Week 9: Worthy set the tone as a punt returner in No. 7 Texas' thumping of visiting BYU, 35-6. He took back a punt 74 yards early in the first quarter to give Texas a 7-0 lead. He returned a second punt for 15 yards. As a receiver, it was a relatively quiet day for the speedy wideout; he caught four passes but was limited to 28 yards and did not reach the end zone. — JH
Week 8: Worthy returned to action in Texas' 31-24 win over Houston and grabbed six passes for 92 yards. His lone TD, a 42-yard catch on a gem of a deep throw from Quinn Ewers put the Longhornns up 14-0 in the first half. It was Worthy's fourth TD of the season. The speedster also returned two punts for a total of 23 yards. — JH
Week 7: DP — Texas had a bye week.
Week 6: In Texas' first loss of the season, a 34-30 setback to Oklahoma, Worthy lived up to his name, catching eight Quinn Ewers passes for 108 yards. But for the second straight week, the Texas burner was kept out of the end zone. He also didn't make an impact in the return game (fielded one punt, with a one-yard return). — JH
Week 5: Worthy returned to his dominant self against Kansas, as Texas whupped the Jayhawks, 40-14. The explosive wideout caught seven passes for 93 yards, with half of his yardage total coming after the catch. Worthy was was kept out of the end zone for the first time since the season opener. — JH
Week 4: Against Baylor in Texas' 38-6 romp, Worthy had his fewest targets (3) and catches (3) on the year, totaling 31 receiving yards. He still hauled in a TD pass with one of the trio of catches, his third score of the year. Worthy had another impressive day in the return game: 50 yards on three returns, sparked by a long of 40 yards. — JH
Week 3: Targeted six times in Texas' 31-10 over visiting Wyoming, Worthy caught four passes for 56 yards, and showed his blazing speed and elusiveness, taking a short Ewers pass at the start of the fourth quarter, and scooting up the sideline for another 44-yard score. The quick strike broke 10-10 tie against the game and tenacious Cowboys. That Worthy's two 44-yard scoring strikes over the past two games were so different in kind — but both so electrifying — shows he can score from anywhere, and gives some hint as to the big-play threat he could be at the next level. Worthy also made his presence felt in the return game, returning four punts for 59 yards, including a long of 32. — JH
Week 2: Worthy lived up to his name in Texas' stunning ____ road win against Alabama. The wideout, matched up at times against Tide All-American corner Kook-Aid McKinstry, hauled in five passes for 75 yards, including a marvelous over-the-shoulder grab for a 44-yard TD, running under a perfect, high-arcing toss from QB Quinn Ewers. Worthy could have had an ever bigger stat line but had another Ewers throw bounce off his hands at the goal line after he had gotten separation from McKinistry. Worthy divided his snaps on passing plays between playing out wide (22 snaps) and operating from the slot (17). — JH
Week 1: In Texas' season-opening win over Rice, 37-10, Worthy grabbed seven passes in 10 targets for 90 yards (12.9 YPC). The wide receiver played 56 total snaps and lined up mostly at wide receiver (28 snaps). — JH
Week 0: DNP
HISTORY — from college profile
2022 (soph): Second-team All-Big 12 selection in 2022 by the league’s coaches and the Associated Press ... a 2022 preseason watch list candidate for the Walter Camp Player of the Year, Maxwell Award and Biletnikoff Award ... chosen to the 2022 All-Big 12 Preseason Team ... named preseason first-team All-Big 12 and second-team All-American by Phil Steele in 2022 ... a 2022 first-team All-Big 12 Preseason and second-team All-America selection by Athlon Sports … played in and started 13 games … also serving as the primary punt returner for the Longhorns … totaled 60 receptions for 760 yards and nine touchdowns ... also completed one pass for a 33-yard touchdown and rushed two times for 14 yards ... returned 15 punts for 146 yards (9.7 avg.) with a long of 29 yards ... caught two passes for 24 yards in the season-opener against ULM and returned three punts for 33 yards … hauled in five receptions for 97 yards versus Alabama … had four receptions for 41 yards against UTSA … made three catches for 50 yards and one touchdown at Texas Tech … caught seven passes for 119 yards and two touchdowns against West Virginia … marked the fourth multi-receiving touchdown game of his career … also completed a 33-yard touchdown pass to Ja’Tavion Sanders, the first passing attempt of his career … named to the Paul Hornung Honor Roll for his performance against the Mountaineers … had three receptions for 29 yards, one rush for seven yards and returned two punts for 11 yards against Oklahoma in the Red River Showdown … had a season-high eight receptions for 72 yards and two touchdowns against Iowa State … tallied four receptions for 78 yards with one touchdown at Oklahoma State … also returned three punts for 56 yards against the Cowboys including a long of 29 yards … recorded four receptions for 42 yards and two touchdowns at Kansas State … became the fastest Longhorn to 100 career receptions with his first catch against the Wildcats, accomplishing the feat in his 21st career game … also hauled in his 21st career touchdown catch … marked his sixth consecutive game with a reception, tied for the third-longest streak in program history … had four receptions for 32 yards versus TCU … made two catches for 30 yards at Kansas … hauled in seven receptions for 62 yards against Baylor ... caught seven passes for 84 yards in the Alamo Bowl against Washington ... ranks third all-time in UT history with 21 touchdown receptions and 14th with 122 catches ... has caught a pass in all 25 games to start his career ... the 25-straight games with a reception is the eighth-longest streak in UT history.
