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Eric Mortensen Athlete Profile

#27 Eric Mortensen

Eric Mortensen
Position: Running Back Height: 5-11 Weight: 200 Roster Years: 1987-1991 Hometown: Lancaster, CA Last School: Antelope Valley High School


Mother is LaRae the late Harlow Mortensen...recruited by Colorado, Arizona, Iowa State and Hawai'i...majoring in finance.

Before BYU

Earned three letters in football and four in track...league sprint honors included all-league, league MVP, honorable mention all-state...rushed for 1,860 yards as a senior at Antelope Valley High...coached by Brent Newcomb.

1987 | Redshirt Year

Suffered a hamstring pull in fall camp and redshirted.

1988 | Freshman Year

Had a 100-yard kickoff return against Utah State...had 14 returns for 398 yards before undergoing knee surgery midway through the season...still was among national leaders most of the year...rushed 20 times for 116 yards and two TDs.

1989 | Sophomore Year

Scored the key touchdown against Oregon...knee still injured.

1990 | Junior Year

Had a 25-yard kickoff return against San Diego State...returned three kickoffs at Oregon...returned three kickoffs against New Mexico for 55 yards...injured his knee at the Air Force Academy and recovered enough from the scope to play two games later.