Amaro Named Unanimous All-American

Amaro Named Unanimous All-American

Texas Tech tight end Jace Amaro is the fifth unanimous All-American in school history and first since Michael Crabtree in 2008.

Texas Tech junior tight end Jace Amaro earned unanimous first team All-America honors in 2013. No other tight end came close to the yardage and reception numbers Amaro put up. The 6-foot-5 star grabbed 98 receptions for 1,240 yards. He averaged 103.3 yards per game.

Amaro is the nation's only tight end with over 900 yards. Eric Ebron, who plays for North Carolina, came in second in both categories. He snatched 55 receptions for 895 yards.

"I was really looking for a few more wins instead of being an All-American," Amaro said. "But it's great to get acknowledged like that."

The San Antonio MacArthur product is the first Red Raider to garner unanimous All-American honors since Michael Crabtree in 2008. Crabtree earned the selection in back-to-back years before becoming a top 10 NFL Draft pick as an underclassman.

"It's all great and all, but you know props to coach Morris and coach Kingsbury for getting me the ball in space and stuff like that. At the end of the day, All-American wasn't really my goal."

Amaro is the fifth Red Raider to earn the unanimous All-American distinction. Regardless of the achievement, Amaro has a consistent answer when he receives individual honors.

"Like I said, at the end of the day I would trade it for two or three more wins for our team and be in a better position at the end of the year."

Texas Tech Unanimous All-Americans

  • 2013: TE Jace Amaro

  • 2007-08: WR Michael Crabtree

  • 1996: RB Byron Hanspard

  • 1995: LB Zach Thomas

  • 1991: P Mark Bounds
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