Daleroy Stewart

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Daleroy Stewart
No. 64, 96
Position: Defensive tackle
Personal information
Date of birth: (1978-11-01) November 1, 1978 (age 38)
Place of birth: Vero Beach, Florida
Height: 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Weight: 327 lb (148 kg)
Career information
High school: Vero Beach
College: Southern Mississippi
NFL Draft: 2001 / Round: 6 / Pick: 171
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career NFL statistics
Games played: 26
Games started: 1
Tackles: 12
Sacks: 1.5
Player stats at NFL.com
Career Arena statistics
Tackles: 10
Sacks: 2.5
Fumble recoveries: 1
Player stats at PFR
Player stats at ArenaFan.com

Daleroy Andrew Stewart (born November 1, 1978) is a former American football defensive lineman who played in the National Football League for the Dallas Cowboys, New York Jets and the San Francisco 49ers. He also played for the Dallas Desperados of the Arena Football League. He played college football at Southern Mississippi.

Early years[edit]

Stewart attended Vero Beach High School, before moving on to the University of Southern Mississippi. He finished his college career with 121 tackles (59 solo), 7 sacks and 23 tackles for loss.[1]

Professional career[edit]

Dallas Cowboys[edit]

Stewart was selected in the sixth round (171st overall) of the 2001 NFL Draft by the Dallas Cowboys, after dropping because he injured his rotator cuff while playing in the Senior Bowl. He was placed in the reserve/non-football injury list on August 28.[2] His rehab was complicated by a bulging disk he suffered in his back and was never activated from the non-football-related injury list in his rookie season. In his second year he was tried at defensive tackle and defensive end, but was never active for any of the games.

In 2003, with the arrival of new head coach Bill Parcells and the new change to a 3-4 defense, he was moved to nose tackle and became a part of the defensive line rotation. In 2004, even though there was excitement about his progress as a football player, he ended up being waived on September 14.

New York Jets[edit]

Stewart was claimed off waivers by the New York Jets to replace an injured Josh Evans.[3] He was released eight days later on September 24.[4]

San Francisco 49ers[edit]

He was claimed off waivers by the San Francisco 49ers. He wasn't re-signed at the end of the season, after playing in nine games and being declared inactive in four.

Houston Texans[edit]

On April 20, 2005, he was signed as a free agent by the Houston Texans.[5] After being limited with injuries (knee, hamstring) in training camp, he was cut on August 16.

Dallas Desperados (AFL)[edit]

On October 17, 2005, he signed with the Dallas Desperados of the Arena Football League, who were owned by Jerry Jones, who also owned the Dallas Cowboys.[6] He played three seasons until the team folded on August 4, 2009, upon the dissolving of the original AFL.

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