Matt Stewart

1996
Football

ST. FRANCIS DESALES ATHLETIC HALL OF FAME
CLASS OF 2016


Height:  6-5
Weight:  205
Position:  LB / RB
SFDHS CLASS:  1997

College:
Vanderbilt University

Stallion Profile:

Career Notes

  • Three-year letterwinner in Basketball and Football

  • Letterwinner in Baseball

1996 (Senior)

  • Division-III First Team All-Central District and All-Ohio

  • Division-III Central District Co-Defensive Player of the Year

  • Dispatch-Agonis Lineman of the Year

  • Rushed for over 1,500 yards and scored 17 touchdowns

  • Recipient of the Shamrock Club of Columbus' Knute Rockne Award, which is presented to an outstanding student athlete of the Franklin County are

  • Member of the 1996 Division-III State Runner-up Football Team

Vanderbilt Profile:

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  • Started every game from 1998 - 2000 (33 consecutive)

  • 269 career tackles, 41.5 for a loss with 14 sacks

  • 108 tackles (led team) with 12 for a loss, 6.5 sacks and 4 forced fumbles in 2000

  • 2000 Vanderbilt MVP and Outstanding Defensive Player

  • Two-time Southeastern Conference Academic Honor Roll (1998, 1999)

  • 2000 Team Captain

  • Four-year letterwinner

  • 2000 East-West Shrine Bowl participant

  • 2000 Blue-Gray All-Star Classic participant

Professional Profile:

  • Selected in the 4th Round (102nd overall) in the 2001 NFL Draft by the Atlanta Falcons

  • Played 10 seasons in the NFL

  • 291 career tackles, 8 sacks, 5 forced fumbles with 1 interception

  • 60 career starts

 Source - NFL.com

Source - NFL.com