Daniel Sorensen Athlete Profile

#9 Daniel Sorensen

Position: Defensive Back Height: 6-2 Weight: 208 Roster Years: 2008 | 2011-2013 Hometown: Colton, CA Last School: Colton High School

Personal

  • Born in Riverside, California
  • Parents are Kory and Roxann Sorensen
  • Served in the Costa Rica San Jose Mission (2009-10)
  • Eagle Scout
  • Older brother, Trevan, played football at UNLV
  • Older brother, Cody, played football at Utah
  • Older sister, Emily, is a BYU graduate
  • Brother Bryan played football at Valley JC
  • Brother Brad played football at SUU and was drafted in the 7th round of the NFL draft by the San Diego Chargers
  • Cousin of BYU teammate Justin Sorensen
  • Majoring in business
  • Recruited by Boston College, Washington, Arizona State, Duke, Nebraska, Ole Miss, USC, UCLA and Colorado

Before BYU

  • Earned first-team all-conference honors on both offense and defense as a senior
  • Had 17 punts on the season, averaging 47.8 yards per punt to earn first-team all-league honors as a punter, as well
  • Helped lead the Yellow Jackets to an 8-4 record and a trip to the state semifinals
  • Credited with 87 tackles, including 62 solo tackles
  • Credited with a team-leading 23 pass deflections and four QB hurries
  • Tied for the team lead with five interceptions
  • Totaled 82 tackles and seven interceptions in 2006
  • Earned first-team all-league honors and second-team all-state honors as a junior


2008 | Freshman Year

  • Earned letterman honors as a freshman
  • Saw action in 12 games
  • Totaled 17 tackles and 3.5 tackles for a combined loss of 15 yards
  • Recorded his first career sack for a loss of nine yards against Utah State
  • Returned an interception for two yards against Wyoming
  • Academic All-MWC

2011 | Sophomore Year

  • Earned letterman honors as a sophomore
  • Started all 13 games at safety
  • Third on the team in tackles with 61
  • Had two tackles for loss, two interceptions, six pass breakups and recovered one fumble on the year
  • In season opener at Ole Miss had six tackles, one tackle for loss and recovered a fumble
  • Against Texas recorded eight tackles, one tackle for loss and had an interception
  • Returned an interception 30 yards for a touchdown vs. Idaho State and broke up a pass
  • Totaled seven tackles and a pass breakup vs. TCU
  • Had a season-high nine tackles and a pass breakup vs. Tulsa in the Armed Forces Bowl

2012 | Junior Year

  • Earned letterman honors as a junior
  • Led the team with three interceptions
  • Recorded a career-best 10 tackles at Notre Dame
  • Forced a fumble and recovered it against Weber State and added five tackles
  • Returned an interception for 26 yards and forced a fumble, while adding eight tackles at Georgia Tech
  • Intercepted a pass and totaled eight tackles and a tackle for loss at San Jose State
  • Finished the season with 68 tackles, the second-most on the team

2013 | Senior Year

  • Voted team captain
  • Recorded eight tackles and an interception in the win against Utah State
  • Had seven tackles, one tackle for loss and four pass breakups against Texas
  • Notched his eighth career interception at Houston
  • Tallied a season-high nine tackles and added .5 tackles for loss and a pass breakup against Wisconsin
  • Recorded six tackles and one tackle for loss against Notre Dame
  • Earned first team All-Independent honors by College Sports Madness for the second consecutive year
  • Phil Steele All-Independent First Team
  • Holds the school record for most pass breakups with 23