Southern Utah: Taking a Chance on the Thunderbirds
Big Stories - Season 1, Episode 2
- Sep 7, 2023 6:00 am
- 31:13 mins
Southern Utah University has been the right place for so many students. That includes Brad Sorensen and Donald Long. Sorensen was a walk-on quarterback at BYU with almost no shot of playing time. But he bet on himself, transferred to SUU, and became the first T-Bird drafted in the NFL. Long's journey to the university was not a direct one out of high school. It included service in the Air Force, being stabbed in a fight, and homelessness. But Long bet on himself, started his college career at Southern Utah and is now a cancer research scientist at Cornell University.