2013 SEC All-Tournament Team
Excellent athlete who turned down scholarship offers at other SEC schools for the opportunity to walk on to the football and baseball programs at LSU ... ... a member of the 2011 SEC champion LSU football team as a back-up quarterback; decided to forgo his LSU football career and devote full attention to baseball in the spring of 2012 ... re-joined the football team as a back-up QB in the summer of 2014, but an early-season foot injury kept him sidelined ... very versatile player who will contend for playing time in the outfield this spring.
Played in 43 games (seven starts in RF, five starts in LF, one start in CF), batting .115 (7-for-61) with four doubles, eight RBI and eight runs scored ... made a diving, game-saving catch in left field in the bottom of the ninth inning at Texas A&M on May 2; the catch was No.1 on ESPN's Top 10 plays that night ... Foster made the grab with the score tied 4-4 and the bases loaded - LSU went on to win 5-4 in 10 innings ... also made a spectacular diving catch in center field on April 29 to rob Alcorn State's Christian Hickman of an extra-base hit ... delivered a bases-loaded, three-RBI double in LSU win over South Alabama (March 19) ... lined an RBI double, scored two runs, delivered a sacrifice bunt and a steal, and contributed an outfield assist in win over Nicholls State (March 11).
Played in 42 games (15 starts in right field), batting .359 (23-for-64) with two doubles, two homers, 12 RBI, 19 runs and three stolen bases ... played in 18 SEC regular-season games and batted .346 (9-for-26) with one double, one homer, four RBI and seven runs ... launched two-run homer in opening game of NCAA Baton Rouge Regional versus Jackson State (May 31) – the sixth-inning dinger gave the Tigers a 10-2 lead in an eventual 11-7 victory ... named to SEC All-Tournament team after hitting .667 (4-for-6) in three games with one RBI, four runs scored, two steals, a .778 on-base percentage and an outfield assist at home plate in the tournament championship game vs. Vanderbilt (May 26) ... doubled and collected two RBI vs. Ole Miss (May 18) ... hit .455 (5-for-11) in series vs. South Carolina (April 26-28), recording a .500 on-base percentage ... launched solo homer at Mississippi State on March 17 ... 2-for-5 vs. Sacred Heart on March 6 with one double, one RBI and two runs scored.
Played in 45 games (27 starts), batting .218 (24-for-110) with five doubles, one homer, 13 RBI, 21 runs and four steals ... started 14 games in left field, eight in center field and five at DH ... batted .400 (4-for-10) in the series victory over Florida (April 5-7) with a stolen base and two runs scored ... provided game-winning single in bottom of 11th vs. Arkansas (April 1) to give LSU a walk-off 3-2 victory ... launched first career LSU home run – a solo shot – versus Michigan on March 10 ... 3-for-6 vs. Grambling (Feb. 28) with one double, one RBI and three runs ... ripped a double and collected three RBI versus Alcorn State (Feb. 18).
Earned all-state and all-district recognition in baseball (2B) and football (QB) and was selected to play in the 2011 Louisiana High School Baseball All-Star Game ... hit .371 in 2011 at Barbe High with nine home runs, 33 RBI and 15 stolen bases ... committed only four errors all season as a second baseman ... also played two seasons for the Barbe basketball team ... a member of the Academic Honor Roll.
Full name is Jared Kent Foster ... parents are Steve and Patricia Foster ... has two older brothers, Russell and Ryan, and one older sister, Jill ... on attending LSU – “I came here to contribute to a National Championship team and represent the best state in the nation” ... majoring in sports administration-commerce at LSU ... born November 2, 1992.
Foster's LSU Career Highs
At-Bats: 6 twice; most recently vs. Sam Houston State (6/1/13)
Hits: 3 twice; most recently vs. Louisiana College (4/3/12)
Runs Scored: 3 three times; most recently vs. Louisiana College (4/3/12)
Doubles: 1 several times; most recently vs. Alabama (5/10/14)
Home Runs: 1 three times; most recently vs. Jackson State (5/31/13)
RBI: 3 three times; most recently vs. South Alabama (3/19/14)