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Jace Amaro
TE #88
Height:
6-5
Weight:
265
Age:
24
College:
Texas Tech
Hometown:
Plano, TX
Experience:
4

Quick Stats (2016):

REC
3
YDS
59
AVG
19.7
TDS
0

Biography

 
PRO: The Titans claimed Jace Amaro off waivers from the N.Y. Jets at the end of the 2016 preseason to add competition and depth to the tight end position.  The 6-foot-5-inch, 265-pounder was originally selected by the Jets in the second round of the 2014 NFL Draft.  The Texas Tech product enjoyed a strong rookie campaign in 2014 before missing the entirety of his sophomore season with a shoulder injury.

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:
•     In 2014, Amaro led all rookie tight ends with 35 receptions and 345 receiving yards, as well as tying for the rookie lead with two touchdowns.

TITANS TIDBITS:  
•    Amaro was a standout track & field athlete at Douglas MacArthur High School in San Antonio.  He broke a 23-year-old District 26-5A shot put record with a throw of 18.88 meters (61 feet, 10 inches).

CAREER TRANSACTIONS:  
•    The Plano, Texas, native was originally selected by the N.Y. Jets in the second round (49th overall) of the 2014 NFL Draft.
•    Released by the Jets on Sept. 3, 2016.
•    Claimed off waivers by the Titans from the Jets on Sept. 4, 2016.

COLLEGE:
•     Played in 32 games with 15 starts in his three-year career at Texas Tech, totaling 136 receptions for 1,818 yards and 13 touchdowns.  Named first-team All-American by the Associated Press and unanimous All-Big 12 Conference.  Became the first player ever to be named a semi-finalist for both the Biletnikoff Award and John Mackey Award.
•     During his record-breaking junior season (2013), played in all 13 games with 10 starts and set the NCAA season record for tight ends and led the Big 12 with 106 receptions.  Totaled a Big-12 leading 1,352 receiving yards and seven touchdowns.  Recorded six 100-yard receiving games on the year, the most by a tight end in the nation.
•     As a sophomore (2012), played in seven games with five starts and hauled in 25 catches for 409 yards and four touchdowns.  Earned All-Big 12 first-team honors from ESPN and was a second-team pick by the Big 12 coaches. Earned honorable mention from the Dallas Morning News and was named a midseason All-American choice by College Football News.
•     Played in 12 games his freshman season (2011) as a reserve slot receiver, totalling 57 yards on seven catches and two touchdowns.

PERSONAL:  
•    Rated the third-best tight end in the country and the sixth-best overall prospect in the state by Rivals.com coming out of Douglas MacArthur (Texas) High School.
•    As a senior, he hauled in 56 passes for 887 yards and 11 touchdowns and earned USA Today, Super Prep and Prep Star first-team All-American honors.  Added Super Prep Texas 120, All-State, All-Area and All-District 26-5A first-team accolades during his final prep season.
•     Helped his high school basketball team to a state quarterfinals appearance,
in addition to being a standout track and field athlete.
•     Amaro is an avid San Antonio Spurs fan.
•    Follow Amaro on Twitter: @J_ACER22
•    Follow Amaro on Instagram: @j_acer22
•    Born Jace Jordan Amaro on June 26, 1992 in Plano, Texas.
 
PRO: The Titans claimed Jace Amaro off waivers from the N.Y. Jets at the end of the 2016 preseason to add competition and depth to the tight end position.  The 6-foot-5-inch, 265-pounder was originally selected by the Jets in the second round of the 2014 NFL Draft.  The Texas Tech product enjoyed a strong rookie campaign in 2014 before missing the entirety of his sophomore season with a shoulder injury.

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:
•     In 2014, Amaro led all rookie tight ends with 35 receptions and 345 receiving yards, as well as tying for the rookie lead with two touchdowns.

TITANS TIDBITS:  
•    Amaro was a standout track & field athlete at Douglas MacArthur High School in San Antonio.  He broke a 23-year-old District 26-5A shot put record with a throw of 18.88 meters (61 feet, 10 inches).

CAREER TRANSACTIONS:  
•    The Plano, Texas, native was originally selected by the N.Y. Jets in the second round (49th overall) of the 2014 NFL Draft.
•    Released by the Jets on Sept. 3, 2016.
•    Claimed off waivers by the Titans from the Jets on Sept. 4, 2016.

COLLEGE:
•     Played in 32 games with 15 starts in his three-year career at Texas Tech, totaling 136 receptions for 1,818 yards and 13 touchdowns.  Named first-team All-American by the Associated Press and unanimous All-Big 12 Conference.  Became the first player ever to be named a semi-finalist for both the Biletnikoff Award and John Mackey Award.
•     During his record-breaking junior season (2013), played in all 13 games with 10 starts and set the NCAA season record for tight ends and led the Big 12 with 106 receptions.  Totaled a Big-12 leading 1,352 receiving yards and seven touchdowns.  Recorded six 100-yard receiving games on the year, the most by a tight end in the nation.
•     As a sophomore (2012), played in seven games with five starts and hauled in 25 catches for 409 yards and four touchdowns.  Earned All-Big 12 first-team honors from ESPN and was a second-team pick by the Big 12 coaches. Earned honorable mention from the Dallas Morning News and was named a midseason All-American choice by College Football News.
•     Played in 12 games his freshman season (2011) as a reserve slot receiver, totalling 57 yards on seven catches and two touchdowns.

PERSONAL:  
•    Rated the third-best tight end in the country and the sixth-best overall prospect in the state by Rivals.com coming out of Douglas MacArthur (Texas) High School.
•    As a senior, he hauled in 56 passes for 887 yards and 11 touchdowns and earned USA Today, Super Prep and Prep Star first-team All-American honors.  Added Super Prep Texas 120, All-State, All-Area and All-District 26-5A first-team accolades during his final prep season.
•     Helped his high school basketball team to a state quarterfinals appearance,
in addition to being a standout track and field athlete.
•     Amaro is an avid San Antonio Spurs fan.
•    Follow Amaro on Twitter: @J_ACER22
•    Follow Amaro on Instagram: @j_acer22
•    Born Jace Jordan Amaro on June 26, 1992 in Plano, Texas.
 
Career Stats
SeasonTeamGamesReceivingRushingFumbles
GGSRecYdsAvgLongTDAttYdsAvgLngTDFUMLost
TOTAL 41 404 9.9 43 2 0 0 -- 0 0 1 0
2016 TEN 3 0 3 59 19.7 26 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2014 NYJ 14 4 38 345 9.1 43 2 -- -- -- -- -- 1 0
Recent Games
WKOppResultReceivingRushingFumbles
RecYdsAvgLngTDAttYdsAvgLngTDFUMLost
1 MIN L 16-25 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2 @DET W 16-15 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
3 OAK L 10-17 3 59 19.7 26 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
4 @HOU L 20-27 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
5 @MIA W 30-17 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
6 CLE W 28-26 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
7 IND L 26-34 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
8 JAX W 36-22 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
9 @SD L 35-43 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
10 GB W 47-25 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
11 @IND L 17-24 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
12 @CHI W 27-21 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
14 DEN W 13-10 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
15 @KC W 19-17 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
16 @JAX L 17-38 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
17 HOU W 24-17 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --

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