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Bluestein, Ed

Edwin Bluestein

After a terrific collegiate career as a lineman with the University of Texas Longhorns, Bluestein spent 41 years with the Texas State Highway Department as an engineer. Ed, who remained in Austin after his playing days, had a street named after him in the Austin area.

Birth and Death Dates:
b. September 3, 1900 - d. July 21, 1993

Career Highlights:
Born in Lousiana in 1900, Bluestein initially attended Rice University before serving in the U.S. Navy during World War I. Upon his return to college, Bluestein transferred to the University of Texas-Austin. After lettering for Texas in 1922, when the Longhorns had a record of 7-2-0 (2-1-0 in conference), Bluestein had a sensational year in 1923. That season, he was co-captain as Texas went 8-0-1 (2-0-1 in conference) and defeated their arch-rival Texas A&M for the first time at College Station. Bluestein was named Walter Camp All-America honorable mention, and was consensus All-Southwest Conference first team.

Bluestein graduated from Texas with a Bachelor of Science in Engineering, but remained connected to the Longhorn program. In 1924, he was an assistant coach at Texas, and later served as an official. Bluestein was selected for football historian Dr. L.H. Baker's All-Time Texas Team, and was inducted into the Texas Hall of Honor in 1979.

Lake Charles, Louisiana

Career Dates:
Bluestein played tackle for the University of Texas from 1922-1923.

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