Texas Tech TE Jace Amaro to enter NFL draft after record season

Jace Amaro set a single-season record for receiving yards by a tight end in 2013.  (USATSI)
Jace Amaro set a single-season record for receiving yards by a tight end in 2013. (USATSI)

After Texas Tech stunned Arizona State in the Holiday Bowl, tight end Jace Amaro told reporters that he would forego his senior season and enter the 2014 NFL Draft.

Amaro went out in style, recording eight catches and leading the team with 112 receiving yards in the win. The performance notched Amaro in the FBS record books with 1,352 receiving yards, the most ever for a tight end. The previous record (1,329) was set by Rice tight end James Casey in 2008.

CBSSports.com currently has the 6-foot-5, 260 pound tight end is ranked as the No. 27 overall prospect -- No. 2 tight end behind North Carolina's Eric Ebron -- in the 2014 draft class. He is projected as a first or second round draft pick, and that kind of opportunity is difficult to pass up.

Amaro discussed his decision after Texas Tech's 37-23 Holiday Bowl win, via the Lubbock Avalanche-Journal.

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