Height /Weight: 6-0 / 230
Hometown: Wilmington, Del.
High School: Concord HS
Previous School: Coffeyville (Kans.) Community College
Major: History Education
At Delaware: Former walk-on who will share co-captain duties with offensive guard Gino Gradkowski, wide receiver Mark Schenauer, and fellow linebacker Andrew Harrison this fall...lone junior of the group…third-year team member and starter who is among the top linebackers in a league (Colonial Athletic Association) loaded with talented linebackers…named pre-season first team All-CAA by league coaches and media members and pre-season second team All-CAA pick by Phil Steele College Football Preview…has started all 26 games of his Delaware career after transfer from Coffeyville Junior College and has recorded 173 tackles, including 83 solo stops…also has recorded 13.5 tackles for loss…ranks second only to fellow linebacker Andrew Harrison among team’s active tackle leaders…needs 27 stops to reach the 200-mark for his career…rugged player who has good size and instincts…moves from outside spot to middle linebacker this fall, replacing all-time UD great Matt Marcorelle…could also see action on special teams for Blue Hens.
2010 Season: Started every game for the Blue Hens at outside linebacker in his first season at Delaware after transfer from Coffeyville Junior College...led the team in tackles, recording 113 total tackles with 47 solo stops...No. 2 on team with 9.5 tackles for losses of 28 yards and also had three pass breakups, two forced fumbles, and two fumble recoveries, returning both for touchdowns…earned third team All-Colonial Athletic Association honors...key member of a Delaware defense that led the nation in scoring defense at 12.1 points per game and ranked No. 5 in total defense (280.7 yards per game)…Blue Hen Touchdown Club Defensive Player of the Week for his efforts vs. James Madison and against national champion Eastern Washington...recorded 10 tackles or more five times…was outstanding in the post-season, registering 38 tackles (22 solo) in four games...placed his name in the UD records books when he became the first player in school history to return a fumble for a touchdown in consecutive games, scooping up a fumble and scoring from 11 yards out vs. Maine and converting another fumble recovery for a score the following week with a 27-yard return vs. Rhode Island…posted a career-high 12 tackles each vs. Lehigh and Georgia Southern in the NCAA playoff action and added 11 vs. Villanova, 10 vs. Rhode Island and James Madison (two for loss), nine vs. Duquesne, Massachusetts, and Eastern Washington, and eight vs. Maine…outstanding effort vs. Rhode Island when he had 10 tackles, returned a fumble for a touchdown, forced another fumble, and recorded a sack…in Georgia Southern, game also added a sack and two forced fumble…team went 12-3 and advanced to the FCS title game under head coach K.C. Keeler.
2009 Season: One of the team’s top surprises during the season…walk-on member who earned first letter after starting all 11 games at outside linebacker…finished the season No. 3 on the team in total tackles…tallied 60 tackles on the year, including 36 solo, to rank No. 2 among linebackers…60 tackles were most by a Delaware freshman since LB Erik Johnson also recorded 60 in 2005…recorded five or more tackles in eight games and had at least two stops in every contest…season-high nine tackles vs. William & Mary…had outstanding game vs. Richmond with six tackles, two tackles for loss, and one fumble recovery…was named Blue Hen Touchdown Club Defensive Player of the Week for his efforts vs. the Spiders…finished the season with four tackles for loss and two fumble recoveries…member of punt unit that ranked No. 3 in the CAA…team went 6-5 for Keeler…collected a game-high 10 tackles, including a sack, in 2009 spring game.
At Coffeyville Community College:
2008 Season: Attended Coffeyville Community College in Kansas but did not compete...retained freshman eligibility...Coffeyville is annually one of the top junior colleges football squads in the nation.
High School: Enjoyed an outstanding career at nearby Concord High School where he played for head coach George Kosanovich...played linebacker, running back, and offensive guard...led Concord to the 2006 state Division II title and a berth in the state semifinals in 2005 and 2007...named state Defensive Player of the Year as a senior in 2007 when he earned first team All-Blue Hen Conference and All-State honors...second team All-State at running back...played in Delaware Blue-Gold High School All-Star Game in June at Delaware Stadium...also earned first team All-State honors as an offensive guard and linebacker as a junior in 2006...team captain as a junior and senior...also competed four years as a midfielder in lacrosse...earned first team All-Blue Hen Conference honors.
Personal: Paul Eric Worrilow ("war-uh-low")...born May 1, 1990...history education major at Delaware…son of Edward and Mary Beth Worrilow...mother, Mary Beth works at UD as an instructor in the English Language Institute (ELI)…has three brothers...brother, Mark, played defensive line and served as captain for NCAA Division III Ursinus (Pa.) College in 2009...would like to be a teacher and coach after graduation…avid soccer fan who closely follows the Major League Soccer’s Philadelphia Union…underwent blood donation procedure in May, 2011 at Christiana Hospital in Stanton, Del. after proving to be a match for a cancer patient through bone marrow drive coordinated by UD football team on campus.
Career Defensive Statistics at Delaware
Career-High Tackles: 12 vs. Georgia Southern, Lehigh, 2010Back To Football Home Football Story Archive