ArDarius Stewart

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ArDarius Stewart
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Stewart with the New York Jets in 2017
Winnipeg Blue Bombers
Position:Wide receiver
Personal information
Born: (1993-12-08) December 8, 1993 (age 25)
Fultondale, Alabama
Height:6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Weight:205 lb (93 kg)
Career information
High school:Fultondale
(Fultondale, Alabama)
College:Alabama
NFL Draft:2017 / Round: 3 / Pick: 79
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of 2018
Receptions:6
Receiving yards:82
Receiving touchdowns:0
Player stats at NFL.com
Player stats at PFR

ArDarius Stewart (born December 8, 1993) is an American football wide receiver for the Winnipeg Blue Bombers of the CFL. He played college football at Alabama, and was drafted by the New York Jets in the third round of the 2017 NFL Draft.

Early years[edit]

Stewart attended Fultondale High School in Fultondale, Alabama, a suburb outside of Birmingham, where he played on the Wildcats football team.[1] He played quarterback, running back, and wide receiver in high school.[2] Stewart committed to the University of Alabama to play college football under head coach Nick Saban.[3]

College career[edit]

After redshirting his first year at Alabama in 2013, Stewart played in 13 games with two starts in 2014 and recorded 12 receptions for 149 yards.[4][5][6] As a sophomore in 2015, he played in all 15 games, recording 63 receptions for 700 yards and four touchdowns.[7][8][9] As a junior, he had 54 receptions for 864 yards and nine touchdowns.[10][11] After the season, Stewart decided to forgo his senior year and enter the 2017 NFL Draft.[12][13]

Professional career[edit]

New York Jets[edit]

Stewart was drafted by the New York Jets in the third round (79th overall) of the 2017 NFL Draft.[14] On May 25, 2017, Stewart signed a four-year deal with the Jets worth $3.25 million.[15][16]

On September 10, 2017, Stewart made his NFL debut. He had two receptions for 10 yards in the 21–12 loss to the Buffalo Bills.[17] Overall, in his rookie season, he finished with six receptions for 82 receiving yards in 15 games.[18]

On July 27, 2018, Stewart was suspended for the first two games of the 2018 regular season for violating the NFL policy on performance-enhancing substances.[19] He was waived by the Jets on September 19, 2018 and was re-signed to the practice squad.[20][21] He was released on October 5, 2018.[22]

Oakland Raiders[edit]

On November 14, 2018, Stewart was signed to the Oakland Raiders practice squad.[23] He was released on November 28, 2018.[24]

Washington Redskins[edit]

The Washington Redskins signed Stewart to their practice squad on December 26, 2018.[25] He signed a reserve/future contract with the Redskins on December 31, 2018.[26] The Redskins waived him on January 7, 2019.[27]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Harris, Erik. "ArDarius Stewart becomes first Fultondale Wildcat selected in NFL Draft". North Jefferson News. Retrieved April 12, 2018.
  2. ^ Writer, Aaron Suttles Sports. "Alabama's ArDarius Stewart showing off his versatility this season".
  3. ^ "Ardarius Stewart commits to Crimson Tide". BamaOnLine. Retrieved April 12, 2018.
  4. ^ "ArDarius Stewart following Amari Cooper's NFL tips". AL.com. Retrieved April 12, 2018.
  5. ^ "Is ArDarius Stewart 'the man' among Tide WRs?".
  6. ^ "Ardarius Stewart 2014 Game Log". College Football at Sports-Reference.com. Retrieved April 12, 2018.
  7. ^ "Ardarius Stewart 2015 Game Log". College Football at Sports-Reference.com. Retrieved April 12, 2018.
  8. ^ "Alabama's Stewart bigger, eager to build on last season's finish".
  9. ^ "Alabama's ArDarius Stewart dangerous with or without the ball".
  10. ^ "Ardarius Stewart 2016 Game Log". College Football at Sports-Reference.com. Retrieved April 12, 2018.
  11. ^ "Alabama star WR ArDarius Stewart expected to leave Tide, enter NFL draft".
  12. ^ "Cam Robinson, Marlon Humphrey, ArDarius Stewart to enter draft".
  13. ^ "Family, health and draft grade factored into Tide WR ArDarius Stewart's decision to go pro".
  14. ^ "Jets Select WR ArDarius Stewart in Round 3". NewYorkJets.com. Retrieved April 28, 2017.
  15. ^ "Jets sign third-round pick ArDarius Stewart to standard rookie contract". NY Daily News. Retrieved May 25, 2017.
  16. ^ "Jets' ArDarius Stewart: Could earn starting job". CBS Sports. Retrieved August 8, 2017.
  17. ^ "New York Jets at Buffalo Bills - September 10th, 2017". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved September 24, 2017.
  18. ^ "ArDarius Stewart 2017 Game Log". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved April 12, 2018.
  19. ^ "ArDarius Stewart Suspended by NFL". NewYorkJets.com. July 27, 2018.
  20. ^ "Jets Waive WR ArDarius Stewart". NewYorkJets.com. September 19, 2018.
  21. ^ "Jets add WR ArDarius Stewart to practice squad, release Deontay Burnett". Jets Wire. USA Today. September 21, 2018.
  22. ^ "Jets part with 2017 3rd-round pick ArDarius Stewart for good". Jets Wire. USA Today. October 5, 2018.
  23. ^ "Raiders elevate Blacknall; make practice squad additions". Raiders.com. November 14, 2018.
  24. ^ "Raiders Return Cowser and Holton to Practice Squad". Raiders.com. November 28, 2018.
  25. ^ "Redskins Sign Linebacker Marquis Flowers". Redskins.com. December 26, 2018. Retrieved December 26, 2018.
  26. ^ "Redskins Sign Six Players To Reserve/Future Contracts". Redskins.com. December 31, 2018.
  27. ^ "1/7: Redskins Make Roster Moves". Redskins.com. January 7, 2019. Retrieved January 8, 2019.

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