|City/State:||Lake Charles, La.|
|High School:||Barbe HS|
2015 SEC All-Tournament Team
2013 SEC All-Tournament Team
MLB Draft: 9th Round in 2015 (Los Angeles Angels)
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 performer who played primarily as an outfielder in his first three LSU seasons, but moved to second base in 2015 ... posted a .253 career batting average at LSU with 23 doubles, two triples, 13 homers, 68 RBI, 85 runs and 18 steals ... selected by the Los Angeles Angels in the ninth round of the 2015 MLB Draft and signed with the Angels in the summer of '15.
An outfielder throughout his first three years at LSU, Foster made first career start at second base on March 11 vs. McNeese State and remained the starter at 2B for the rest of the season ... played in 55 games on the year (54 starts), batting .278 (59-for-212) with 12 doubles, two triples, 10 homers, 35 RBI, 37 runs and 10 stolen bases ... started 45 games at second base, five games in left field and four games in right field ... launched a solo homer in LSU's College World Series opening-round game versus TCU (June 14) ... named to the 2015 SEC All-Tournament team, batting .500 (6-for-12) in three games with three doubles, one homer, three RBI and four runs ... 6-for-18 at the plate the week of March 24-29 vs. Tulane and Kentucky with two doubles, two homers, six RBI and four runs ... 4-for-10 in the Arkansas series (March 19-21) with two homers, four RBI and two runs ... drove in two runs with one double and one triple on March 14 vs. Ole Miss ... homered and collected three RBI vs. Princeton (Feb. 28)
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 several times; most recently at Mississippi State (4/30/15)
Hits: 3 four times; most recently vs. Arkansas (5/21/15)
Runs Scored: 3 four times; most recently vs. Boston College (2/20/15)
Doubles: 2 twice; most recently vs. Arkansas (5/21/15)
Triples: 1 twice; most recently vs. Ole Miss (3/14/15)
Home Runs: 1 several times; most recently vs. TCU (6/14/15)
RBI: 3 five times; most recently at Arkansas (3/20/15)