Stewart's Game-By-Game Stats: 2017
Took a redshirt after playing in just one game due to injury ... made one tackle and had one quarterback hurry in win over Stephen F. Austin (10/6) ... was named to the preseason all-America first team by HERO Sports ... also a preseason all-Southland Conference first team choice ... was a preseason all-America third team choice by STATS FCS ... also named to the preseason watch list for the Buck Buchanan Award.
Named to the all-Southland Conference second team ... named to the HERO Sports All-America third team ... led Southland Conference and finished second in FCS with 12.5 total sacks ... also tied with teammate P.J. Hall for seventh in the FCS with 19.5 total tackles for loss ... finished season with 66 total tackles and a forced fumble, while also blocking a pair of kicks ... finished tied for third in single-season sacks at SHSU history ... also tied for fifth in single-season tackles for loss at SHSU ... had a season-high three sacks in win over Northwestern State (10/14), a mark tied for the third most in a single-game in SHSU history ... turned in biggest game of the season in SHSU's FCS Playoff win over Kennesaw State (12/9) where he racked up a career-high 15 tackles, including a pair of sacks to propel the Kats into semifinals of the FCS Playoffs ... had seven tackles in road win at Prairie View (9/7), including 2.5 tackles for loss ... racked up two more sacks in Battle of the Piney Woods win over Stephen F. Austin (10/7) ... had five total sacks in three straight wins over Southeastern Louisiana (10/28), UIW (11/4) and ACU (11/11) ... had 1.5 tackles for loss and a pair of blocked kicks in win over Houston Baptist (11/18).
Played in all 12 games on the Demon Deacon defensive line ... picked up 20 tackles, including eight solo ... had four tackles four loss and 2.5 sacks ... also broke up three passes.
Started each of the first two games of his collegiate career, vs. Elon (9/3) and Syracuse (9/12) at defensive end ... Started the final three games of the season at defensive tackle ... Played in all 12 games and recorded 15 tackles ... Had a season-high three tackles against Army West Point (9/19) and Indiana (9/26) ... Collected 1.5 tackles for loss against the Black Knights ... Added a QB hurry vs. Boston College (10/10) ... On the field for 372 snaps on the season including a season-best 53 vs. Indiana.
Redshirted the season ... Named the team's Scout Team player of the week for the Gardner-Webb game.
Petal High School
A 2014 graduate of Petal (Miss.) High School ... Recorded 91 tackles and nine tackles for loss in 2013 ... Had 68 tackles and seven sacks as a junior ... Made 13 career sacks ... Had a pair of sacks and a fumble recovery in a win over Hattiesburg in 2012 ... Two-year starter for the Panthers ... Named to the South team for the Bernard Blackwell All-Star game ... Played for Coach Marcus Boyles ... Served as team captain ... Named to the all-area and all-region teams.