PSJ’s Worley signs with Faulkner University

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

“It kind of transcends football, you see a young man grow up, you see a young man understand about team,” Colbert said. “It’s not just about football, but about believing in yourself and putting everything into it.

“I enjoyed working with Tyler because he never got discouraged. You could see him grow week to week, month to month. He became a football player. You see a young man grow up, you see a young man understand about team.”

And Worley was also growing into his body. By National Signing Day last week he stood 6-2 and weighed 220 pounds, what Colbert called “the mainstay” of the Tiger Sharks line the past season.

Port St. Joe coach Chuck Gannon noted that in January 2012 Worley began to realize there was a horizon for his football career beyond high school.

He was one of eight players, Gannon said, to rededicate themselves to the weight room, showing up for every session as Gannon took the reins of the football program.

“Tyler bought in that he could play college football,” said Port St. Joe assistant coach Tracy Browning.

Gannon added, “He did a tremendous, but he got better and as he did he started to believe in himself.”

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