Jason Worilds

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  • Jason
  • Worilds

  • Position
    Defensive End
  • Class
  • Height
    6' 2
  • Weight
    262 lbs.
  • High School/Other
  • Hometown
    Carteret, N.J.

A potentially dynamic football player … Can rush the passer, stop the run and block kicks … Will be ready to go again in August after undergoing shoulder surgery in January and sitting out spring practice … Really came into his own as the 2008 season progressed … Rapidly established himself as one of the ACC’s top defensive playmakers … Led Tech’s linemen in tackles with 62 … His 18.5 tackles for loss led the team, ranked second in the ACC and tied for 17th nationally … Stood fourth in the conference in sacks with eight … During his last six games, he had 12 TFL for minus-74 yards … Posted a sack in six consecutive games and was in on at least one tackle for loss in 11 straight outings … Had 21 QB hurries … A 2008 second-team All-ACC selection … Has a combination of outstanding speed and strength … A defensive playmaker who fills an extremely important role for the Hokies.

2008: Played in 13 games, starting 12 … His 640 plays included 61 on special teams … Fourth on the team in tackles with 62 … His 21 quarterback hurries led the team as did his TFL and sack totals … Forced two fumbles and blocked a kick … Collected five tackles and two quarterback hurries against East Carolina but played just seven plays against Furman before being sidelined by a sore shoulder … Did not start against Georgia Tech but did see action on 32 plays … Had five tackles and two QB hurries … Had two tackles behind the line at UNC, including a sack … Also had three hurries and four total tackles … Tied for the team lead with seven tackles at Nebraska … Shared a sack and had three total tackles behind the line … Had two tackles behind the line, including a shared sack, and added five tackles during 38 plays against WKU … Blocked a field goal at BC and was in on eight tackles … Had a tackle for loss among his six tackles at FSU … Also picked up two hurries in that game … Posted a sack and shared an additional tackle behind the line against Maryland … Had four tackles and two hurries in that game … Picked up 1.5 sacks, four tackles and a pass breakup at Miami … Registered another sack and 2.5 tackles behind the line against Duke, finishing with four tackles … Also forced a fumble against the Blue Devils … Posted two tackles for loss, including a sack, during a seven-tackle outing against Virginia … Forced a fumble that was returned for a touchdown against BC in the ACC Championship game … Also had four tackles, including a sack and an additional tackle for loss … Sat out the Orange Bowl due to a sore left shoulder … Underwent surgery and missed off-season workouts and spring practice.

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 loss, 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 totaled 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 (consumer studies).

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