98 Ben Sorensen
98 Ben Sorensen
Height: 6-4
Weight: 245
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Clovis, Calif.
High School: Buchanan HS
Position: DL
Experience: 3V
gp 10
tk 38.0
sac 10
int -
ffum 1

2017 Season: Named third team FCS All-America by the Associated Press and was a first team all-Big Sky selection at defensive end…led the Big Sky and tied for fifth in the FCS with 10.0 sacks (1.00 per game)…spearheaded a Hornet defense which set the school Div. I-era record with 43 sacks and led the FCS in sacks per game…moved into 10th place in school single-season history with 10.0 sacks and moved into eighth place with 17.5 career sacks…finished the year with 38 total tackles, including  12.5 for loss, seven QB hurries, a forced fumble and a fumble recovery…was credited with at least two tackles in all 10 games in which he played…had a season-high seven stops against Weber State and added six at North Dakota…had three TFLs against UND and Northern Colorado…had a sack in eight games, including two at UND.

2016 Season:
Named honorable mention all-Big Sky honors at defensive end…played in all 11 games, starting 10…led the team with 11.0 tackles-for-loss and 5.5 sacks…finished the year with 42 total tackles…also had five quarterback hurries, forced a team-high three fumbles and recovered two…had at least one tackle in all 11 games and had four or more in eight contests…biggest output came against Montana State where he had six…recorded a share of a sack in six games…recorded 2.5 tackles-for-loss at Idaho State and had 1.5 against Cal Poly.

2015 Season:
Played and started the final 10 games of the year at defensive end…led all defensive linemen on the team with 34 tackles…ranked second among the Hornets with 8.5 tackles-for-loss and tied for third with 3.0 sacks…recorded six tackles at Southern Utah for his season high…had five stops against Weber State, Eastern Washington and Cal Poly…was credited with 1.5 sacks at Southern Utah and had an unassisted sack at SUU.

2014 Season:
Appeared in all 12 games on the defensive line, starting one…was credited with 14 tackles, including 1.5 for loss during the season…had three tackles in the wins over Weber State and Northern Colorado for his season highs…had two solo tackles at Montana…also had two quarterback hurries and a pass breakup during the season.

2013 Season:
Redshirted during the season…named the team's Defensive Scout Team MVP.

High School:
A 2013 graduate of Buchanan HS in Clovis, Calif…was named to the Fresno Bee’s all-metro team and was a first team Tri-River League selection on the defensive line…recorded 75 tackles, including seven sacks, as a senior…had at least five tackles in 10 of his team’s 11 games in 2012…biggest output came against Clovis West HS where he had 11 stops…also competed in the shot put and discus for the track and field team…was a high school teammate with fellow freshman Rajaee Jordan.

Personal: Majoring in kinesiology…parents are Steve and Cindy Sorensen…brother, Nolan, is a quarterback at Fresno City College.

