Jan. 7, 2013
HOUSTON – Houston freshman Trevon Stewart was named a Freshman All-American Monday by the Football Writers Association of America (FWAA). The true freshman free safety led all freshmen nationally and was 13th regardless of class with 126 tackles.
Stewart was one of two Conference USA players named to the team, joined by Marshall punter Tyler Williams.
Stewart took over as Houston’s starting free safety in the third game of the season and ended the year ith 10 consecutive starts. He finished second on the squad and fourth in Conference USA with his 126 stops, which was also the second-best tackle total of all defensive backs nationally.
Stewart had six games with at least 10 tackles including a career-best 21 stops at East Carolina. The season’s final game against Tulane saw the Patterson, La., native record his career first interception to go along with his seven passes broken up on the year. Stewart also posted 3.5 tackles for loss for 13 yards including a 10-yard sack against UTEP.