For new Detroit Lions LB Paul Worrilow, dad duties come first – Detroit Lions News

For new Detroit Lions LB Paul Worrilow, dad duties come first – Detroit Lions News


Free Press writers Dave Birkett and Carlos Monarrez discuss the Lions trading for Greg Robinson and signing Cyrus Kouandjio on June 15, 2017.

It’s already been a whirlwind of a year for Paul Worrilow.

The fifth-year linebacker, in his first season with the Detroit Lions, barely had a chance to catch his breath since his 2016 season ended with a Super Bowl loss to the New England Patriots.

In the past four months, Worrilow has changed teams in free agency, moved his family back home to his native Delaware, welcomed his second daughter into the world and spent most of his down time learning a new defense.

But now, with six weeks off before veterans report for training camp in late July, Worrilow is back with his family and on Father’s Day focused on the one thing he’s always wanted most: Being a dad.

“I really don’t know how to explain it,” Worrilow said during Lions minicamp last week. “I’ve always envisioned what kind of dad I’m going to be, well before I got married or anything. And I think that comes from my parents. My parents have an awesome, loving relationship and just looking at my dad – I’ve got three brothers – looking at how my dad raised us and my mom, that’s just something I wanted to do.”

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Worrilow grew up the third of four boys to Edward and Mary Beth Worrilow in Wilmington, Del., where his mom often joked that her roughhouse sons made home life…

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