Recent Games
Oct 14 Idaho State W, 41-21
Oct 21 at North Dakota W, 34-27
Oct 28 at #24 Northern Arizona L, 37-17
Nov 4 Northern Colorado W, 50-21
Nov 11 at Cal Poly W, 49-14
Nov 18 UC Davis W, 52-47
Statistics category Overall Conf
Solo tackles 26 20
Assists 12 9
Tackles 38.0 29.0
Tackles per game 3.8 3.6
Sacks 10 8.5
Sack yards 60 58
Interceptions - -
Returned for touchdown - -
Fumble recoveries 1 -
Fumble return TDs - -
Date Opponent Score comp att pct yds y/a td int sac yds
Aug 31 at Idaho L, 28-6 - - - - - - - - -
Sep 9 Incarnate Word W, 56-22 - - - - - - - - -
Sep 16 Weber State L, 31-24 - - - - - - - - -
Sep 23 Southern Utah W, 54-27 - - - - - - - - -
Sep 30 at #9 Eastern Washington L, 52-31 - - - - - - - - -
Oct 14 Idaho State W, 41-21 - - - - - - - - -
Oct 21 at North Dakota W, 34-27 - - - - - - - - -
Oct 28 at #24 Northern Arizona L, 37-17 - - - - - - - - -
Nov 4 Northern Colorado W, 50-21 - - - - - - - - -
Nov 11 at Cal Poly W, 49-14 - - - - - - - - -
Nov 18 UC Davis W, 52-47 - - - - - - - - -
Date Opponent Score rush yds y/a lng td fum lost
Aug 31 at Idaho L, 28-6 - - - - - - -
Sep 9 Incarnate Word W, 56-22 - - - - - - -
Sep 16 Weber State L, 31-24 - - - - - - -
Sep 23 Southern Utah W, 54-27 - - - - - - -
Sep 30 at #9 Eastern Washington L, 52-31 - - - - - - -
Oct 14 Idaho State W, 41-21 - - - - - - -
Oct 21 at North Dakota W, 34-27 - - - - - - -
Oct 28 at #24 Northern Arizona L, 37-17 - - - - - - -
Nov 4 Northern Colorado W, 50-21 - - - - - - -
Nov 11 at Cal Poly W, 49-14 - - - - - - -
Nov 18 UC Davis W, 52-47 - - - - - - -
Date Opponent Score rec yds y/r lng td fum lost
Aug 31 at Idaho L, 28-6 - - - - - - -
Sep 9 Incarnate Word W, 56-22 - - - - - - -
Sep 16 Weber State L, 31-24 - - - - - - -
Sep 23 Southern Utah W, 54-27 - - - - - - -
Sep 30 at #9 Eastern Washington L, 52-31 - - - - - - -
Oct 14 Idaho State W, 41-21 - - - - - - -
Oct 21 at North Dakota W, 34-27 - - - - - - -
Oct 28 at #24 Northern Arizona L, 37-17 - - - - - - -
Nov 4 Northern Colorado W, 50-21 - - - - - - -
Nov 11 at Cal Poly W, 49-14 - - - - - - -
Nov 18 UC Davis W, 52-47 - - - - - - -
Date Opponent Score fgm fga lng xpm xpa pts
Aug 31 at Idaho L, 28-6 - - - - - -
Sep 9 Incarnate Word W, 56-22 - - - - - 0
Sep 16 Weber State L, 31-24 - - - - - 0
Sep 23 Southern Utah W, 54-27 - - - - - 0
Sep 30 at #9 Eastern Washington L, 52-31 - - - - - 0
Oct 14 Idaho State W, 41-21 - - - - - 0
Oct 21 at North Dakota W, 34-27 - - - - - 0
Oct 28 at #24 Northern Arizona L, 37-17 - - - - - 0
Nov 4 Northern Colorado W, 50-21 - - - - - 0
Nov 11 at Cal Poly W, 49-14 - - - - - 0
Nov 18 UC Davis W, 52-47 - - - - - 0
Date Opponent Score punt yds avg long in20 fc tb blk
Aug 31 at Idaho L, 28-6 - - - - - - - -
