Toby Christensen Athlete Profile

#80 Toby Christensen

Toby Christensen
Position: Wide Receiver Height: 6-0 Weight: 196 Roster Years: 2000-2003 Hometown: Alpine, UT Last School: American Fork High School

Personal

Parents are former BYU and NFL star Todd and Kathy ... father is a college football analyst for ESPN ... served two-year LDS Church mission to Barcelona, Spain ... graduated from BYU in 2003 ... will be attending graduate school during the 2003 season ... recruited by Harvard, Princeton, Utah St., California and Dartmouth.

At BYU

In 2001: Earned Academic All-MWC honors... competed in 13 games for the Cougars as a sophomore... credited with 10 receptions for 175 yards and one touchdown, including a career-long 68-yard touchdown reception (from Charlie Peterson) in a 59-21 win at San Diego State... one of 20 different receivers to record at least one reception during the season... averaged 17.5 yards per reception... credited with four punt returns on the season, averaging 12.5 yards per return... tallied a season-high 25-yard punt return against Nevada... registered a season-high three receptions at Hawaii.

In 2000: Participated in spring drills... had four receptions for 41 yards and one touchdown during the Blue/White spring game... earned Academic All-Mountain West Conference honors... contributed during the season on special team... saw limited action at wide receiver.

Before BYU

Two-time all-state receiver at American Fork High School ... two-time all-region ... named a USA Today Top Ten Recruit from the state of Utah ... was a three-year letterwinner in basketball and two-year letterwinner in baseball in high school ... named academic all-state ... graduated with a 4.0 grade point average ... graduated as an AP Scholar with honors

Stats

CHRISTENSEN's Personal Best 
Rec: 6 (Syracuse, Aug. 29, 2002)
Yards: 98 (Syracuse, Aug. 29, 2002)
Long: 68 (San Diego St., Oct. 27, 2001)
TDs: 1 (Syracuse, Aug. 29, 2002)
Punt Ret: 2 (Nevada, Sept. 1, 2001)
Yards: 35 (Nevada, Sept. 1, 2001)
Long: 25 (Nevada, Sept. 1, 2001)
CHRISTENSEN's Career Stats
Year Gms Rec Yds Long Avg TD
2001 12 10 175 68 17.5 1
2002 12 30 346 40 11.5 2
Total 24 40 521 68 21.7 3

2000 | Freshman Year

Participated in spring drills ... had four receptions for 41 yards and one touchdown during the Blue/White spring game ... earned Academic All-Mountain West Conference honors ... contributed during the season on special team ... saw limited action at wide receiver.

2001 | Sophomore Year

Earned Academic All-MWC honors ... competed in 13 games for the Cougars as a sophomore ... credited with 10 receptions for 175 yards and one touchdown, including a career-long 68-yard touchdown reception (from Charlie Peterson) in a 59-21 win at San Diego State ... one of 20 different receivers to record at least one reception during the season ... averaged 17.5 yards per reception ... credited with four punt returns on the season, averaging 12.5 yards per return ... tallied a season-high 25-yard punt return against Nevada ... registered a season-high three receptions at Hawaii.

2002 | Junior Year

Earned Academic All-MWC honors for the second straight season ... ranked third on the BYU roster with 30 receptions for 346 yards ... scored 2 touchdowns on the season ... averaged 28.8 yards per game ... recorded a team-leading 98 yards on 6 receptions in the Cougars' 42-21 win over Syracuse, including a 40-yard touchdown completion ... averaged 16.3 yards per reception against the Orangemen ... credited with two receptions for 28 yards against Hawaii, including a 19-yard touchdown reception at the end of the first half, cutting the Warriors' lead to 17-14 ... credited with 4 receptions for 44 yards in the Cougars' come-from-behind victory at Utah State ... found fellow receiver Jason Kukahiko for a 17-yard pass completion to get the Cougars to within 6 points in the fourth quarter at Utah State ... contributed 5 receptions for 49 yards in BYU's victory over San Diego State.

2003 | Senior Year

Earned 2003 Academic All-Mountain West honors for a third straight season...a 2003 All-MWC honorable-mention selection...started in all 12 games at receiver...led the Cougars with 53 receptions for 547 yards...credited with four touchdown receptions on the season, including a season-high two touchdowns in the Cougars' 27-20 overtime victory at UNLV...posted a season-high 10 receptions for 81 yards against the Rebels...tallied a season-high 86 yards on seven receptions against Stanford...had five or more receptions in six games during the season...recorded 28 punt returns on the season for 210 yards, averaging 7.5 yards per return...recorded a team-leading six receptions for 51 yards in the Cougars' 24-13 victory over Georgia Tech...credited with a diving 14-yard touchdown reception in the third quarter to give BYU a 21-13 lead...participated in spring drills ... slated as a starter at receiver entering fall camp ... credited with 8 receptions for 71 yards and 1 touchdown over three different spring scrimmages.