Texas Tech Football: 50 Greatest Red Raiders of all time

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Aug 16, 2014; Cincinnati, OH, USA; New York Jets tight end Jace Amaro (88) runs with the ball against the Cincinnati Bengals in the second half at Paul Brown Stadium. The Jets won 25-17. Mandatory Credit: Mark Zerof-USA TODAY Sports

No. 21 Jace Amaro (Tight End 2011-2013)

 Perhaps the most unique athlete in Texas Tech football history, Jace Amaro is the 21st greatest player in Texas Tech history. The 4-star recruit from San Antonio, TX was an impossible matchup for defenses.

At 6-foot-5 and 270-pounds, Amaro was far too big to be covered by a corner or safety. And with 4.7 speed, Amaro easily outran opposing linebackers.

As a junior in 2013, Amaro caught 1,352 yards-worth of passes which is good for the second best season in school history. That season he set the NCAA receiving record for yards by a tight end. Amaro is one of only five Texas Tech players to be named a unanimous 1


-team all-American (2013).

Leaving for the NFL Draft after his junior season, Amaro was a second round pick of the New York Jets in 2014. His 38 receptions and 345 yards receiving led all NFL rookie tight ends.

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