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Jared Karstetter


Washington State

Wide Receiver


Karstetter maintains a 3.61 GPA in Zoology. He is a member of the WSU Honors College and will attend dental school following his football career. Karstetter has accumulated numerous academic honors, including being a member of National Society of Collegiate Scholars (2009-11), the Capital One/CoSIDA Academic All-District VIII first team (2010), WSU Presidents Honor Roll (2008-11), WSU Athletic Directors All-Academic Team (2008-11) and Pacific-10 All-Academic first (2010) and second teams (2009). His relative experience is equally impressive as he has served a microbiology lab internship where he performed Gel electrophoresis and protein purification using Recombinant E. coli & metal ion affinity chromatography. He was also a traumatic brain injury research assistant, for which he collected and analyzed data, administered isometric strength tests and presented at an academic showcase. In addition to being proficient in Spanish, he has worked with a dental office for field observations and served as a Peer Academic Counselor at WSU where he supervised freshman student-athletes’ schedules and coursework and taught time management and organization techniques.


Karstetter is hard working on the field and in the classroom, as evident by the numerous honors he has received in both endeavors. He is unquestionably one of the team leaders, possessing a tremendous work ethic that is infectious to the younger team members. Karstetter has always been respectful and willing to go the extra step, serving as a great representative of the school.


Karstetter has participated in several community-service projects sponsored through the WSU Athletic Department, along with visiting local hospitals in his hometown of Spokane, Wash. He has volunteered at the Shriners Children’s Hospital, Cougar Pride Days, WSU Athletics’ Christmas party for area kids and Hoopfest, a 3-on-3 basketball tournament. He’s also been a student panelist for Pre-Health advising and Reading Buddies, for which he read to elementary school children.


Karstetter has started all 24 games for WSU the past two seasons. As a junior, he earned All-Pacific-10 Conference honorable mention accolades and was named to Phil Steele’s All-Pac-10 third team. He posted team highs of 62 catches (third in Pac-10) and seven touchdowns and was second on the team with 658 receiving yards (10th in Pac-10). As a sophomore, Karstetter received honorable-mention All-Pac-10 accolades after leading the team in receptions, yards and touchdowns.