Chris Worley

Ohio State Buckeyes | Chris Worley | LB | No. 35

Chris Worley is ready for the middle.

Chris Worley is ready for the middle

6-2 230
Redshirt Senior
Glenville High School
Cleveland, Ohio



G Int. Yards TD Int./G
13 1 0 0 0.08
G Solo Assisted Total Total/G
13 43 26 69 5.31
Tackles For Loss
13 4.5 13 0.35
Misc. Defense
G Passes Broken Up QB Hurries Fumbles Forced Kicks/Punts Blocked
13 4 2 1 0


G Solo Assisted Total Total/G
12 13 4 17 1.42
Tackles For Loss
12 1.5 4 0.13
G Sacks Sack Yards Sacks/G
12 1.0 3 0.08
Misc. Defense
G Passes Broken Up QB Hurries Fumbles Forced Kicks/Punts Blocked
12 0 1 1 0


G Solo Assisted Total Total/G
13 8 3 11 0.85

Ohio State Overview

2016 Season (Junior): Honorable mention All-Big Ten … ranks fourth on the team with 60 tackles … career-high 11 tackles in the win over Michigan … seven tackles and a career-high seven solo stops in the overtime win at Wisconsin … also had seven stops and recorded his first career INT in the win at Michigan State … had four tackles and a TFL in the road win at Maryland … recorded three tackles and a QBH in the win over Bowling Green … four tackles and two PBUs in the win over Tulsa … three tackles and one TFL in the win at Rutgers … had four tackles, 1.0 TFL and 1 PBU in the win over Nebraska.

2015 Season (Sophomore): Worley played in 12 games for the 12-1, Fiesta-Bowl champion Buckeyes … he was in on 17 tackles, including 1.5 tackles for losses totaling four yards … he registered his first quarterback sack in the win over Penn State … tied his personal bests with five tackles and four solo tackles in the win over Michigan.

2014 Season (Freshman): Worley played in 14 of 15 games for the College Football Playoff national champions and earned his first Varsity O letter … he earned a start in the first game he ever played in — the season opener vs. Navy — and played 52 snaps on defense while recording his personal best five tackles, four of those solo stops … he finished the season with 11 tackles with eight of those solos, and he also contributed on special teams in each of the games he played.

More on Chris: Worley was one of the final prospects in the Class of 2013 to commit to attending Ohio State, doing so on Jan. 11 … a special mention Associated Press all-state pick as a senior, Worley led Glenville, coached by Ted Ginn, to an 8-2 record his senior season by recording 89 tackles with nine sacks, five interception returns for touchdowns and five forced fumbles … for his career he had 161 tackles, 13 sacks, eight interceptions and seven forced fumbles … a Top 25 senior prospect in Ohio (No. 20 by 247Sports and No. 25 by ESPN) … Worley extended a streak of Glenville Tarblooders signing NLIs with Ohio State to 12 consecutive years … 22 Tarblooders have become Buckeyes since 2002, including five current members of the team and past greats like Super Bowl players Donte Whitner and Ted Ginn and 2006 Heisman Trophy winner Troy Smith … Worley is the son of Michelle Bandy and Chris Worley, Sr. … he has two older sisters, Chrishelle and Christine, an older brother, Eric Smith, and a younger brother, Cahlied.

Recruiting Profile

2013 Class
Rivals: 3-Star
Scout: 3-Star #38 OLB
247Sports: 4-Star #20 ATH
ESPN: 3-Star #42 OLB

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