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A conversation with Texas Tech TE Jace Amaro Craig Thomas

Q)Do you consider yourself more of a tight end or receiver?

Amaro: I think I’m a mixture of both. I think that’s why I’m so unique. It’s kind of a revolution in the game now with what tight ends can bring. I like to see myself as both a tight end and as a receiver.

Q)What are your strengths?

Amaro: I think just my overall pass-catching ability, my route-running and I think people underestimate that.
The scheme we ran we had two true freshman quarterbacks throwing me the ball. I caught 106 balls and people are going to say it’s the scheme of the offense, but at the same time, you have to be able to get open and you have to be able to run good routes and you have to do different things to disguise your route running and I feel like that’s the best thing I do as a receiver and as a tight end.

Q)Are you the best tight end in the draft?

Amaro: Yeah, I think if you think otherwise, you’re not really in it for the right reasons.

Q)What about people who question your blocking?

Amaro: It’s kind of hard to see what I can do from the television set. I think when (Coach Tommy) Tuberville was there, I did a much better job of blocking. That was my role in the offense was to be more of a blocker and catch the balls.
When (Coach Kliff) Kingsbury came in, he told me I’m going to need you to catch 10 plus balls every single game for us to be successful. I did what he asked me to do and we threw the ball 50, 60 times, but that was our game plan. But that’s what led us to be the most successful.