84 Doug Worthington

Doug Worthington Ohio State
usa United States
Athol Springs, NY
High School
Saint Francis
Past Teams
Ohio State
2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009

Post-OSU Update: Doug Worthington was a seventh round pick (242nd overall) in the 2010 NFL Draft by the Pittsburgh Steelers. Worthington spent time with five NFL teams over six years, though he played only eight regular season games (three tackles, one fumble recovery, and one PBU). After his playing days, Worthington received some attention for helping rescue a disabled man during a major blizzard in Buffalo, NY in 2022. (updated: June 2023)

Major: Communications (2006-09)

Weight: 276 (2008-09), 274 (2006-07), 250 (2005)

2009 Media Guide: Returning starter at defensive tackle … his versatility gives the Buckeyes depth at all four spots along the defensive line … has become a leader with that position group.

2008: Rotating starter along the defensive line … 34 tackles for the year … three tackles in the Purdue win … six tackles against Penn State … four tackles and recovered a Northwestern fumble … sack and two tackles at Illinois … six tackles and a TFL in win over Michigan … 8-yard sack in Fiesta Bowl … second-year letterman.

2008 Media Guide: Enters the spring as a returning starter at defensive tackle … his versatility gives the Buckeyes depth at all four spots along the defensive line.

2007: Started 11 games in 2007 … recorded 24 tackles for the season … sack and four tackles in the Wisconsin win … forced a Kent State fumble … interception against Michigan State … Attack Force award: Akron … Jack Tatum hit of week: Akron … first-year letterman.

2007 Media Guide: Gave the Buckeyes depth at all four spots along the defensive line last year.

2006: Played in seven games … totaled three tackles, which came among the last five games of the regular-season (Indiana, Minnesota and Northwestern).

2006 Media Guide: Like his classmate, Ryan Williams, is a promising young defensive end who was redshirted last year and then suffered a knee injury in bowl practice that required two surgeries … subsequently sat out winter conditioning and spring practice … began running in May and is expected to take place in fall camp, although he may be running under a yellow flag during the preseason while the medical staff evaluates his condition … has added 16 pounds since last year and has greatly increased his strength during the rehabilitation process … when he does get the green light to return, he will be a very welcome addition to the defensive front … ran a 4.75 in high school and was considered one of the top defensive line prospects in the nation.

2005: Played on the scout team … injured his right knee on the final day of bowl practice before the team broke for the Christmas Holidays … had surgery and sat out winter and spring.

High School: Parade All-American … ranked as the fifth-best strongside defensive end in the nation by Rivals.com … rated the No. 2 prospect overall in the state of New York by Rivals.com … ESPN’s Tom Lemming rated him the No. 21 defensive end in the country … Scout.com lists him as the No. 3 defensive end in the country … collected 67 tackles and five quarterback sacks as a junior … totaled 74 tackles and seven sacks as a senior … also a standout basketball player … timed at 4.75 seconds in the 40-yard dash … is the first Buckeye from upstate New York since Will Smith (2000-03) … played for Jerry Smith.

Personal: Is the son of Doug and Andrea Worthington … enjoys writing music (lyrics) … his father played football at the University of Colorado … favorite actress is Megan Good … dream vacation is Africa … favorite movie is 300 … favorite NFL player is Julius Peppers.


SeasonTeamGGSTklSoloAsstTFLTFL YdsSacksSack YdsFFFRIntInt YdsPBUBlkDef TD
2006Ohio State6032100000000000
2007Ohio State1311249152.081.081010100
2008Ohio State13NA3411235.0221.5100100000
2009Ohio State13NA4220225.0292.0200100200