Blount football and basketball standout Reginald Todd has been named the Coastal Alabama Male Athlete of the Year by AL.com.
Todd was an All-State wide receiver in football during his senior year, catching 45 passes for 1,308 yards and 11 touchdowns for the 10-2 Leopards. He will play in the North-South All-Star game in Montgomery this summer.
In basketball, the 6-foot-5 Todd averaged 19 points and 10 rebounds in leading Blount to a 19-9 record. He was one of three finalists for Class 6A Player of the Year and played in the Alabama-Mississippi All-Star Game.
“He is very deserving of this award, especially with all he has been through as far as coming to Blount and having to sit out,” Blount football coach Lev Holly told AL.com of Todd, who sat out one year of athletics due to AHSAA rules after transferring from LeFlore. “As a coach, I can say it is one of those days that confirms why we are in this profession. I’m proud of all he has accomplished on and off the field.”
Todd has committed to play football at Mississippi State.
One other MCPSS student-athlete was also honored by AL.com, as Baker’s Victoria Ortiz was named the Coastal Alabama Softball Player of the Year. Ortiz, who has already committed to South Alabama, hit .547 with 20 home runs and 98 RBIs this season as a sophomore.
“There is a lot of talent there obviously,” Baker coach Tony Scarbrough told AL.com of Ortiz, “but she exceeded all expectations I’d have to say.”
(Photo by Mike Kittrell/Courtesy of AL.com)