NFL CAREER – This smart, versatile veteran safety brings experience and a wealth of knowledge to the New Orleans secondary. Originally signed by Kansas City as an undrafted free agent out of Brigham Young in 2014, Sorensen has recorded 12 interceptions over the past six seasons with the Chiefs, four returned for touchdowns. Overall for his career, he has appeared in 111 games with 39 starts posting 378 tackles (288 solo), 4.5 sacks, 33 passes defensed, four forced fumbles, four fumble recoveries, 29 special teams stops, one coverage fumble recovery and one blocked field goal.
CAREER TRANSACTIONS – Agreed to terms on a one-year contract with New Orleans Saints (UFA-KC), 3/25/22; Re-signed by Kansas City Chiefs to a one-year contract, 3/29/21; Activated from Injured Reserve by Kansas City, 11/6/18; Placed by Kansas City on Injured Reserve, 9/2/18; Re-signed by Kansas City to a four-year contract, 3/13/17; Re-signed by Kansas City, 4/8/16; Signed by Kansas City to active roster from practice squad, 11/1/14; Signed to Kansas City practice squad, 9/11/14; Waived by Kansas City, 9/9/14; Signed by Kansas City as an undrafted free agent, 5/12/14.
2021 – Played in all 17 regular season games with seven starts...Finished season with 51 tackles (40 solo), one sack and two interceptions, one returned 75 yards for a touchdown...Added eight passes defensed...Key contributor on a defense that eighth in the NFL in opponent points per game, allowing only 21.4 per contest…Recorded seven tackles vs. LA Chargers, Sept. 26…Recorded two tackles vs. New York Giants, Nov. 1…Recorded one interception at Las Vegas, Nov. 14…Returned an interception a career-long 75 yards for a TD vs. Denver, Dec. 5…Tied two tackles in overtime win at LA Chargers, Dec. 17…Posted 14 tackles in three playoff games…Tallied nine tackles in AFC Divisional Playoff loss vs. Buffalo, 1/23/22. 2020 – Played in 15 regular season games with 11 starts for Chiefs...Led Kansas City with career-high 91 tackles...Second on team with three interceptions, one returned 50 yards for a touchdown...Also tallied five passes defensed and two forced fumbles...Key contributor on a defense that finished tied for fifth in the NFL with 16 interceptions and tied for tenth in the NFL, surrendering only 22.6 points per game...At New England, Oct. 5, made six tackles in Chiefs win...At Denver, Oct. 25, picked off Broncos quarterback Drew Lock in the second quarter and returned it 50 yards for a touchdown and also forced a fumble…At Las Vegas, Nov. 22, had a 13-year interception return...at Miami, Dec. 11, finished with seven tackles...At New Orleans, Dec. 20, recorded four tackles and a season-high two passes defensed...Vs. Atlanta, Dec. 27, tallied seven solo tackles…Started all three postseason contests and recorded 12 tackles. 2019 – Played in all 16 regular season games with three starts and started all three postseason contests for Super Bowl champions...Recorded 52 tackles, two interceptions, four passes defensed and five special teams tackles...Key member of unit that finished seventh in the NFL in scoring defense, surrendering only 19.3 points per game...Part of defense that helped Kansas City finish tied for fifth in NFL in interceptions (16)...Started at free safety in all three postseason games and recorded 22 tackles, a forced fumble, a pass defense and a special teams stop...Made two solo tackles and one coverage stop, vs. Baltimore, Sept. 22…Vs. Indianapolis, Oct. 6, posted two tackles...Finished with two tackles (one solo) at Denver, Oct. 17…Vs. Minnesota, Nov. 3, finished with four tackles (two solo)...At LA Chargers, Nov. 18, picked off a pass by Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers with 24 seconds left in fourth quarter to seal a crucial 24-17 Monday Night Football victory...In 40-9 win vs. Oakland, Dec. 1, recorded four solo tackles and one pass defense...At New England, Dec. 8, recorded two tackles...Vs. Denver, Dec. 15, recorded two solo tackles...At Chicago, Dec. 22, recorded four solo tackles and one special teams stop...In regular season finale vs. LA Chargers, Dec. 29, picked off Rivers with 1:06 left in the contest to seal 31-21 victory...In AFC Championship vs. Tennessee, 1/19/20, ranked second on the team with eight tackles and one pass defensed. 2018 – Played in seven regular season games with three starts, missing the season's first nine games on Injured Reserve...Compiled 14 tackles (seven solo), a 54-yard interception return, two passes defensed and one forced fumble...Started both postseason contests and posted 17 tackles (12 solo), one interception and one pass defensed...Logged 14 tackles (11 solo), a 24-yard interception return and one pass defense in NFC Championship loss vs. New England, 1/20/19...Made season debut vs. Arizona, Nov. 11 and posted six tackles...At Los Angeles Rams, Nov. 19, posted two solo tackles...At Oakland, Dec. 2, recovered a fumble by Raiders running back Jalen Richard...Vs. Baltimore, Dec. 9, received first start of season and finished with three tackles in 27-24 overtime victory...Vs. Raiders, Dec. 30, picked of a pass by Oakland quarterback Derek Carr and returned it 54 yards for a touchdown. 2017 – Played in 15 regular season games with 14 starts for Chiefs...Led defense with a team-high 88 tackles, 1.5 sacks, an interception, six passes defensed and a special teams tackle…In one postseason start, chipped in three stops. 2016 – Played in all 16 regular season games with one start for Kansas City...Finished the season with 54 tackles, three interceptions, one brought back 48 yards for a touchdown, six passes defensed, two forced fumbles, two fumble recoveries and a career-high nine special teams stops...Part of defense that finished seventh in the NFL in scoring defense...Grabbed an interception and added two defensive tackles and two special teams stops vs. New York Jets, Sept. 25...Vs. New Orleans, Oct. 23, Picked off a Drew Brees pass that he returned 48 yards for a touchdown...Picked of a Rivers pass in regular season finale at San Diego, 1/1/17. 2015 – Played in all 16 regular season games for the first time in his career and posted 16 tackles, one sack, two passes defensed, seven special teams stops and blocked field goal against Cleveland in Week 16. 2014 – Played in nine games as a rookie and recorded seven special teams stops.
COLLEGE – Four-year letterwinner at BYU...Played in 51 games, recording 211 tackles (122 solo), 1.0 sack (-9 yards), eight interceptions returned for 81 yards and one touchdown, a school-record 23 passes defensed, two forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries...Named a team captain and earned first-team Phil Steele All-Independent honors as a senior…Missed the 2009-10 collegiate seasons when he served in the Costa Rica San Joe Mission…Business major.
PERSONAL – Prepped at Colton (calif.) High School where he earned first-team all-conference honors playing both defense and offense…Also served as the team's punter at Colton and had 17 punts, averaging 47.78 yards per punt his senior year to earn him first-team all-league…Older brother, Brad Sorensen, played QB at Southern Utah and was drafted in the seventh-round by the San Diego Chargers in the 2013 NFL Draft…Born March 5, 1990 in Riverside, Calif.