Anwar Stewart

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Anwar Stewart
Date of birth: (1976-02-09) February 9, 1976 (age 38)
Place of birth: Panama City, Florida
Career information
Status: Active
CFL status: International
Position(s): DE
Height: 6 ft 4 in (193 cm)
Weight: 255 lb (116 kg)
College: Kentucky
Organizations
As coach:
2014–present Montreal Alouettes
As player:
2001
20022011
2012
2013
Calgary Stampeders
Montreal Alouettes
Calgary Stampeders
Montreal Alouettes
Career highlights and awards
CFL All-Star: 2004, 2009
CFL East All-Star: 2003, 2004, 2009
Awards: CFL's Most Outstanding Defensive Player Award 2004, 2009
Honours: Grey Cup Champion (2001, 2002, 2009, 2010)
Records: Career interception return touchdowns by an Alouette
Career stats
Playing stats at CFL.ca

Anwar Stewart (born February 9, 1976 in Panama City, Florida) is an award winning defensive lineman and currently a Defensive Quality Control Coach for the Montreal Alouettes of the Canadian Football League. Stewart has also been a member of the Calgary Stampeders.[1]

After playing his college football at the University of Kentucky, Stewart joined the CFL's Calgary Stampeders for the 2001 season, playing only one game before being released the following year in the preseason.[2]

From 2002 to 2011 Stewart played for the Montreal Alouettes, leading the team in quarterback sacks for four seasons (2003–06). In 2004 he had 21 tackles, 9 sacks and 4 interceptions (returning 2 of those for touchdowns), good enough to make the CFL All Star Team and to win the CFL's Most Outstanding Defensive Player Award. On October 12, 2009, Stewart became the Alouettes all-time sacks leader with 53 career sacks, passing Elfrid Payton who had 52.[3] He finished with 66 career sacks in Montreal after he was released on February 8, 2012.[4]

On October 10, 2012, Stewart again signed with the Calgary Stampeders where he recorded 4 sacks in only 4 games, bringing his career total to 70.[2] Following the 2012 CFL season, he was released by the Stampeders.[5] He was signed to the Alouettes' practice roster on August 13, 2013 after Montreal released Ejiro Kuale earlier in the week.[6]

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