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    Eric Worley
    Eric Worley

    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    Marshfield, Mass.

    High School:
    Marshfield

    Height / Weight:
    6-4 / 245

    Position:
    TE

    Birthdate:
    07/22/1981



    General: Played in 35 games with two starts ... Caught 17 balls, four for touchdowns, during his career.

    2002: Fourth-year junior ... Played extensively and started two games officially ... Caught a career-high four catches (57 yards) at Navy ... Grabbed just one pass at Michigan State, but it went 48 yards for a touchdown ... Had two catches for 38 yards vs. Ohio State ... Two receptions for 29 yards at Minnesota ... Closed season with three receptions for 54 yards vs. Illinois ... Led team in yards per catch with an 18.8 average.

    2001: Appeared in all 11 games and finished with two receptions for 13 yards ... His first catch of the year--a 3-yard play at UNLV--went for six points ... Added a 10-yard grab at Indiana ... Also contributed on special teams and totaled three tackles as well as a blocked kick at Purdue.

    2000: Played in all 12 games ... Had three catches, two for touchdowns ... Scored TDs vs. Northern Illinois and Illinois.

    1999: Redshirted.

    High School: SuperPrep All-American ... Ranked the 11th-best tight end in the nation by SuperPrep ... All-conference ... Caught 12 balls for 250 yards and two touchdowns his senior year ... In seven games on defense, recorded 50 tackles and five sacks ... Caught 15 balls for 270 yards and three touchdowns his junior year ... Lettered six times as a prep (3--football, 3--track) ... Ran an 11.5 100-meter dash ... Boston Globe All-Scholastic ... Patriot Ledger All-Scholastic ... Honor roll ... High school coach was Lou Silva.

    Personal: Born Donald Eric Worley on 7/22/81 ... Son of Jack and Mary Worley ... Communication studies major.

    The Worley File
    Q. The book I've been reading: How to be a Quarterback.
    Q. I'd give anything to meet: Walter Payton.
    Q. Most humbling experience: Seeing the level of competition in the Big Ten.

    Worley's Career Statistics

    Receiving
    Year          GP     REC     YDS     AVG     TD     LNG
    1999          1      0       0       0.0     0      --
    2000          11     3       23      7.7     2      19
    2001          11     2       13      6.5     1      10
    2002          12     12      226     18.8    1      48
    TOTALS        35     17      262     15.4    4      48