Served redshirt season.
AT TYLER JUINOR COLLEGE
Played two seasons at Tyler Junior College for coach Doug Wren ... a starter as a freshman (2010), finished with a 9-2 record and 1.82 ERA with 87 strikeouts and just 17 walks in 78 innings ... transitioned to the closer role as a sophomore (2011), finishing with four saves to go along with a 2.49 ERA and 23 strikeouts in 21.2 innings of work ... selected as a second team All-American ... played summer ball with the East Texas Pump Jacks.
AT HALLSVILLE HIGH SCHOOL
Earned second team All-State honors at Hallsville High School, helping lead the school to postseason appearances in 2008 and 2009 ... also garnered first team All-East Texas and first team all-district accolades ... compiled a 10-2 record as a senior.
Jason Gene Jester was born May 4, 1991, in Longview, Texas, to Debbie Jester ... has two siblings, Cullen and Whitney ... enjoys hunting, fishing and spending time with friends and family.