Last October, Amaro tweeted, "Before I walk off campus, Texas Tech will have a Big 12 Championship. Put that on me." He still believes that can and will happen.
"I know a lot of people give me bad credit for tweeting those things. He's foolish and doesn't know what he's talking about. I've always believed when you pronounce those things, when you believe in things that are gonna happen, they happen," Amaro said.
Entering his Junior year, a refocused Jace Amaro is excited about the upcoming season. Last year #22 had 25 catches for 409 yards and 4 touchdowns, but he expects more.
"I know what I can do. People have only seen a small glimpse of what I can do. Going into the season, I'm known, but not as well known as I'd like to be," Amaro said.
At 6'5 and 260 pounds, Amaro is a big presence, and he's passionate about Red Raider football.
"I'm expecting to win every single game. Whatever it takes. If we are down 35-7, I'm expecting myself to score five touchdowns to make up the deficit and win the game," Amaro said.
Amaro is an emotional player, and he's had some costly penalties in the past, but now he's a year older and year wiser.
"Coaches have told me that the only person that can stop me is myself. I feel like that is true. I've had mental slack and wasn't as strong as I should be, but I feel like that's changed to this point."
Amaro thinks about winning the Big 12 every single day.
"Every single night before I go to sleep, I visualize running into the End Zone against UT and winning the Big 12 Championship. Every single night. Every single day before I go to sleep," Amaro said.
Amaro and the Red Raiders open up the season visiting SMU on Aug. 30.
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