KATY, Texas - Stuart Bayliss, 20, is out of the hospital and back home with his family in Katy on Wednesday.
Bayliss is one of the University of Texas students who was stabbed Monday on campus.
"I just want to say thank you to everybody for all the thoughts and prayers," he said.
Bayliss said he was leaving the gym with some friends when he saw the commotion on campus, people were running and screaming, then he suddenly felt something in his back.
"I felt this hand on my shoulder it just felt like a punch to the back," he said.
Bayliss pulled the knife out but the accused attacker, Kendrex White, was still holding it. The fingers on Bayliss' right hand were sliced and he had to get several stitches in his hand.
"I pulled it out not realizing it was a knife," he said. "When I turned around he (White) looked as calm as can be."
Bayliss is a sophomore member of the ROTC program and he's an Eagle Scout. He told Channel 2 he went into protection mode and wanted to make sure everyone else in the area was OK.
Photos and video of Bayliss show him giving a thumbs up while being taken away from the scene on a stretcher.
He said the attack was random and unexpected.
"I didn't know anyone else who got stabbed, I didn't know the assailant either," he said. "It was just random."
Bayliss plans to spend the summer recovering at home in Katy and will return to campus in the fall as a junior.
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