Sep 9 Incarnate Word W, 56-22 - - - - - - - -
Sep 16 Weber State L, 31-24 - - - - - - - -
Sep 23 Southern Utah W, 54-27 - - - - - - - -
Sep 30 at #9 Eastern Washington L, 52-31 - - - - - - - -
Oct 14 Idaho State W, 41-21 - - - - - - - -
Oct 21 at North Dakota W, 34-27 - - - - - - - -
Oct 28 at #24 Northern Arizona L, 37-17 - - - - - - - -
Nov 4 Northern Colorado W, 50-21 - - - - - - - -
Nov 11 at Cal Poly W, 49-14 - - - - - - - -
Nov 18 UC Davis W, 52-47 - - - - - - - -
Date Opponent Score kr yds avg lng td pr yds avg lng td
Aug 31 at Idaho L, 28-6 - - - - - - - - - -
Sep 9 Incarnate Word W, 56-22 - - - - - - - - - -
Sep 16 Weber State L, 31-24 - - - - - - - - - -
Sep 23 Southern Utah W, 54-27 - - - - - - - - - -
Sep 30 at #9 Eastern Washington L, 52-31 - - - - - - - - - -
Oct 14 Idaho State W, 41-21 - - - - - - - - - -
Oct 21 at North Dakota W, 34-27 - - - - - - - - - -
Oct 28 at #24 Northern Arizona L, 37-17 - - - - - - - - - -
Nov 4 Northern Colorado W, 50-21 - - - - - - - - - -
Nov 11 at Cal Poly W, 49-14 - - - - - - - - - -
Nov 18 UC Davis W, 52-47 - - - - - - - - - -
Date Opponent Score gp rush rcv pr kr yds
Aug 31 at Idaho L, 28-6 - - - - - -
Sep 9 Incarnate Word W, 56-22 1 - - - - 0
Sep 16 Weber State L, 31-24 1 - - - - 0
Sep 23 Southern Utah W, 54-27 1 - - - - 0
Sep 30 at #9 Eastern Washington L, 52-31 1 - - - - 0
Oct 14 Idaho State W, 41-21 1 - - - - 0
Oct 21 at North Dakota W, 34-27 1 - - - - 0
Oct 28 at #24 Northern Arizona L, 37-17 1 - - - - 0
Nov 4 Northern Colorado W, 50-21 1 - - - - 0
Nov 11 at Cal Poly W, 49-14 1 - - - - 0
Nov 18 UC Davis W, 52-47 1 - - - - 0
Date Opponent Score pts rush rec kr pr int fum xpm fgm saf misc 2pt
Aug 31 at Idaho L, 28-6 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Sep 9 Incarnate Word W, 56-22 0 - - - - - - - - - 0 -
Sep 16 Weber State L, 31-24 0 - - - - - - - - - 0 -
Sep 23 Southern Utah W, 54-27 0 - - - - - - - - - 0 -
Sep 30 at #9 Eastern Washington L, 52-31 0 - - - - - - - - - 0 -
Oct 14 Idaho State W, 41-21 0 - - - - - - - - - 0 -
Oct 21 at North Dakota W, 34-27 0 - - - - - - - - - 0 -
Oct 28 at #24 Northern Arizona L, 37-17 0 - - - - - - - - - 0 -
Nov 4 Northern Colorado W, 50-21 0 - - - - - - - - - 0 -
Nov 11 at Cal Poly W, 49-14 0 - - - - - - - - - 0 -
Nov 18 UC Davis W, 52-47 0 - - - - - - - - - 0 -
Date Opponent Score tack ast tot sack lost tfl yds ff fr td int yds td brup blk saf
Aug 31 at Idaho L, 28-6 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Sep 9 Incarnate Word W, 56-22 1 1 2.0 - - 0 - - 1 - - - - - - -
Sep 16 Weber State L, 31-24 5 2 7.0 1.5 2 1.5 2 - - - - - - - - -
Sep 23 Southern Utah W, 54-27 0 2 2.0 - - 0 - - - - - - - - - -
Sep 30 at #9 Eastern Washington L, 52-31 2 2 4.0 1 7 1 7 - - - - - - - - -
