University of Kansas

KU’s Victor Simmons discusses defending Texas Tech tight end Jace Amaro (video)

Updated: 2013-10-03T01:10:31Z

By RUSTIN DODD

The Kansas City Star

— When Kansas faces No. 20 Texas Tech on Saturday in a Homecoming showdown at Memorial Stadium, the Jayhawks figure to have their hands full with Texas Tech tight end Jace Amaro, who is tied for first in the Big 12 with 29 receptions in four games.

Amaro is listed at 6-foot-5 and 260 pounds, and that naturally makes him a matchup nightmare. It will have to be a team effort from the KU defense, with nickel back Victor Simmons perhaps drawing a bulk of the assignment.

After three games, the KU pass defense ranks second in the Big 12 while allowing just 178 passing yards per game. The Jayhawks also have four interceptions.

On Wednesday afternoon, Simmons, a 6-foot-1, 220-pound junior, discussed the challenge of defending Amaro and Texas Tech’s passing attack.

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