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02/20/14 - 2014 NFL Draft Scout Pre-Combine Top 64 Prospects: 30. *Jace Amaro, TE, Texas Tech, 6-5, 260, 4.67, 1-2...A big, fluid athlete, Amaro lined up mostly in the slot and used his thick body to gain position in coverage and used his large, soft hands to attack the ball in the air. He is a balanced route-runner and dangerous after the catch, even if defenders get both hands on him. He set NCAA record for single-season receiving yards by a tight end (1,352) and single-season receiving yards/game by a tight end (104.0). - Frank Cooney, The Sports Xchange
12/31/13 - Quarterback Davis Webb tied the Holiday Bowl record with four touchdown passes, and Texas Tech breezed past 14th-ranked Arizona State 37-23 at Qualcomm Stadium on Monday. The Sun Devils' losing streak in the Holiday Bowl, now sponsored by National University, is up to four. Webb, who threw all four of his scoring passes before halftime, finished 28-for-41 for 403 yards. The other quarterbacks who threw four touchdown tosses in a Holiday Bowl were BYU's Jim McMahon (1980), Kansas State's Brian Kavanagh (1995) and Texas' Major Applewhite (2001).
Red Raiders wide receiver Jakeem Grant made six receptions for 89 yards and two touchdowns. Texas Tech tight end Jace Amaro finished with eight catches for 112 yards. Texas Tech (8-5) scored on four of its first five possessions en route to snapping a five-game losing streak. The Red Raiders stymied Arizona State, which was averaging 41 points a game, in the final two quarters after building a 27-13 halftime lead. Arizona State (10-4) fell short in its bid to win 11 games for the first time since 1966. The Sun Devils lost to Stanford in the Pac-12 title game. - The Sports Xchange
12/31/13 - AMARO BREAKS NCAA RECORD FOR MOST RECEIVING YARDS IN A SINGLE-SEASON BY A TIGHT END...Texas Tech junior Jace Amaro broke the NCAA all-time record for receiving yards in a season by a tight end with 1,352. Amaro broke the record that was previously held by Rice's James Casey (1,329) during the 2008 season. Amaro finished the Bowl game with eight receptions and 112 receiving yards. Amaro recorded his sixth 100-yad receiving game of the season (7th career)... Six 100-yard receiving games leads the nation among tight ends. Amaro announced after the game that he will forego his senior season and enter the NFL Draft. - Texas Tech football
12/30/13 - PLAYERS TO WATCH: Texas Tech TE Jace Amaro is an absolute stud, no matter what position label you put on him or where Tech lines him up. He has made 98 catches for 1,240 yards and seven touchdowns, so he's capable of taking over any game against anybody. He is having one of the best statistical seasons ever for a tight end. - The Sports Xchange
12/26/13 - CBSSPORTS.COM ALL-AMERICANS: FIRST-TEAM OFFENSE AS NFL DRAFT PROSPECTS: TE - Jace Amaro, Jr., Texas Tech: Despite not being named a finalist for the Mackey Award (nation's top tight end), Amaro deserves this distinction, earning it with consistent production all year. He finished the regular season with 98 receptions for 1,240 yards and was the only tight end to average more than 100 yards a game (103.3). Amaro has an ideal frame for the position with long arms to extend and pluck the ball out of the air. He accelerates quickly with natural burst out of his breaks to create separation and be a threat after the catch. Amaro is somewhat untested as a blocker, but his potential projects him as a top-32 prospect. - Dane Brugler, NFLDraftScout.com