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Blake Sorensen
Blake Sorensen

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Eden Prairie, Minn.

High School:
Eden Prairie

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 231

Position:
LB

Experience:
3V

Blake Sorensen Photo Gallery

Honors and Awards
2010:
Consensus honorable mention All-Big Ten ... Academic All-Big Ten ... Jay Seiler Coaches' Appreciation Award (Defense)
2009:
Academic All-Big Ten
2008: Academic All-Big Ten

2010: Led team in tackles and tied for second in interceptions ... made six tackles against TCU in the Rose Bowl on Jan. 1 ... tallied five tackles against Northwestern on Nov. 27 ... made four tackles at Michigan on Nov. 20 ... posted one tackle against Indiana on Nov. 13 ... recorded two tackles at Purdue on Nov. 6 ... team-high eight tackles at Iowa on Oct. 23 ... named UW's co-defensive player of the week after career-high 10 tackles, 0.5 TFL and game-clinching interception in win over No. 1 Ohio State on Oct. 16 ... made six tackles with 0.5 tackles for loss against Minnesota on Oct. 9 ... tied season high with seven tackles at Michigan State on Oct. 2 ... broke up one pass and made one tackle against Austin Peay on Sept. 25 ... collected four tackles against Arizona State on Sept. 18 ... recorded second interception of career and had team-high seven tackles against San Jose State on Sept. 11 ... named UW's co-defensive player of the week after making five tackles at UNLV on Sept. 4

2009: Earned third letter ... played in all 13 games with one start ... intercepted first pass of career and had three tackles in first start of season against Hawaii on Dec. 5 ... season-high eight tackles against Northwestern on Nov. 21 ... seven tackles and 0.5 TFLs for four yards against Michigan on Nov. 14 ... notched four tackles against Indiana on Nov. 7 ... named UW's co-defensive player of the week after making one tackle against Minnesota on Oct. 3 ... tallied three tackles against Wofford on Sept. 19 ... had three tackles against Fresno State on Sept. 12 ... four tackles and 1.0 TFL, including first career sack, against Northern Illinois on Sept. 5

2008: Earned second letter ... appeared in 11 games on special teams and two starts at linebacker ... finished with 14 tackles (seven solo, seven assisted) and 2.0 TFLs for 10 yards ... 1.0 TFL for 5 yards against Florida State in the Champs Sports Bowl ... had first career kick return for 11 yards against Florida State ... three tackles against Minnesota on Nov. 15 ... two stops on Oct. 4 against Ohio State ... started second-straight game against Marshall on Sept. 6 and had three tackles ... made first career start against Akron on Aug. 30 in place of injured Jonathan Casillas ... season-high four tackles including 1.0 TFL for five yards against the Zips

2007: Earned first letter ... saw action on special teams in 12 games ... tied season-high with three tackles against 16th-ranked Tennessee in the 2008 Outback Bowl ... also played at LB late in win over Indiana on Oct. 27 ... assisted on two tackles vs. Hoosiers ... solo tackle at Penn State on Oct. 13 ... season-high three tackles in win over Iowa on Sept. 22 ... two tackles vs. The Citadel on Sept. 15 and Washington State on Sept. 1

High School:
Earned All-America honors from PrepStar ... named "Mr. Football" by Minnesota State High School Football Coaches Association ... two-time, first-team all-state, all-metro and all-conference selection ... among top 40 inside linebackers in the nation according to Scouts, Inc. ... rated the No. 8 player in Minnesota by Rivals.com ... captained football team as a senior ... led team to back-to-back Class 5A state titles ... team's leading tackler as a senior (83) and junior (105) ... registered 16 tackles for loss and six interceptions over final two prep seasons combined ... also rushed for 850 yards and 19 TDs during his last two campaigns ... earned three letters in football, two in basketball and one in baseball ... football coach was Mike Grant

Personal:
Parents are Susan and Kenneth Sorensen ... major is consumer affairs

Career Defensive Statistics
Season GP/GS UT AT Tot. TFL QBS FC FR INT PD
2007 12/0 6 8 14 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0 0 0
2008 11/2 7 7 14 2.0-10 0.0-0 0 0 0 0
2009 13/1 24
16 40
1.5-11 1.0-7 0 0 1
1
2010 13/11
30
36
66
1.0-2 0.0-0 0 0 2
3
Totals 49/14 67
67 134
4.5-23 1.0-7 0 0 3 4

Game-by-Game Tackles

2007 SEASON: Washington State (1-1=2); The Citadel (2-0=2); Iowa (1-2=3); Penn State (1-0=1); Indiana (0-2=2); Tennessee (2-1=3)

2008 SEASON: (Akron 3-1=4); Marshall (2-1=3); Ohio State (0-2=2); Michigan State (0-1=1); Minnesota (1-2=3); Florida State (1-0=1)

2009 SEASON: Northern Illinois (1-3=4); Fresno State (2-1=3); Wofford (2-1=3); Michigan State (1-1=2); Minnesota (1-0=1); Ohio State (1-0=1); Iowa (0-1=1); Purdue (2-0=2); Indiana (4-0=4); Michigan (3-4=7); Northwestern (5-3=8); Hawaii (2-1=3); Miami (0-1=1)

2010 SEASON: UNLV (3-1=4); San Jose State (3-4=7); Arizona State (1-3=4); Austin Peay (1-0=1); Michigan State (1-6=7); Minnesota (3-3=6); Ohio State (5-5=10); Iowa (3-5=8); Purdue (2-0=2); Indiana (1-0=1); Michigan (2-2=4); Northwestern (3-2=5); TCU (3-3=6)

Career Game Highs
Tackles 10 vs. Ohio State, Oct. 16, 2010
Tackles for Loss
1.0 (3x), MR vs. Northern Illinois, Sept. 5, 2009
Sacks 1.0 vs. Northern Illinois, Sept. 5, 2009
Interceptions 1 (3x), MR vs. Ohio State, Oct. 16, 2010
Passes Defended
1 (4x), MR vs. Ohio State, Oct. 16, 2010
Season Game Highs
Tackles 10 vs. Ohio State, Oct. 16, 2010
Tackles for Loss 0.5 (2x), MR vs. Ohio State, Oct. 16, 2010
Sacks N/A
Interceptions 1 (2x), MR vs. Ohio State, Oct. 16, 2010
Passes Defended 1 (3x), MR vs. Ohio State, Oct. 16, 2010

Updated - 1/18/10

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