champion (2010)
Career NFL statistics as of 2012
Tackles81
Sacks10.0
Forced fumbles1
Passes Defended2
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]

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Early life

High School

Worilds attended Carteret High School in Carteret, New Jersey where 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

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.

Virginia Tech

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.[1]

Professional career

Pittsburgh Steelers

Worilds was selected by the Pittsburgh Steelers in the second round (52nd overall) of the 2010 NFL Draft. His build and playing ability draws comparisons to teammate LaMarr Woodley, and is expected to succeed James Harrison at outside linebacker when he retires.

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