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J.J. Worton

J.J. Worton

Class:
RS Senior

Hometown:
Homestead, Fla.

High School:
South Dade

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 212

Position:
Wide Receiver

10/25/2014

House Party

UCF rolls to 34-14 win over Temple on Homecoming

10/13/2014

Clean Sweep

Holman, Plummer, Worton earn American Athletic Conference weekly awards.

09/24/2014

Far From Finished

J.J. Worton is featured for the UCF Football Gameday program

09/20/2014

Bethune-Cooked

UCF earns first win of the year, 41-7

01/02/2014

Fiesta Time!!

UCF wins the 2014 Tostitos Fiesta Bowl by defeating Baylor, 52-42

09/20/2014

Football vs. Bethune Cookman

NCAA Football: Bethune Cookman at Central Florida (USATSI)

09/13/2014

UCF at No. 20 Missouri

UCF at No. 20 Missouri photos by USA TODAY Sports

12/07/2013

No. 15 UCF @ SMU

USATSI

11/16/2013

UCF @ Temple

UCF @ Temple

11/09/2013

Houston @ UCF

Houston @ UCF

SENIOR SEASON (2014):
-Selected to Phil Steele's Postseason All-Conference First Team as a punt returner
-Completed his senior year with 36 catches for 514 yards and five touchdowns, including a touchdown catch in his final four games played in a UCF uniform
-Also returned 17 punts for 167 yards
-Finished with 703 all-purpose yards in 2014
-At Croke Park Classic vs. Penn State 8/30: Hauled in five catches for 83 yards
-At Missouri 9/13: Made three catches for 32 yards
-Bethune-Cookman 9/20: Scored a 35-yard touchdown on his sole catch of the game. That moved him into 10th on the UCF all-time receiving yards chart as he now has 1,996 yards in a Black and Gold uniform. Worton also added 52 yards off four punt returns
-At Houston 10/2: Had a catch for nine yards and two punt returns for 13 yards. Worton went over the 2,000-yard mark for receiving yards. He is the 10th player in school history to accomplish that feat
-BYU 10/9: Named the American Athletic Conference Special Teams Player of the Week for returning five punts for 77 yards, and also had three receptions for 22 yards. He now has 67 returns (third all-time) for 715 yards. The 715 yards are two shy of moving him into second on the UCF career list
-Tulane 10/18: Snagged three passes for 21 yards
-Temple 10/25: Worton posted his 18th career receiving touchdown in the first quarter. That moved him up to sole possession of sixth on the UCF all-time list. He had four catches to give him 152 as a Knight, moving him to eighth all-time at UCF
-At UConn 11/1: Completed the day with 11 receptions for 178 yards, including a career-long 73-yard touchdown reception
-Tulsa 11/14: Hauled in three passes for 28 yards and one touchdown
-SMU 11/22: Notched his 21st career receiving touchdown, good for a tie for third on the UCF career list. Finished the day with two catches for 64 yards

JUNIOR SEASON (2013):
-All-American Athletic Conference Second Team
-Phil Steele's Postseason All-American Athletic Conference First Team as a punt returner and Third Team as a wideout
-Member of the American Athletic Conference All-Academic Team
-Boasted 47 catches for 721 yards and a team-high seven touchdowns
-Had four 100-yard receiving games
-Collected 157 yards on 13 punt returns, and finished with 878 all-purpose yards
-Akron 8/29: Posted three receptions for 60 yards and a score
-At FIU 9/6: Hauled in two catches for 14 yards and his second touchdown of the season
-At Penn State 9/14: Totaled 101 yards on seven receptions and caught his third touchdown of the season
-South Carolina 9/28: Caught one ball for a two-point conversion and returned a punt for 35 yards
-At Louisville 10/18: Caught one pass for 15 yards
-UConn 10/26: Collected six catches including a 61-yard touchdown pass, and also tacked on 33 yards in the return game
-Houston 11/9: Recorded one catch for 10 yards and added 17 yards on punt returns
-At Temple 11/16: Hauled in 10 catches for a career-high 179 yards and three touchdowns
-Worton's acrobatic, game-tying touchdown garnered nation-wide publicity and even a spot on NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams. His performance earned him American Athletic Conference Offensive Player of the Weeks honors in addition to being named the National Wide Receiver of the Week by the College Football Performance Awards
-After the season, won the ESPN Sport Science Newton Award for "Best Catch," flying out to Los Angeles for the awards show on the ESPN Sport Science set
-He beat out NFL wide receivers Calvin Johnson and Golden Tate, Stanford WR Kodi Whitfield and Philadelphia Phillies outfielder Ben Revere for the "Best Catch" award
-Rutgers 11/21: Totaled 117 yards on five catches
-USF 11/29: Returned two punts for a total of 33 yards
-SMU 12/7: Notched six catches for 48 yards
-Tostitos Fiesta Bowl 1/1: Posted five catches for 56 yards

