Dec. 8, 2012
HOUSTON – Houston freshman Trevon Stewart was named to the Sporting News’ 2012 Freshman All-American Team that was announced this weekend. 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 defensive back D.J. Hunter, and the only player from the 2013 Big East lineup to receive the honor.
The freshman took over as Houston’s starting free safety in the third game of the season and ended with 10 consecutive starts. He finished second on the squad and fourth in Conference USA regardless of class with his 126 tackles, 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.