Derek Baljeu
Derek  Baljeu

Graduate Student

Huntington Beach, Calif.

High School:
Edison HS '13

Height / Weight:
6-0 / 240


Viticulture & Enology


NFF honors Baljeu, Sulka for academic and athletic excellence

Aggie duo are the latest members of the program named to the Hampshire Honor Society


Fourteen Aggies earn All-Academic accolades

UC Davis fills up Big Sky's annual award list


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

2017: BIG SKY CONFERENCE FALL ALL-ACADEMIC TEAM... Saw action in eight games in his final season, averaging 7.6 yards per catch and 9.6 yards per game... Making the move from fullback to tight end this year, the team captain battled back from an early injury to open lanes as a primary blocking back for the remainder of the season... Offensively, he caught two passes for a career-high 41 yards, including a career-long 23-yard reception at Northern Arizona... In his senior night, also had four receptions for a total of 29 yards versus Southern Utah... Closed the year with 2 receptions for 5 yards at Sacramento State... Only attempted one rush, good for one yard versus North Dakota... Finished the season with 10 catches for 76 yards.

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
2017 8 1 1 1.0 1 0 10 76 0 23
Totals 33 1 1 1.0 1 0 37 244 3 23