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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

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

11/22/2013

No. 17/20 UCF Football Routs Rutgers

Knights remain unbeaten in conference play with 41-17 win Thursday

11/18/2013

Worton Hauls In Weekly Honor

Junior receiver named American Athletic Conference Offensive Player of the Week.

11/16/2013

Stunning Comeback Lifts Knights Over Temple

UCF scores twice in final 1:06 to remain unbeaten in conference play.

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

REDSHIRT JUNIOR SEASON (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

REDSHIRT 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

REDSHIRT 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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