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Nick Sorensen

Defensive Coordinator

College: Virginia Tech

Hometown: Winter Haven, FL

Experience: 21 years


Sorensen enters his third season with the 49ers in 2024 after spending the previous two years with the team as the defensive passing game specialist/nickels (2023) and defensive assistant (2022).

Over the last two seasons (2022-23), San Francisco's defense has held opposing offenses to the fewest rushing yards per game (83.7) and the third-fewest total yards per game (302.3) in the NFL. In each of the previous two seasons, the team has led the league in interceptions. The team's 42 interceptions during that span are the most in the NFL. In 2023, Sorensen worked closely with CB Charvarius Ward, helping him earn AP Second-Team All-Pro honors and the first Pro Bowl selection of his career. Ward led the NFL with 23 passes defensed and was the only player in the NFL with 70-or-more tackles, five-or-more interceptions and 20-or-more passes defensed.