Texas Tech Red Raiders tight end Jace Amaro was among the most productive players in the nation in 2013. On the season, he amassed 1,240 yards on 98 catches with seven touchdowns.
At the moment, in a game that has just got kicked off, Amaro and his Red Raider teammates are taking on the Arizona State Sun Devils in the National University Holiday Bowl, where Amaro will have one more chance this season to showcase himself.
Afterwards, as reported by ESPN’s Joe Schad, the junior will then declare that he will go showcase himself to the National Football League:
Texas Tech tight end Jace Amaro plans to declare for the NFL Draft after tonight’s Holiday Bowl
— Joe Schad (@schadjoe) December 31, 2013
With the production that Amaro had this season, this news really doesn’t come as much of a surprise as the Texas Tech standout is the prototypical pro tight end these days. He’s big, he’s physical, but most importantly, he’s athletic, as those insane stats indicate.
He may have been inexplicably snubbed from the Mackey Award this season, but something tells me that he won’t be snubbed out of some Pro Bowl invites some day down the road.