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

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 at @J_ACER22.
•    Follow Amaro on Instagram at @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 at @J_ACER22.
•    Follow Amaro on Instagram at @j_acer22.
•    Born Jace Jordan Amaro on June 26, 1992 in Plano, Texas.
 
Receiving
YearTeamGRecYdsAvgYds/GLongTD20+40+1stFUM
TOTAL 17 41 404 9.9 23.8 43 2 5 1 22 1
2016 TEN 3 3 59 19.7 19.7 26 0 1 0 2 0
2014 NYJ 14 38 345 9.1 24.6 43 2 4 1 20 1
Kick Return
YearTeamGRetYdsAvgLngTD20+40+FCFUM
TOTAL 17 1 21 21 21 0 1 0 0 0
2016 TEN 3 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2014 NYJ 14 1 21 21 21 0 1 0 0 0
Fumbles
YearTeamGFUMLostFFOWN FROPP FROWN YDSOPP YDSTDOOBSftyTB
TOTAL 17 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
2016 TEN 3 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2014 NYJ 14 1 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 1 0 0

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