*** John Mackey Award Semifinalist *** *** Biletnikoff Award Semifinalist *** *** Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award Semifinalist ***
- Ranks 6th all-time at Texas Tech in single-season receptions (92).
- Ranks 8th all-time at Texas Tech in single-season receiving yards (1,157).
- Broke school record for most receptions by a junior (88)... Previous record: Welker (86).
- Needs 105 receiving yards to set new Tech record for yards by a junior (Hill, 1,261 in '92).
- 92 receptions through 11 games - most by a Red Raider since 2007 (Crabtree - 113).
- Became the first Red Raider with 4 consecutive 100-yard games since 2007 (Crabtree - 7).
- Tied a school record with at least 8 receptions in 9 consecutive games (Crabtree, 2007).
- Big 12 Offensive Player of the Week (Oct. 21)
- Midseason 1st Team All-America (USA Today, CBS Sports, Sports Illustrated)
- Midseason 1st Team All-America (NFL.com, FOX Sports South, Athlon Sports)
- Midseason 2nd Team All-America (Phil Steele)
- Midseason 1st Team All-Big 12 (FOX Sports, Phil Steele, San Antonio Express-News)
WHERE AMARO RANKS
BIG 12 CONFERENCE:
- Receptions: 1st (92)
- Receptions/Game: 1st (8.4)
- Receiving Yards: 1st (1,157)
- Receptions in a Game: 1st (15, vs. Oklahoma State)
- 100-Yard Receiving Games: 2nd (5)
- Receiving Yards/Game: 2nd (105.2)
- Receptions: 2nd (92)
- Receiving Yards: 6th (1,157)
- Receptions/Game: 6th (8.4)
- Receptions in a Game: 7th (15, vs. Oklahoma State)
- Receiving Yards/Game: 12th (105.2)
2013 has over 100 yards receiving in five games this season - including four straight games - and in six games during his career... has multiple receiving touchdowns in two games this season (3 career)... 1,157 receiving yards marks the most by a Red Raider since Michael Crabtree had 1,165 in 2008 when he won his second straight Biletnikoff Award... tied a school record with nine consecutive games making at least eight receptions (Michael Crabtree - 2007)... 92 receptions are the most by a tight end in the country - next closest is North Carolina's Eric Ebron (49)... 1,157 receiving yards are the most by a tight end in the nation - next closest is North Carolina's Eric Ebron (763)... 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... 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... 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)... KU marked the third time this season with a career-high nine receptions... 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).
2012 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).
2011 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).
HIGH SCHOOL MacArthur High School in San Antonio, Texas... four-star prospect by both Rivals and Scout ... ranks No. 52 in the Rivals Top 100 ... named to USA Today's First-Team All-American squad ... member of Dave Campbell's Top 300 and ranked in the Top five for tight ends ... PrepStar All-American ... No. 23 on Superprep Texas 120 ... No. 12 Superprep All-America Tight End ... ranked as the No. 3 tight end in the country by Rivals ... Prep Star All-American ... Honorable Mention All-State selection ... First-Team All-Area ... First-Team District 26-5A ... as a senior he hauled in 56 receptions for 887 yards along with 11 touchdowns... helped high school basketball team to state quarterfinals appearance... High School Coach: Ben Cook
PERSONAL Jace Jordan Amaro... born June 26, 1992, in Plano, Texas... son of Robert and Rosemary Amaro... has an older sibling, Manae, and a younger sibling, Madison... undeclared major at Texas Tech.