Prior To Texas Tech
Signed with TCU out of high school but earned a medical redshirt and did not play last season for the Horned Frogs....transferred to Texas Tech in the summer of 2007.
A 2006 graduate of Keller High School in Keller, Texas...lettered in baseball and was coached by Rob Stramp and Johnny Hunter...was part of district championship teams his junior and senior seasons and advanced to the regional quarterfinals his senior year...was a three time All-District performer...two time All-Area...member of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram Super Team...ranked as the 15th best prospect (top catcher) in the state of Texas by Texas Baseball News...hit. 434 as a senior with nine doubles, five home runs and 33 RBIs.
Born on Dec. 29, 1987 in Toms River, N.J. to parents Ted and Barbara Kreder...his father is a graduate of Rutgers while his mom earned her degree from Kean University...has one older brother, Teddy...majoring in business.