2015 NFL DRAFT

Brad Sorensen, QB

School: Southern Utah  |  Conference: BSKY
College Experience: Senior  |  Hometown: Grand Terrace, CA
Height/Weight: 6-5 / 229 lbs.
Projected Ranking
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281157-FA
Latest News
12/30/2012 - It's going to be a busy winter for Brad Sorensen. A record-setting quarterback at Southern Utah University, Sorensen this week received an invitation to the NFL Combine Feb. 20-26 at Indianapolis. "It's a great opportunity for Brad," said Thunderbirds coach Ed Lamb. "I'm excited for him. And I think I speak for our coaching staff and all his teammates."

Most scouting services project Sorensen a third-round pick, but an impressive showing at the combine could enable him to move up. "I'm a big fan, so I couldn't give you an unbiased opinion," Lamb said. "But judging from what the scouts have been conveying to me, he has all the physical tools. It sounds like many of them believe his abilities transfer best to the NFL - for teams with a pocket-passing game." One thing is certain: Sorensen has the attention of those whose livelihood depends on finding NFL-quality players. Three weeks ago, he was invited to play in the NFL Players Association Collegiate Bowl on Jan. 19 in Carson, Calif. - Steve Luhm, The Salt Lake Tribune

11/22/2012 - Southern Utah University quarterback Brad Sorensen has been named one of 20 finalists for the Walter Payton Award. The Payton Award is given to the outstanding offensive player at the NCAA Football Championship Subdivision every year. Sorensen, a senior quarterback from Grand Terrace, Calif. (BYU/San Bernardino College/Colton HS) became Southern Utah's career leader in every passing and total yards category this year and he leaves the school with all but two single-season passing and total yards marks as well as many single-game records.

This past season he completed 273 of 439 pass attempts for 3,139 yards and 23 touchdowns. The Great West Conference Offensive MVP in 2011, Sorensen finished second in the Big Sky in total yards, passing yards per game and passing touchdowns per game this past season. He ranks among the FCS leaders in every statistical category, including 10th in completions per game (24.82), 11th in passing yards per game (285.36) and total passing yards (3,139) and 16th in total offense (278.55 ypg).

Despite playing just three seasons he is also listed in the active career top 20 in every passing category, including fifth in total passing yards (9,445), yards per game (286.2), completions per game (24.9) and attempts per game (38.0); sixth in passing attempts (1,254) and completions (822); eighth in completion percentage (65.55), ninth in passing touchdowns (61), and 15th in passer efficiency (140.56). - The Salt Lake Tribune

10/13/2012 - Colton Cook kicked a 38-yard field goal with 2:12 to play Saturday to put Southern Utah ahead to stay, and the Thunderbirds went on to beat Montana 30-20. Cook's field goal was set up by Brock Miller's 22-yard run on a fake punt to the Montana 27-yard line. Myles Crawford-Harris' 34-yard touchdown with just over a minute to play sealed the win for Southern Utah (3-4, 2-2 Big Sky). Brad Sorensen threw for two touchdowns and ran for another for the Thunderbirds. The Grizzlies (3-4, 2-2) tied it at 20 on Chris Lider's 42-yard field goal with 7:58 remaining. Trent McKinney threw for one touchdown and ran for another for the Grizzlies. - AP Sports

09/23/2012 - Lavell Ika scored the go-ahead touchdown with 1:35 remaining, and Southern Utah's defense stopped Portland State at the 1-yard line on the final play to hold on for a 49-42 victory on Saturday night. Brad Sorensen threw for 311 yards and four touchdowns as the Thunderbirds (2-2, 1-0) won their first-ever Big Sky conference game. They outscored the Vikings 14-0 in the fourth quarter and never led before Ika's TD, a 1-yard rush. Portland State (1-3, 1-1) furiously drove 66 yards in to face first and goal at the 2, but Kiernan McDonagh threw two incompletions before being stopped on a quarterback sneak. McDonagh threw for 270 yards and a touchdown. The Vikings had 317 rushing yards. Mitch Jessop caught nine passes for 159 yards and two touchdowns for the Thunderbirds. His 39-yard TD reception in the fourth quarter tied the game at 42-42. - AP Sports

09/16/2012 - Brad Sorensen threw three touchdown passes to Fatu Moala and Brian Wilson rushed for 140 yards as Southern Utah pulled away in the second half for a 45-23 victory against New Mexico Highlands on Saturday night. Sorensen's third TD pass to Moala, a 5-yarder, and Miles Killebrew's 49-yard fumble return for a touchdown gave the Thunderbirds (1-2) breathing room after they led 21-20 at halftime. Emmanuel Lewis threw for 311 yards and Darius Davis caught nine passes for 173 yards and a TD for the Cowboys (2-1), a Division II squad. Sorensen completed 20 of 35 passes. He was intercepted twice. Moala had eight receptions for 74 yards. - AP Sports

08/04/2012 - 2012 PRESEASON JOHNNY UNITAS GOLDEN ARM AWARD CANDIDATE: Brad Sorensen, Southern Utah...Sorensen has had an interesting journey to get to Southern Utah, starting his career at BYU and playing one season at San Bernardino Valley College. Sorensen has been one of the top players on the FCS level over the last two seasons, throwing for over 3,000 yards in both years and placing as a Payton Award finalist in 2011. - The Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award