Oct 14 Idaho State W, 41-21 1 1 2.0 1 4 1 4 - - - - - - - - -
Oct 21 at North Dakota W, 34-27 6 0 6.0 2 18 3 21 - - - - - - - - -
Oct 28 at #24 Northern Arizona L, 37-17 3 1 4.0 1 6 1 6 1 - - - - - - - -
Nov 4 Northern Colorado W, 50-21 3 2 5.0 1.5 10 3 21 - - - - - - - - -
Nov 11 at Cal Poly W, 49-14 4 0 4.0 1 7 1 7 - - - - - - - - -
Nov 18 UC Davis W, 52-47 1 1 2.0 1 6 1 6 - - - - - - 1 - -
  gp comp att pct yds y/g y/a td int lg effic
2014-15 12 - - - - - - - - - 0.0
2015-16 10 - - - - - - - - - 0.0
2016-17 11 - - - - - - - - - 0.0
2017-18 10 - - - - - - - - - 0.0
Total 43 - - - - - - - - - 0.0
  gp rush yds y/g avg td lg fum lost
2014-15 12 - - - - - - - -
2015-16 10 - - - - - - - -
2016-17 11 - - - - - - - -
2017-18 10 - - - - - - - -
Total 43 - - - - - - - -
  gp rec rec/g yds y/g avg td lg
2014-15 12 - - - - - - -
2015-16 10 - - - - - - -
2016-17 11 - - - - - - -
2017-18 10 - - - - - - -
Total 43 - - - - - - -
  gp fgm fga pct lg xpm xpa pct pts
2014-15 12 - - - - - - - 0
2015-16 10 - - - - - - - 0
2016-17 11 - - - - - - - 0
2017-18 10 - - - - - - - 0
Total 43 - - - - - - - 0
  gp punt yds avg lg in20 fc tb blk
2014-15 12 - - - - - - - -
2015-16 10 - - - - - - - -
2016-17 11 - - - - - - - -
2017-18 10 - - - - - - - -
Total 43 - - - - - - - -
  kr yds avg td lg pr yds avg td lg
2014-15 - - - - - - - - - -
2015-16 - - - - - - - - - -
2016-17 - - - - - - - - - -
2017-18 - - - - - - - - - -
Total - - - - - - - - - -
  gp rush rcv pr kr yds ypg
2014-15 12 - - - - 0 .0
2015-16 10 - - - - 0 .0
2016-17 11 - - - - 0 .0
2017-18 10 - - - - 0 .0
Total 43 - - - - 0 .0
  pts pts/g rush rec kr pr int fum xpm fgm 2pt misc
2014-15 0 0.0 - - - - - - - - - 0
2015-16 0 0.0 - - - - - - - - - 0
2016-17 0 0.0 - - - - - - - - - 0
2017-18 0 0.0 - - - - - - - - - 0
Total 0 0.0 - - - - - - - - - 0
  gp tkl ast tot tkl/g sck yds tfl yds ff fr yds int yds brup blk
2014-15 12 5 9 14.0 1.2 - - 1.5 3 - - - - - 1 -
2015-16 10 13 21 34.0 3.4 3 12 8.5 23 - - - - - - -
2016-17 11 21 20 41.0 3.7 4.5 22 10 30 3 2 0 - - - -
2017-18 10 26 12 38.0 3.8 10 60 12.5 74 1 1 0 - - 1 -
Total 43 65 62 127.0 3.0 17.5 94 32.5 130 4 3 0 - - 2 -
  gp comp att pct yds y/g y/a td int lg effic
Total 10 - - - - - - - - - 0.0
Conference 8 - - - - - - - - - 0.0
Exhibition - - - - - - - - - - 0.0
-
Home 6 - - - - - - - - - 0.0
Away 4 - - - - - - - - - 0.0
Neutral - - - - - - - - - - 0.0
-
Wins 7 - - - - - - - - - 0.0
Losses 3 - - - - - - - - - 0.0
-
September 4 - - - - - - - - - 0.0
October 3 - - - - - - - - - 0.0
November 3 - - - - - - - - - 0.0
  gp rush yds y/g avg td lg fum lost
Total 10 - - - - - - - -
Conference 8 - - - - - - - -
Exhibition - - - - - - - - -
-
Home 6 - - - - - - - -
Away 4 - - - - - - - -
Neutral - - - - - - - - -
-
