Former BYU tight end Tanner Balderree will get a shot in the NFL with the Cleveland Browns. It was announced on Sunday, April 29 that the Browns had invited Balderree to their minicamp.
Minicamp invite.— BYU Football (@BYUfootball) April 29, 2018
Tanner Balderree ➡️ @Browns #BYUFOOTBALL #GoCougs pic.twitter.com/O1h5Rk5S9z
Cleveland signed Micah Hannemann as an undrafted free agent, and this sentence used to say that Kai Nacua played safety for the Browns -- he was released then picked up by the Baltimore Ravens Tuesday.
Balderree stands at 6’3’’ and weighs in at 250 lbs. He had 15 catches for 182 yards in his career as a Cougar. He hauled in 2 TDs (both came in the 2016 season). The first of those two touchdowns was the game-winner in double OT against Mississippi State, so certainly a memorable one. The other TD came against Wyoming in the Ponsietta Bowl. Balderree has the reputation of an extremely hard worker in the weight room and on the field. He showed the ability to adapt, switching positions during his BYU career, and dealing with some injuries. Check out more of his career stats, here.
He made a great showing at BYU’s Pro Day, running a 4.78 in the 40-yard dash and tallying a 37.5’’ vertical jump, and a 10’5’’ broad jump. All of his numbers are below:
Very impressed with Tanner Balderree’s numbers from #BYU Pro Day.— Mitch Harper (@Mitch_Harper) March 30, 2018
4.78 40 (u)
11.78 60-yard shuttle pic.twitter.com/No7C7lLLay
Best of luck to Balderree with the Browns — hopefully he’ll make a great impression during camp this summer and find himself on the roster at the start of the season.
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