|Dean Sorrell - 4
One of the top defenders in not only Conference USA, but in the nation as well ... has started all 58 contests since his freshman season, which leads all current UAB players ... only UAB player to have played every minute of every game last season ... during his three-year career, he has played an astounding 5,336 of 5,472 combined total minutes, which equates to 97.5-percent of action ... led team in minutes played in 2006 (1,852), 2007 (1,697) and 2008 (1,787) ... a four-time Commissioner's Honor Roll member.
Junior Season (2008)
Earned third-team all-conference accolades following an outstanding season ... played every minute of all 19 games last season (1,787 minutes) and anchored a defensive back line which gave up 1.26 goals per game ... scored his first career goal on a direct kick from 30 yards out in a 4-1 win over Alabama A&M (10/8) ... collected eight shots and four shots on goal ... was equally impressive in the classroom as he was on the field ... earned the C-USA men's soccer Spirit of Service Award, given to the top student-athlete based upon significant community service, good academic standing and participation in their elected sport ... elected to the CoSIDA Academic All-District First Team and the C-USA All-Academic team ... also earned a spot on the C-USA Commissioner's Honor Roll for a fourth-straight season ... approaching a spot in the record books for most career games played at UAB.
Sophomore Season (2007)
One of the top marking backs in Conference USA during campaign ... played and started in all 19 games during year ... led team for second consecutive season in minutes played (1,697) ... anchored the defense that allowed 1.06 goals per game and recorded five shutouts ... recorded first career point with an assist on a game-winning goal against Lipscomb (9/7) ... also recorded three shots, with two coming on goal ... named to the Conference USA Commissioner's Honor Roll for third consecutive season.
Freshman Season (2006)
Proved to be one of the top freshman defenders in NCAA Division I college soccer ... led Blazers in minutes played, remaining on the pitch during 1,852 of the team's 1,905 minutes on the season ... also was one of just two returning players to have started every game (Joe Klosterman was the other) ... part of a defensive front which recorded four shutouts during the campaign ... recorded two shots on season, and one shot on goal ... named to the Conference USA Commissioner's Honor Roll for second consecutive season.
Redshirt Season (2005)
Redshirt season ... named to the C-USA Commissioner's Honor Roll.
Standout for coach Ryan Patridge at Oak Mountain which captured the Alabama state title in 2005 and finished ranked as No. 1 prep team in the U.S. ... second-team all-metro selection as a senior ... honorable mention all-metro in junior season ... two-time member of the Birmingham News All-State Academic Team ... prep teammates with fellow Blazer John Markey.
Other Soccer Info
Member of the American Jets `87 Blue squad which won the Alabama Snickers' Cup in 2003 ... selected for SuperClubs National Team in 2004 in Manchester, England ... four-year member of the Alabama State Select ODP Team ... competed in Munich, Germany with Alabama in 2002, helping team to the Bavaria Cup championship.
Full name is Franklin Dean Sorrell ... born March 9, 1987 in Starkville, Miss. ... parents are Tim and Kerry ... major is biology and spanish ... has one younger brother, Thomas Blake ... valedictorian of his senior class at OMHS.