2014 All-Big 12 (Honorable Mention)... played in 12 games (12 starts) starting all 12 games at center... paved the way for Tech's first 1,000-yard rusher (DeAndre Washington) since 1998... team rushed for 1,836 yards - its most since 1998 (2,219)... offensive line allowed just 13 sacks... completed season with 25 consecutive starts, which dates back to start of 2013 season.
2013 Played in all 13 games (13 starts) while starting all 13 games at center... helped the Red Raiders to a 37-23 upset over No. 14 Arizona State (12/30) at the National University Holiday Bowl at Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego where the Red Raiders offensive line didn't allow a sack against the Sun Devils, who ranked near the top of the Pac-12 with 40 sacks on the season.
2012 Played in 12 games (0 starts) primarily as a backup on the offensive line... one of just two Red Raider true freshmen to play during the season (LB Micah Awe)... part of the offensive line that helped pave the way for the Red Raider running backs that rushed for 1,674 yards during the regular season (12 games) - the most by Texas Tech since 1998 (2,219).
HIGH SCHOOL Altair Rice High School in Altair, Texas... a three-star prospect by Rivals... Rivals lists him as the No. 5 center prospect in the nation ... ESPN.com ranks him as the No. 8 center prospect ... a 2010 Class AA All-State Selection ... also competed in track, golf and powerlifting... Head coach: Brad Dumont... CHOSE TEXAS TECH OVER: Rice.
PERSONAL Jared Kaster... born October 5, 1993, in Houston, Texas... son of Ernie and Brenda Kaster... hobbies include fishing and hunting... a university studies major at Texas Tech.