1987 National High School Back of the Year
Todd Marinovich, Capistrano Valley High School (Mission Viejo, California). QB 6’4 215 lbs.
Marinovich ended his high school career as the nation’s all-time leading passing leader with 9,194 yards good for 73 TDs. Todd transferred to CVHS from Mater Dei High School in Santa Ana as a junior. He was an all-league selection four straight years and was named co-MVP of the South Coast League this year while leading the Cougars to a 9-2 record. In addition to his skills as a quarterback, Todd is a standout on the basketball team and carries a 3.2 grade point average.