A pair of BYU Cougars landed on The Associated Press All-America football team.

Junior left tackle Brady Christensen was named to the first team, while sophomore kicker Jake Oldroyd earned third-team honors.

Christensen protected the blindside of quarterback Zach Wilson during the Cougars’ resurgent 11-1 campaign in 2020. He earned a 96.4 overall grade from Pro Football Focus for the season, and regularly finished with individual-game grades above 95.0 as a pass blocker and run blocker throughout the year.

Christensen is BYU’s first AP first-team selection since running back Luke Staley in 2001.

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Christensen allowed just three pressures in 372 regular-season pass-blocking snaps, according to the school, and helped the Cougars offense finish in the top 10 nationally in scoring (43.5 points per game) and total offense (522.2 yards per game).

“Brady is as consistent of a player as I have been around,” BYU offensive coordinator Jeff Grimes said, per the school’s website. “I have coached several guys who have been first-round picks and played in the NFL. He is as consistent or more consistent than any of those guys.” 

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The AP All-America citation is the latest honor for Christensen, who’s also been named first-team All-American by USA Today, ESPN, CBS Sports, Bleacher Report and Pro Football Focus.

BYU’s Jake Oldroyd kicks a field goal during the first half of an NCAA college football game against Coastal Carolina Saturday, Dec. 5, 2020, in Conway, S.C. | Richard Shiro, Associated Press

Oldroyd also had a standout season for the Cougars, finishing the year with a team-high 92 points. He was recently named one of three finalists for the Lou Groza Award, given annually to the nation’s top college placekicker, along with Alabama’s Will Reichard and Miami’s Jose Borregales.

Oldroyd finished the 2020 season a perfect 13 of 13 on field-goal attempts, with more than half of the attempts coming from 40 or more yards and three over 50. That’s the most field goals by an FBS kicker without a miss this season.

Oldroyd also hit 53 of 55 point-after attempts, as he ended the year No. 4 in the country in PAT conversions.

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