One of the most talented players on the team, but he holds the key to his success... Could fit in anywhere on the staff with the ability to both start and close... Has shown an ability to mature his game... The coaching staff is letting his early spring workouts determine his role.
during fall drills
Practiced, but did not participate in the Fall Ball World Series due to his obligations to the Wildcat football team, who posted an 11-2 record and advanced to a 10th consecutive bowl game with a trip to the Holiday Bowl.
as a football player (fall 2002)
Shared place-kicking duties with Joe Rheem and handled kickoffs in all 13 games... Totaled 18 points on the year, going 2-for-4 in field attempts and 12-of-15 in extra point attempts... Went 2-for-3 in field goals between 30 and 39 yards... Of his 72 kickoffs, 30 went for touchbacks (42 percent), including at least one in every game except Baylor... Totaled six touchbacks each in games against Kansas and Iowa State... Connected on season-high 35-yard field goals against Southern California and Colorado... Perfect in PATs in five games, including 4-for-4 against Colorado... Went 2-for-2 in PATs against Louisiana-Monroe and USC.
as a sophomore (2002)
Opted to be redshirted prior to sophomore season.
as a freshman (2001)
Saw action in 12 games as a true freshman with six starts from the mound... Compiled a 1-3 record and an 8.79 ERA on the season in 28.2 innings pitched with 22 strikeouts and 29 walks... Made his first collegiate appearance against UNLV on Feb. 17 with one hit and two strikeouts in one inning pitched... Struck out a pair of batters and allowed no hits in two innings against Creighton on March 14... Earned his first start of the season at Centenary on March 20, as he allowed two runs (none earned) on three hits with two strikeouts in a season-long five innings of work... Collected a season-best five strikeouts in four innings against Maryland on April 9... Dropped his last three decisions of the season against Texas A&M (March 25), Oral Roberts (April 25) and Wichita State (May 1).
at centennial high school
A two-year starter and letterman as a pitcher and an outfielder at Centennial High School in Bakersfield, Calif. ... One of two Centennial products on the Wildcat team, as he is joined by high school teammate Ty Soto... One of three Centennial players to be drafted in the Major League Baseball Amateur Draft last June, including Ty Soto... Selected with the 1,210th overall pick in the 41st round by the Florida Marlins... Named a Top 50 prospect by Baseball America, including the 42nd-best pitching prospect in Southern California... Member of the U.S. Junior National team that finished third at the COPABE Junior Pan American Tournament in Hermosillo, Mexico, over the summer... Posted a 0-1 record and a 7.71 ERA from the mound in three games with one start for Team USA in the tournament... Led Centennial to its first section champion in school history with a 26-3 overall record -- the city's first large-school section baseball title since 1981... Although he had thrown just 15 innings all season, he was selected to start the Central Section Yosemite Division Championship against Fresno Hoover... In his first start of the season, he pitched six strong innings to help lead the Golden Hawks to a 2-1 victory... Posted a 3-0 record and a 3.13 ERA in relief duty from the mound as a senior with 27 strikeouts and 24 walks in 21.0 innings pitched... Earned much of his acclaim as an outfielder, where he earned a first team Southwest Yosemite League honors as a senior... Batted .471 as a junior... Also lettered two years for the Golden Hawks in football as a kicker/punter... Named a 2000 Prepstar preseason All-American... Earned all-area and all-league honors as both a kicker and punter... Winner of the Jim Tyack Award, given to the area's top senior scholar-athlete.
(Full name: Jared Ray Brite) was born Feb. 20, 1982, in Bakersfield, Calif. ... He is the son of Mike and LaRayne Brite... One of four children, Jared has an older brother, Jeremiah (21), and a younger brother, Josh (16), and sister, Jennifer (13)... Engaged to Brooke Schrag... Majoring in business administration.