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#7 Alex Mortensen
Position: Quarterback
Height: 6'2"
Weight: 220
Year: Senior
City/State: Fairburn, Ga.
High School: Landmark Christian HS
Other College: Samford
Experience: 1 Letter
Alex Mortensen
Courtesy: Razorback Media Relations
Release: 07/18/2008

OUTLOOK: The former Razorback quarterback returned to Fayetteville and sat out last season after transferring from Samford. He has command of Arkansas’ new offensive package, including checks and audibles associated with the offense. He ended the spring listed on the depth chart behind senior Casey Dick and redshirt freshman Nathan Dick. In the Red-White Spring Game, he was two-of-seven for 29 yards with a 20-yard completion to Ben Cleveland. In the first scrimmage of the spring, he was eight-of-15 for 159 yards with a 45-yard touchdown to Rod Coleman and a four-yard score to John Durmon. In the second scrimmage, he was 11-of-23 for 137 yards with two TDs and an interception. His scoring tosses were 26 yards to Brandon Barnett and five to Cleveland. Combined, he was 21-of-45 (.467) for 325 yards with four touchdowns and one interception.

SAMFORD: He played in eight games at Samford in 2006. He was 34-of-67 (.507) passing for 309 yards with three touchdowns and two interceptions. He started once, in a 20-14 home loss to Tennessee Tech. In that game, he was 14-of-26 for 88 yards. In a 29-7 loss at Tennessee State, he was five-of-eight for 47 yards with a three-yard touchdown pass. He was six-of-16 for 73 yards with an interception in a 10-6 home loss to Tennessee Martin, three-of-seven for 36 yards in a 33-7 win over Murray State, three-of-five for 47 yards with a 23-yard touchdown in a 31-12 loss to Eastern Kentucky, one-of-two for four yards in a 38-6 loss at Georgia Tech, and two-of-three for 14 yards with an eight-yard TD in a 37-7 win over Miles.

ARKANSAS: He redshirted in 2004 and began the 2005 season second on the depth chart with Cole Barthel behind Robert Johnson. He played in four games and was six-of-17 (.353) for 63 yards with one touchdown and two interceptions. He was four-of-10 for 38 yards with a touchdown and an interception against Southern Cal, one-of-three for 20 yards against Missouri State, one-of-one for five yards against Mississippi State, and zero-of-three with an interception against Louisiana-Monroe.

HIGH SCHOOL CAREER: The 2003 Atlanta Journal-Constitution Class A Offensive Player of the Year completed 159-of-269 passes for 2,565 yards and 29 touchdowns for Coach Kenny Dallas as a senior at Landmark Christian High. He was named first-team all-state by the AP and the Journal-Constitution, and earned all-state honors three times in his career. The AJC named him the Atlanta City/South Metro Offensive Player of the Year (included all high school classifications) twice, he was a two-time Region 5 Class A MVP and All-North Georgia First-Team Class A award winner. As a junior, he completed 151-of-241 passes for 2,270 yards and 25 touchdowns, and was honorable mention all-state. He was one of three juniors nationally selected as a “Ball Boy” to the Elite 11 quarterback camp in 2002. He played in the North-South Georgia All-Star Game and was selected to Tom Lemming’s Prep Football Report All-America squad. His high school was a combined 29-7 his sophomore, junior and senior seasons. Tom Lemming ranked him the No. 25 overall quarterback in the country and No. 1 in Georgia. Rivals listed him as the No. 29 pro-style quarterback in the nation. Max Emfinger ranked him the No. 13 drop-back quarterback and No. 27 overall quarterback in the country. CollegeSports.com listed him as one of the nation’s “Super Prospects” and SuperPrep ranked him the No. 23 overall prospect in Georgia. He was also recruited by LSU, Alabama, Clemson, North Carolina State, North Carolina and Hawaii.

PERSONAL: Born Nov. 24, 1985, he is the son of Chris and Micki Mortensen. He is majoring in communication. He was named to the Lon Farrell Academic Honor Roll for the 2004-05 and 2007-08 academic years. He was also named to the 2004 SEC Freshman Academic Honor Roll. His father is an NFL analyst for ESPN.

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