Parents are Fred and Shauna Mortensen ... an accomplished pianist and composer ... father, Fred, was a star quarterback at Arizona State (1975-77) ... awarded a Hinckley Scholarship to BYU ... served a Church mission to Caracas, Venezuela ... graduated from BYU in 2003 Cumma Sum Laude ... will attend law school while completing his football eligibility ... recruited by Arizona State, Colorado, Ohio State, Washington, Northwestern, Columbia, Dartmouth, Nebraska, Oregon and Stanford.
In 2001: Saw action in a backup role in five games as a freshman... had four completions (on eight attempts) for 23 yards, including a season-high three completions for 18 yards against Nevada... completed one pass for a five-yard touchdown at Hawaii.
Graduated No. 1 in his class at Tempe High School... earned first-team All-Arizona and All-East Valley Conference ... named to the all-region and all-city teams... earned MVP honors in state championship game ... held high school record for most career touchdown passes (60), career passing yards (4,950), career victories (28), season touchdown passes (32), season passing yards (2,440) and season victories (14 straight) at Tempe High School.
Mortensen's Career Stats
Year Gms At-Cmp-Int Pct Yds TD Lng Avg/G
2003 4 46-14-2 30.4 102 0 22 20.4
2002 5 23-9-2 39.1 92 0 22 18.4
2001 5 8-4-0 50.0 23 1 7 4.6
2001 | Freshman Year
Saw action in a backup role in five games as a freshman... had four completions (on eight attempts) for 23 yards, including a season-high three completions for 18 yards against Nevada... completed one pass for a five-yard touchdown at Hawaii.
2002 | Sophomore Year
Earned letterman honors as a sophomore ... saw action as a backup in 5 games during the season ... completed 9-of-22 attempts for 92 yards ... recorded a season-high 70 yards on 6-of-15 attempts against Air Force ... Participated in spring drills ... noted by coaches as having a tremendous work ethic ... started in the Cougars' first JV game against top-ranked Dixie State, playing the majority of the first half... completed 6 passes on 15 attempts for 137 yards and 2 touchdowns in 21-14 win ... started in the second half in the Cougas' JV game at Snow College.
2003 | Junior Year
Earned letterman honors as a junior ... an Academic All-MWC selection ... saw action in four games during the season ... completed 14-of-46 attempts for 102 yards ... had a season-high 24 attempts against Boise State ... was 7-of-16 for 44 yards in the Cougars' 10-7 win over New Mexico ... participated in spring drills ... credited with 187 yards on 22-of-31 completions during three spring scrimmages, including two touchdown completions.
2004 | Senior Year
Participated in spring drills ... was 9-of-14 for 103 yards, leading the White team to a 20-17 victory in the annual Blue-White scrimmage ... will compete for playing time at quarterback during fall camp.