Matt Stewart (American football)

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Matt Stewart
No. 52, 55
Linebacker
Personal information
Date of birth: (1979-08-31) August 31, 1979 (age 35)
Place of birth: Columbus, Ohio
Height: 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) Weight: 236 lb (107 kg)
Career information
College: Vanderbilt
NFL Draft: 2001 / Round: 4 / Pick: 102
Debuted in 2001 for the Atlanta Falcons
Last played in 2006 for the Cleveland Browns
Career history
*Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career highlights and awards
  • First-team All-SEC (2000)
Career NFL statistics
Tackles 291
Sacks 8.0
Forced fumbles 4
Stats at NFL.com

Matt Stewart (born August 31, 1979) is a former American football linebacker and long snapper. He was drafted by the Atlanta Falcons in the fourth round of the 2001 NFL Draft. He played college football at Vanderbilt.

Stewart has also been a member of the Cleveland Browns, Arizona Cardinals, Dallas Cowboys, and Pittsburgh Steelers.

Early years[edit]

He played for St. Francis DeSales High School.

College career[edit]

He totaled 269 tackles and 15 sacks in the 44 games he played in at Vanderbilt University. He earned a bachelors degree in Mechanical Engineering.

Professional career[edit]

Atlanta Falcons[edit]

Stewart was selected by the Atlanta Falcons in the fourth round (102nd overall) in the 2001 NFL Draft. In his rookie season he played in 15 games and finished the season with 16 tackles. In the 2002 season, he played in all 16 games starting 13 of them, he finished the season with 87 tackles.

Cleveland Browns[edit]

Stewart signed with the Cleveland Browns as a free agent in 2005. He appeared in 30 games (16 starts) for the team over the next two seasons, recording 59 tackles (44 solo), one sack, one interception and two passes defensed. He missed the entire 2007 season on injured reserve with a torn shoulder muscle before becoming a free agent in 2008.

Arizona Cardinals[edit]

On April 16, 2008, Stewart signed a one-year contract with the Arizona Cardinals. He was later released on August 30, 2008 during final cuts.

Dallas Cowboys[edit]

On March 3, 2009 Stewart agreed to terms on a one-year contract with the Cowboys reuniting him with Head Coach Wade Phillips and linebacker Keith Brooking who were also both members of the Atlanta Falcons.[1] However, he did not make the final roster for the 2009 season.

Pittsburgh Steelers[edit]

On June 7, 2010, it was reported that the Pittsburgh Steelers had signed Stewart as a long snapper.[2] He was released on July 30, 2010. On August 23, 2010, the Steelers re-signed Stewart to a one-year deal. He was again released on September 4, 2010.

NFL Stats[edit]

Year Team Games Combined Tackles Tackles Assisted Tackles Sacks Forced Fumbles Fumble Recoveries Fumble Return Yards Interceptions Interception Return Yards Yards per Interception Return Longest Interception Return Interceptions Returned for Touchdown Passes Defended
2001 ATL 15 25 21 4 0.0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2002 ATL 16 59 55 4 3.0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2003 ATL 16 77 60 17 2.5 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
2004 ATL 16 71 59 12 1.5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4
2005 CLE 14 39 27 12 0.0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 3
2006 CLE 16 20 17 3 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total Total 93 291 239 52 8.0 5 5 0 1 0 0 0 0 8

[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Todd Archer (2009-03-02). "Cowboys add a linebacker". The Dallas Morning News. Retrieved 2009-03-03. 
  2. ^ Alex Marvez, "Steelers sign long-snapper Stewart", Fox Sports, June 7, 2010.
  3. ^ "Matt Stewart Stats". ESPN Internet Ventures. Retrieved 19 February 2014. 

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