Former Browns safety Nick Sorensen hired as Jags ST coordinator
Former Cleveland Browns Security Nick sorensen was hired by Jacksonville Jaguars coach Urban Meyer to be the Jags special teams coordinator.
– #DUUUVAL (@Jaguars) June 1, 2021
Sorensen, 42, ended his playing career with the Browns but played for the Jaguars.
He replaces Brian Schneider who is absent from the team for personal reasons.
Sorensen entered the NFL in 2001 as a Virginia Tech UDFA.
He played both quarterback and defensive back with the Hokies.
Nick Sorensen entered Va Tech as QB, moved to defense in 98, returned to QB mid-season after the first two QBs got injured. Went 3-1 in that stretch, helped Frank Beamer avoid removing Michael Vick’s red jersey. Sorensen returned to full-time D in 1999 as starting FS #jaguars #Own
– JP Shadrick (@jpshadrick) June 1, 2021
In 2001, he was signed with the Miami Dolphins training team before moving to the St. Louis Rams from 2001 to 2002.
Sorensen played in Super Bowl 36 with the Rams.
From 2003 to 2006, he was with the Jacksonville Jaguars.
After spending three seasons with the Browns from 2007 to 2010, a neck injury during a kickoff in the August 28, 2010 preseason game against the Detroit Lions ended Sorensen’s playing career.
After the retreat: dissemination and training
Sorensen did not stay out of the game for long.
He worked on WKYC Channel 3 in Cleveland’s brown tonight post-game shows during the 2012 season.
In 2013, Sorensen began his coaching career with the Seattle Seahawks as a special teams assistant.
He worked with Schneider in this capacity while the two were in Seattle.
the #Jaguars are expected to hire a familiar face to lead special teams: their former special teams captain Nick Sorensen, according to sources.
Sorensen has spent the past 8 years as a defensive assistant in Seattle and can operate the system installed by Brian Schneider, who has left the team.
– Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) May 28, 2021
Both were on the Seahawks’ coaching staff when they were Super Bowl champions.
During Sorensen’s transition from special teams focus to high school in 2017, Coach Carroll said:
“Nick Sorensen is going to be focusing on high school to share his expertise after playing there for all these years. He did a great job for us in the special teams, but we really want him to focus on the defensive side of the ball. He brings a wealth of experience and a real sense of our style of play… I foresee with Nick Sorensen that he is going to be a coordinator in this league. He could already be part of special teams, now he will develop his defensive skills, and I see him evolving.