rachelhawks | Posted: 17 Dec 2014 | Updated: 8 Nov 2020

Koroma gets third true freshman team nod

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PROVO, Utah – BYU center Tejan Koroma earned his third national freshman award Wednesday, collecting Sporting News All-True Freshman honors.

Koroma has also been named to the 247 and the ESPN true freshman All-America teams.

Out of Allen, Texas, Koroma dominated on the field, grading out as BYU's top offensive lineman and most consistent game-to-game performer with more than five flat-back blocks per game. He was the only true freshman in the FBS this year to start every game at center while playing the most snaps of any player on the BYU offensive line.

He excelled in his responsibility to call all run and pass blocking schemes as a true freshman while his contributions helped BYU total 248 rushing yards and five rushing TDs in a 41-7 road victory at Texas with Nagurski Award finalist defensive lineman Malcom Brown.

He became a leader of an offensive line that helped the Cougars average 191.1 yards rushing, 272.0 yards passing per game and 36.2 points per game en route to BYU achieving its 10th-straight bowl invitation with 8-4 regular season.

The Cougars take on Memphis in the Miami Beach Bowl Monday at 2 p.m. EST on ESPN.

To view the Sporting News awards slideshow, visit sportingnews.com.