Tejan Koroma
Offensive Line 56
290 lbs.
Last School
Allen High School
Roster Years

Career Summary

  • Started in all 51 games played as a four year starter
  • Consistently graded as BYU's top offensive lineman
  • Named to the Pro Football Focus All-America Second Team (2017)
  • Three-time Remington Trophy watch list honoree
  • Freshman All-American (2014)
  • Three-time Phil Steele All-Independent Team
  • Pro Football Focus graded as one of the top four centers in college football (2016)
  • Received The Iron Man Award, Offensive Player of the Year Award, and Captains Award at annual team banquet (2018)


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

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
BYU Hall of Fame

Freshman Year 2014

  • 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
Sophmore Year 2015

Junior Year 2016

  • Started all 13 games at center
  • Anchored the offensive line that averaged over 200 rushing yards per game
  • Pro Football Focus (PFF) graded as one of the top four centers in college football for 2016 https://twitter.com/PFF_College/status/796886159859322880
  • Blocked for running back Jamaal Williams (137.5 yards per game, No. 5 nationally)
  • Blocked for eight games of 200 or more rushing yards
  • Named to the Rimington Trophy Watch List
Senior Year 2017

  • Started all 13 games at center
  • Named to the 2017 Pro Football Focus All-America Second Team
  • Helped BYU run for an average of 196 yards per game over final five games
  • Blocked for offense that ranked No. 5 nationally in tackles for loss allowed (3.77 per game)
  • Rimington Trophy Watch List
  • Outland Trophy Watch List
  • Received The Iron Man Award, Offensive Player of the Year Award, and Captains Award at the annual team banquet
Graduate Year

Redshirt Year

Medical Redshirt Year