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Curtis in the defensive backfi eld, in addition to special teams. Sorensen spent 10 seasons in the NFL as a safety, playing for three different franchises (St. Louis 2001-02, Jacksonville 2003-06, Cleveland 2007-10). He signed with the Miami Dolphins as an undrafted rookie free agent in 2001 before signing with St. Louis. He played in 131 games primarily on special teams, collecting 133 special teams tackles, along with 27 tackles on defense (18 solo) and 0.5 sacks. Sorensen played three career postseason games, all with St. Louis, including Super Bowl XXXVI vs. New England after the 2001 season. Born on July 31, 1978 in Winter Haven, Fla., Sorensen graduated Virginia Tech with a degree in marketing. He and his wife, Danielle, have two sons, Stone and Nash. LOFA TATUPU ASSISTANT LINEBACKERS SEAHAWKS EXPERIENCE: 2ND YEAR NFL EXPERIENCE: 2ND YEAR Hired on February 9, 2015, Tatupu joins Seattle’s coaching staff after a six-year career (2005-10) with the Seahawks after being drafted by the club in the second-round (45th overall) of the 2005 NFL Draft. A three-time Pro Bowler and fi rst-team All-Pro in 2007, he became the fi rst player in franchise history to lead the team in tackles for four consecutive seasons (2005-08), became the second rookie in franchise history to lead the team in tackles (105 in 2005) and shares the franchise-record with three interceptions in a single game. He started all 84 games played and tallied 551 tackles (412 solo), 8.5 sacks, 10 interceptions, 41 passes defensed, seven forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries. He also played in nine postseason games with 66 tackles (46 solo), one sack, one interception, four passes defensed and one fumble recovery, in addition to playing in Super Bowl XL after the 2005 season. His attempt at a comeback with Atlanta was cut short due to injuries before the 2012 season. Tatupu won back-to-back national championships at USC (2003-04) after playing for his father, former NFL fullback Mosi, at King Phillip Regional High in Wrentham, Mass. Born on November 15, 1982, he is married to Rachael, with two children. JAMIE YANCHAR ASSISTANT STRENGTH & CONDITIONING SEAHAWKS EXPERIENCE: 7TH YEAR NFL EXPERIENCE: 7TH YEAR Hired on February 4, 2010, Yanchar joined the Seahawks after 19 years of service in southern California, working with L.A.’s professional sports teams, including 19 years in USC’s strength program. Winners of Super Bowl XLVIII over Denver, Yanchar works alongside Chris Carlisle and Mondray Gee helping implement a regimen of mobility, stability, strength and power. In his time at USC, he was responsible for designing and implementing strength and conditioning programs for baseball, football, women’s tennis and volleyball. He also contributed to USC’s national championship teams in men’s and women’s water polo, women’s track & fi eld, men’s tennis, women’s volleyball, and back-to-back national football titles, as well as being a part of 13 college football bowl teams, with fi ve Rose Bowl appearances. Along with his USC duties, Yanchar worked for the L.A. Rams (1992-95) in a volunteer strength role, the L.A. Lakers (1993-95) as a strength consultant, the NHL’s Mighty Ducks of Anaheim (1993-96) and the WNBA’s L.A. Sparks (1997-99). He fi rst broke in to the NFL as a volunteer with the Cleveland Browns during his time as a graduate assistant at his alma mater, Louisville, where he earned his degree in exercise science in 1987. Yanchar earned his masters two years later in athletic management. Born on December 29, 1963, in Cleveland, Ohio, he and his wife, Stephanie, have one son, Tjaden. ASSISTANT COACHES 66


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