|57 Avery Worsham
Played in all 12 games as a defensive reserve ... Made his collegiate debut in the season-opener against Middle Tennessee State ... Credited with five tackles including three solo stops ... Made his first career tackle against Wofford ... Finished with a career-high two tackles against Appalachian State in the season finale ... Credited with a game-high seven tackles for the Purple Squad in WCU's annual Spring Game.
Prior to Western Carolina: Helped guide Porter Ridge High to the NCHSAA football finals two-straight seasons as the Western Region champion ... Playing as a defensive end, recorded 90 total tackles including 20 for loss as a senior as a part of earning the Southern Carolina Conference Defensive Player of the Year accolades ... Credited with 10 quarterback sacks, 21 QB hurries, four fumble recoveries including one for a touchdown and one interception ... Was selected to the first team defense on the Charlotte Observer All-Area team ... Had 68 total tackles as a junior with 10.5 sacks and 12 quarterback hurries.
Personal: Full name is Avery Maurice Worsham ... Is the son of Antonio and Latonja Worsham ... Has an older sister, Kayla, who serves in the United States Army.