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 ... decided to forgo his LSU football career and devote full attention to baseball in the spring of 2012 ... a member of the 2011 SEC champion LSU football team as a back-up quarterback.
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 vs. Grambling (2/28/12)
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 five times; most recently vs. Alabama (4/14/12)
Home Runs: 1 vs. Michigan (3/10/12)
RBI: 3 vs. Alcorn State (2/18/12)