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Tim Worley

Tim Worley
No. 38
Position: Running Back
Personal information
Date of birth: (1966-09-24) September 24, 1966
Place of birth: Lumberton, North Carolina
Height: 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Weight: 230 lb (104 kg)
Career information
College: Georgia
NFL draft: 1989 / Round: 1 / Pick: 7
Career history
Career NFL statistics
Rushing yards: 1,792
Average: 3.9
Rushing TDs: 8

Timothy Worley (born September 24, 1966) is a former Pittsburgh Steelers and Chicago Bears of the National Football League (NFL).


  • Early years 1
  • College career 2
    • Statistics 2.1
  • NFL career 3
    • Statistics 3.1
  • Post NFL 4
  • Personal and Professional life 5
  • References 6
  • External links 7

Early years

Worley was born in Lumberton, North Carolina. He attended Lumberton High School, and was recognized as a Parade magazine high school football All-American. Tim was also a high school track star as a sprinter. As a senior, he won the state titles in both the 100m & 200m dash. His personal best in the 100m dash was 10.35

College career

Worley began his collegiate career at the anterior cruciate ligament. The injury was so severe that he needed almost two years of rehab, forcing him to sit out all of the 1987 season. He also became academically ineligible during that time, and worked hard at a junior college (while rehabbing his knee) to restore his grade point average, and his NCAA eligibility.

In 1988, Worley re-emerged with his focus balanced on both the books and the football field. He led Georgia in rushing with 1,216 yards, which ranks seventh among Georgia running backs for a single season.[3] He was named first-team

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External links

  1. ^ Is Moreno among Georgia's best ever? | UGA |
  2. ^ a b Magill And Worley To Be Inducted In To UGA-UF Hall Of Fame Friday -—Official Athletic Site of the University of Georgia
  3. ^ Georgia Record Book -—Official Athletic Site of the University of Georgia
  4. ^ Georgia Bulldogs Rushing Records
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  9. ^ "Sampson, Worley among seven inductees to Roberson Sports Hall of Fame". Jan 29, 2011. Retrieved 16 November 2013. 


Worley co-founded a consulting firm—Worley Global Enterprises—with his wife, Dee. He leads the Motivational Speaking division, with a strong focus on Life Skills Consulting, and his wife leads the Marketing Communications and Business Consulting divisions.

Personal and Professional life

In 2013, Worley was selected as the University of Georgia's "SEC Legend." Based on stringent criteria outlined by the Southeastern Conference, Worley was chosen by the most senior administrative officers at the University of Georgia, with the athletic director, Greg McGarity, having the final say in the decision. He will be honored on the field during the 2013 SEC Championship game in Atlanta.

Worley was also inducted into the Robeson County Hall of Fame in 2011.[9]

Worley's troubles with the law resurfaced on April 13, 2008, as he was arrested for speeding and failure to maintain the lane in Walton County.[7] Worley now credits that police officer with "saving his life," and refers to the incident as the defining moment prompting his re-commitment to his faith and fueling his entrepreneurial spirit.[8]

On October 23, 2007, Worley was inducted into the Georgia-Florida Hall of Fame, which recognizes the careers and outstanding performances that have occurred during the decades-long rivalry.[2]

Post NFL

Rushing Receiving
Year Team Att Yds Avg Lng TD No. Yds Avg Lng TD
1989 PIT 195 770 3.9 38 5 15 113 7.5 8 0
1990 PIT 109 418 4.2 38 0 8 70 8.8 15 0
1991 PIT 22 117 5.3 16 0 0 0 0.0 9 0
1992 PIT
1993 CHI 110 437 4.0 28 2 8 49 6.1 27 0
1994 CHI 9 17 1.9 4 1 1 8 8.0 19 0
Totals 455 1,792 3.9 38 8 35 253 7.2 27 0


The Steelers traded Worley to the Bears in 1993 for a fifth-round draft pick. The trade, intended to enhance the Bears' rushing attack with Neal Anderson and to resurrect Worley's career, failed on both fronts. Failure to produce on the field, and a series of arrests off the field, plagued Worley.[6] After appearing in only five games during the 1994 NFL season, the Bears released him, and Worley chose to retire from the NFL.

Worley showed promise in his rookie season, amassing 770 yards rushing and five touchdowns on 195 carries. His production fell off his second season, however, as he earned only 418 yards and no touchdowns. He was injured for most of the 1991 NFL season and was suspended the following year from the NFL due to missing two mandatory drug tests.[5] He also had a problem holding onto the ball; he had 16 fumbles during his three-plus years in Pittsburgh.

NFL career

Rushing Receiving
Year Att Yds Avg Lng TD No. Yds Avg Lng TD
1985 116 627 5.4 89 9 6 86 14.3 44 1
1986 46 195 4.2 20 1 7 94 13.4 25 1
1988 191 1,216 6.4 77 17 9 37 4.1 9 0
Totals 353 2,038 5.8 89 27 22 217 9.9 44 2


He was selected in the first round (7th overall) of the 1989 NFL Draft by the Steelers.


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