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Amaro Named Finalist for Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award

Amaro tied a school record with nine straight games making at least eight receptions (Sept. 7-Nov. 9)

Dec. 10, 2013

LUBBOCK, Texas - Texas Tech junior tight end Jace Amaro has been named a finalist for the inaugural Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award, an award given to the top offensive player in the country with hometown, high school or junior-college ties to the state of Texas.

Amaro (San Antonio, Texas), who graduated from MacArthur High School, led the Big 12 this season with 98 receptions and ranks 11th nationally with 1,240 receiving yards - the most by a Red Raider since 2008. He posted five 100-yard games and averaged 105.2 receiving yards per game.

He went nine consecutive games making at least eight receptions (Sept. 7-Nov. 9) while recording a career-high 15 catches with 174 receiving yards and a touchdown against No. 12 Oklahoma State. His 15 catches are the most by a Big 12 player this season.

Amaro recorded four straight games - all in Big 12 play - with at least 100 receiving yards and caught multiple touchdowns twice - both away from home - at West Virginia and against No. 4 Baylor at AT&T Stadium in Arlington.

In addition, Amaro enters the bowl season needing just 90 receiving yards and 14 receptions to set NCAA all-time records for yards and receptions by a tight end.

Fans can vote for their favorite finalist for the Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award at One vote is allowed daily. The winner will be announced at the award banquet in Tyler, Texas in January.

The Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award, announced in 2012 by the Tyler Chamber and SPORTyler, recognizes the top offensive player in Division 1 football who also exhibits the enduring characteristics that define Earl Campbell: integrity, performance, teamwork, sportsmanship, drive, community, and tenacity; specifically tenacity to persist and determination to overcome adversity and injury in pursuit of reaching goals.

In addition, the nominee must meet one or more of the following criteria: born in Texas and/or graduated from a Texas High School and/or played at a Texas-based junior college or four year D1 Texas college.

TE Jace Amaro (Texas Tech) - San Antonio, Texas (MacArthur HS)
WR Mike Evans (Texas A&M) - Galveston, Texas (Ball HS)
QB James Franklin (Missouri) - Corinth, Texas (Lake Dallas HS)
QB Johnny Manziel (Texas A&M) - Kerrville, Texas (Tivy HS)
QB Bryce Petty (Baylor) - Midlothian, Texas (Midlothian HS)



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