Todd has been a student athlete at Tempe High and is not new to the All-City banquets, having been selected to the All-City Football team as a Quarterback in 1995 and 1996.

In 1995 Todd was selected 2nd team All-State, Tribune Newspapers Team All-East Valley, First Team All-City, and First Team All-Region. As a senior Todd was selected All-East Valley, All-State and Arizona Republic All-Arizona. Todd has brought national recognition to Tempe and himself. He was named to the Football All-American Prep Team by ESPN and Prepstar Magazine. He was also named to the Gridiron Greats All-American 100 Super Squad. the National High School Coaches Association named Todd to their 1996 All-American Football Team.

Todd excels in the academic arena, ranking 1st in a class of 274, with a 4.61 grade point average. Todd is also a member of the National Honor Society. He is active in his church youth group and serves on the LDS Seminary Council.

Music is another area in which this young student athlete excels, having been named AMEA All-State Jazz Pianist for four years. He also plays in the Symphonic Band as 3rd chair Trumpet.

Todd is the son of Fred & Shauna Mortensen.

Bill Kajikawa Excellence Award

Todd Allen Mortensen - 1996/97