Former UCF wide receiver J.J. Worton signed with the Los Angeles Rams Tuesday for his second stint with the team.

Worton signed with the Rams last season in December, one year after his surgery for a torn ACL during his senior season.

He was released from the Rams' practice squad after only a month, but the New England Patriots signed the receiver to their practice squad on Jan. 11, shortly after he was released.

On Jan. 25, the receiver’s career took a downward spiral. He was arrested in Foxborough after a bar fight and was charged with two counts of indecent assault and battery and one count of assault and battery. The Patriots did not renew the receiver‘s contract after the AFC Championship game.

Worton’s charges from the January incident were later lessened to misdemeanor charges of assault and battery; he pleaded guilty on those charges on April 1, according to court documents. The case is still pending.

The 6-foot-2 receiver is best known for his one-handed catch against Temple in 2013, which earned him the ESPN Sports Science Newton Award. At UCF, he notched 168 receptions for 2,360 yards and 21 receiving touchdowns,

Here’s hoping that things are falling into for place for Worton as he looks to make the Rams 53-man roster or their practice squad for the 2016 NFL season.

He retweeted his current teammate Tavon Austin on May 10.


Jean Racine is a Sports Digital Producer for the Central Florida Future.