Wins 7 - - - - - - - -
Losses 3 - - - - - - - -
-
September 4 - - - - - - - -
October 3 - - - - - - - -
November 3 - - - - - - - -
  gp rec rec/g yds y/g avg td lg
Total 10 - - - - - - -
Conference 8 - - - - - - -
Exhibition - - - - - - - -
-
Home 6 - - - - - - -
Away 4 - - - - - - -
Neutral - - - - - - - -
-
Wins 7 - - - - - - -
Losses 3 - - - - - - -
-
September 4 - - - - - - -
October 3 - - - - - - -
November 3 - - - - - - -
  gp fgm fga pct lg xpm xpa pct pts
Total 10 - - - - - - - 0
Conference 8 - - - - - - - 0
Exhibition - - - - - - - - 0
-
Home 6 - - - - - - - 0
Away 4 - - - - - - - 0
Neutral - - - - - - - - 0
-
Wins 7 - - - - - - - 0
Losses 3 - - - - - - - 0
-
September 4 - - - - - - - 0
October 3 - - - - - - - 0
November 3 - - - - - - - 0
  gp punt yds avg lg in20 fc tb blk
Total 10 - - - - - - - -
Conference 8 - - - - - - - -
Exhibition - - - - - - - - -
-
Home 6 - - - - - - - -
Away 4 - - - - - - - -
Neutral - - - - - - - - -
-
Wins 7 - - - - - - - -
Losses 3 - - - - - - - -
-
September 4 - - - - - - - -
October 3 - - - - - - - -
November 3 - - - - - - - -
  kr yds avg td lg pr yds avg td lg
Total - - - - - - - - - -
Conference - - - - - - - - - -
Exhibition - - - - - - - - - -
-
Home - - - - - - - - - -
Away - - - - - - - - - -
Neutral - - - - - - - - - -
-
Wins - - - - - - - - - -
Losses - - - - - - - - - -
-
September - - - - - - - - - -
October - - - - - - - - - -
November - - - - - - - - - -
  gp rush rcv pr kr yds ypg
Total 10 - - - - 0 .0
Conference 8 - - - - 0 .0
Exhibition - - - - - 0 -
-
Home 6 - - - - 0 .0
Away 4 - - - - 0 .0
Neutral - - - - - 0 -
-
Wins 7 - - - - 0 .0
Losses 3 - - - - 0 .0
-
September 4 - - - - 0 .0
October 3 - - - - 0 .0
November 3 - - - - 0 .0
  pts pts/g rush rec kr pr int fum xpm fgm 2pt misc
Total 0 0.0 - - - - - - - - - 0
Conference 0 0.0 - - - - - - - - - 0
Exhibition 0 - - - - - - - - - - 0
-
Home 0 0.0 - - - - - - - - - 0
Away 0 0.0 - - - - - - - - - 0
Neutral 0 - - - - - - - - - - 0
-
Wins 0 0.0 - - - - - - - - - 0
Losses 0 0.0 - - - - - - - - - 0
-
September 0 0.0 - - - - - - - - - 0
October 0 0.0 - - - - - - - - - 0
November 0 0.0 - - - - - - - - - 0
  gp tkl ast tot tkl/g sck yds tfl yds ff fr yds int yds brup blk
Total 10 26 12 38.0 3.8 10 60 12.5 74 1 1 0 - - 1 -
Conference 8 20 9 29.0 3.6 8.5 58 11 72 1 - - - - 1 -
Exhibition - - - 0.0 - - - 0 - - - - - - - -
-
Home 6 11 9 20.0 3.3 5 22 6.5 33 - 1 0 - - 1 -
Away 4 15 3 18.0 4.5 5 38 6 41 1 - - - - - -
Neutral - - - 0.0 - - - 0 - - - - - - - -
-
Wins 7 16 7 23.0 3.3 6.5 45 9 59 - 1 0 - - 1 -
Losses 3 10 5 15.0 5.0 3.5 15 3.5 15 1 - - - - - -
-
September 4 8 7 15.0 3.8 2.5 9 2.5 9 - 1 0 - - - -
October 3 10 2 12.0 4.0 4 28 5 31 1 - - - - - -
November 3 8 3 11.0 3.7 3.5 23 5 34 - - - - - 1 -