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Tanner Balderree Athlete Profile

#88 Tanner Balderree

Position: Tight End Height: 6-3 Weight: 241 Class: Senior Roster Years: 2014-2017 Hometown: Sherwood, OR Mission: Leeds, United Kingdom Last School: Sherwood High School


  • Favorite food is Chinese
  • Enjoys drawing and dancing
  • Considers himself a movie nut
  • One of his heroes is Brian Orakpo, the other is his mother
  • Also recruited by Eastern Washington, Western Oregon, Oregon and Boise State

Before BYU

  • Won a state championship his senior year, also went undefeated
  • Also played lacrosse in high school

2014 | Freshman Year

  • Saw action against Savannah State, recorded two tackles and a 0.5 tackle for loss and a recovered fumble

2015 | Sophomore Year

  • Switched from defense to offense, filling the role of tight end
  • Transitioned to running back during the season
  • Played in 10 games

2016 | Junior Year

  • Played in all 13 games, starting eight
  • Posted 13 receptions for 156 yards and two touchdowns
  • Caught a touchdown against Wyoming in the Poinsettia Bowl
  • Recorded his first receiving touchdown against Mississippi State in double overtime for the game-winning score
  • Career-high three receptions and 62 receiving yards against Toledo
  • Named to the College Sports Madness Preseason All-Independent second team offense