Tejan Koroma Profile

#56 Tejan Koroma

Position: Offensive Line Height: 6-0 Weight: 290 Class: Sophomore Roster Years: 2014-2015 Hometown: Allen, TX Last School: Allen High School

Personal

  • Son of Shaeiqu and Jeneh
  • Has three siblings and is second youngest
  • Did shot put and pile lifting in high school
  • Majoring in finance

Before BYU

  • Three star recruit and No. 25-rated center in the nation by ESPN.com 
  • Key offensive lineman and team captain on the nation’s No. 2-ranked (Scout.com) Allen High School
  • Won 5A-1 crown in 2012 with 15-1 record and repeated in 2013 with perfect 16-0 mark
  • Named 5A first team all-state by the Texas Sports Writer’s Association
  • As a senior was a 5A first-team all-state and a DFW class 5A all-area first team selection by the Associated Press 
  • As a junior was selected as the first-team All-State Center
  • Totaled 110 pancake blocks over his junior and senior seasons 
  • Also participated on Allen High School track team, throwing shot put 
  • Born in Dallas, parents are from Sierra Leone
  • Recruited by Air Force, Arkansas State, Army, New Mexico, UTEP


2014 | Freshman Year

  • Only true freshman in FBS this year to start every game at center and played the most snaps of any player on BYU offensive line
  • Dominated on the field grading out as BYU's top offensive lineman and most consistent game-to-game performer
  • Excelled in responsibility to call all run and pass blocking schemes as a true freshman
  • Beat out a returning senior starter and preseason Rimington Trophy candidate to earn BYU starting job
  • Leader of offensive line that helped BYU average 191.1 yards rushing and 272.0 yards passing per game while scoring 36.2 points per game
  • Helped BYU total 248 rushing yards and 5 rushing TDs in 41-7 road victory at Texas with Nagurski Award finalist Malcom Brown
  • Averaged more than five flat-back blocks per game
  • Helped BYU achieve 10th-straight bowl invitation with 8-4 regular season 
  • Became a leader of an offensive line that helped the Cougars average 181.8 yards rushing, 278.7 yards passing and 37.1 points per game–more points than any previous BYU offense since the 2001 season
  • Named the Independent Freshman of the Year and earned All-Independent Third Team by College Sports Madness
  • Earned FWAA Freshman All-America
  • Named to Phil Steele's Freshman All-America and All-Independent Teams and 247Sports True Freshman All-American Team
  • Recognized with Sporting News All-True Freshman honors and named to the ESPN True Freshman All-America Team

2015 | Sophomore Year

  • Earned Phil Steele Preseason All-Independent First Team
  • Named to the Rimington Trophy, Lombardi Award and Earl Campbell Watch Lists