Sorensen, a quarterback from Grand Terrace, Calif., who completed his eligibility at SUU this past fall, finished his career as the school's all-time leading passer. He holds all of the school's career and single-season passing records as well as most of its total yards records. He finished his three-year career at SUU with 9,445 passing yards and 61 touchdowns, including 3,139 yards and 23 TDs in 2012.
Was named the Great West Conference's Offensive Player of the Year. Earned first-team all-GWC honors from both the coaches and media for the second straight season and also was a Payton Award Watch finalist. Completed 288-of-425 passes for 3,143 yards and 17 touchdowns. He set an SUU record with his 425 attempts, while his 288 completions are fourth-most in a season at SUU, the 3,143 yards are second (behind his own record 3,163 set in 2010) and the 17 TD passes are tied for the sixth-most in school history. He also finished the season with the second-highest total plays in a season at SUU, 495, and 3,094 yards of total offense, which ranks third, behind Casey Rehrer's 3,439 yards in 2004 and Sorensen's own 3,170 yards in 2010. Career-wise, Sorensen moved into first place on the SUU career completions list last year, with 549, and he is in second place in three more categories: his 37 TD passes are two shy of Rick Robins' SUU record, his 6,306 passing yards are 1,135 behind Robins and his 815 career pass attempts are 208 fewer than Robins had from 1992-95.
He also broke the SUU a single-game record for completions in a game with 38, against North Dakota, and he had seven additional marks that rank among the school's top-10 single-game efforts during the 2011 season. He threw a touchdown pass in all but three games. Earned four College Football Performance Awards honor roll recognitions during the season, including the games vs UT-San Antonio, vs. North Dakota, at South Dakota and at Northern Arizona. Against UTSA he completed 20-of-28 passes for 287 yards and three touchdowns, and four incompletions were drops. Against UND he completed 38-of-54 passes for 353 yards and three touchdowns. The 54 attempts tie his personal-high and are the second-most in school history. The 353 yards are the seventh-most by an SUU quarterback and Sorensen's third-highest total in a single game. At South Dakota he completed 32-of-44 passes for 303 yards and two touchdowns, and at Northern Arizona he completed 29-of-41 passes for a season-high 389 yards and two touchdowns. The 389 passing yards at NAU are the fifth-most in a game at SUU.
Earned first-team all-Great West Conference honors from both the coaches and the media and was the only unanimous choice by the media. Completed 261-of-390 passes for a school-record 3,163 passing yards and 21 touchdowns. His 261 completions were the second-most in school history, his 390 attempts were third most and the 21 scoring strikes are tied as the third-most in a season at SUU. Was named National Player of the Week by College Football Performance Awards as well as the Great West Player of the Week following the UC Davis game in which he completed 30-of-36 passes for 397 yards and five touchdowns and ran for another score. The five TD passes tied the SUU single-game record, as did the six TDs he was responsible for. He also earned honorable mention honors from CFPA following the Cal Poly, North Dakota and Dixie State games. Against Cal Poly, when he was also named GWC Player of the Week, Sorensen averaged 14 yards per completion, completing 18-of-22 passes for 253 yards and a touchdown with no interceptions.
He finished the Cal Poly game with a career-best efficiency rating of 193.42. Against North Dakota he completed 35-of-46 passes for 413 yards and two TDs, while against Dixie State he completed 19-of-23 passes for 245 yards and three touchdowns before exiting the game with the team holding a 35-0 lead with 6:13 to play in the first half. Sorensen had three games in 2010 worthy of the SUU record books, and all three came on the road. At North Dakota the 35 completions tied the SUU single-game record, set by Cade Cooper vs. Eastern Washington in 2009, while the 413 yards rank third in the SUU record books. His 46 attempts at UND are tied for ninth on the list. He also notched his name into the SUU record books in five single-game categories at Texas State. His 49 pass attempts rank fourth at SUU; his 352 passing yards and 29 completions rank seventh, while the 399 total yards rank seventh (fifth at the time); and his 57 plays are tied for seventh on the total plays list. At UC Davis, in addition to his five touchdowns tying the single-game record, the yards are the fourth-best total in SUU single-game history, and the 30 completions and 400 total yards rank sixth. In the team category, the 35, 30 and 29 completions rank tied for first, sixth and seventh, respectively.
Spent the 2009 season as a redshirt at Brigham Young University. Played one season at San Bernardino Valley College, where he earned first-team all-Foothill Conference honors after completeing 177-of-296 passes for 2,280 yards and 17 touchdowns with just four interceptions. Earned conference's offensive player of the week an astounding seven times during the one season as a Wolverine, playinkg for coaches Pat Meech and Jason Brown.
Prepped at Colton (Calif.) High School where he earned first-team all-league and all-county honors following both his junior and senior seasons. Completed 73 percent of his passes his senior year when he threw for 2,119 yards and 27 touchdowns as wells tushing for 109 yards and three TDs with seven 2-point conversions. Threw for 1,275 yards and nine scores as a junior when he helped Coach Harold Strauss' Yellowjackets to a Citrus Belt League championship. Served as a team captain and was MVP of the offense his senior year as well. Also lettered in basketball, earning first-team all-league honors.
Parents are Roxann and Kory Sorensen. Served an LDS church mission to Malaja, Spain.