Switzerland’s reigning champions, the Calanda Broncos have re-signed University of Arizona defensive end Jeff Worthy for the 2018 season.
The 6’3″, 290 lb defensive lineman and native of La Mirada, California, was a key reason that Calanda’s defense was a dominant force in 2017, particularly in the playoffs when they allowed only 21 total points in the semifinals and in the Swiss Bowl.
Calanda defeated the Basel Gladiators 42-6 to win Swiss Bowl XXXII.
Worthy had played for league rivals, the Bern Grizzlies in 2016, helping them to win the Swiss championship that year but was inexplicably not re-signed and so chose the Broncos.
When asked by the Broncos what type of player he is Worthy had this to say:
“I am a 3 technique, pass rush guy. I can stop the run. I like a lot of different moves that I use and I like to hit quarterbacks. I get to the quarterback and I bury him.”
At Arizona, Worthy was a standout in his senior year in the PAC 12 and earned him NFL Draft attention. He recorded 23 total tackles and five sacks in 12 games for the Wildcats.
Check out Jeff Worthy’s highlights from the University of Arizona Wildcats. #55.