| Caleb Bluiett
|Height / Weight:|
6-3 / 250
A second-year defensive lineman ... entered Texas as a defensive end ... moved to tight end in the 2012 preseason ... moved back to defensive end heading into the spring ... ranked as the No. 25 defensive end in the nation by ESPNU coming out of high school.
Redshirted as a tight end.
Coached by Craig Stump at West Brook High School ... two-time all-district and all-area performer at multiple positions ... played defensive end, defensive tackle, middle linebacker, outside linebacker, tight end and long snapper, along with kickoff return and coverage during his high school career ... selected to play in the 2012 International Bowl while being named team captain ... ranked as the 26th-best defensive end ESPNU ... a member of the Houston Chronicle's The Houston 100 (top prospects in greater Houston area) and the Austin American-Statesman's Fab 55 (state's top prospects) ... three-year letterman who tallied 134 tackles, 15 TFL, eight sacks, 10 QBH, two blocked kicks and one INT, helping West Brook post a 14-9 record over his final two seasons ... an All-Greater Houston first-team selection (Houston Chronicle) as a senior ... named to the Beaumont Enterprise Super Gold Football Team ... named to the Port Arthur News Super Team ... named the Save Our Children, Children in Motion Inc. Defensive MVP ... named the district 21-5A Defensive MVP ... served as team captain ... helped lead West Brook to a 6-5 record and an appearance in the first round of the playoffs ... recorded 74 tackles, 8 TFL, three sacks,10 QBH, one forced fumble, one fumble recovery and two blocked kicks while returning five kicks for 95 yards ... named to the Beaumont Enterprise Super Gold Football Team as a junior ... named to the Port Arthur News Futures Team ... named first-team all-district 21-5A ... helped lead West Brook to a 8-4 record and an appearance in the second round of the state playoffs ... tallied 60 tackles, seven TFL, five sacks, one INT and returned two kicks for 40 yards ... also lettered in baseball and track and field ... a first-team all-district 21-5A selection in baseball as a junior.
Started playing football at the age of 13 ... uncle, Talmadge Bluiett, was recruited to play football at Texas in 1969 before finishing his collegiate career at Howard Payne ... uncle, Billy Coleman Jr., ran track at Fresno State (1988-89) ... lived in the Urdaneta City in the Philippines from 1999-2000 ... active in community service ... participated in his church choir ... served as a cameraman at his church ... participated in the Cookie Crew working with special needs students ... has spent time coaching and umpiring in little league ... helped feed the homeless on Thanksgiving.
THE BLUIETT FILE
My dream as a college football player: Become a leader and make a difference
During pregame, I like to: Pray and stay focused
If I were to play another sport it would be: Baseball
Nobody knows how much I like to: Listen to old music
Favorite vehicle: 1968 Mustang and 1969 Camaro
Favorite show: Criminal Minds
I can't believe I watch: Backyardigans
Favorite movie: Phantom of the Opera
Favorite sports movie: Facing the Giants
Favorite actor and actress: Denzel Washington and Angelina Jolie
Sports hero: Derek Jeter and Mariano Rivera
Favorite superhero: Flash
Favorite video game: NCAA Football
Favorite cartoon characters: Bugs Bunny
I came to Texas because: I love the opportunities in education and sports.