CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. – Boston College offensive guard Zion Johnson and center Alec Lindstrom were named to the 2021 Associated Press All-America teams on Monday. Johnson captured AP All-America first-team honors while Lindstrom was named to the AP All-America second team.
Johnson is BC’s first AP All-America first-teamer since running back Andre Williams in 2013 and the first BC offensive lineman to capture first-team accolades since Josh Beekman in 2006. He has been honored by six different All-America teams this postseason.
It marks the fourth straight year BC has had at least one player earn AP All-America honors.
Johnson earned All-ACC accolades for the third time in his career and the first time he secured a spot on the All-ACC first team. The Maryland native allowed zero pressures in 2021 according to ESPN’s advanced stats and just one sack in 2,288 career snaps at BC.
He graded out as the seventh-best guard nationally (83.4) according to Pro Football Focus (min. 700 snaps). Johnson is listed as the No. 1 guard in the 2022 NFL Draft according to ESPN’s Todd McShay and rated the No. 32 overall prospect for the 2022 NFL Draft by McShay.
ESPN listed Johnson with just four blown blocks in 756 snaps this season and the No. 2 guard available for the 2022 draft by ESPN’s Mel Kiper.
Lindstrom repeated as the ACC’s top center for the second straight season, becoming the first BC center to be named to the All-ACC first-team twice. Lindstrom has the No. 3 pass-blocking grade in the country at center (84.6) according to Pro Football Focus and allowed just one sack and two quarterback hits in 2021. He is rated the No. 5 center for the 2022 NFL Draft by ESPN’s Todd McShay.
He is just one of five players in Boston College history to be named to the All-ACC first-team multiple times in his career.
Lindstrom also became the first player in BC history to be named a finalist for the Rimington Trophy, an award given annually to the nation’s top center.
2021 Boston College Postseason All-America Honors
Zion Johnson, OG (Walter Camp All-America, AP All-America, ESPN All-America, Reese’s Senior Bowl All-America, CBS Sports/247Sports All-America second team, PFF All-America honorable mention)
Alec Lindstrom, C (AP All-America second team, CBS Sports/247Sports All-America second team)
Christian Mahogany, OG (PFF All-America second team)
Boston College All-Time AP All-America Selections
Zion Johnson, OL (2021)
Alec Lindstrom, C (2021; second team)
Hunter Long, TE (2020; second team)
AJ Dillon, RB (2019; third team)
Hamp Cheevers, DB (2018; third team)
Chris Lindstrom, OL (2018; third team)
Andre Williams, RB (2013)
Luke Kuechly, LB (2011)
Luke Kuechly, LB (2010)
Jamie Silva, DB (2007)
Josh Beekman, OL (2006)
Mike Cloud, RB (1998)
Pete Mitchell, TE (1994)
Pete Mitchell, TE (1993; second team)
Tom Nalen, C (1993; third team)
Chuckie Dukes, RB (1992; third team)
Mark Chmura, TE (1991; second team)
Bill Romanowski, LB (1987; second team)
Steve Trapilo, OL (1986, second team)
John Bosa, DL (1986; third team)
Doug Flutie, QB (1984)
Gerard Phelan, WR (1984; second team)
Tony Thurman, DB (1984)
Brian Brennan, WR (1983; second team)
Steve DeOssie, LB. (1983; second team)
Steve Schindler, OL (1976; second team)
Al Krevis, OL (1974)
Bill Cronin, DL (1964; second team)
Ernie Stautner, OL (1948; third team)
Mike Holovak, RB (1942)
Don Currivan, DL (1942; second team)
George Kerr, OL (1940; third team)
Charlie O’Rourke, RB (1940; second team)