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Steelers select Doug Worthington in the seventh round

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DOUG WORTHINGTON

Defensive Tackle

Ohio State Buckeyes

6:05.0-292

Athol Springs, N.Y.

Saint Francis High School

7th Round – 242nd Overall

2009 SEASON

Played in all 13 games in his senior season…had 42 total tackles (22 solo), five tackles for loss and two sacks…had one fumble recovery…was a part of the defensive line that held opponents to 90 rushing yards per game, which was seventh best in the nation, 171.5 passing yards per game and 262 total yards per game on offense…earned his third letter.

2008 SEASON

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…eight-yard sack in Fiesta Bowl…second-year letterman.

2007 SEASON

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…first-year letterman.

2006 SEASON

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

2005 SEASON

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

HIGH SCHOOL

Parade All-American at Saint Francis High School in Athol Springs, N.Y…rated the No. 2 prospect overall in the state of New York…totaled 74 tackles, including seven sacks as a senior…had 67 tackles and five sacks as a junior…also a standout basketball player.* *

PERSONAL

Son of Doug and Andrea Worthington…father played football at the University of Colorado…majored in communications.

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