Trace McSorely is a third-string quarterback on the Ravens who was a sixth-round draft pick a year ago. There is seemingly nothing too interesting about him, and yet he's become a viral sensation over the past week thanks to TikTok.

TikTok, the video-focused social media app, has rebirthed a song dedicated to McSorely. The original song was created in 2018 when McSorely was at Penn State. But thanks to a TikTok created by @sorley_yt, users have been enjoying it all over again.

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The original TikTok showed McSorely in Madden Ultimate Team taking over a roster and playing well.


2nd Best QB in the game😤 ##madden21

♬ Trace McSorely spittin - Sub 2 Sorley on YT

The audio used in that TikTok helped inspire others to create similar videos. 

Even the NFL's official TikTok account got in on the joke.


my boss doesn’t believe me, like to prove her wrong 👊 ##nfl ##football ##tracemcsorley

♬ Trace McSorely spittin - Sub 2 Sorley on YT

So what's the whole deal behind this? We'll break down everything you need to know about the song and McSorley.

Trace McSorley TikTok song

While some may believe the TikTok account is behind the McSorley song, it's actually a song that was created in 2018. While McSorley is a third-string quarterback now, he was a starting quarterback at Penn State back then and was even considered a Heisman hopeful.

The song was written by MattyFreshTV and performed by LonelyBoySunday. The full version is nearly three minutes long.

The man behind the TikTok is David James, a high school student living in Pennsylvania. In an interview with the Baltimore Sun, James said the video hit more than 2 million views on TikTok.

"I felt like I had something pretty cool,” he told the Sun. "But I never thought it would be this big."

Trace McSorley TikTok song lyrics


Despite the fact that he led his high school
To four straight state championship game appearances,
Very few high major recruiters looked at the 6-foot tall
180-pounder and said: Quarterback.

Throw it on a dime
Like ya'll ain't even trying
Just a kid from Briar Woods
I'm wearing number nine
Coach Franklin down at Vandy
Flip to Happy Valley
Now I'm coming back and got the Natty on my mind
They can't touch my deep ball
Every game I'm scoring
I'm your favorite quarterback
They call me Trace McSorley
Rep that blue and white
You know I do it for the glory
Baker won the Heisman, next up Trace McSorley

[Verse 1]
Trace McSorley
They call me Trace McSorley
I went out to the bar and I woke up in a sorority
Michigan defense softer than that Cheesecake
Beaver stadium, get loud, home team 14 Straight
And De'Andre going long
Back shoulder to Juwan
It's that Big 10 title season
Try to take me out, too bad we still got Tommy Stevens


[Verse 2]
Trace McSorley
They call me Trace McSorley
I make these other Quarterbacks look boring, I'm snoring
I came in as a starter and went 22-5
If you bring that blitz, I scramble out
And let that f—er fly
Long ball I got no fear
Going into my 5th year and I look back at 2014
Thinkin' how the hell did we get here?
Saquon to the big league
Next up Miles Sanders
And the Nittany Lions moving forward
While the Buckeye's going backward

Listen to the critics they all say I'm undersized
If you wanna win a game then put your faith in number 9
And we coming for that title best believe I'm gonna shine
I'm about to show Joe Moe why you should not leave me behind


Trace McSorley Madden rating

The original TikTok showed McSorley in a Madden Ultimate Team setting, which has different ratings for players than the typical Madden game. McSorley is a MUT21 Core Silver card, which is the worst in the game mode. There are no equippables, meaning there is no way for his card to improve.

McSorley's MUT card is at 66 overall, making him one of the worst quarterback options available. He has 79 speed, 75 throw power and terrible accuracy (60 short, 54 medium, 55 deep). His awareness is also extremely low at 39. 

Despite all this, the TikTok meme has helped boost his stock. And now this Core Silver card is way above how much it should cost, as not a single card can be purchased below 10,000 coins in the Auction store.

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For reference, other Core Silver quarterbacks in MUT can be purchased for as little as 600 coins.

His regular "Madden 21" stats make him a 54 overall quarterback. However his 87 speed makes him the sixth-fastest quarterback in the game.