During his eight-year playing career between 1939 and 1948, Todd played both offense and defense as a fullback and defensive back. In his career, Todd had 1,573 yards and 11 touchdowns rushing; and 1,826 yards and 20 touchdowns receiving. He also scored two touchdowns on punt returns.
Todd was named interim coach of the Redskins for nine games in the 1951 season, amassing a 5–4 record. Four years later, Todd was named head coach for the final two Midwestern State Mustangs football team seasons in 1955 and 1956 before the program was placed on a five-year moratorium which would last 32 seasons.