PSJ’s Worley signs with Faulkner University

Published: Thursday, February 14, 2013 at 09:22 AM.

Worley was undersized, particularly for the line, standing little more than 5-foot-9, if that, and weighing 160 pounds soaking wet when he entered high school.

But, his coaches said, Worley had two things you couldn’t teach: he didn’t quit and he was coachable, learning and buying into the discipline and dedication needed to improve, his Pee Wee coach Chris Butts said.

Colbert said the freshman lineman on the scout team was hardly impressive, hardly a star in waiting, save for his attitude.

Colbert told a story of a young Worley making a play during practice during which he made up for any error of X’s and O’s by sheer enthusiasm, coming over to the sideline with a grin and asking how he’d done.

That love of the competition drove Worley and he improved.

As Colbert said, improving from “absolutely horrible” to “terrible” during his freshman year on the scout team.

But as he grew, Colbert added, the light bulb went off.

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