BYU left tackle Brady Christensen named Consensus All-American
The junior lineman, who recently declared for the NFL Draft, ends BYU career with 12 total All-America citations in a single season
(AP Photo/Rick Scuteri) | Brigham Young offensive lineman Brady Christensen (67) is shown in action in the first half during an NCAA college football game against Arizona in Tucson, Ariz., in this Saturday, Sept. 1, 2018, file photo. Christensen was selected to The Associated Press All-America first-team offense, Monday, Dec. 28, 2020.
Offensive tackle Brady Christensen won’t be returning to Provo next season, but on Friday he cemented his legacy at BYU.
Christensen was one of 29 players named a 2020 Consensus All-American — the first Cougar to receive the distinction since All-American tight end Dennis Pitta in 2009.
To earn a consensus honor, a player has to be named first team on at least two of the five selected All-America teams — American Football Coaches Association (AFCA), The Associated Press, Football Writers Association of America (FWAA), The Sporting News and Walter Camp Foundation.
Christensen was named first-team All-America by the Walter Camp Foundation and The Associated Press, while the remaining three organizations named him second-team. The 6-foot-6, 300-pound junior was also named first-team All-America by USA TODAY Sports, ESPN, CBS Sports, Pro Football Focus and Bleacher report, and received additional second-team honors from Phil Steele and The Athletic.
Christensen earned grades above 95.0 for both a pass-blocker and run-blocker through the 2020 season, and only allowed three pressures over 372 regular-season pass-blocking snaps. The junior posted a 96.4 overall grade.
Christensen finished the year with 12 total All-America citations — the third-most of any Cougar. However, Christensen has been named to more All-America teams in a single season than any other Cougar.
2020 NCAA CONSENSUS ALL-AMERICANS
WR *DeVonta Smith, Alabama, 6-1, 175, Sr.
WR Elijah Moore, Ole Miss, 5-9, 184, Jr.
TE *Kyle Pitts, Florida, 6-6, 246, Jr.
OL *Alex Leatherwood, Alabama, 6-6, 312, Sr.
OL *Wyatt Davis, Ohio St., 6-4, 315, Jr.
OL Liam Eichenberg, Notre Dame, 6-6, 302, Sr.
OL Brady Christensen, BYU, 6-6, 300, Jr.
OL Aaron Banks, Notre Dame, 6-5, 330, Sr.
OL Kenyon Green, Texas A&M, 6-4, 325, So.
C Landon Dickerson, Alabama, 6-6, 325, Sr.
QB Mac Jones, Alabama, 6-3, 214, Jr.
RB *Najee Harris, Alabama, 6-2, 230, Sr.
RB *Breece Hall, Iowa St., 6-1, 215, So.
PK *Jose Borregales, Miami (FL), 5-10, 205, Sr.
Returner/All-Purpose Travis Etienne, Clemson, 5-10, 205, Sr.
Returner/All-Purpose Avery Williams, Boise St., 5-9, 195, Sr.
DL *Daviyon Nixon, Iowa, 6-3, 305, Jr.
DL Rashad Weaver, Pittsburgh, 6-5, 270, Sr.
DL Tarron Jackson, Coastal Carolina, 6-2, 260, Sr.
DL Darius Stills, West Virginia, 6-1, 285, Sr.
DL Patrick Jones II, Pittsburgh, 6-5, 260, Sr.
LB *Zaven Collins, Tulsa, 6-4, 260, Jr.
LB *Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah, Notre Dame, 6-1, 215, Sr.
LB Joseph Ossai, Texas, 6-4, 235, Jr.
DB *Patrick Surtain II, Alabama, 6-2, 202, Jr.
DB Shaun Wade, Ohio St., 6-1, 195, Sr.
DB Brandon Joseph, Northwestern, 6-1, 192, Fr.
DB Talanoa Hufanga, Southern California, 6-1, 215, Jr.
P *Pressley Harvin III, Georgia Tech, 6-0, 255, Sr.
*Unanimous First-Team Selection