Recently, he sat down with Longhorn Network to talk about his future career and his time with the ‘Horns.
“This whole process has made me nervous,” says Bluiett, who played at Texas from 2013 through last season. “But everything happens for a reason.”
Bluiett was actually helping remodel his local church when he got word from Jacksonville. He says the phone call completely changed his frame of mind, but that the process went smoothly. Several more calls followed, from Bluiett to his agent, parents and friends.
He’s still got a long way to go, however — Bluiett is one of six tight ends on Jacksonville’s current roster, and most teams only keep three active. He plans to take one of those spots by proving his dedication to the team and defining his role in it.
“Whatever job is given, that’s what I do,” he says. “If someone points and says, ‘We need you to run through this wall,’ I’ve always been the first one to step up.”
Even though Texas struggled during his tenure in Austin, Bluiett sees big things in the near future for the ‘Horns.
“I’ve been paying attention to them this spring, and I believe they’re going in the right direction,” he says. “I’ve seen a lot of guys step up. I went to a couple of practices and from what I saw they were moving around very fast.”
Perhaps the high point of Bluiett’s UT career was the touchdown pass he caught against Oklahoma in 2015. He’s of course asked about it in the interview.
“That is a big highlight of my career,” says Bluiett. “Just because it was in the Red River Rivalry game, and it was a significant touchdown for any game. I praise God for that, it’s something just happened... It just so happened to come to me and I was relieved and happy at the same time.”