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Name  Barron Wortham
Height:  5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Role  American football player

College:  Texas-El Paso
Weight  111 kg
Tackles:  392
Positions  Linebacker
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Date of birth:  (1969-11-01) November 1, 1969 (age 46)
NFL draft:  1994 / Round: 6 / Pick: 194
Education  University of Texas at El Paso, Everman Joe C. Bean High School

Place of birth:  Fort Worth, Texas

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Barron Winfred Wortham (born November 1, 1969 in Fort Worth, Texas) is a former American football linebacker in the National Football League for the Houston Oilers / Tennessee Oilers / Tennessee Titans and Dallas Cowboys. He played college football at the University of Texas-El Paso.

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Early years

Wortham attended Everman High School, before moving on to the University of Texas-El Paso. Although he entered spring practices with a leg injury he suffered at an All-Star high school game, he was able to earn the starter position at middle linebacker and lead the team with 129 tackles.

As a sophomore, he posted 148 tackles. The next year, he had 138 tackles. As a senior his team only won one game, but after registering 151 tackles, he was named the Western Athletic Conference defensive player of the year.

He left as the school's All-time leader in career tackles (566) and tackles for loss (43), while joining Raymond Morris as the only players in school history to lead the team in tackles four times.

In 2014, he was named to the University of Texas-El Paso Centennial football team.

Tennessee Titans

Wortham was selected in the sixth round (194th overall) of the 1994 NFL draft by the Houston Oilers. In 1996 and 1997 he was the starter at middle linebacker. Joe Bowden took over his role in 1998.

In 1999, he was named the starter in a season that saw the Titans reach Super Bowl XXXIV, while registering 81 tackles and 3 fumble recoveries.

Following the signing of Randall Godfrey in free agency and the drafting of Keith Bullock, Wortham became expendable and was released on April 26, 2000. He left after starting 51 of 92 regular-season games.

Dallas Cowboys

In 2000, the Dallas Cowboys had a lot of turnover at the linebacker position and one of the moves made to improve the depth was the signing of Wortham in free agency on May 4. He was limited during the preseason, after undergoing arthroscopic surgery to repair cartilage damage in his left knee in the second week of training camp.

After Dat Nguyen suffered a left knee sprain in the second contest of the season, Wortham replaced him at middle linebacker. He went on to start 11 games, registering 55 tackles and a career-high 2 interceptions. He wasn't re-signed at the end of the season.

Personal life

After football he founded the Barron Wortham Football Academy.

References

Barron Wortham Wikipedia


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