mperry | Posted: 12 Dec 2014 | Updated: 8 Nov 2020

BYU center Tejan Koroma earns Freshman All-America

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PROVO, Utah – BYU freshman center Tejan Koroma earned All-America honors, being named to the 247Sports True Freshman All-American Team Friday.

Including Koroma, only three out of the 27 players named to freshman All-America were from outside Power 5 conferences.  Florida Atlantic’s offensive lineman Reginald Bain and Utah State’s corner back Jalen Davis were the other two from schools outside the Power 5.

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 full list of 247Sports Freshman All-America honorees is available on

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