Owns NCAA All-time record for single-season receiving yards by a tight end (1,352)...Owns all-time record for single-season receiving yards/game by a tight end (104.0)...Ranks 2nd all-time in single-season receptions (106).
Following the final game of the season (Holiday Bowl - Dec. 30, 2013) announced he would forgo his senior season and enter the 2014 NFL Draft... recorded six 100-yard games (7 career)... notched multiple receiving touchdowns in two games this season (3 career)... 1,352 receiving yards ranks second in school history only behind Michael Crabtree's 1,962 yards in 2007 (NCAA Freshman Record)... 106 receptions marks just the third time in school history a Red Raider had over 100 receptions in a season (Michael Crabtree - 134 & Danny Amendola - 109, both in 2007)... 106 receptions are the most by a tight end in the country - next closest was North Carolina's Eric Ebron (62)... 1,352 receiving yards are the most by a tight end in the nation - next closest was North Carolina's Eric Ebron (973)... broke the NCAA all-time record for receiving yards in a season by a tight end (1,352)... record was previously held by Rice's James Casey (1,329 in 2008)... broke the NCAA all-time record for receiving yards/game by a tight end (104.0)... record was previously held by Rice's James Casey (102.2 in 2008)... ranks second all-time in NCAA history with 106 receptions by a tight end (all-time record: Rice's James Casey - 111 in 2008).Led all players in the game with eight receptions and 112 receiving yards while helping the Red Raiders to a 37-23 upset over No. 14 Arizona State (12/30) in the National University Holiday Bowl at Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego... tallied six catches for 83 yards and scored Tech's only offensive touchdown of the game at Texas (11/28)... made four receptions for 55 yards and tied a career-high with two touchdowns against No. 4 Baylor (11/16) at AT&T Stadium in Arlington... tied a school record (Michael Crabtree - 2007) with nine consecutive games making at least eight receptions (Sept. 7-Nov. 9)... made nine catches for 67 yards against Kansas State (11/9)... had a career game with 15 receptions, 174 receiving yards and a touchdown catch against No. 12 Oklahoma State (11/2)... 15 receptions marked the most by a Big 12 player this season and the most ever by a Red Raider junior (previous record: 14, Wes Welker - vs. Texas in 2002)... 15 receptions were the second most (Josh Harper, 17 - Fresno State) in the nation during Week 10 and the sixth most by any player in the country as of Week 10... 176 receiving yards were the second most (Josh Harper, 253 - Fresno State) in the nation during Week 10.Became first Red Raider since 2007 (Michael Crabtree - 7) with four consecutive 100-yard receiving performances... posted eight catches for a team-leading 119 yards receiving at No. 12 Oklahoma (10/26)... led the team in receptions for the sixth straight game with nine receptions for 136 yards with two touchdowns at West Virginia (10/19)... had 143 yards (long 39) against Iowa State (10/12)... made nine catches for 96 yards at Kansas (10/5)... led team with nine catches for 86 yards (long 17) against Texas State (9/21)... led the team with nine catches with 97 receiving yards (long 31) against No. 24 TCU (9/12)... led the team with eight receptions and 142 yards receiving with a touchdown in home opener against Stephen F. Austin (9/7)... caught a 47-yard pass from QB Baker Mayfield against the Lumberjacks... made season debut in season opener making three catches for 42 yards (long 18) at SMU (8/30).
Phil Steele All-Big 12 (3rd Team)... Dallas Morning News All-Big 12 (Honorable Mention)... ESPN All-Big 12 (1st Team)... All-Big 12 (2nd Team)... Midseason College Football News All-America (2nd Team)... Midseason Phil Steele All-Big 12 (1st Team)... Midseason CBS Sports All-Big 12 (1st Team)... College Football Performance Award - National Tight End of the Week (10/15)... College Football Performance Award - Hon. Mention National Tight End of the Week (9/17)... one of 31 players in the Big 12 to record a 100-yard receiving game... missed the final six games of the regular season due to injury... returned for the bowl game... played in seven games (6 starts) with 25 receptions, 409 receiving yards and four touchdowns... averaged 58.4 receiving yards per game... led the team averaging 16.4 yards per catch... 16.4 yards per catch is the most by a Red Raider (with at least 10 REC) since 2008 (Edward Britton, 16.5 avg. - 35 REC/577 yards)... four touchdown catches ranked third on the team... caught multiple passes in every game played.Made two receptions for 15 yards against Minnesota in the Meineke Car Care Bowl of Texas at Reliant Stadium (12/28)... caught five passes for 156 yards with a touchdown, including a catch of 61 yards from QB Seth Doege against No. 4 West Virginia (10/13)... 156 yards receiving marked the most by a Red Raider in Big 12 play since 2009 (Alex Torres - 163, vs. OU)... marked first career 100-yard receiving game... 61-yard catch marked the longest of the season by a Tech player and the longest by a Red Raider since 2009 (Jacoby Franks - 72 yards - vs. K-State)... made three catches for 29 yards (long 18) against No. 14 Oklahoma (10/6)... tallied four receptions for 48 yards (long 19) at Iowa State (9/29)... caught four passes for 57 yards with two touchdowns against New Mexico (9/15)... marked first career multiple touchdown performance... made three catches for 55 yards with a touchdown at Texas State (9/8)... caught four passes for 49 yards in season opener against Northwestern State (9/1).
Played in 12 games (0 starts) while catching seven passes for 57 yards with two touchdowns... averaged 8.1 yards per catch and 4.8 yards per contest... one of six freshmen to make a reception... caught two passes for 21 yards at Missouri (11/19)... recorded two catches for 16 yards at Kansas (10/1)... made two catches for 18 yards with one receiving touchdown against Nevada (9/25)... first career reception went for a two-yard touchdown at New Mexico (9/17)... made career debut in season opener against Texas State (9/3).
MacArthur High School in San Antonio, Texas... four-star prospect by both Rivals and Scout ... ranks No. 52 in Rivals Top 100 ... named USA Today First-Team All-America ... Dave Campbell's Top 300 and ranked in the Top five for tight ends ... PrepStar All-America ... No. 23 on Superprep Texas 120 ... No. 12 Superprep All-America Tight End ... ranked No. 3 tight end in the country by Rivals ... Prep Star All-America ... Honorable Mention All-State selection ... First-Team All-Area ... First-Team District 26-5A ... as a senior made 56 receptions for 887 yards with 11 touchdowns... helped basketball team to state quarterfinals appearance... High School Coach: Ben Cook.
Jace Jordan Amaro... born June 26, 1992, in Plano, Texas... son of Robert and Rosemary Amaro... has older sibling, Manae, and younger sibling, Madison... majoring in business at Texas Tech.
05/12/2014 - The Jets will be getting a motivated player in Jace Amaro, who believed he should have been in the discussion as the best tight end in the draft along with North Carolina's Eric Ebron. But while Ebron went 10th overall to the Lions, Amaro remained on the board until deep into the second round despite a record-setting season at Texas Tech, where he had 106 catches for 1,352 yards -- the most receiving yards ever for a tight end at the FBS level. "I was the best guy," Amaro said Friday night. "I was the most versatile." - The Sports Xchange