Daniel Sorensen, better known by his nickname of Dirty Dan, is an American football safety who currently plays for the Kansas City Chiefs in the National Football League (NFL).
He and Whitney Sorensen have four children together. Prior to enrolling at Southern Utah for college football, he served a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in San Jose and Costa Rica before beginning his football career there.
Early Life and Education
Sorensen was born and raised in Riverside, California before attending Colton High School where he distinguished himself on the football team as an outstanding safety. During his junior year he earned first team All Conference honors while his senior year saw him reach the state championship game.
As a safety at Brigham Young University, Sorensen became a four-year letter winner and earned over 200 tackles (122 solo), one sack, 23 passes defended, and two interceptions during his four year stint with BYU Cougars.
Sorensen completed both his undergraduate studies at Brigham Young University (BYU) and a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Costa Rica from 2009 to 2010. Subsequently, Sorensen was signed as an undrafted free agent by Kansas City Chiefs in 2014 where he currently plays at safety.
Sorensen has amassed more than 50 tackles, eight pass deflections, two interceptions, seven sacks and has earned the Athlete of the Month honor in 2016.
Sorensen entered training camp vying with Sanders Commings, Kelcie McCray, and Justin Cox for a backup safety spot. Ultimately he made it onto the roster and was recognized by both defensive coordinator Bob Sutton as well as special teams coach Dave Toub as being their starting punt protector.
Daniel Sorensen and Whitney Sorensen have two children together, with Daniel keeping his private life as low-key as possible. Whitney maintains a personal blog in which she often writes about their family adventures; however, her last entry was back in 2015. Daniel currently resides in Provo, Utah together with Whitney Sorensen.
Achievement and Honors
Sorensen, who plays safety for the New Orleans Saints of the National Football League (NFL), has 12 interceptions to his name, returning four for touchdowns and totalling 4.5 sacks during his career.
Sorensen graduated from Brigham Young University (BYU), was undrafted free agent and became an integral member of their defensive unit during his time. Known for his physicality and toughness on defense, Sorensen earned himself a reputation as a formidable opponent.
Sorensen believes being a faithful follower of Christ is more significant. Recently, he discussed this subject via Facebook Live event.
Daniel Sorensen is an American football safety for the Kansas City Chiefs in the National Football League (NFL). Since his drafting, Sorensen has become an integral member of their roster since 2014.
BYU graduate Dan Sorensen is both a Mormon and devout Christian. His determination on the field can be credited to his late father Kory Sorensen who mentored Dan, his brothers, and other athletes across soccer, baseball and football disciplines during their childhood years.
Sorensen is married to Whitney Sorensen and they share two children together: Brooks and Kennedy. Roxann Sorensen plays an integral part in his family life; she and her husband reside in Utah where they share an elegant home in Grand Terrace; both Roxann and her partner are active members of their church and community, with Roxann serving on its board of trustees; they enjoy travelling and spending time with friends and family alike.
Daniel Sorensen has an estimated net worth of over $40 Million and plays as a safety for the New Orleans Saints in the National Football League (NFL), previously with Kansas City Chiefs. His estimated annual salary includes a $152,500 signing bonus.
He is married to Whitney Sorensen and together they have four children. An avid member of the Church of Latter-day Saints, he has served as a missionary in both San Jose and Costa Rica for their church.
Sorensen hails from Riverside, California where he was raised alongside his parents Kory and Roxann in Grand Terrace. He has one sister and four brothers including an older one named Brad Sorensen who attended school football at Southern Utah before being selected into the NFL draft in 2013. Sorensen holds dual nationality with White ethnicity ties.