Unsung Chargers: Meet Brad Sorensen

By Nick Lee

Aug 29, 2013; San Diego, CA, USA; San Diego Chargers quarterback Brad Sorensen (4) is chased out of the pocket by San Francisco 49ers linebacker Travis Johnson (56) during fourth quarter action at Qualcomm Stadium.Mandatory Credit: Robert Hanashiro-USA TODAY

Brad Sorensen was drafted in 2013 in the 7th round by the Chargers out of Southern Utah (Cedar City, UT). He is currently the 3rd-string QB behind Kellen Clemens and of course, Philip Rivers. This is probably why no one seems to know much about him. He is actually from Colton, CA just outside of Riverside. He played his high school ball at Colton High, where he was teammates with Chargers corner Shareece Wright.

Before signing anywhere out of high school, he went on a two-year LDS church mission in Spain. After his return, he signed with BYU, where he red-shirted. Then he transferred to San Bernardino Valley College and eventually to Southern Utah, where he became an instant star. He received the FCS Elite Quarterback Award his senior year for the Thunderbirds, when he threw 3,139 yards and 23 TDs. He set the school’s single season passing yards record 3 years in a row, each year breaking his own previous record. He finished as the school’s most decorated QB. He was 2nd-team All-Big Sky his senior year as well.

Last year, after being drafted, Sorensen impressed during preseason play. He completed over 53% of his passes for 272 yards and 2 touchdowns in the 4 preseason games. He also had a good showing against the Super Bowl Champion Seahawks.

Do not be surprised if Sorensen gives Clemens a run for his money to be the clipboard holder for Rivers this year. He has shown he is capable of playing in the NFL if called upon. He may not see much action this year, but if he does, I will not be surprised if he plays well. He always has.