A tremendous all-around athlete in high school, Jerad will redshirt the 2002 season in order to refine his skills as an infielder... Will benefit from just concentrating on baseball after spending his high school days split between football, basketball and baseball.
during fall drills
Started all five games for the White Sox at third base during the K-State Fall Ball World Series... Posted a .375 batting average with two RBIs and two runs scored... Collected a pair of doubles... Was 3-for-3 with one RBI in the decisive game five of the series... Totaled a 2-for-3 afternnoon with two RBIs and two runs scored in the Wildcats’ 13-6 exhibition victory over the Ontario Blue Jays.
at hayden high school
A four-year letterwinner in baseball at Hayden High School in Topeka, Kan. ... Started three years at shortstop and one at second base... A tremendous all-around athlete that was a multiple All-City and All-Class 4A selection in football, basketball and baseball at Hayden... Named to the Topeka Capital-Journal first-team All-City team as well as to the first team All-Class 4A and All-Centennial League as a shortstop as a senior... Led the city with a .491 batting average with 15 runs scored on 28 hits and 16 RBIs... Also collected four home runs... Helped the eighth-seeded Wildcats to the Class 4A baseball title as a senior... Scored the winning run in a 10-inning, three-hour, 30-minute 11-10 win over Kansas City-Ward in the state semifinals... Earned first-team All-Class 4A, all-city and all-league honors as a junior... Also named the city co-Player of the Year... Was the state’s batting leader as a junior with a .603 average and six home runs... Also posted a 5-1 record from the mound with a 3.20 ERA... Helped Hayden to its third consecutive top-5 finish at the state tournament in 2000... Also selected second team all-city and all-league as a sophomore as well as honorable mention all-city and all-league as a freshman... Helped the Wildcats to a second-place showing in state as both a sophomore and freshman... Lettered four years in both football and basketball... Named to the Topeka Capital-Journal first-team All-City team in averaging a team-leading 16.2 points per game and seven assists as a starting point guard as a senior... Also selected to the Capital-Journal’s All-State, All-Class team after leading the team to a second-place finish in the Class 4A state tournament... Also selected to the all-league, all-city and all-state teams as a junior... Named to the Capital-Journal first-team All-City football team as a senior where he competed as a quarterback, defensive back and punter... Also honored as the city’s Offensive Player of the Year and to the All-Class 4A team... Helped Hayden the 4A state title in 1998... Coached in baseball by Jim Davis.
(Full name: Jerad Lee Head) was born Nov. 15, 1982, in Topeka, Kan. … He is the son of Murray and Brenda Head.. The oldest of three children, Jerad has two brothers, Adam (16), and Alex (9)... He is a third generation Kansas State student-athlete... Father, Murray, played football at Kansas State, while his mother, Brenda, played tennis for the Wildcats from 1979-82... Grandfather, Ed, played basketball for K-State from 1949-51 under the legendary Jack Gardner and Tex Winter... He helped the Wildcats to a 25-4 record and Big Seven title in 1950-51 en route to the Final Four and NCAA runner-up finish to Kentucky... Grandfather was also athletic director at Washburn University, a Division II school in Topeka, Kan. ... Uncle, Monte Bennett, was a football defensive end at Kansas State from 1977-80 and played in the NFL with the New Orleans Saints (1981) and San Diego Chargers (1987)... Is planning a major in secondary education.