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Official: Jaguars hire Nick Sorensen as Special Teams Coordinator


JACKSONVILLE – The Jacksonville Jaguars today announced that Nick Sorensen has been named the team's special teams coordinator.

Sorensen most recently served as the secondary coach/nickel specialist with the Seahawks after initially joining the team as a special teams assistant in 2013 before transitioning to secondary coach in 2017. Last season under Sorensen, Jaguars 2021 free agent addition CB Shaquill Griffin made his first career Pro Bowl. In 2012, Sorensen began his coaching career as a defensive quality control coach at Youngstown State.

Sorensen played as a safety for 10 years in the NFL including four seasons in Jacksonville (2003-06), where he served as the team's special teams captain. He also played with the Rams from 2001-02 and the Browns from 2007-10. He originally signed as an undrafted free agent with the Dolphins in 2001 before joining the Rams later that season. Sorensen played in Super Bowl XXXVI as a member of the Rams. During his professional playing career, he tallied 133 special teams tackles.

He played college football at Virginia Tech from 1997 to 2000, beginning his collegiate career at quarterback. He then transitioned to defense and played safety and linebacker during his junior and senior seasons. He was a part of the Virginia Tech team that made it to the National Championship game in 1999. In his final two seasons with the Hokies, Sorensen recorded 117 total tackles, 10 tackles for loss and one interception.  

Sorenson, 42, was born in Winter Haven, Fla. He and his wife, Danielle, have two sons, Nash and Stone.

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Year Title School/Team
2012 Defensive Quality Control Coach Youngstown State
2013-16 Special Teams Assistant Seattle Seahawks
2017-2019 Secondary Coach Seattle Seahawks
2020 Secondary Coach/Nickel Specialist Seattle Seahawks
2021 Special Teams Coordinator Jacksonville Jaguars

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