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Worrilow Snags One of Delaware’s Highest Sports Honors

Feb 19, 2014, 10:11 AM EDT

After an impressive rookie campaign with the Atlanta Falcons, Delaware alum Paul Worrilow received one of the state’s highest sports honors on Monday when the Delaware Sportswriters and Broadcasters Association (DSBA) named him the winner of its John J. Brady Delaware Athlete of the Year Award. Worrilow’s award was one of five presented by the organization at its annual luncheon celebrating the 2013 sports year in the state.

A native of Wilmington, Del., Worrilow walked-on at UD and would go on to become a four-year starter, three-time All-CAA Football selection and a 2012 All-American. The undrafted free agent earned a spot on the Falcons’ roster after a successful preseason tryout and would finish 2014 as one of the NFL’s top rookies. He started four games in his first season and wrapped up the year with a team-high 127 tackles, which ranked second among rookies and 12th overall in the league.

Worrilow is the second straight Blue Hen and the sixth in the last seven years to win the Brady Award . He also now becomes the eighth football player in program history to cop the honor since its inception in 1949.

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