I remember Sorensen coming out of Bingham. It's tough when you wrench your
back hardcore. I hurt my back doing heavy squats and deadlifts with my
Polynesian friends 23 years ago. I have never been the same since. I
was trying to lift to heavy to not look weak with guys bigger than myself. And
the 80's were a no pain no gain era, and I didn't listen to my body.
As a result I pay the price.Although I am a Ute fan, and don't
want to see any 60+ yard FGs from Sorensen against my Utes, I still feel sorry
for the guy. To have the talent to be a star kicker, and then to be relegated to
unknown status relative to counting on his (Sorensen's) performance from
Bronco, is tough.
I admit last year was rather disappointing as far as our kicking game was played
out. If Justin can't improve on what he did last year we'll need
another alternative. I kinda wish this article actually explored the options
left to BYU if Justin can't live up to at least part of that hype.
I love the guy, but can someone please explain to me why we are constantly
having to worry about injuries from our KICKER?First he blew out his
ankle, and now our KICKER has back problems from doing olympic lifts?Our KICKER?Justin, I know you are a different cat, but it is time
to embrace the fact that you are a kicker, and that your first responsibility as
a kicker is to lounge around the practice field trying not to sweat enough that
you have to shower after practice. If you do that, you (and us) will never have
to worry about your injuries again.Thanks.
Injuries or not, they guy can't keep the ball in bounds after kickoffs.
Just when we get momentum, we see a kick sail out of bounds. That's not an
injury...if it is, we need to look elsewhere. There have to be other options
He will get better this season. He will have lots of opportunities to practice
I would expect more practical, measured pre-season talk from a Junior. Justin
said that Nobody will be able to stop the offense? He thinks he will only be
kicking off and kicking extra points? I mean don't get me wrong, I hope
that is the case but seriously....this guy sounds like a true freshman with that
kind of super bowl talk. Justin's experience should provide a more
practical, measured approach. Best of luck to Justin, I hope this is his
Gotta agree with CT98. Thought it was an interesting article (for the dog days
of Summer anyway) until that last paragraph.Please cut out the hype. I
bleed blue but after last year's hype you would think that the players
would hold back on that kind of talk.
I coached high school soccer against Justin's Bingham team. He could
literally kick the ball from one goal to the other. I've never seen a leg
that big. It's too bad about the injuries. His 62 yard kick in high
school was only 1 yard removed from the NFL record of 63 yards.
Isn't this the guy that Ducky told us was going to kick 60 yard field
goals?NICE.I guess everything changes with a rush from
college level players. From the games I have watched, he should work on keeping
his kickoffs inbounds.
I love his enthusiasm. It will be fun to work them again on the field.
"I mean, I can do whatever they want, but I really think I'll pretty
much be limited to kickoff off and to extra points because no one is going to
stop our offense." This is too easy
"Isn't this the guy that Ducky told us was going to kick 60 yard field
goals?NICE."54-10,You have no bounds,
don't you? He has been injured, which messes with game performance (ask
any football player who has been injured). And you act as if Duckhunter's
claim that he can kick 60 yards is outrageous. Well, he HAS kicked 60 yards, so
we know he can! Unless 60 yards in college is longer than 60 yards in high
school, that is.
Hey 54-10, Should a bunch of BYU trolls jump on the Chase Hansen article and
call out Ute trolls for predicting great things for Chase, now that he was hurt
before the season starts? Didn't think so. Keep it classy Ute fans. By the way Riverton Cougar. Technically a 60 yrd FG in college is harder
Isnt the goal post a bit wider in high school than college? If that is the case,
it would be harder to kick a 60 yarder in college than at Bingham.Also, while missions are great ideas and I think that every worthy young LDS
man should go on one. I think that it hurts athletes performance. Justin went on
a mission, and did not come back the smae kicker. I hope that this does not
happen with Chase Hansen, but it usually does. There are a few exceptions to
this rule, but there are more star atheltes that go on missions that come back
and are never the same. Overall, it is better to serve a mission than play
sports, but if you have a chance to become a pro, work on your craft, and try to
become the best player you can be. The mission will always be there for you to
go on if you get injured or don't make it to the next level.
Yes factcheck and Papa Smurf are correct. It is harder in college with the goal
posts being about 5 feet more narrow. I know Sorensen missed a couple of close
FGs during a Semi final game v. Alta, which was at RES. I think one may have
even hit the uprights. Both were long kicks and were close and if they went in,
Bingham wins. Come to think of it, there was a personal foul in 07
and again in 08 that kept Bingham from winning 6 straight titles.
I wasn't saying it was just as easy, I was merely saying that if he can
kick 60 yards, then he can kick 60 yards. It's not unreasonable to think a
60 yard FG is possible, given what he's done in high school.Either way, I really hope Sorensen gets his peak athletic performance back.