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