The Jacksonville Jaguars hired Nick Sorensen as team’s special teams coordinator, the team announced Tuesday.
The 42-year-old Sorensen replaces Brian Schneider, who reportedly stepped away due to personal reason. Sorenson most recently served as the secondary coach/nickel specialist with the Seahawks after initially joining the team as a special teams assistant in 2013 before transitioning to secondary coach in 2017.
Sorensen began his coaching career as a defensive quality control coach at Youngstown State.
He played as a safety for 10 years in the NFL including four seasons in Jacksonville (2003-06), where he served as the team’s special teams captain. He also played with the Rams from 2001-02 and the Browns from 2007-10. He originally signed as an undrafted free agent with the Dolphins in 2001 before joining the Rams later that season. Sorensen played in Super Bowl XXXVI as a member of the Rams. During his professional playing career, he tallied 133 special teams tackles.