Jarred Fayson signed a reserve/future contract with the Colts on January 11, 2012. Fayson was originally signed by New Orleans as an undrafted free agent on July 27, 2011. He was waived by the team on September 3, 2011 due to an injury. Indianapolis signed Fayson to its practice squad on November 21, 2011 and he remained there for the rest of the season. Jarred originally committed to the University of Florida in 2006 (over offers from USC, Miami, Alabama, Georgia and Oklahmoma amongst others) where he was a member of the Florida Gators 2006 National Championship team. Originally, an "all-everything" dual threat QB in high school, Jarred led his team, Hillsborough High School, Tampa Florida, to an undefeated season totaling 30 total touchdowns. Regarded as a Top 50 player in the entire country (3rd rated WR, Scouts Inc...5th rated Athlete, Rivals), he played in the prestigious U.S. Army High School All-Star game in 2006. In 2007 he played in 11 games, recording 12 catches for 148 yards and catching three touchdown passes He also rushed for 89 yards on 19 carries. As a freshman, in 2006, Jarred had one reception for one yard and carried the ball 14 times for 126 yards (9.0 avg.) in 13 games After two seasons with the Florida Gators playing WR (he also lined up at running back and return punt and kickoffs), Jarred decided to transfer to the University of Illinois and play for Coach Ron Zook. During his 2 seasons with the Fighting Illini, Jarred played in 21 games, starting 10, totaling 54 catches for 573 yards and 2 touchdowns. In the 2010 season, Jarred recorded a career-high eight reception game for a career-best 83 yards against Ohio State. At the Illinois Pro Day on March 16, 2011, Jarred ran a blazing 40 yard dash time of 4.36 seconds along with a 39" vertical jump, 10'8" broad jump and 21 reps of 225 lbs on the bench press.