Brett Pyne | Posted: 30 Dec 2020 | Updated: 9 Jan 2021

Christensen receives ninth All-America honor

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Brady Christensen sitting with his helmet in head

PROVO, Utah — The Football Writers Association of America today named BYU left tackle Brady Christensen to its All-America Second Team, giving Christensen his ninth All-America award this postseason.  

The 6-foot-6 300-pound junior earned grades above 95.0 as both a pass-blocker and run-blocker throughout the regular 2020 season and finished the year as the highest-graded offensive tackle in the country by Pro Football Focus with a 96.0 rating. He allowed just three pressures across 372 regular-season pass-blocking snaps. 

Christensen, who also announced Wednesday he has decided to declare for the 2021 NFL Draft, protected the blindside of All-America quarterback Zach Wilson to help BYU finish 11-1 in 2020. Together they led a Cougar offense that currently ranks No. 4 in scoring (43.5 ppg) and No. 7 in total offense (522.2 ypg). USA TODAY called Christensen, “the unsung star of the nation’s fourth-best offense in yards per play.” 

Christensen's All-America awards this postseason include first-team honors from The Associated Press, USA TODAY Sports, ESPN, CBS Sports, Pro Football Focus and Bleacher Report and second-team recognition from the FWAA, The Sporting News and The Athletic. He is the first Cougar to earn multiple first-team All-America honors since 2009 consensus All-America tight end Dennis Pitta.

Overall, BYU has had five players named to All-America teams this postseason, including freshman tight end Isaac Rex earning Freshman All-America honors. Junior quarterback Zach Wilson, junior receiver Dax Milne and sophomore kicker Jake Oldroyd have joined Christensen in earning All-America accolades this postseason. Wilson and Milne garnered PFF second-team honors while Oldroyd was a second-team pick by The Athletic and a third-team selection by AP. 

Select for more information on the 2020 FWAA All-America Team.


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