NEWARK, Del. -- Former University of Delaware football standout and third-year Baltimore Ravens tight end Nick Boyle took time out of his busy pre-season schedule to visit with youngsters taking part in the annual UD Youth Football Camp Tuesday afternoon.

Boyle, who will battle for a starting spot with the Ravens this fall, spoke to approximately 70 campers and counselors about his life as an NFL player and the importance of education and hard work. After talking to the campers and answering questions, Boyle hung around and served as steady quarterback as the youngsters scrimmaged.

“I always love to come back to campus when I can,” said Boyle. “It's only an hour away so it's easy to come back and it's a blast every time. It's great to work with these kid, see my old teammates and everyone here who helped shape me as a person, and give back to the University.”

The 6-4, 260 lb. Boyle, a native of Wantage, N.J., was a four-year standout at tight for the Blue Hens in 2011-14 and served as a co-captain as a senior when he caught 37 passes for 304 yards and four touchdowns and earned second team All-American honors. A two-time All-Colonial Athletic Association performer, he caught 101 passes for 984 yards and 12 touchdowns in 41 career games.

He was selected by Baltimore in the fifth round of the 2015 NFL Draft. In 17 career games with Baltimore, Boyle has caught 24 passes for 197 yards. He will begin pre-season camp with the Ravens on July 27 at Owings Mills, Md.

Another former Blue Hen great and current NFL player will be at camp on Wednesday when Detroit Lions linebacker Paul Worrilow makes a visit.

Worrilow, a graduate of nearby Concord High School and a 2012 All-American at Delaware, will begin his first season in Detroit this fall after playing the last four seasons with the Atlanta Falcons. He played special teams for the NFC champion Falcons in the Super Bowl this past February.
 
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