6 - Jason Worilds Position: Defensive End
Class: r-Sophomore
Height: 6' 2"
Weight: 254 lbs.
High School: Carteret
Hometown: Carteret, N.J.
photo A gifted player who was all over the field during spring workouts ... Playing healthy for the first time, he moved to the top of the depth chart at the stud end spot and was named the top defensive player of the spring ... Is explosive coming off the corner ... Has outstanding speed and strength ... Tied for third on the team in quarterback hurries last year with 15 ... Started on the punt return/block team and the extra point and field goal block unit ... A player to watch in 2008.

2007: Contributed a pair of quarterback hurries in the opening game against East Carolina ... Was in on three tackles at LSU ... Played 10 downs against Ohio before suffering a high ankle sprain ... Missed the William & Mary game ... Played 25 downs against UNC, posting four tackles ... Posted a sack and three QB hurries at Clemson ... Made two tackles for loss in the Duke game ... Had a tackle and a hurry in the Boston College game ... Shared a sack against Georgia Tech and added a hurry ... Picked up a pair of hurries in the FSU game ... Shared a sack against Miami ... Played 23 downs at end against Virginia and had a pair of tackles ... Was in on 24 defensive plays in the ACC title game against Boston College, contributing a tackle and a QB hurry ... Earned the Excalibur Award, the top honor in the strength and conditioning program, during off-season workouts ... Turned in a 385-pound bench press, a 420-pound front squat, a 4.49 time in the 40 and a team-best 1.55 time in the 10-yard sprint ... Posted four sacks in one spring scrimmage and had a total of seven during the team's four scrimmages ... Also contributed a blocked field goal ... Won the George Preas Award as the defensive MVP of spring practice.

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 in two consecutive seasons ... A weight man and sprinter on the track team.

Personal: Jason Adjepong Worilds ... Went by Jason Adjepong as a freshman, but legally changed his last name to Worilds in the summer of 2007 ... Born 3/3/88 in Rahway, NJ ... Son of Sandra Worilds ... Enrolled in apparel, housing and resource management.

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