Derek Baljeu
Derek  Baljeu

Graduate Student

Huntington Beach, Calif.

High School:
Edison HS '13

Height / Weight:
6-0 / 240


Viticulture & Enology


Football crosses Causeway for annual rivalry game

Join other UC Davis football fans at Athletics' pregame tailgate in Lot 7, which will begin at noon


Doss sets new single-season record in home finale

Fourteen UC Davis seniors honored before the game; O’Brien becomes inaugural member of the Aggie Pride Wall during halftime ceremony


Aggies host Southern Utah in home finale

Pregame ceremony will honor program's 14 seniors; halftime event will feature Ken O'Brien as he becomes the first member of the Aggie Pride Wall


Saturday's honorary captains visit football practice

On the verge of completing her treatment for Leukemia, eight-year-old Reese Baker, her brother Dylan and mother, Lisa, joined UC Davis football for one of its workouts earlier this week


Inside the Huddle with Derek Baljeu

Aggie tight end balances football with graduate classes at UC Davis’ world renowned School of Viticulture and Enology

2016: Saw action in six games, earning starts against Oregon, Southern Oregon and Cal Poly... Recorded two receptions and one fumble recovery at Oregon in the season opener.

2015: ALL-BIG SKY HONORABLE MENTION... Started 9 of 11 games played... Provided key blocking from his fullback position... Did not record a carry but finished fourth on the team with 24 catches for 167 yards... Rumbled into the end zone from the right side on an 11-yard swing pass from QB Ben Scott, just before halftime at Hawai'i, that gave the Aggies a 10-6 lead... His 11-yd TD reception from Scott a week later against Montana pushed UC Davis up 13-7 in second quarter... Hauled in four passes for 37 yards against Southern Utah... Recorded at least one catch in the first 10 games. 

Played in the first seven games of the season... Lone pass caught was a 5-yard TD at Portland State that brought Aggies within 17-14 late in the third quarter... Served as a blocking back.


EDISON HS: Finished with 100 tackles, including 53 solo, during his senior season... Selected CIF-Southern Section Southwest Division Defensive Player of the Year... Posted season-best 11 stops against Serra HS in finales after picking up 10 tackles against Huntington Beach earlier in the year... Recorded a season-high eight solo tackles during Edison's 31-3 win against San Clemente... Edison finished season with 13-2 overall record, winning the section title and advancing to the regional title game.

PERSONAL: Born in Newport Beach, Calif... Majoring in viticulture & enology... Parents are Edwin and Angela Baljeu... Little known fact about him is that he's Dutch... Favorite facility he's played in is Angel Stadium in Anaheim... Also enjoys beach volleyball... Would like to visit Tahiti.

Year GP Att Yds Avg. Long TD Rec Yds TD Long
2014 7 0 0 0.0 0 0 1 5 1 5
2015 11 0 0 0.0 0 0 24 167 2 22
2016 4 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals 18 0 0 0.0 0 0 25 172 3 22