Height /Weight: 6-0 / 230
Hometown: Wilmington, Del.
High School: Concord HS
Previous School: Coffeyville (Kans.) Community College
Major: History Education
At Delaware: All-American candidate as one of the nation's top linebackers • outstanding leader who the defense rallies around • fourth-year starter • rugged defender with great instincts • can play both middle or outside linebacker and is slated to start season in middle for one of the Colonial Athletic Association's top defensive units • also key part of special teams unit • former walk-on who has developed into one of the top linebackers in Delaware history • pre-season first team All-CAA selection by league coaches for second straight year • College Football Performance Award pre-season All-American candidate • rated as the nation's No. 11 outside linebacker by College Sporting News • pre-season second team All-CAA selection by College Sporting News • team's most experienced players with 37 games under his belt • has started all 37 games of his career and could challenge UD career record of 51 straight starts set by Sidney Haugabrook in 2001-04 if Hens made a run deep into playoffs • has led team in tackles two straight years and could become first Delaware player to lead team three straight years since linebacker Dan Mulhern in 2000-02 • team active career leader with 270 tackles (138 solo stops), 24.5 tackles for loss (68 yards), four fumble recoveries, and four forced fumbles • has posted 10 or more tackles in a game nine times during career • ranks No. 19 all-time at Delaware with 270 tackles and needs 30 stops to become only 16th player in UD history to reach 300-tackle plateau • needs 10 tackles for loss to crack Top 10 in that category at Delaware • ranks No. 8 all-time at Delaware with four forced fumbles (school-record is eight) • one of the team's most fit and strongest players • earned UD Strength & Conditioning team King of Conditioning Award for 2011-12 as the player who consistently leads team in every conditioning drill • team's Allstate Good Works nominee for outstanding community service • five-time Blue Hen Touchdown Club Defensive Player of the Week for his career.
2011 Season: Enjoyed third straight outstanding season for Delaware at linebacker position • team co-captain as a junior • earned All-Colonial Athletic Association honors for second time, gaining second team All-CAA honors • started all 11 games at linebacker • started at middle linebacker during first two games of the season and moved over to outside spot due to injury to Jessel Curry • led team in tackles for second straight year with 97 stops (team-high 55 solo) • ranked No. 9 in the CAA in tackles and No. 7 in tackles for loss • also led team with 11 tackles for loss (32 yards) while adding one sack, one interception, two pass break-ups, one fumble recovery, and one forced fumble • recorded 10 or more tackles four times led by a career-high 13 stops each vs. Navy and Old Dominion • also recorded 11 tackles vs. William & Mary, 10 vs. Villanova, nine each vs. Massachusetts and William & Mary, and eight each against Rhode Island and West Chester • had lone sack vs. Villanova and only interception against Towson • had three total tackles for loss against Villanova and 1.5 each vs. West Chester, Old Dominion, and Maine • Blue Hen Touchdown Club Defensive Player of the Week for performances against Old Dominion and William & Mary • Colonial Athletic Association Defensive Player of the Week vs. William & Mary • was 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 • team went 7-4 under head coach K.C. Keeler • member of Colonial Athletic Association Academic Honor Roll
2010 Season: Started every game for the Blue Hens at outside linebacker in his second 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 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 • donated peripheral blood stem cells for anonymous leukemia patient • nominee for Allstate AFCA Good Works team for outstanding community service • former teammate Siddiq Haynes won overall Good Works national award in 2010 • participated in event at the White House with Vice President Joe Biden in June, 2012 that launched a public service announcement about dating violence.
Career Statistics at Delaware
Career-High Tackles: 13 vs. Navy, Old Dominion, 2011Back To Football Home Football Story Archive