Justin Sorensen Athlete Profile

#37 Justin Sorensen

Position: Kicker Height: 6-1 Weight: 243 Roster Years: 2008 | 2011-2013 Hometown: South Jordan, UT Last School: Bingham High School

Personal

  • Born in Salt Lake City
  • Parents are Kent and Jill Sorensen
  • Served in the Georgia Macon Mission for the LDS Church
  • Older brother played on two national championship racquetball teams while at BYU
  • Cousin of BYU teammate Daniel Sorensen
  • Eagle Scout
  • Majoring in exercise science
  • Recruited by Oregon, Washington, Colorado and Illinois

Before BYU

  • A 2007 Parade All-American
  • A 2007 Salt Lake Tribune 5A First Team All-State selection
  • Earned Deseret Morning News 2007 5A First Team All-State honors
  • A U.S. Army All-American
  • Utah Gatorade Player of the Year
  • A two-time all-state and all-region selection
  • Holds the state high school record for PAT's, FG's (28) and the longest field goal in state history (current BYU record is 56 yards) -- a 62-yarder
  • Connected on field goals of 59 and 51 yards to help Bingham to a 23-20 win over Alta early in the season
  • Missed one PAT all season, going 54-for-55 during the year
  • Credited with 88 kickoffs during the season, recording 81 touchbacks
  • Had a season-long kickoff of 85 yard
  • Totaled 30 punts on the season, averaging 41.53 per punt
  • Totaled 17 punts that landed inside the 20-yard line
  • Ranked as one of the top high school kickers in the nation
  • As a junior, recorded 96 kickoffs with 81 touchbacks
  • Average kickoff was 70 yards


2008 | Freshman Year

  • Earned letterman honors as a freshman
  • Saw action in all 13 games
  • Handled kickoff and long field goal duties
  • Totaled seven tackles on the season, including five solo
  • Academic All-MWC
  • Kicked a season-long 31-yard field goal against Wyoming
  • Recorded 32 touchbacks on the season, averaging 66.5 yards per kickoff

2011 | Sophomore Year

  • Earned letterman honors as a sophomore
  • Saw action in all 13 games
  • Handled kickoff and field goal duties
  • Phil Steele All-Independent First Team, FBS Independent Honorable Mention
  • Two-time FBS Independent Player of the Week
  • CFPA Kicker of the Week Honorable Mention
  • Made a school-record 48 of 48 PATs
  • Averaged 66.6 yards per kickoff and recorded 17 touchbacks
  • Made 15 field goals including eight 30+ yard field goals and five over 40 yards
  • Was a perfect 3 of 3 on field goals at Texas, making 30, 32 and 33 yard attempts
  • Made a season-long 46-yard field goal vs. Utah
  • Made a 42-yard and 45-yard field goal, along with all 3 PAT attempts vs. San Jose State
  • Ranks No. 10 at BYU for most points scored in a season (93)

2012 | Junior Year

  • Earned letterman honors as a junior
  • Saw action in all 13 games
  • Extended hi school-record to 68 of 68 PAT attempts
  • Made 27 of 30 PAT attempts on the year
  • Averaged 62.4 yards per kickoff and recorded 26 touchbacks
  • Made six field goals
  • Made a season-long 35-yard field goal vs. Oregon State
  • Was a perfect 7 of 7 in PAT attempts vs. Idaho

2013 | Senior Year

  • Went 4 for 4 in FGs and PATs against Texas (9/7)
  • Named FBS Independent Special Teams Player of the Week (9/9 and 10/21)
  • College Football Performance Awards Honorable Mention Place Kicker of the Week (9/9 and 10/21)
  • Lou Groza Collegiate Place-Kicker Award Star of the Week (9/9)
  • Kicked a perfect game vs Houston going 2 for 2 FGs and 5 for 5 PATs 
  • Scored 13 points (3-4 FGs, 4-4 PATs) in a win over Boise State
  • Named to the College Sports Madness All-Independent First Team
  • Received FBS All-Independent Team Honorable Mention
  • Phil Steele All-Independent Second Team
  • Set a new school record with 21 FGs made in one season
  • Finished the season with a perfect PAT record--45 for 45
  • Ranks. No. 4 in school history for most points scored in one season (108)
  • Also ranks No. 6 at BYU for most points scored in a career (251)
  • No. 4 all-time at BYU for most FGs made (43)