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Tony Sorrentino

Assistant Wide Receivers

Biography

Sorrentino joins the Vikings staff as the assistant wide receivers coach after spending the past three seasons with Northern Illinois, most recently serving as the passing game coordinator/wide receivers coach. Sorrentino has 17 years of coaching experience, including in the NFL with the Jacksonville Jaguars (2013-16).

In 2021, Sorrentino helped coach NIU to a 9-5 record, beating Kent State 41-23 in the MAC Championship Game. Additionally, he coached WR Trayvon Rudolph to a 2021 All-MAC Second-Team honor, aiding him to 49 receptions, 877 yards and seven touchdowns. Rudolph also recorded 309 receiving yards in a single game against Kent State in 2021, shattering the school's previous record of 266 set by WR Sam Hurd in 2005.

Sorrentino, who was NIU's tight ends and fullbacks coach in 2019, moved to wide receivers coach in 2020. He mentored WR Tyrice Richie to a breakout season in 2020. Richie earned All-MAC honors after leading the team with 597 yards receiving on 53 receptions with four touchdowns in just six games.

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