Daniel Sorensen

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Daniel Sorensen is a professional football strong safety. In May 2014 he signed a two-year contract with the Kansas City Chiefs after he went undrafted during the 2014 NFL draft. In March 2017, the Chiefs signed him to a four-year, $16 million contract extension. On January 6, 2018, Sorenson started a playoff game for the first time in his four-year career and recorded three combined tackles during a 22–21 loss to the Tennessee Titans. He was on injured reserve after a knee injury in training camp from September 2 to November 6 in 2018.

Sorensen played for the Chiefs in Super Bowl LIV (2019). He had 6 tackles as the Chiefs beat the 49ers 31-20.

Sorensen was born on March 5, 1990, in Riverside, California. He played college football at Brigham Young University. He is a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and served as a full-time missionary to Costa Rica. He married Whitney Jill Halford in 2013.

At the April 2019 General Conference of the Church of Jesus Christ, Elder Gary E. Stevenson included Sorensen in his talk:

We know Church members and priesthood holders who have experienced success at the highest levels of professional athletics. There are many good examples, but I can list only a few here for the sake of time. You might recognize some of these athletes: in baseball, Jeremy Guthrie and Bryce Harper; in basketball, Jabari Parker and Jimmer Fredette; in soccer, Ricardo Rojas; in rugby league, William Hopoate; and in football, Taysom Hill and Daniel Sorensen. Each has made significant contributions to his sport.
While they are extremely successful in their sports, these athletes would be the first to admit they are not perfect athletes or perfect human beings. They work hard to be the best in their sport—and to live the gospel. They get up if they stumble, and they strive to endure to the end.

He later quoted Sorensen as saying: “A good playbook is a plan that uses the talents and strengths of each team member. . . . As I study and practice the teachings of the gospel of Jesus Christ, I can know how to use my strengths to serve in the priesthood.”