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Daryl Worley (born February 22, 1995) is an American football cornerback for the Oakland Raiders of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at West Virginia, and was drafted by the Carolina Panthers in the third round of the 2016 NFL Draft.

Daryl Worley
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Worley with the Carolina Panthers in 2016
No. 20 – Oakland Raiders
Personal information
Born: (1995-02-22) February 22, 1995 (age 24)
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Height:6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Weight:205 lb (93 kg)
Career information
High school:William Penn Charter School
(Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)
College:West Virginia
NFL Draft:2016 / Round: 3 / Pick: 77
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Roster status:Active
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of 2018
Total tackles:185
Forced fumbles:0
Pass deflections:26
Player stats at

High schoolEdit

Worley attended the William Penn Charter School and was a standout receiver and safety for head coach Jeff Humble. As a receiver, he earned first-team honors during his junior and senior seasons. As a defensive back, he earned first team honors as a senior. He was an All-Southeastern Pennsylvania First-Team defensive back and 2-time Penn Inter-Ac League First Team football player. He was rated as Southeastern Pennsylvania's top cornerback by the Philadelphia Inquirer coming out of high school.[1]

US college sports recruiting information for high school athletes
Name Hometown High school / college Height Weight 40 Commit date
Daryl Worley
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania William Penn Charter School 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) 185 lb (84 kg) 4.48 Jul 31, 2012 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:    Rivals:    247Sports:     ESPN grade: 77
Overall recruiting rankings: Scout: 33 (S)   Rivals: 51 (Safety)  247Sports: 60 (Safety)  ESPN: 97 (S)
  • Note: In many cases, Scout, Rivals, 247Sports, and ESPN may conflict in their listings of height and weight.
  • In these cases, the average was taken. ESPN grades are on a 100-point scale.


  • "West Virginia Football Commitments". Retrieved March 12, 2013.
  • "2013 West Virginia Football Commits". Retrieved March 12, 2013.
  • "ESPN". Retrieved March 12, 2013.
  • " Team Recruiting Rankings". Retrieved March 12, 2013.
  • "2013 Team Ranking". Retrieved March 12, 2013.

College careerEdit

Daryl Worley attended West Virginia University where he played for the West Virginia Mountaineers from 2013 to 2015. As a freshman, he played in 11 games and started 5 games. He was primarily used on special teams and finished the season with 45 tackles (36 solo and 3 TFLs) and 1 interception. He was also second on the team with five pass breakups. During his sophomore season, Worley started in all 11 games for the Mountaineers. He led the team with 3 interceptions. He was also the fifth-leading tackler on the team with 52 tackles (44 solo and 4.5 TFLs) and also recorded 4 pass breakups. He was named the Iron Mountaineer honoree for excellence in the weight room. His three interceptions tied him for 11th in the Big 12 Conference. During his true junior season, Worley earned 1st-Team All-Big 12 honors after finishing among the nation's leaders with 6 interceptions and 12 pass breakups. He also recorded 49 tackles (46 solo and 2 TFLs) and forced 2 fumbles on the year.[1] Despite a recommendation from the NFL Draft Advisory Committee to return to school, Worley decided to forgo his final season of eligibility and enter the 2016 NFL Draft.[2]

Professional careerEdit

The Carolina Panthers selecting Worley at the 2016 NFL Draft
Pre-draft measurables
Ht Wt Hand size 40-yard dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert jump Broad BP
6 ft 1 in
(1.85 m)
204 lb
(93 kg)
10 14 in
(0.26 m)
4.64 s 1.58 s 2.65 s 4.15 s 6.98 s 35 12 in
(0.90 m)
10 ft 3 in
(3.12 m)
14 reps
All values from 2016 NFL Scouting Combine.[3][4] or West Virginia Pro Day[5][6]

Carolina PanthersEdit

Worley was selected by the Carolina Panthers in the third round (77th overall). He opened the 2016 NFL season as third on the cornerback depth chart, behind veteran Bené Benwikere and fellow rookie James Bradberry. After Julio Jones had 300 receiving yards over the Carolina Panthers in Week 4 of the NFL season, primarily against Benwikere and Worley, Benwikere was released.[7] This made Bradberry the number one starting cornerback, Worley the number two, and fellow rookie Zack Sanchez the number three.[8] Worley steadily improved throughout the year and finished the season ranked as the twelfth best cornerback against the run by respected analytical site Pro Football Focus.[9]

Philadelphia EaglesEdit

On March 9, 2018, the Panthers agreed to trade Worley to the Philadelphia Eagles for wide receiver Torrey Smith.[10] The deal became official on March 14, 2018.[11] On April 15, 2018, Worley was released by the Eagles after he was arrested stemming from an altercation with police.[12][13]

Oakland RaidersEdit

Worley (#20, right) participating in a joint practice with the Los Angeles Rams in 2019.

On April 23, 2018, Worley signed with the Oakland Raiders.[14] He was suspended the first four games of 2018 for violating the NFL Policy and Program for Substances of Abuse and the Personal Conduct Policy.[15] In Week 6 against the Seattle Seahawks, Worley made 5 tackles and intercepted quarterback Russell Wilson. He was placed on injured reserve on December 24, 2018.[16] He finished the season playing in 10 games with nine starts, recording 33 tackles, seven passes defensed and one interception.

On March 7, 2019, the Raiders placed a second-round restricted free agent tender on Worley.[17]


  1. ^ a b "Football - WVU Athletics".
  2. ^ "Recent news on Daryl Worley - West Virginia Mountaineers -".
  3. ^ "Daryl Worley - CB - West Virginia - 2016 NFL Draft Scout Player Profile". Retrieved April 30, 2016.
  4. ^ "Daryl Worley - CB - West Virginia - 2016 NFL Combine Results". NFL Combine Results. Retrieved April 30, 2016.
  5. ^ "West Virginia Football: Pro Day recap". April 6, 2016.
  6. ^
  7. ^ Dubin, Jared. "Starting corner Bené Benwikere cut after Panthers give up 300 yards to Julio Jones". CBSSPORTS.COM. Retrieved April 18, 2017.
  8. ^ Orr, Conor. "Struggling Bené Benwikere released by Carolina Panthers". Retrieved October 7, 2016.
  9. ^ Claasen, Matt. "Ranking all 32 NFL secondaries this season". Retrieved April 18, 2017.
  10. ^ Sessler, Marc (March 9, 2018). "Eagles trading WR Torrey Smith to Panthers for Worley".
  11. ^ "CB Daryl Worley Comes To Philadelphia In Exchange For WR Torrey Smith". March 14, 2018.
  12. ^ McPherson, Chris (April 15, 2018). "Eagles Release CB Daryl Worley". Retrieved April 16, 2018.
  13. ^ Bergman, Jeremy (April 15, 2018). "Eagles release Daryl Worley after cornerback's arrest". Retrieved April 16, 2018.
  14. ^ "Raiders Sign CB Daryl Worley". April 23, 2018.
  15. ^ "Daryl Worley suspended first four games of the 2018 season". September 1, 2018.
  16. ^ "Raiders announce transactions - 12.24.18". December 24, 2018.
  17. ^ Alper, Josh (March 7, 2019). "Raiders tender Jalen Richard, Daryl Worley at second-round level". Pro Football Talk. NBC Sports.

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