First Base
235 lbs.
Alamogordo, N.M.
Previous School
New Mexico JC
High School
Alamogordo HS

Powerful hitter who was among the nation’s JUCO home run leader in 2001 … will contend for the LSU starting job at first base … selected in the 49th round of the 2001 major league draft by the Cleveland Indians. 

Junior College: Launched 21 home runs in 2001, batting .453 on the year with 64 RBI for New Mexico JC, located in Hobbs., N.M… . earned all-conference, all-region and second-team all-America honors … named to the vice-president’s honor roll in the spring of 2001. 

High School: A three-year letterman in baseball (first baseman) and basketball (forward) at Alamogordo (N.M.) High School … helped lead his basketball team to the 1997 state championship … graduated in the top 10 percent of his class. 

Personal: Full name is Jason Daniel Columbus … parents are Daniel and Donna Columbus … has one older brother, David … interests include golf and hunting … credits his father and his coaches at New Mexico JC with having the greatest influence on his athletic career … majoring in marketing at LSU … born September 27, 1979.

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