SOPHOMORE SEASON (2012):
-Selected to the All-C-USA First Team as a punt returner
-On Phil Steele's All-C-USA First Team as well
-Started 11 games and appeared in all 14 games
-Led UCF with 44 receptions and five touchdowns, while ranking second with 594 yards
-Averaged 13.5 yards per reception
-Placed second in C-USA with a 10.6 punt return average, taking back 25 for 266 yards
-At Akron 8/30: Had three punt returns for 73 yards, including a 50 yard return that led to a touchdown
-At Ohio State 9/8: Racked up 96 yards on seven receptions against the No.14 team in the nation
-FIU 9/15: Caught five passes for 94 yards and a score, while adding 48 yards on four punt returns
-Missouri 9/29: Had five receptions for 56 yards and returned one punt
-ECU 10/4: Tallied 34 yards on two punt returns, including a 32-yarder that led to a UCF touchdown
-Southern Miss 10/13: Eclipsed his career-high in receiving yards, accounting for 117 yards on eight receptions
-At Memphis 10/20: Hauled in five balls for 56 yards and a score
-At Marshall 10/27: Pulled in three passes for 68 yards
-SMU 11/3: Returned three punts for 29 yards
-At UTEP 11/10: Caught two balls for 20 yards
-At Tulsa 11/17: Posted two receptions for 12 yards with three punt returns for 19 yards
-UAB 11/24: Finished with 36 yards and two touchdowns on three catches. Also, had a 34-yard punt return
-C-USA Championship 12/1: Had one catch for seven yards
-Beef 'O' Brady's Bowl 12/21: Came through with three receptions for 32 yards and a touchdown against Ball State

REDSHIRT FRESHMAN SEASON (2011):
-CollegeFootballNews.com Honorable Mention Freshman All-American
-Voted onto the C-USA All-Freshman Team
-Appeared in all 12 games with one start (ECU) and caught 41 passes for a team-high 531 yards and four touchdowns
-Set a UCF freshman record with 41 receptions
-Also added 17 punt returns for 150 yards
-Charleston Southern 9/3: In his first collegiate game, caught three passes for 53 yards
-Boston College 9/10: Caught one pass for 28 yards
-At BYU 9/23: Hauled in two passes for 27 yards
-Marshall 10/8: Caught two passes for 36 yards
-At SMU 10/15: Had five receptions for 32 yards and his first career touchdown
-At UAB 10/20: Caught three passes for 32 yards
-Memphis 10/29: Caught five passes for 43 yards
-Tulsa 11/3: Caught four passes for 87 yards and one touchdown
-At Southern Miss 11/12: Tied a UCF freshman record with 11 receptions, racking up 114 yards and a highlight-reel touchdown catch with no time left in the fourth quarter
-At East Carolina 11/19: Had two catches for 31 yards and a touchdown
-UTEP 11/25: Pulled in three passes for 48 yards

HIGH SCHOOL:
-Played for coach Greg Dentino at South Dade High School
-Served as a wide receiver, safety and kicker in high school, but spent time at seven different positions as a senior
-Had 41 receptions for 712 yards and nine touchdowns in 2009
-Named to the Miami Herald Class 6A All-Dade First Team as an all-purpose player

PERSONAL:
-Son of Bill and Kathy Worton
-Majoring in general studies with minors in Spanish and interpersonal/organizational communication

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