07/22/2012 - 2012 BIG SKY PRESEASON ALL-CONFERENCE TEAM (MEDIA): QB Brad Sorensen, Sr., Southern Utah, has been selected Preseason All-Big Sky football for the 2012 college football season as chosen by select media and sports information directors in the league. Sorensen, a transfer from BYU who was the Great West Conference's Offensive Player of the Year in 2011, completed 288-of-425 passes (67.8 percent) for 3,143 yards and 17 touchdowns and finished with 3,094 total yards last year. In 2010 he completed 261-of-390 passes for a school-record 3,163 passing yards and 21 touchdowns. He holds nearly every SUU single-game and single season passing and total offense record and is among the top two in every career category. - Southern Utah football

07/21/2012 - 2012 BIG SKY PRESEASON OFFENSIVE MVP (MEDIA): Brad Sorensen, Sr., QB, Southern Utah...Sorensen, a 6-foot-5, 235-pounder from Grand Terrace, Calif., was named the Great West Offensive Player of the Year in 2011 and has twice been named the All-Great West First Team Quarterback. He threw for 3,143 yards and 17 touchdowns as a junior. He enters his senior season as a candidate for the Walter Payton Award, won last season by former Eastern Washington quarterback Bo Levi Mitchell. Sorensen's teammates Zach Brackus, a senior offensive lineman, and Cody Larsen, a senior defensive tackle were also named to the squad. - Big Sky football

07/12/2012 - 2012 PRESEASON WALTER PAYTON AWARD WATCH LIST: Brad Sorensen, QB, SR, Southern Utah...Sorensen is one of the FCS' top offensive prospects for the 2013 NFL Draft. He has settled in nicely at Southern Utah after starring for a season at San Bernardino Valley College and then spending a redshirt season at Brigham Young. Scouts like his pro-ready size, accuracy and decision-making skills. A pure pocket passer, he has thrown for over 3,100 yards in each of his two seasons, and led the Thunderbirds to their first and only Great West Conference title two years ago. This season, Sorensen will have more of a spotlight as the Thunderbirds move into the Big Sky Conference. - The Sports Network

07/11/2012 - 2012 SPORTS NETWORK FCS PRESEASON ALL-AMERICA FIRST TEAM: Brad Sorensen, Southern Utah, QB, Sr, has been selected Preseason FCS First Team All-American for the 2012 college football season by The Sports Network. Sorensen, who has surpassed the 3,100-yard passing mark in each of the past two seasons, holds nearly all but one Southern Utah single-season passing record as well as most single-game records and he is among the top-two in every career passing category. The Thunderbirds' four selections were the second-most of any school in the nation, just behind 2012 national runner-up Sam Houston State, which placed five athletes on the team. "I am very pleased that The Sports Network is recognizing the hard work of so many of our players," SUU head coach Ed Lamb said. "All four of these players are excellent representatives of their teammates and of Southern Utah University." - Southern Utah football

05/22/2012 - 10 FCS QUARTERBACKS TO WATCH THIS SEASON: Brad Sorensen, Southern Utah, Sr., 6-5, 225 - One of the FCS' top offensive prospects for the 2013 NFL Draft has pro-ready size, accuracy and decision- making skills. A pure pocket passer, he has thrown for over 3,100 yards in each of his two seasons. The Brigham Young transfer, now in his third year as Southern Utah's starter, will have more of a showcase as the Thunderbirds move from the disbanded Great West Conference into the Big Sky Conference. - Craig Haley, The Sports Network

05/22/2012 - 2013 DRAFT TOP SMALL SCHOOL PROSPECTS: QB Brad Sorensen, Southern Utah (6-4, 225): After redshirting at BYU in 2009, Sorensen transferred to Southern Utah, following former BYU assistant Ed Lamb when he was hired as head coach of the Thunderbirds. Over the past two seasons as the starter, Sorensen has passed for a combined 6,306 yards and 38 touchdowns, earning back-to-back Great West Offensive Player of the Year honors. He has prototypical size and stands tall in the pocket, showing nice downfield touch and effortlessly executing Southern Utah's shotgun spread offensive attack. - Dane Brugler, NFLDraftScout.com

 
 
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12/30/2012 - It's going to be a busy winter for Brad Sorensen. A record-setting quarterback at Southern Utah University, Sorensen this week received an invitation to the NFL Combine Feb. 20-26 at Indianapolis. "It's a great opportunity for Brad," said Thunderbirds coach Ed Lamb. "I'm excited for him. And I think I speak for our coaching staff and all his teammates."

Most scouting services project Sorensen a third-round pick, but an impressive showing at the combine could enable him to move up. "I'm a big fan, so I couldn't give you an unbiased opinion," Lamb said. "But judging from what the scouts have been conveying to me, he has all the physical tools. It sounds like many of them believe his abilities transfer best to the NFL - for teams with a pocket-passing game." One thing is certain: Sorensen has the attention of those whose livelihood depends on finding NFL-quality players. Three weeks ago, he was invited to play in the NFL Players Association Collegiate Bowl on Jan. 19 in Carson, Calif. - Steve Luhm, The Salt Lake Tribune

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