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BYU Football Coach Invited NFL Great To Stop By Team Facility

BYU's offensive line competes in the annual Blue-White Game at LaVell Edwards Stadium in Provo on Saturday, April 7, 2018. (Laura Seitz, Deseret News)

PROVO, Utah – The summer months are always time for vacations. That’s the case for former Cleveland Brown and Wisconsin Badger legend Joe Thomas has been in Utah County this week.

Thomas, who has been retired from the game of football for over a year now was fishing down the Provo River.

According to his personal Twitter account, Thomas said he had never spent time fishing out west. Thomas is the only player in NFL history to play 10,000 consecutive snaps since being drafted into the National Football League.

With a football legend like Thomas hanging around Utah County, it’s only natural for this to catch the eye of someone in the BYU football program.

First-year BYU offensive line coach Eric Mateos reached out to Thomas on social media asking for Thomas to stop by the Student Athlete Building in Provo to give the Cougars freshman All-American offensive lineman Brady Christensen some tricks of the trade.

Christensen started in all 13 games for the Cougars as a redshirt freshman at left tackle.  Along with Christensen, BYU returns four of their five starting offensive linemen this fall from a season ago.

An offensive line that already looks to be good on paper, could definitely benefit from getting some pointers from a future Hall of Famer.

Mitch Harper is a BYU Insider for KSLsports.com and host of the Cougar Tracks Podcast and Cougar Sports Saturday (Saturday’s from 12-3 pm) on KSL Newsradio. Follow him on Twitter: @Mitch_Harper.

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