Jets' Amaro shaped by near-death experience in college

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) Jace Amaro remembers not being able to catch his breath on the sideline, the pain intensifying with each heave of his chest. That's when the fear kicked in. The New York Jets' second-year tight end was a sophomore at Texas Tech in 2012 when he got popped in the midsection by a West Virginia defender before halftime. The hit sure hurt, but not enough for him...
Via Associated Press
August 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Oklahoma QB Baker Mayfield Compared Tight End Mark Andrews To Texas Tech Great Jace Amaro

Before transferring to Oklahoma, former Texas Tech quarterback Baker Mayfield had a chance to play with one of the nation’s top tight ends in Jace Amaro. This off-season, OU’s new offensive coaching staff has been utilizing big receiver Mark Andrews in some of the same ways that the Red Raiders used Amaro, and Mayfield is excited to see the 6-foot-6 redshirt freshman work. “He’s...
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April 18, 2015  |  Discuss

How I voted: All-Big 12 team

There's plenty of turnover in the Big 12 this year with stars like Jace Amaro, Jason Verrett, Jackson Jeffcoat, Justin Gilbert and Lache Seastrunk taking their talents to the next level.  The preseason All-Big 12 team will be released later this week, but deadlines for the media ballots were due last Friday. Here's a sneak peek at how I voted.  You can see my All-Big 12 preseason...
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July 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Texas Tech football: Top 3 positional battles to watch

With the departure of star players such as Jace Amaro, Kerry Hyder, Will Smith, and Eric Ward, Texas Tech football needs to develop its young talent. Fortunately, Tech has some promising young talent that could help Coach Kliff Kingbury build on the momentum from last season’s upset Holiday Bowl victory over Arizona State. Here’s a look at how the top three positional battles...
Via isportsweb.com
April 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Texas Tech Football: Pro day recap

On March 14th, Texas Tech football hosted scouts from all 32 NFL teams for the duration of it’s annual pro-day event.   Inside both the Tech weight room and Jones AT&T Stadium, 13 Red Raiders displayed their athleticism for scouts in hopes of improving their draft stock. The NFL hopefuls took part in the vertical jump, 40-yard dash, and bench press, as well as a few position...
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March 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Texas Tech Football: Replacing Amaro

  (Photo credit: WordPress.com) In 2013, all 6-foot-5, 260 pounds of Texas Tech’s Jace Amaro stepped into the national spotlight as one of college football’s elite tight ends. Amaro’s quick feet and route running ability combined with his size proved too much for defenses week after week. In his junior season Amaro caught 106 passes and seven touchdowns. Amaro’s 1,352 receiving...
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February 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Jace Amaro Is Patriots’ Pick In Nearly Every Expert’s 2014 NFL Mock Draft

The New England Patriots’ need at tight end is well known in the NFL draft community. Nearly every draft expert sees the Patriots selecting Texas Tech tight end Jace Amaro as a replacement for Aaron Hernandez and insurance for Rob Gronkowski in May’s NFL draft. Mel Kiper of ESPN.com, Dane Brugler and Pete Prisco of CBSSports.com, Josh Norris of Rotoworld.com, Daniel Jeremiah...
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February 12, 2014  |  Discuss

2014 NFL Draft Player Profiles – Texas Tech TE Jace Amaro

By Alex Kozora With the regular season over, our focus has shifted to the offseason. For the next few months, I’ll be providing scouting reports on prospects. Some the Pittsburgh Steelers may look at. Other top players that will be off the board before the Steelers select. All to make you as prepared for the 2014 NFL Draft as possible. Today a look at our second tight end of the...
Via Steelers Depot
January 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Texas Tech TE Amaro an unpaid intern before NFL Draft

Jace Amaro was one of the nation's top tight ends in college football at Texas Tech this season, and he announced after the Red Raiders' Holiday Bowl win that he's ready to take his game to the next level. The 6-foot-5, 260-pound beast wants to see what it's like on the other side. But it's not what you think. Before possibly being a first-round NFL Draft pick, Amaro is working in...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
January 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Texas Tech TE Amaro will enter NFL Draft

Texas Tech tight end Jace Amaro will forego his senior season and enter the NFL Draft. Amaro announced his plans after the Red Raiders' 37-23 win over Arizona State in the Holiday Bowl on Monday. "I felt like it was the best decision for me personally and it took a lot of time and if it was about money or anything else, I wouldn't have been debating it for so long and it was a hard...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
December 31, 2013  |  Discuss

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