As a Freshman (2023)

  • Appeared in five games as a true freshman, all of them being starts
  • Made his collegiate debut as the starting left tackle on Oct. 28 against No. 5 Washington and remained there the rest of the season
  • Among lineman on the Cardinal with at least five games played, was the only one not to allow a quarterback hurry

Prior to Stanford

  • Played at Oaks Christian School in Westlake Village, Calif. for head coach Charlie Collins
  • Ranked No. 31 in California by 247Sports and No. 37 by ESPN
  • At offensive tackle, ranked No. 29 by 247Sports and No. 39 by ESPN
  • Lettered in football, volleyball, and track
  • Three-year varsity starter and two-time team captain
  • Recorded 77 pancake blocks in his senior season
  • Two-time Marmonte League Offensive Lineman of the Year
  • Two-time All-Ventura County selection
  • 2022 Ventura County Lineman of the Year 
  • Two-time All-CIF
  • 2022 Los Angeles Times All-Star
  • 2021 Oaks Christian Academic Player of the Year
  • Two-time All-Ventura County Academic Team
  • 2022 Southern Section CIF Character of Champion Award Recipient
  • 2021 Honor Bowl Character Recipient Award
  • Selected for the 2022 Roggin's Heroes: All-Star Thanksgiving Day TV Special


  • Son of Scott and Jen Baklenko
  • Has two sisters, Anya and Cam
  • Mother, Jen, played professional beach and indoor volleyball and coached beach volleyball at Washington
  • Sister, Cam, played beach volleyball at Pepperdine
  • Interested in majoring in data science or computer science
  • Enjoys computer programming
  • Played soccer, basketball, lacrosse, volleyball, and baseball before ever putting on a football helmet