2014 Jim Thorpe Award Watch List
2014: 2014 team captain ... appeared in all 12 regular-season games, while making 11 starts ... finished the year with 50 tackles, including two for a loss and three interceptions ... made six tackles in the regular-season finale at Cincinnati ... recorded a tackle for a loss of five yards in win at SMU ... had nine tackles and an interception in win over Tulsa ... recorded a touchdown on an interception return for 29 yards in win over Temple ... had a pass breakup and six tackles vs. UNLV ... tallied eight tackles and his first interception of the year at BYU ... tallied 10 tackles for his 12th double-digit tackle game of his career in the 2014 season opener vs. UTSA.
2013: Named to The American Athletic Conference's second team ... Houston's starting free safety ... led the nation with 10 turnovers ... led the nation with six fumble recoveries ... fifth in The American Athletic Conference with four interceptions ... shared the team's Wilson Whitley Defensive MVP honor with Derrick Mathews ... his six fumble recoveries set a Houston single-season record and he is now third on the UH career chart with this season alone ... third on the team with 109 tackles ... picked off passes vs. UTSA, Rutgers, USF and UCF ... recovered fumbles against Southern, Temple, Memphis, Rutgers, Louisville and Cincinnati ... returned his fumble recovery vs. Cincinnati 15 yards for a Houston touchdown ... had at least 10 tackles in five straight games including a season-best 13 tackles at UCF ... had tackles for loss in back-to-back games against Louisville and Cincinnati ... also broke up five passes ... forced fumbles vs. Memphis and Rutgers.
2012: Named FWAA Freshman All-American ... Named to the Conference USA All-Freshman team ... led all freshmen nationally with 126 tackles ... set the Houston freshman record with 126 stops ... took over as Houston's starting free safety in the third game of the season and ended the year with 10 consecutive starts ... finished second on the team and fourth in Conference USA with his 126 stops ... had six games with at least 10 tackles including a career-best 21 stops at East Carolina ... recorded his first career interception against Tulane and broke up seven passes on the year ... also had 3.5 tackles for loss including a 10-yard sack against UTEP.
High School: Three-star defensive back by Rivals.com and ESPN.com ... one of the country's top corner prospects ... earned Class 3A All-State honors as a running back after rushing for 550 yards on just 80 carries (6.8 ypc) and catching 30 passes for 380 yards (12.7 ypc) ... was a standout on defense, intercepting four passes (returning three for scores) ... also had six punt return scores, 95 total tackles and three forced fumbles as a defensive back ... played for Head Coach Tommy Minton at Patterson, going 11-1 as a senior and winning the District 9-3A title ... First Team All-District both as a running back and as a kick returner.
Personal: Son of Lisa and Eric Stewart ... lists his father as the most influential person in his life ... would like to become a college football coach once he is done with his playing career ... majoring in kinesiology.