Northwestern quarterback Justin Worley, a 6-foot-5, 195-pound senior, is finishing one of the best careers ever in South Carolina at his position.
Since Worley became the starter his sophomore season, the Trojans are 33-7 and region champs three straight years.
Worley, who committed to the Tennessee Volunteers, is a three-year starter and is rewriting the state record book, "Palmetto's Finest." All records in the book are recognized as official and are sanctioned by the South Carolina High School League.
Palmetto's Finest does not include all records, so several of the stats below are those compiled by Northwestern offensive coordinator Kyle Richardson.
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We will update Worley's stats each week, with notes where necessary. This week's concerns the 43 TDS passes he's thrown this season. Worley is currently third in that category in Palmetto's Finest with 50 in 2008. The leader is former Byrnes quarterback Willy Korn, with 53. With one regular season game left and at least one playoff game to be played, Worley is well within reach of moving up, if not breaking the record.
We'll keep you informed.
Last Friday: In the Trojans' 42-28 win over Gaffney, Worley completed 37-of-48 passes for 424 yards, 5 TDs and was intercepted once. He also ran for a touchdown.
Worley's career numbers
Pass attempts: 1,545, State record
Pass completions: 999, State record
Passing yards: 11,633
Passing TDs: 136
Completion percentage (minimum 20 attempts): 64.66
Total offense yards: 11,779