2014: Selected in the 12th round (359th overall) of the 2014 MLB Draft by the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim and signed a professional contract. Was 7-1 with a 2.27 ERA and 68 strikeouts in 75.1 innings pitched and 13 starts before an elbow injury ended his season. Moved to 7-1 on the season after striking out five and allowing just one run in six innings against UConn on April 26. Earned 14th career win and the sixth of the season on April 12 at No. 7 Houston after allowing just one earned run on five hits in six innings. Improved to 5-1 on the season after allowing one run in six innings with four strikeouts against Butler on March 29. Won third straight start allowing only one run on four hits in seven strong innings against Samford on March 15. Improved to 3-1 on the season after striking six in seven shutout innings in March 9 victory over Miami. Struck out a career-high 11 in six strong innings to pick up second win of the season on March 1 against Toledo. Earned ninth career win after striking out five and allowing only one run on three hits in 5.2 innings in starting role against Delaware on Feb. 16 in Charleston, S.C.
2013: Made 19 appearances on the mound with seven starts and finished 0-1 with a 5.63 ERA and 35 strikeouts in 38.1 innings pitched. Worked a scoreless inning of relief in Cardinals' NCAA Regional title game win over Oklahoma State. Struck out two in a scoreless inning of relief in Cardinals' series-opening win at UConn on May 11. Made first relief appearance of 2013 with 1.2 innings of shutout relief, including two strikeouts, against No. 19 Indiana on March 27. Picked up fourth consecutive no-decision after allowing two earned runs and four total runs on three hits with three strikeouts on March 10 against Alabama. Earned third straight no-decision on March 3 against Kent State after allowing just one run on six hits with two strikeouts in five innings. Was saddled with second straight no-decision despite striking out career best eight batters and allowing only one run on six hits in 5.1 innings against Akron on Feb. 24. Finished with a no-decision after allowing two earned runs and four total runs on six hits in four innings against Purdue in first outing of the season.
2012: Named Louisville Slugger Freshman All-America, NCBWA All-America, BIG EAST Rookie of the Year and Third Team All-BIG EAST in outstanding first season as a Cardinal. Was 8-3 with a 3.38 ERA in 14 starts and 16 total appearances. Claimed third straight win and eighth overall with career-long 7.2 innings of work in series-clinching victory at Pittsburgh on May 19. Won seventh game of the season and second straight after allowing two runs on six hits with four strikeouts against St. John's on May 13. Earned sixth win of the season on May 6 at WVU after allowing only one earned run and two total runs on five hits. Suffered a no-decision on April 29 against UConn despite allowing only one unearned run on six hits in 5.0 innings pitched. Named BIG EAST Pitcher of the Week on April 16 for his performance against Kentucky on April 10. Had best outing of his career striking out career-best six in 6.0 shutout innings to earn his fifth win of the season in Cards' victory at No. 1 Kentucky. Improved to 4-0 on the season after allowing just one earned run on three hits with two strikeouts in 5.1 innings against WKU on April 3. Suffered a no-decision despite allowing just one run on three hits with four strikeouts in career-long 7.0 innings at No. 15 Purdue on March 27. Won his third straight start pitching 5.0 shutout innings with two strikeouts against Ohio State on March 20. Improved to 2-0 after career-best 5.2 innings pitched in March 13 victory over No. 12 Ole Miss. Allowed just one run on five hits in the win over the Rebels. Making first career start, pitched 5.0 innings allowing two runs on five hits with four strikeouts to earn his first ever win against Indiana on March 6. Came out of the bullpen with 2.0 innings of relief in collegiate debut allowing one run on three hits in Cards' win over Michigan State on Feb. 19.
High School: Played three seasons of prep baseball for coach Dan Roman at Lawrence Central High School. Selected in the 29th Round (878th overall) of the 2011 MLB Draft by the Cleveland Indians. Ranked as one of the top 300 players in the nation in the class of 2011 by Perfect Game USA. Earned All-State, All-Conference and All-County honors. As a senior, went 6-1 with a 3.04 ERA and 59 strikeouts. Was 6-1 with a 2.12 ERA and 51 strikeouts as a junior after going 5-2 with a 3.21 ERA and 45 strikeouts as a sophomore. Prep teammate at Lawrence Central with current Cardinal Alex Chittenden.
Personal: Born Jared James Ruxer on July 29, 1992 in Indianapolis, Ind. Son of Jim and Lisa Ruxer. Has one sister, Addie. Undecided on a major at the University of Louisville. Not sure yet of his plans after college. Person with the greatest influence on his athletic career was his dad. Hobbies include fishing. Favorite TV shows are The Office and Eastbound & Down. Favorite athletes are Peyton Manning and Reggie Miller. Favorite cereal is Frosted Flakes. Favorite candy bar is Snickers. Favorite foods are steak and shrimp. Favorite teams are the Indianapolis Colts and the St. Louis Cardinals. Favorite restaurant is Red Lobster. If he could have dinner with three people, he would invite Peyton Manning, Roy Halladay and Reggie Miller.