Anwar Stewart

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Anwar Stewart
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Stewart in 2007
Kentucky Wildcats
Position: Defensive line coach
Personal information
Born: (1976-02-09) February 9, 1976 (age 45)
Panama City, Florida
Height:6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Weight:255 lb (116 kg)
Career information
College: Kentucky
Career history
As a player:
As a coach:
Career highlights and awards
As player:

Anwar Stewart (born February 9, 1976) is an American football coach and former player who is currently the defensive line coach for the Kentucky Wildcats. He played college football for the Kentucky Wildcats and played in the Canadian Football League (CFL) for 13 seasons. [1] [2]

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Playing Career

After playing his college football at the University of Kentucky, Stewart joined the CFL's Calgary Stampeders for the 2001 season, playing only one game before being released the following year in the preseason. [3]

From 2002 to 2011 Stewart played for the Montreal Alouettes, leading the team in quarterback sacks for four seasons (2003–06). In 2004, he had 21 tackles, 9 sacks and 4 interceptions (returning 2 of those for touchdowns), good enough to make the CFL All Star Team and to win the CFL's Most Outstanding Defensive Player Award. On October 12, 2009, Stewart became the Alouettes all-time sacks leader with 53 career sacks, passing Elfrid Payton who had 52. [4] He finished with 66 career sacks in Montreal after he was released on February 8, 2012. [5]

On October 10, 2012, Stewart again signed with the Calgary Stampeders where he recorded 4 sacks in only 4 games, bringing his career total to 70. [3] Following the 2012 CFL season, he was released by the Stampeders. [6] He was signed to the Alouettes' practice roster on August 13, 2013, after Montreal released Ejiro Kuale earlier in the week. [7]

Coaching Career

Montreal Alouettes

After retiring from playing in 2013, Stewart was hired by the Alouettes in 2014 as a defensive quality control coach. He was promoted in 2015 to the team’s defensive ends coach and in 2016 was given the title of defensive line coach.

Kentucky

He returned to his alma mater in 2017 where he stayed two years working as a defensive assistant.

Appalachian State

In 2019, Stewart was the defensive line coach for Appalachian State.

Kentucky (second stint)

In 2020, Stewart returned to Kentucky as the team’s defensive line coach. [8] [9]

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References

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  2. "Anwar Stewart App State Bio" Archived March 27, 2019, at the Wayback Machine , AppStateSports.com, retrieved March 8, 2019.
  3. 1 2 Allen Cameron (October 9, 2012). "Stewart set to come full circle in his CFL career". Calgary Herald . Retrieved October 11, 2012.
  4. "Archived copy". Archived from the original on September 23, 2015. Retrieved August 24, 2017.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  5. "End of an era: Anwar Stewart released by Montreal". Archived from the original on September 23, 2015. Retrieved August 24, 2017.
  6. https://www.cfl.ca/article/rod-davis-joins-stamps-stewart-armstead-released Archived October 5, 2015, at the Wayback Machine Stewart released by the Stampeders
  7. "Coming home: Als add Anwar Stewart to practice roster". Archived from the original on August 22, 2013. Retrieved August 14, 2013.
  8. Marcum, Jason (January 10, 2020). "Anwar Stewart officially hired by UK". A Sea Of Blue. Retrieved June 5, 2021.
  9. "Anwar Stewart set to become UK's next defensive line coach". https://www.wkyt.com . Retrieved June 5, 2021.External link in |website= (help)