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16 Todd Mortensen
Todd  Mortensen

Class:
Graduate Student

Hometown:
Tempe, AZ

High School:
Tempe

Last College:
BYU

Height / Weight:
6-4 / 225

Position:
QB

Birthdate:
07/12/1979


USD: Todd Mortensen will play his first and only season with USD after transferring from BYU... Will start at quarterback for the Toreros and play a key leadership role... A graduate student, he'll pursue a Master's degree in History.

College: A three-year letterman for the BYU Cougars, Mortensen graduated summa cum laude with a 4.0 grade-point average in 2003... He was a four-year recipient of the Gordon B. Hinckley Scholarship - the most prestigious scholarship awarded to a BYU student... Playing a backup role at quarterback for the Cougars, he competed in 14 games over his career, completing 27 passes for 217 yards and one touchdown... he served as chair for both BYU and Mountain West Conference Student Athlete Advisory Councils

High School: From Tempe, Arizona, he attended Tempe High where he was 1st Team All-State as a senior while throwing for 2,500 yards and 32 TDs... Team went 14-0 and won state championship... Junior year was 2nd Team All-State while throwing for 23 TDs and 1,900 yards... Also lettered in basketball, baseball and track

Personal: Born on July 12, 1979 in Mesa, Arizona... Recruited as a prep by BYU, Arizona State and Stanford... Chose to transfer to USD for the great football team and location... Speaks Spanish fluently after serving a 2 year church mission in Caracas, Venezuela... He and his wife, Lori, were married in 2003... He is an accomplished pianist and composer.

Master's Program: History.

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