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Amaro Named Unanimous All-American
Staff Writer of RaiderPower.com
Posted Dec 19, 2013
Texas Tech tight end Jace Amaro is the fifth unanimous All-American in school history and first since Michael Crabtree in 2008.
junior tight end
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.
, who plays for
, 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
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
TE Jace Amaro
WR Michael Crabtree
RB Byron Hanspard
LB Zach Thomas
P Mark Bounds
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