43 - Jason Worilds Position: Defensive End
Class: r-Freshman
Height: 6' 2"
Weight: 257 lbs.
High School: Carteret
Hometown: Carteret, N.J.
photo A talented young player who is explosive, powerful and can run ... Missed some valuable time last fall due to a shoulder injury ... Was healthy when he returned to action in the spring ... Plays with a good motor, but is still tenative at times ... Coaches expect that to change with added reps and experience ... Should be right in the middle of the competition for playing time at defensive end.

2006: Was seeing a lot of action on defense and special teams before undergoing season-ending shoulder surgery early on ... Was granted a medical redshirt ... Played in two games, recording four tackles ... Recovered a blocked punt and returned it 7 yards at North Carolina ... Was limited during spring max testing, but turned in a 505-pound back squat and posted the best vertical jump among the ends at 35 1/2 inches ... Returned to contact work in the spring ... Had three tackles, two for losses, in the first scrimmage.

High School: A SuperPrep and PrepStar All-American ... Rated the No. 7 strongside defensive end in the nation by rivals.com ... Ranked the No. 8 defensive end in the country by scout.com ... Listed as the No. 15 defensive lineman in the country by SuperPrep ... Rated the No. 17 defensive lineman in the country by PrepStar ... Named the No. 90 player in the country and the No. 9 defensive end in the country by collegefootballnews.com ... Earned AP first-team all-state honors at defensive end his senior year for Coach Bob Molarz ... Also saw action at fullback and linebacker during his varsity career ... Posted 107 total tackles, 18 tackles for loss and 10 sacks as a senior ... Had five forced fumbles, four fumble recoveries and one interception ... As a fullback, ran for 468 yards as a senior, and 849 yards and 15 touchdowns in his career ... Finished his junior season with 87 tackles, including 22 TFL and 12 sacks, earning first-team all-state honors ... Also had 61 carries for 330 yards and four touchdowns ... Finished his prep career with 292 tackles, three interceptions, 42 tackles for loss, 14 forced fumbles, and 31 sacks ... Listed as the No. 4 player in New Jersey by rivals.com in its final state rankings ... Ranked the No. 26 postseason prospect on the scout.com East Region Hot 100 ... Rated the No. 4 player in New Jersey by SuperPrep ... A member of the Rivals250 2006 team ... In a game against Perth Amboy his senior year, he contributed 183 yards rushing and two touchdowns on 11 carries ... Also had two sacks, three TFL, forced a fumble and had a fumble return for a TD ... Was the first player from his high school to be selected first team all-state two consecutive seasons ... A weight man and sprinter on the track team.

Personal: Jason Adjepong Worilds ... Went by Jason Adjepong last year, but legally changed his last name to Worilds in the summer ... Born 3/3/88 in Rahway, NJ ... Son of Sandra Worilds ... Enrolled in university studies.

Tackles G UT AT Tot. Loss Sacks
2007 13 9 8 17 4.5-26 2.5-16
2008 12 13 33 46 9.5-40 4.5-28
Career 25 22 41 63 14-66 7-44