Texas A&M Football: How do the Aggies replace Christian Kirk’s production?

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Jace Sternberger

One of the biggest and most talked about changes, at least on this website, from the Kevin Sumlin offense to Jimbo Fisher’s is the use of the tight end position. If you need to see that in numbers, just look at this stat:

Sternberger was most of that. He finished the Maroon And White Game with eight catches, 147 yards and two touchdowns. There is no doubt in my mind he will be a major factor in Texas A&M’s success this season. The guy can create matchup problems in the middle of the field against most defenses. He will be asked to do way more than tight ends did in Sumlin’s system.


Jace will be the main guy here this season, but A&M is not void of depth at the position. Redshirt Freshman Camron Horry figures to get some snaps as well. He was a 3-star recruit in the 2017 class and is massive at 6-foot-5, 270 pounds. He could lineup in any two-tight end sets and provide run blocking.

Keynel McZeal was a 3-star recruit from the 2017 class as well who might get himself into the rotation as a backup receiving option. He is on the smaller side at 6-foot-2, 235 pounds and played wide receiver in high school.

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Replacing Christian Kirk will be no easy task, but Texas A&M is set up to do that with a committee of high-level recruits, most of which have experience at the collegiate level.

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