Saints DB Daniel Sorensen Picks Off Panthers During Season Finale
The Saints hosted the Panthers at Caesars Superdome on Sunday, January 8.
With 1:47 left in the fourth quarter, Darnold unloaded a deep pass intended for DJ Moore. Sorensen picked off the pass and returned the ball 14 yards to the Carolina 35-yard line.
It was Sorensen’s second interception in the last three games.
— Kyle Ireland (@kyleireland) January 8, 2023
Four plays later, the Saints weren’t able to take advantage of the turnover as they missed a potential go-ahead field goal. In the final seconds of the game, the Panthers made a field goal to capture a 10-7 victory.
Sorensen finished the game with four total tackles, three solo tackles, one pass breakup, and an interception. The safety entered the Week 18 game with 21 total tackles, 12 solo tackles, two pass breakups, and an interception this season.
With the loss, the Saints finished the season with a 7-10 record, including 4-5 at home.
The 2022-23 season comes to an end. pic.twitter.com/R3y6O7iTPJ
— New Orleans Saints (@Saints) January 8, 2023
About Daniel Sorensen
Before his NFL career, the Colton, California native played at BYU in 2008 and from 2011-13.
During his time with the Cougars, Sorensen recorded 215 total tackles, 126 solo tackles, 11.5 tackles for loss, eight interceptions, 18 pass breakups, one forced fumble, one fumble recovery, and a touchdown in 51 games played.
After going undrafted in 2014, Sorensen signed a free agent deal with the Kansas City Chiefs. The safety played the first eight seasons of his NFL career with the Chiefs.
In March, the former BYU defensive back signed with the Saints.
Prior to Week 16, Sorensen had recorded 415 total tackles, 320 solo tackles, 4.5 sacks, four forced fumbles, four fumble recoveries, 12 interceptions, 33 pass breakups, and four touchdowns during his nine seasons in the league.
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