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Justin Sorensen
Justin Sorensen

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Vancouver Island, B.C., Canada

High School:
Ballenas

Height / Weight:
6-7 / 316

Position:
OT

Birthdate:
06/08/1986

Experience:
2 VL

Major:
Retailing


Fifth-year senior offensive lineman who is the projected starter at the right tackle position... selected in the first round (the fifth player taken overall) in the 2008 Canadian Football Draft by his hometown team, the B.C. Lions... has made 18 consecutive starts, all at right tackle... one of the biggest players on the team at 6-7 and 327 pounds.

2007: Started all 12 games at right tackle... was one of eight players to start every game... three of the eight players to start every game were offensive linemen - Sorensen, left tackle Jamon Meredith and center William Brown.

2006: Saw action in all 13 games... was limited primarily to special teams duty until he was inserted in the lineup at right tackle for the second half at Vanderbilt... made his first career start the next week against Tennessee and retained his starting role for the remainder of the season... made six starts overall... the Gamecocks totaled over 400 yards of offense in each of the season's final four games.

2005: Served as a squadman... saw action in three games, appearing in the Alabama, Troy and Missouri games, primarily on special teams.

2004: Redshirted as a true freshman.

HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated from Ballenas High School in Vancouver Island, B.C., in 2004... played offensive tackle for Coach Hines... was named his team's Most Valuable Player.

PERSONAL: Justin Sorensen was born June 8, 1986... graduated in December 2007 with a degree in retailing... working on a second major in psychology.