NEWARK, Del. -- Linebacker Paul Worrilow and wide receiver Nihja White were the big award recipients Friday night as the 18 seniors on the 2012 University of Delaware football squad were honored at the annual Blue Hen Touchdown Club Senior Awards Banquet at the Executive Banquet and Conference Center.

Worrilow, a history major from Wilmington, Del. (Concord High School) was honored three times as he was named the Outstanding Senior on Defense and earned the Captain’s Award at the Baker-Taylor Award, the oldest award in UD athletics which is presented to a senior member of the football team who has contributed the most in terms of leadership, dedication, and determination.

White earned the Outstanding Senior on Offense and the Winnie Mayer Outstanding Senior End awards while defensive ends Quincy Barr and Ethan Clark shared the Outstanding Senior Lineman Award, running back/linebacker Leon Jackson was selected as the Outstanding Senior Special Teams Player, quarterback Tim Donnelly was the recipient of the Senior Unsung Player Award, and cornerback Derek Coleman received the Newark Elks Club Outstanding Senior Scholar-Athlete Award.

Other seniors honored at the banquet were offensive lineman Matt Becker, safety Tim Breaker, cornerback Marcus Burley, offensive lineman Nick Cattolico, running back/defensive back Walter Davis, offensive lineman Jeff Haas, running back David Hayes, linebacker Mike Hirt, defensive tackle Alex Pihakis, defensive back Ricky Tunstall, and punter Rauley Zaragoza. Pihakis, Zaragoza, and Davis were not able to attend the event.

Former Blue Hen head coach K.C. Keeler was present at the banquet and introduced the seniors, presenting each with a picture plaque and a framed uniform. The crowd included Touchdown Club members, family members of the seniors, and members of the UD Athletics department.

Worrilow, an NFL prospect, was a four-year starter at linebacker who earned third team The Sports Network All-American, first team All-East, and first team All-Colonial Athletic Association honors as a senior in 2012 when he led the CAA with 10.7 stops per game and ranked No. 125 in the nation. A two-year team captain and three-time All-CAA pick, he finished his career ranked No. 5 all-time at Delaware with 377 stops.

White, a leadership major from Wayne, Pa. (Conestoga HS), enjoyed an outstanding career that saw him earn All-CAA honors twice and haul in 188 passes for 2,255 yards and 13 touchdowns. He ranks No. 3 all-time at Delaware in receptions and No. 6 in yardage. As a senior in 2012, he caught 57 passes for 592 yards and one touchdown and became the first player in UD history to catch 50 or more passes in three straight seasons. He also caught a pass in a school-record 42 straight gamees to close out his career.

Jackson, a history major from Jacksonville, Fla. (Edward White HS) was named the Outstanding Senior on Special Teams after another outstanding season. A two-time special teams captain, Jackson was a seven-time Touchdown Club game MVP during his career and finished with 640 yards rushing and 71 tackles for his career.

Barr, a criminal justice major from Brandon, Fla., shared the Outstanding Senior Lineman Award with Clark. Barr was a three-year letterwinner after transferring from Hofstra and recorded 14 tackles in 2009 and 44 for his career. Clark, a two-time CoSIDA District 2 All-Academic selection as an exercise physiology major, posted 45 tackles in 33 career games but had his senior season cut short with a foot injury at New Hampshire in October.

Donnelly, a mass communications major from Myrtle Beach, S.C. (Stephen Decatur HS), was a former walk-on who became a four-year letterwinner. He started at quarterback for parts of the 2011 and 2011 seasons and threw for 2,049 yards and 14 touchdowns while going 8-2 as a starter.  He also served as the team’s holder on placements his final two seasons.

Coleman, a communications major from Woodstock, Md. (Marriott Ridge HS), earned the Elks Club Scholar-Athlete Award for his performance in the classroom. A three-time member of the CAA Academic Honor Roll, he owns a 3.283 cumulative grade point average. A three-year regular on special teams, he played in 24 career games.