Delaware Linebacker Paul Worrilow Named Colonial Athletic Association Defensive Player of the Week
October 14, 2011
Photo Courtesy of Mark Campbell
RICHMOND, Va. -- The University of Delaware football squad earned its third Colonial Athletic Association Player of the Week Award this week as junior linebacker Paul Worrilow was named the CAA Defensive Player of the Week.
Worrilow, a captain and native of Wilmington, Del. (Concord High School) was honored for the first time in his career as he led Delaware to a 21-0 victory over William & Mary Saturday night at Delaware Stadium.
The Blue Hens (4-2, 2-1 CAA), ranked No. 9 in this week’s The Sports Network, will look to continue their winning ways this Saturday, Oct. 15, when Delaware hosts Massachusetts (3-2) at 3:30 p.m. as part of Parents and Family Weekend at Delaware Stadium.
The game is a sellout.
Worrilow posted a team-high 11 tackles and spearheaded a defense that held the Tribe without a point for the first time since the 1997 season, a span of 154 games dating back to a 14-0 loss to Delaware at Delaware Stadium that season. Delaware also limited the Tribe to just 11 first downs, 210 total yards, and a 1 for 13 mark on third down conversions.
Earlier this season, junior quarterback Tim Donnelly was named the CAA Offensive Player of the Week vs. Old Dominion and sophomore safety Jake Giusti was the CAA Defensive Player of the Week vs. Delaware State.
Joining Worrilow among this week’s CAA award winners were Richmond quarterback Aaron Corp (Offense), Massachusetts kick returner Jesse Julmiste (Special Teams), and Towson running back Terrance Ward (Rookie).