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Chris Worley
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Personal information
Date of birth: (1995-09-15) September 15, 1995 (age 24)
Place of birth: Cleveland, Ohio
Career information
College: Ohio State
Undrafted in 2018
No regular season or postseason appearances
Career history
* Cincinnati Bengals ( 2018)
Roster status: Active
Career highlights and awards
* CFP national champion (2014)
Career NFL statistics as of 2018
Total tackles     2
Sacks     0.0
Forced fumbles     0
Fumble recoveries     0
Interceptions     0
Stats at

Chris Worley (born September 15, 1995) is an American football linebacker for the Seattle Seahawks of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Ohio State.

Early life and high schoolEdit

Worley was born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio and attended Glenville High School. He played safety for the Tarblooders under coach Ted Ginn Sr. and registered 161 total tackles, 13 sacks, eight interceptions and seven forced fumbles over four years.[1] As a senior, Worley was named first team All-State after recording 89 tackles with nine sacks, five interceptions returned for touchdowns and five forced fumbles.[2] Ranked the 20th overall prospect in Ohio by and 25th overall by ESPN, Worley committed to Ohio State over offers from Arkansas, Georgia Tech, West Virginia, Pittsburgh, Michigan State, Illinois and Cincinnati.[3]

College careerEdit

Worley played four seasons for the Buckeyes, appearing in 50 games and starting 24 at three different linebacker positions. As a freshman, Worley played in 14 games (one start) as the Buckeyes went on to win the 2015 College Football Playoff National Championship.[4] As a junior, he recorded 70 tackles, with 4.5 tackles for loss, a forced fumble and an interception and was named honorable mention All-Big Ten. Worley missed three games of his senior season due to a foot injury but still accumulated 56 tackles. Over the course of his collegiate career, Worley made 154 tackles (11 for loss), two sacks, and six pass breakups.[5]

Professional careerEdit

Cincinnati BengalsEdit

Worley signed with the Cincinnati Bengals as an undrafted free agent on April 28, 2018.[6] Worley was among the final cuts at the end of training camp and was subsequently re-signed by the Bengals to their practice squad on September 3, 2018.[7] Worley was promoted to the Bengals' active roster on December 18, 2018 for the final two games of the season.[8] Worley made his NFL debut on December 23, 2018 in a 26-18 loss to the Cleveland Browns.[9] Worley appeared in two games with two tackles in his rookie season.[10]

On July 30, 2019, Worley was waived by the Bengals.[11]

Seattle SeahawksEdit

On August 6, 2019, Worley was signed by the Seattle Seahawks.[12]


  1. Lockhart, Charlie (March 24, 2017). "Chris Worley’s Path to Becoming Man in the Middle for Ohio State". FanSided.
  2. "Ohio State’s Class Of 2013 Recruits In Football". Associated Press. February 6, 2013.
  3. "Better Know a Buckeye: Christopher Worley". July 3, 2013.
  4. Wasserman, Ari (November 10, 2015). "Stuck behind Darron Lee: Chris Worley is one of many potential Ohio State stars waiting patiently for their time". Cleveland Plain Dealer.
  5. Gray, Colin (April 28, 2018). "Football: Ohio State linebacker Chris Worley signs with Cincinnati Bengals as undrafted free agent". The Lantern.
  6. Roling, Chris (April 28, 2018). "Bengals sign Ohio State undrafted free agent Chris Worley". Bengals Wire.
  7. Biddle, Dave (September 3, 2018). "Chris Worley signed to Bengals' practice squad".
  8. Roling, Chris (December 19, 2018). "Ohio State's Chris Worley promoted, has chance to impress Bengals as season concludes". Bengals Wire.
  9. Wright, Branson (December 19, 2018). "Bengals praise Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield: ‘He was just slinging it’". The Plain Dealer.
  10. Sheeran, John (February 25, 2019). "Bengals 2018 Rookie Review". SB Nation.
  11. "Bengals Sign CB Tony Lippett, Waive LB Chris Worley". July 30, 2019.
  12. Boyle, John (August 6, 2019). "Seahawks Sign LB Chris Worley; Waive WR Nyqwan Murray".

External linksEdit

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