2021 (fr): Named an All-Big 12 First Team honoree by league coaches and the Associated Press … selected Big 12 Offensive Freshman of the Year … the AP Big 12 Newcomer of the Year ... Shaun Alexander Freshman of the Year Award finalist … an Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award … a preseason, midseason and season True Freshman All-American selection by ESPN … named a Freshman All-American by The Athletic and 247Sports … played in and started all 12 games … had 62 receptions for 981 yards and 12 touchdowns … established single-season UT freshman records in all three categories … also set single-game Texas freshman records for receptions (14), receiving yards (261) and receiving touchdowns (3, twice) … led all FBS freshmen wide receivers and the Big 12 in receiving yards, receiving yards per game (81.8) and receiving touchdowns … led Power 5 freshmen and ranked fifth overall among FBS freshmen in receptions and receptions per game (5.2) … had at least one reception in all 12 games … led Texas with 15 explosive plays (20-or-more yards) with seven resulting in touchdowns … hauled in at least six receptions in five games and averaged 31.2 yards per touchdown catch (374 yards on 12 touchdowns) … caught a 34-yard pass in his Longhorn debut against Louisiana and returned a punt for 18 yards … had two receptions for 41 yards at Arkansas … collected six receptions for 71 yards and scored his first career touchdown in a victory over Rice … earned Bleacher Report Top True Freshman honors … tallied his first career 100-yard game against Texas Tech with five receptions for 100 yards and a Texas freshman record three touchdown receptions … named the Big 12 Newcomer of the Week following his performance against the Red Raiders … also garnered honorable mention Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award Player of the Week honors … caught one pass for seven yards and returned a kick for 15 yards at TCU … in his Red River Showdown debut against Oklahoma, hauled in nine receptions for 261 yards and two touchdowns … his 261 receiving yards established a new freshman record and were the second-most in a game in UT history (273, Jordan Shipley vs. UCF, 2009) … the 261 receiving yards are the best output ever for a Longhorn against the Sooners … nine receptions against Oklahoma were at the time tied for fourth-most by a freshman in a single game in program history … 261 yards (on nine receptions) versus Oklahoma were the fourth-most in a game by any FBS player this season … hauled in five receptions for 28 yards against Oklahoma State … marked his fourth five-reception game this year … caught four passes for 115 yards and one touchdown … against Iowa State, he caught two passes for 32 yards, including a four-yard score that gave him eight touchdown receptions for the season, equaling Roy Williams’ freshman record established in 2000 … recorded 14 receptions for 152 yards and three touchdowns against Kansas … his 14 receptions tied for second-most and the most ever for a freshman in Texas Football history … three touchdown receptions tied his own Texas freshman single-game record … the three scores marked his third multi-touchdown receiving game of the season, a new Texas freshman record … marked his fourth 100-yard receiving game this season, the only freshman in UT history with more than two in a season, and tied for the sixth-most in a season in program history … his three touchdown catches versus Texas Tech and Kansas tied for the seventh-most in a game for any FBS player in 2021 and tied for the most by a freshman … totaled seven receptions for 85 yards and one touchdown at West Virginia … hauled in a touchdown reception in his fourth-straight game, tied for the fifth-longest streak in UT history … the seven receptions against West Virginia are tied for the ninth-most in a game by a freshman in UT history and gave him four of the top-14 marks in the Texas record book … registered six receptions for 65 yards versus Kansas State … had four touchdown receptions of at least 50 yards with scores of 62 (Texas Tech), 75 (vs. Oklahoma), 63 (at Baylor) and 52 (at West Virginia) yards … his 12 total touchdowns equaled the third-most by a freshman in program history … 72 points scored are tied for seventh all-time among Longhorn freshmen ... was only freshman among the Big 12 Conference’s first- and second-team selections ... the sixth Longhorn to earn offensive freshman of the year honors and the first since Colt McCoy in 2006 ... joined Caden Sterns (2018) as the only Longhorn freshmen to earn both the conference’s highest freshman honor and be named to the All-Big 12 First Team.
High school: Attended Central East High in Fresno, CA ... Selected to participate in the 2021 All-American Bowl ... earned a 247Sports Composite ranking of four stars; the No. 76 overall player nationally, the No. 12 wide receiver in the country, and the No. 7 player in the state of California ... named a four-star prospect by 247Sports; the No. 98 overall player in the nation, the No. 13 wide receiver and the No. 8 player in the state of California ... rated as a four-star prospect by ESPN, the No. 124 overall player in the country, the No. 22 wide receiver and the No. 11 player in the state of California ... Rivals.com four-star prospect, the No. 65 player in the nation and the No. 11 wide receiver and the No. 5 player in California ... had his senior season canceled due to COVID-19 ... caught 55 passes for 992 yards and 16 touchdowns as a junior ... helped Central East win its first-ever CIF Division 1-AA state championship after a 15-0 season in 2019 ... as a sophomore, caught 10 passes for 259 yards and three touchdowns in an injury-shortened season ... played for head coach Kyle Biggs ... also competed in track and field at Central East, where he earned a personal record with a 10.55 100-meter dash as a sophomore.