J.J. Worton talks playing scout team offense with Blake Bortles

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. —While most college roommates complain about their peers not taking out the trash or picking up after themselves, University of Central Florida (UCF) wide receiver J.J. Worton just wants his good friend and quarterback Blake Bortles to throw him the ball as much as possible so that they can put their house on the map.

The Bortles-Worton duo connected for 665 total yards to go along with seven touchdowns, including the acrobatic game timing play against the Temple Owls during the regular season. The duo’s play earned both of them spots on the all conference teams.

Wortpn and Bortles chemistry is more than just an on-the-field thing, the duo lives in the same house (alongside other UCF player, center Joey grant) and has a history that goes back to before Bortles took over as the teams starting quarterback.

“Once I first got to UCF me and him became good friends,” said Worton, the redshirt junior out of South Florida. “Playing on the scout team and giving the defense a good look, coaches really saw what kind of plays we could make on the scout team. We knew that once we got the shot to play big time, we would make the most out of it.

“Now look at Blake, top prospect possibly going to the NFL. I couldn’t ask for a better leader or a better friend.”

However just like all friends they manage to poke fun at the other when the time is right. Bortles stated that Worton jokingly gives him a hard time and lets him here about it when he does not get any catches.