Delaware’s Paul Worrilow to Play in Texas vs. Nation All-Star Game Saturday; Quincy Barr Takes Part in USA Freedom Bowl
February 1, 2013
File Photos Courtesy of Mark Campbell
NEWARK, Del. -- University of Delaware senior linebacker Paul Worrilow (at right) will be the second Blue Hen player to take part in post-season all-star game this season on Saturday when he plays in the Texas vs. The Nation All-Star Game in Allen, Tex.
Worrilow, a linebacker from Wilmington, Del. (Concord High School), will represent the national team in the seventh annual all-star game. The game will be played beginning at 2:30 p.m. CT at Allen Eagle Stadium and will be televised nationally on Fox Sports Southwest.
A total of 102 current National Football League players have taken part in the game and scouts and coaches from every NFL and many Canadian Football League and Arena Football League franchises will be on hand to observe. Fans can check out game updates at www.texasvsthenation.com/.
Back on January 21, fellow Blue Hen senior defensive end Quincy Barr (below left) represented Delaware in the USA Freedom Bowl at the Beach Sportsplex in Virginia Beach, Va.
Worrilow is the second Delaware player to take part in the game, joining defensive tackle Brandon Gilbeaux who took part in the game following the 2009 season. Worrilow i one of four Colonial Athletic Association players taking part in the game, joining linebackers Craig Wilkins of Old Dominion, defensive lineman Jared Smith of New Hampshire, and cornerback Dontra Peters of New Hampshire. Joining Worrilow at linebacker are Wilkins, Devan Walker (Southeastern Louisiana), Evan Frierson (Illinois State), Dan Molls (Toledo), and Tremayne Scott (Ohio).
A history major, Worrilow capped an outstanding career as a four-year starter and two-year captain for the Blue Hens this past season. A strong pro prospect, Worrilow earned third team The Sports Network and fourth team Phil Steele All-American honors this past fall while also earning All-Colonial Athletic Association honors for the third straight year and a spot on the ECAC All-East team.
He was a three-time CAA Player of the Week and was a CAA Chuck Boone Leadership Award nominee. He led the team in tackles each of the last two seasons and recorded a team-best 107 stops in 2012, good enough to lead the CAA and rank 15th among all NCAA Division I FCS players at 10.7 per game. He also had nine tackles for loss, three quarterback sacks, two pass breakups, and one forced fumble. He finished his career with 377 total tackles, ranking him No. 5 on the all-time Delaware list.
Barr, a criminal justice major from Brandon, Fla. (Riverview HS), played in 10 games in a backup role for the Blue Hens in 2012 and recorded 14 tackles, including 2.5 tackles for loss. During his three-year career for the Blue Hens, Barr played in 36 games and posted 44 tackles and four quarterback sacks.
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