Prior to Michigan ... attended Southeast Missouri State University (2007-08).
Fifth-Year Senior (2011) ... Sugar Bowl champion ... earned second varsity letter ... appeared in 12 games; six as a reserve safety and 12 on special teams ... PURDUE (Oct. 29) ... served as the honorary senior game captain.
Senior/Junior (2010) ... did not see game action due to a clavicle injury.
Junior/Sophomore (2009) ... earned first varsity letter ... played in nine games ... contributed two special teams tackles ... did not see game action vs. Western Michigan (Sept. 5) ... made career debut on the final defensive play of the game vs. Notre Dame (Sept. 12) ... saw action on special teams vs. Eastern Michigan (Sept. 19) and Indiana (Sept. 26) ... contributed one special teams tackle at Michigan State (Oct. 3) ... did not see game action at Iowa (Oct. 10) ... posted one tackle from safety position and on special teams vs. Delaware State (Oct. 17) ... did not see game action vs. Penn State (Oct. 24) ... played on special teams at Illinois (Oct. 31) and against Purdue (Nov. 7) ... saw action on punt return unit at Wisconsin (Nov. 14) and against Ohio State (Nov. 21).
Freshman (2008) ... did not see game action.
Prep ... attended John Burroughs High School (2007) ... Key Statistics ... had the highest completion percentage and highest quarterback rating in the state of Missouri as a junior ... Honors and Rankings ... earned all-state honors as a senior ... three-time all-conference first team selection ... St. Louis Post Dispatch Top 30 recruit ... named conference player of the year as a senior ... Other Sports ... three-time all-conference first team selection in basketball and baseball ... collected all-state accolades in baseball senior year ... earned all-state honorable mention in basketball as a senior.
Personal ... Jared Michael Van Slyke was born Jan. 6, 1989 ... father, Andy, was the first base coach for Detroit Tigers and was a former major league player with the St. Louis Cardinals, Pittsburgh Pirates, Baltimore Orioles and Philadelphia Phillies ... father was a three-time MLB All-Star and five-time Gold Glove Award winner ... brother, A.J., played baseball at the University of Kansas and was drafted by the St. Louis Cardinals (2005) ... brother, Scott, was drafted by the Los Angeles Dodgers in 2005 ... enrolled in the College of Literature, Science and the Arts, majoring general studies.