A talented player who has the ability to play any position along the line ... Made 45 career starts, 25 at guard and 20 at tackle.
Started all 12 games in which he saw action ... Made 11 starts at guard and one at tackle ... Saw action at center in the Holiday Bowl ... Named second-team all-conference by the league coaches and by Phil Steele ... Earned the Kenneth S. Washington Award for Outstanding Senior of the Year on Offense at the team's annual awards banquet ... Selected to play in the East-West Shrine All-Star Game.
Injured his ankle on the second day of spring drills and required surgery ... Returned to the field for the first time since 2009 in game two of the season with a start against San Jose State at tackle ... Started at tackle for the next 11 contests before sliding to guard against Illinois in the bowl game due to the team's injury situation.
Did not see game action due to NCAA eligibility issues.
Started all 13 games at left guard ... Played virtually every snap in all 13 games, including over 60 plays in 10 contests ... Also participated on special teams ... Saw some action at right guard in the Cal game.
Appeared in nine games with eight starts at left tackle ... Named to rivals.com Pac-10 All-Freshman team ... Winner of UCLA's Ed Kezirian "Coach K" Award for Academic and Athletic Excellence ... Made his debut versus Arizona (game three), playing the entire second half at left tackle ... Started and played the full game against Fresno St., becoming the first true freshman to start on the line since Shannon Tevaga in 2004 ... Also played the entire game against WSU, Oregon and Stanford ... Missed the Cal game with a strained hamstring ... Returned to the starting lineup against Oregon St. ... Also started at Washington, at Arizona St. and versus USC.
Lettered three seasons at Mission Viejo (CA) HS for coach Bob Johnson ... Played left tackle ... Earned three stars from rivals.com ... Rated No. 25 offensive guard nationally by rivals.com ... Earned three stars from scout.com ... Named third-team All-State by Cal-Hi Sports ... Named to CIF-Southern Section Pac-5 Division team ... Named first-team all-league as a senior ... Second-team all-league pick and honorable mention all-state selection as a junior ... Also lettered in track and field (shot put) in 2007-08 for coach Mike Hoffman ... Placed fourth in the 2008 CIF-SS Divisional Finals in the shot put (55-5) ... Advanced to the CIF State Championship track meet in the shot as a senior and finished eighth (56-8.6).
Full Name: Jeffery James Baca ... Born: January 10, 1990 in Laguna Hills, CA ... Parent: Arlene Baca (dad is deceased) ... Has two brothers, Kyle and Travis ... It was his childhood dream to attend UCLA; he went to many games with his father as a child ... Was offered a scholarship after a UCLA football camp and committed that day ... Lists NFL lineman Jeff Saturday as the athlete he admires the most ... Hobbies include ping pong, weight lifting, beach volleyball and basketball ... Director's Honor Roll in Spring 2009, Spring 2011, Fall 2011 ... Political Science major.