2014 REDSHIRT SOPHOMORE SEASON: Made nine starts and four relief appearances had a 5.90 ERA and 0-6 record in 39.2 innings pitched, striking out 23 batters held hitters to a .265 batting average went 3.0 scoreless innings on four hits against Northern Illinois (2/15) allowed hits and two runs in 4.2 innings pitched in a no-decision to Louisiana Tech (3/1) struck out a season-high five batters and gave up one run on two hits at Coastal Carolina (3/8) pitched a season-high 5.1 innings, allowing five hits, three runs (two earned runs), and two walks in a losing effort at Sacramento State (3/15) struck out three in 4.0 innings pitch while allowing three runs, one earned, against Michigan (4/5) came in relief against Concordia-Moorhead (5/7) and did not allow a run, while striking out two.
2013: Started all four games in which he made an appearance pitched a total of 17.0 innings to a 5.82 ERA and a 1-1 record set career lows in hits allowed (19), earned runs (11), walks (6), and WHIP (1.47) pitched to a 3.19 ERA in his final three starts went 6.0 innings, allowing only three hits, two walks and one earned run while striking out a career high of seven against Western Michigan (2/24) started the Northern Illinois game, lasted 5.0 innings, giving up only one run while striking out two struck out four and only walked one in 3.1 innings against Western Illinois (3/10) sidelined the remainder of the 2013 season due to an injury.
2012 FRESHMAN SEASON: Appeared in 12 games and had five starts as a freshman held a 2-2 record in 24.2 innings pitched and a 4.01 ERA struck out 22 batters and allowed 11 earned runs made his collegiate debut against South Florida (2/19) made his first collegiate start against Hamline (3/7) when he held the Pipers scoreless and gave up two hits in three innings pitched went three innings against North Dakota State (3/21) and held the Bison to one hit, three strikeouts and one walk in 3.0 innings allowed two runs in the win over South Dakota State (3/28) pitched 2.0 innings against Augsburg (4/3) started against SDSU (4/11) and went 3.1 inninga with four strikeouts and a walk struck out a career-high five batters in his longest outing of the season against Nebraska-Omaha (4/17) saw action against Penn State and held a strikeout in the 0.1 inning he pitched (5/5).
HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated from Ripon High School and played for coaches Dan Jonas, Bill Kinziger and Howard Hansen was named the 2011 Fox 11 Large School Player of the Year and the 2011 Class A State Legion Most Valuable Player also selected as the Oshkosh Northwestern All-Area Player of the Year and was selected to participate in the Wisconsin American Legion All-Star game at Miller Park was named a second-team all-state pitcher his senior year named his conference and district's player of the year and was also named to first-team all -conference and all-district also an all-conference honoree in 2009 led the Tigers to a 20-3 overall record en route to a conference and Division 2 State Championship in 2011 went 10-0 in 65 innings pitched and held a 1.14 ERA with 117 strikeouts his senior year four-year letterwinner in baseball and two year letterwinner in basketball in Legion baseball, went 6-1 in 32 innings pitched and a 3.28 ERA, 70 strikeouts and 15 earned runs played for the Wisconsin Rivercats, the GRB Rays and the Cincinnati Reds Midwest scout team Academic All-State and National Honor Society member.
PERSONAL: Undecided on a major son of Lee and Cathy Jess has an older brother, Jeremy born on January 29, 1993 lists winning the 2011 Division 2 High School State Championship as his most memorable sports thrill likes to play pool, ping pong, golf and cards.