Tom Wort, LB, Oklahoma Sooners: 2013 NFL Draft Player Profile

Apr 14, 2012; Norman, OK, USA; Oklahoma Sooners linebacker Tom Wort (21) celebrates a tackle during first half of the Oklahoma spring game at Gaylord Family Oklahoma Memorial Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark D. Smith-USA TODAY Sports

Height: 6’0″

Weight: 235 pounds

Position Rank:

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40 Yard Dash: 4.78

Bench Press: 21

Vertical Jump: 31.5″

Broad Jump: 111″

2012 Statistics

Tackles
G Solo Assisted Total Total/G
13 30 23 53 4.08
Tackles For Loss
G TFL TFL Yards TFL/G
13 5.5 26 0.42
Sacks
G Sacks Sack Yards Sacks/G
13 2.0 15 0.15
Misc. Defense
G Passes Broken Up QB Hurries Fumbles Forced Kicks/Punts Blocked
13 1 2 2 0

Career Highlights (via Oklahoma athletics site)

2012
Played in all 13 games with 12 starts at middle linebacker … opened every game but the Oklahoma State contest … ranked fifth on the team in total tackles and second in tackles for loss … matched his season high with seven tackles and forced a fumble against Kansas.

2011

Starting middle linebacker … honorable mention All-Big 12 by coaches … wore No. 12 vs. Tulsa … recorded his first career interception with a tip-and-catch at Florida State … also had 1.5 sacks against the Seminoles to give him six for his early career … tied for team lead with eight tackles vs. FSU … returned a fumble for 22 yards vs. Ball State … did not play vs. Texas Tech due to an injury … returned at Kansas State and had a career-high two sacks … tied for team lead with nine tackles at Baylor … led team with a career-high 11 tackles vs. Iowa State … picked off his second career pass in OU’s Insight Bowl win over Iowa.

2010

Started the first nine games at middle linebacker … second team Freshman All-American by Rivals, Phil Steele and CollegeFootballNews.com … had a career-high 10 tackles vs. Texas including two for loss and one sack … second among the linebackers for tackles on the season … his season sack total is the No. 5 by a linebacker in the Stoops era .. at least seven tackles in five games … had sacks against Florida State, Texas, Iowa State, Texas A&M and Baylor.

2009
Enrolled in the spring of 2009 … redshirted after suffering season-ending injury during fall camp.

Career Stats

Season G-GS UT AT Total TFL Sacks Int. FC FR PBU
2010 12-9 33 33 66 7.5-44 4.5-38 0 0 0 0
2011 12-12 36 35 71 4.5-28 3.5-24 2-17 0 1-22 2
2012 13-12 27 26 53 5.5-26 2.0-15 0 2 0 1
Career 37-33 96 94 190 17.5-98 10.0-77 2-17 2 1-22 3

Scouting Report/Player Notes

Very solid inside linebacker prospect who is slightly undersized but already really productive for the Oklahoma defense. Already proving to be one of the leaders of the Oklahoma defense who had 66 and 71 tackles in his first two seasons, totaling 12 tackles for loss, eight sacks, and two interceptions, both of which he caught in 2011. Wort had arguably the best game of his career in the Insight Bowl against Iowa, where he had 11 tackles and an interception. He’s missed some time due to injury, but he’s an exciting young linebacker prospect who can be an impact player at the next level if he continues to develop.

Video Highlights (via YouTube)

Topics: 2013 Nfl Draft, Oklahoma Sooners, Tom Wort

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