Ralph Stewart (American football)

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Ralph Stewart
Position: Center
Personal information
Date of birth: (1925-12-10)December 10, 1925
Place of birth: St. Louis, Missouri
Date of death: July 30, 2016(2016-07-30) (aged 90)
Place of death: Prairie Village, Kansas
Height: 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Weight: 205 lb (93 kg)
Career information
High school: St. Louis (MO) McKinley
College: Missouri
NFL Draft: 1947 / Round: 26 / Pick: 244
Career history
As player:
As coach:
As administrator:
Career NFL statistics
Games played: 24
Games started: 1
Player stats at NFL.com
Player stats at PFR

Ralph Edward Stewart (December 10, 1925 – July 30, 2016) was an American football player and coach. He was a star player (center and linebacker) at the University of Missouri,[1] and played at center for the 1940s New York Yankees and Baltimore Colts football teams.[2] After working as a line coach at Drake University,[3] he was named athletic director and head coach of the University of South Dakota football program in 1956.[2] Stewart later returned to the University of Missouri as director of intramural athletics.[4][5] He earned three degrees from the University of Missouri (B.S., M.Ed., Ed.D) and served 20 years as chairman of its Physical Education Department before his retirement in 1991. Stewart died on July 30, 2016.[6]


  1. ^ "College Indians To Open Season On Saturday, Sept. 14 .", Southeast Weekly Bulletin (Sep 12, 1957), Vol. XXVI, No. 17, Page 1.
  2. ^ a b "Ex-Colt Named Coach At South Dakota U.", Baltimore Sun (April 1, 1956), p. 5D.
  3. ^ "Drake Assistant Coach Runs Against First Team", The Spencer Daily Reporter (September 23, 1953), p. 1.
  4. ^ "Medical Group To Host Area Grid Mentors", The Nevada Herald (September 4, 1966), Vol. 75, No. 52, p. 1.
  5. ^ "Discuss Football Injuries", Nevada Daily Mail (September 9, 1966), Vol. 83, No. 166, p. 1.
  6. ^ http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/kansascity/obituary.aspx?n=ralph-edward-stewart-boot&pid=181000602