Cal Football BIO
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Patrick Worstell
Player Profile:
Patrick Worstell 1250275
Position: Wide Receiver
Height: 6'2"
Weight: 190
Year: Junior
Hometown: Danville, CA
High School: San Ramon Valley HS
Experience: 1 Letter

Twitter: @calfootball
Instagram: cal_football

Pronunciation
WORE-stell

Career Stats
Game Logs: 2014

Worstell has worked with both the wide receiver and defensive backs groups during his first three seasons at Cal including his 2012 redshirt freshman season and is expected to start the 2015 campaign as a wide receiver in addition to continuing his role as a valuable special teams player. Worstell was a wide receiver for his first two seasons at Cal and into his 2014 training camp before being moved to defensive back for his sophomore campaign, where he stayed through the team’s 2015 spring practice sessions. He contributed seven tackles, one forced fumble and one pass breakup during his 2014 sophomore campaign as a backup defensive back and special teams player.

Cal Career (2012 – Present)
► Has played in eight games off the bench and on special teams and contributed seven tackles along with one forced fumble and one pass breakup all in his third season with the program as a 2014 sophomore after not playing in his first two campaigns as a 2012 true freshman and 2013 redshirt freshman
► Ranks tied for fourth among active Cal players in career forced fumbles
► Recorded a career-high three tackles and his lone career forced fumble as a sophomore vs. UCLA, while his first and only career pass breakup came the season vs. Washington
► Began his college career as a wide receiver but moved to his current safety position during 2014 training camp
► Changed his uniform to his current No. 88 beginning with 2013 spring practices after wearing No. 25 in his first season with the Cal program in 2012

Junior (2015)
► Missed spring practices including the spring game due to injury but is expected to be ready for the season
 
Sophomore (2014)
► Played in the first eight games of the season off the bench as a reserve safety and on special teams before missing the final four contests due to injury, contributing seven tackles, one pass breakup and one forced fumble to rank tied for second on the team in the latter
► Recorded a career-high three tackles and his lone career forced fumble vs. UCLA, while he had two stops vs. both Colorado and Washington while adding a career-high single pass breakup against the Huskies
► Made his collegiate debut in the season-opener at Northwestern
► Started the season as a wide receiver but moved to safety during training camp
► Played in the spring game but did not record any stats
 
Freshman (2013)
► Did not play
► Had one reception for 37 yards receiving in the spring game
 
Freshman (2012)
► Redshirted
► Did not play
 
San Ramon Valley HS (Class of 2012)
► An honorable mention All-East Bay selection as a 2011 senior, catching 42 passes for 742 yards receiving and a team-high nine touchdowns for a squad that finished 10-4 overall and advanced to the North Coast Section championship game before falling to eventual California Open Division Bowl champ De La Salle
► Other honors as a senior included a pair of Contra Costa Times’ Player of the Week selections including for his seven-catch, 175-yard receiving performance in a 42-38 win over California that also earned him Cal-Hi Sports Offensive Player of the Game and Infinity Player of the Week selections
► A member of the National Underclassmen Ultimate West top 100 list both as a 2010 junior and 2011 senior
► Played at the same high school as current Cal football teammates Matt Anderson and Kyle Kragen, as well as former Cal teammates Zach Kline and John Sheperdson
► Also a two-time lacrosse All-American who was offered a scholarship to play at Syracuse
► One of ESPN’s top 100 lacrosse players in the country as well as a top 25 midfielder as a 2012 senior

Other
► Full name is Patrick Witherspoon Worstell
► Born February 15, 1994
► Parents are Peter Worstell and Helen Groh Worstell
► Sister is Jennifer Worstell
► Has worked at several lacrosse and football camps
► Father was a four-time All-American lacrosse player at Maryland and has been the varsity lacrosse coach at San Ramon Valley High School since the program’s inception in 2001
► Uncles Tim and Tom Worstell (Maryland), and Paul Worstell (North Carolina) all played collegiate lacrosse, as did grandfather Gaylord Worstell (Syracuse)
► Involved in the Wounded Warrior Project, selling bracelets to support wounded soldiers and their families
► Major is American studies

Worstell's Career Game Highs
Tackles: 3 (vs. UCLA, 2014)
Forced Fumble: 1 (vs. UCLA, 2014)
Pass Breakups: 1 (vs. Washington, 2014)

Last Updated
July 1, 2015

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