Tanner Balderree
Tight End 88
250 lbs.
Last School
Sherwood High School
Roster Years

Career Summary

  • Played in 35 career games, starting in 13
  • Had 15 receptions for 182 yards
  • Named to College Sports Madness Preseason All-Independent team (2016)


  • Parents are Ted and Pam
  • Has three sisters
  • Served LDS mission to Leeds, England
  • Considers himself a screen junkie
  • Loves to shoot at the range, his f avorite food is pizza and he enjoys rap music

Before BYU

  • Won the state championship as a senior and went undefeated
  • Earned all-state recognition as a tight end for three seasons and was also an all-state defensive end his junior and senior seasons
  • Was named the conference lineman of the year as a senior
  • Coached by Greg Lawrence
  • Also played lacrosse in high school
  • Also recruited by Eastern Washington, Western Oregon, Oregon and Boise State


  • Leeds
BYU Hall of Fame

Freshman Year 2014

  • Saw action against Savannah State, recorded two tackles and a 0.5 tackle for loss and a recovered fumble
Sophmore Year 2015

  • Switched from defense to offense, filling the role of tight end
  • Transitioned to running back during the season
  • Played in 10 games
Junior Year 2016

  • 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
Senior Year 2017

  • Played in 11 games, starting five
  • Had two receptions for 26 yards
  • Used as one of BYU's best blocking tight ends
  • Had a 12-yard reception against Portland State and a 14-yarder against San Jose State
Graduate Year

Redshirt Year

Medical Redshirt Year