LSU senior Jared Foster, who served as a backup quarterback for the Tigers in 2011 and has been an outfielder on the school's baseball team for the last three years, will return to football, LSU sports information director Michael Bonnette announced on Tuesday.
Foster's return comes on the heels of LSU wide receiver Rob Bolden -- who was No. 3 on the quarterback depth chart -- deciding to transfer. The Tigers were down to just two scholarship QBs, Anthony Jennings and freshman Brandon Harris, leading to Foster to talk to baseball coach Paul Mainieri about the possibility of rejoining the football team, reports The Advocate. Foster previously walked-on with the football team but did not enter a game as a backup quarterback for the 2011 SEC champion Tigers.
In 2013, Foster hit .359 with two home runs and 12 RBI in 42 games for the baseball team and was named to the SEC All-Tournament Team. His average dipped to .115 in 61 at-bats in 2014.
Foster is listed as a dual-threat QB on Rivals who played for Barbe High School in Louisiana. He had offers from McNeese State, SE Louisiana and Tulane.
LSU opens its 2014 football campaign against Wisconsin in Houston.
- Molly Geary