Detrez Newsome tallied lone WCU score; Tyrie Adams made debut at QB
2015 (Junior): Saw action in 11 games, making his first collegiate start at SEC-foe, Tennessee ... Finished with 30 tackles including 16 solo stops and 1.5 tackles for loss coming on 1.5 sacks ... Recorded four-or-more tackles five times including posting a career-best five stops at The Citadel (Sept. 12) ... Posted a career-best tackle for loss against Mercer (Oct. 10) ... Scooped up a fumble recovery at Texas A&M (Nov. 14), returning it 11 yards for his first career touchdown ... Credited with one quarterback hurry ... Named to the 2015-16 Southern Conference Academic Honor Roll.
2014 (Sophomore): Saw action in each of WCU’s 12 games as a defensive reserve and on special teams … Recorded 10 tackles including five solo stops with one tackle for loss coming as a part of a then career-high four tackles and a quarterback hurry against Catawba (Sept. 13) … Tallied a pass break-up against The Citadel (Oct. 25) … Playing for the Gold squad, credited with four tackles including a sack in WCU’s annual Spring Game.
2013 (Freshman): 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.