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#32 Ed Stewart
Position: Weakside Linebacker
Height: 6'1"
Weight: 215
Year: Senior
City/State: Chicago, Ill.
High School: Mt. Carmel
  • Signed free-agent contract with Carolina Panthers
  • 1994 Butkus Finalist
  • 1994 Football Writers Defensive Player-of-the-Year Finalist
  • 1994 Football News Defensive Player-of-the-Year Semifinalist
  • 1994 Consensus First Team All-American (AFCA Coaches, Walter Camp, Football Writers, AP, UPI)
  • 1994 Big 8 Defensive Player-of-the-Year (AP, Coaches)
  • 1994 First-Team All-Big 8 (AP, Coaches)
  • 1994 Big 8 Player-of-the-Week (OSU)
  • 1994 Big 8 Player-of-the-Week Nominee (Four Times)
  • 1994 Co-Captain

Butkus Finalist, Football Writer Defensive Player-of-the-Year Finalist, Football News Defensive Player-of-the-Year Semifinalist, Big 8 Defensive Player-of-the-Year and Consensus All-American Ed Stewart led the Husker Blackshirts in 1994 to top 10 rankings in all four defensive categories. Stewart, a three-year starter at Will linebacker, led the team in 1994 with 96 tackles, including 41 solos and 18 quarterback hurries. He also had 3.5 sacks for 18-yards lost and 5.5 tackles for 23-yards lost, one fumble caused and on pass broken up. Stewart was Nebraska’s second consecutive Butkus Finalist and second consecutive Big 8 Defensive Player-of-the-Year following in the footsteps of 1993 Butkus winner Trev Alberts. In his career, Stewart played in 46 games counting the 1992, 1993, 1994 Orange Bowls and started 36 consecutive dating back to the first game in 1992. He ranks first all time at NU with 257 career tackles passing NU’s 1993 Butkus winner Trev Albert’s 254 career stops.

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Tackles

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Fum.

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QB

Int.

Year

G

UT

AT

TT

TFL

Sacks

C-R

BK

PBU

PI

Hry.

Csd.

1991

9

5

13

18

0-0

0-0

0-0

0

2

0

2

0

1992 

11

26

38

64

6.5-15

2.5-8

2-1

0

1

2

6

0

1993

11

39

40

79

6-39

3-30

1-0

0

4

1

5

0

1994

12

41

55

96

5.5-23

3.5-18

0-0

1

1

0

18

0

Totals

43

111

146

257

18-77

9-56

5-1

1

8

3

31

0

 

1992 Orange Bowl vs. Miami: Tackles, 3 UT, 8 AT, 11 TT; QB Hurries, 3

1993 Orange Bowl vs. Florida State: Tackles, 1 UT, 2 AT, 3 TT

1994 Orange Bowl vs. Florida State: Tackles, 2 UT, 4 AT, 6 TT; TFL, 1-7; QB Hurries, 2

1995 Orange Bowl vs. Miami: Tackles, 3 UT, 3 AT, 6 TT; QB Hurries, 1