Furman: (Soar-uls)...veteran left-handed quarterback who needs a strong preseason practice to fend off a possible challenge from UCLA transfer quarterback Chris Forcier to retain the starting signal caller job...has the advantage of experience and knowledge of the Furman system...also sports at solid arm...already ranks among program career leaders in passing yards (3,941, 7th) and total offense (3,845, 12th)...has served as holder on all team placements the last two seasons...will serve as a team co-captain this fall...married his former high school sweetheart, Sarah Kathryn Williams, in late May. 2008 -- In his first full season as a starter helped Furman post a 7-5 record...passed for 2,537 yards and 16 touchdowns...threw for over 200 yards in nine of the Paladins' 12 games, including a season best 263 yards (17x30, 1 INT) in a 23-21 victory over nationally sixth-ranked Delaware...passed for 253 yards and three scores against eventual Patriot League champion and NCAA FCS playoff participant Colgate (42-21 win)...also passed for three touchdowns against The Citadel (34-20 win), Chattanooga (35-10 win), and Mars Hill (62-14 win)...threw only one touchdown in Furman's last four games, but the one TD pass, which covered 50 yards to Adam Mims late in the fourth quarter, proved to be the game winner against Samford (28-27 win)...named SoCon Player of the Month for September...ranked third among SoCon quarterbacks in passing yards (211.4 ypg) and fifth in total offense (209.2 ypg)....named to the SoCon Academic Honor Roll. 2007 -- Appeared in all 11 games as a backup quarterback and holder on placements...most action came in the Paladins's first four games...completed 8-of-12 passes for 83 yards and a touchdown versus Presbyterian (40-16 win)...came off the bench to complete 8-of-9 passes for 67 yards against Hofstra...saw his most action against Clemson, finding the mark on 18-of-28 passes for 172 yards...went 12-for-20 for 143 yards versus Wofford...delivered solid play against 14th-ranked Elon (52-49 win), completing 4-for-4 passes for 59 yards and a touchdown...named to the SoCon Academic Honor Roll. 2006 -- Turned in an impressive inaugural season serving primarily as the backup to Renaldo Gray but also performing exceptionally well in two emergency starts, leading Furman to a pair of victories...made an immediate impact in his first collegiate game, coming off the bench in the second half for an injured Gray to lead Furman to a 17-13 win over Jacksonville State...completed a 19-yard game winning touchdown pass to Brantley Kendall with 28 seconds left to cap a six-play, 50-yard drive...performance against JSU netted him the first of three SoCon Freshman-of-the-Week honors...came off the bench (again for an injured Gray) to throw for 168 yards (14x27) and a touchdown against Coastal Carolina...with Gray sidelined, earned his first collegiate start the following week versus The Citadel, completing 20-of-31 attempts for 251 yards in a 23-17 victory...second start came the following week against Chattanooga (28-22 OT win) when he went 22-for-39 for 335 yards and two touchdowns...hooked up with Cedrick Gipson for a 25-yard game winning scoring strike in overtime...forced the extra period by leading Furman on a 10-play, 68-yard drive for a game tying 23-yard Scott Beckler field goal on the final play of regulation...late fourth quarter drive included a critical 41-yard completion to R.J. Webb on fourth-and-seven play...335-yard performance versus UTC marked the fifth best passing total in Furman history....named to the SoCon Academic Honor Roll. 2005 -- Member of scout team...awarded redshirt and extra year of eligibility...named to SoCon Academic Honor Roll.
High School: 2005 graduate of Greenville (3A) High School...football coach was Larry Frost...played quarterback and passed for 9,405 yards and 105 touchdowns in his career, helping Greenville to a 40-9 record, three region championships, and four state playoff appearances...threw for 3,555 yards and 39 touchdowns in 2004 to lead his squad to a 10-2 record...named all-region, all-state, South Carolina Coaches Association Back-of-the-Year, Greenville News Player-of-the-Year, and The State Player-of-the-Year...earned Shrine Bowl MVP honors after completing 18-of-30 passes for 173 yards and a touchdown in South Carolina's 35-21 win over North Carolina in the annual classic.
Personal: Full name is Jordan James Sorrells...son of Tim and Tracy Sorrells...born February 16, 1987, in Greenville, South Carolina...has a brother, Caleb, and a sister, Emma..father currently serves as Furman's assistant head coach and offensive coordinator and was a two-time All-Southern Conference selection and starting quarterback on Furman's SoCon championship teams in 1980 & '81...mother is also a Furman graduate...cousins Johnson Sorrells (1982-83) and Paul Sorrells (1979-80) -- both Furman graduates -- played wide receiver and defensive back, respectively, for the Paladins...grandfather, Fred Sorrells, played and coached football at Carson-Newman in addition to serving as a high school coach for many years in Tennessee...carries a 3.55 GPA in history.