After spending a month with the Houston Texans, former Lubbock High and West Texas A&M wide receiver Nathan Slaughter found himself signed up for a free agent deal with the Jacksonville Jaguars.
"It's very exciting," Slaughter said. "You know, it was a tough couple of weeks not being on a team and not knowing what was going to happen. I got the call from Jacksonville after the couple of weeks I was up there. I loved it."
Slaughter was a first team All-Lone Star Conference Selection at West Texas A&M and led the NCAA Division 2 in kick-off return average. Slaughter said the Jaguars were very kind on his visit.
"You know, I went in and tried out," he said. "The whole coaching staff was like something I've never been around. Everyone acknowledged me like I was part of the team before I even signed. Everyone knew my name when I got here, so it was a great feeling."
Slaughter had 50 catches for 516 with the Buffaloes, and he said that know he needs to elevate his game more than ever for the NFL.
"The NFL is a whole lot more technical than college," he said, "like making sure you get your hips out on your cuts – just little things like that."
Slaughter will be in Amarillo and Lubbock for the next month working out as he reports to Jacksonville's training camp on July 21st, trying to make the team.
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