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2023 Hula Bowl Spotlight Interview: Erik Sorensen, OL, University of Northern Iowa

Northern Iowa center Erik Sorensen is one of the most versatile offensive linemen in the FCS. He recently sat down with NFL Draft Diamonds scout Jimmy Williams.
Northern Iowa center Erik Sorensen is one of the most versatile offensive linemen in the FCS. He recently played in the 2023 Hula Bowl . This interview was conducted by Damond Talbot the Director of Scouting of the Hula Bowl.
  • Name: Erik Sorensen
  • Position: OL (Center)
  • College: University of Northern Iowa
  • Height: 6062
  • Weight: 310
  • Twitter: @eriksorensen4
  • Instagram: erik_sorensen

What did you hope to show scouts at the 2023 Tunnel to Towers Hula Bowl?

That coming from a small school, I can compete with the highest level of competition 

If you could donate to one cause in the world, what would it be?

Cancer research

Tell our readers one thing that the world may not know about you?

(Special Talents) I can do the splits

What is the best advice you have ever received?

“Chase the ghost”, meaning once you get in first, keep chasing the ghost in front of you

What is your favorite song to listen to before kickoff? 

Bring ’em out by T.I.

If you were an animal, what animal would you be?

Elephant, graceful but not to be messed with

Overcoming adversity is what defines character, what was the hardest moment in your life to overcome?

Being on the sideline when our starting Center broke his hand

What is your biggest pet peeve?

People saying something and not following with it

Tell me something about your school and why it is so special to you?

It has the small town feel with the college life

What is your favorite snack food? 


What is the best part of football? 

Besides being able to physically move someone against their will

If you could sell yourself in one sentence what would you say? 

I am a player who can play all 5 spots on the offensive line and I will get the playbook down faster than anyone else

Did you have a favorite player or team in the NFL when you were growing up?

I grew up watching Tim Tebow and the Denver Broncos

If you could have dinner with three people dead or alive, who would it be and why? 

Jason and Travis Kelce, their podcast is awesome and I feel like I would learn a lot, and then the last person would have to be my dead grandmother who would love to be following me in the process 


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