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56   Kendrick Stewart
Kendrick Stewart

Class:
RS Senior

Hometown:
Lakeland, FL

High School:
Lakeland

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 271

Position:
DT


2009:Started six games during the regular season and played in a total of 12...posted 10 tackles and one quarterback hurry.

2008: Played in all 13 games while starting nine and recording his single-season career-high of 22 tackles...earned his career-high of nine starts at the nose guard position...the Seminoles' leading tackler among interior defensive linemen...22 tackles in 2008 are twice as many as his previous career-high of 11 during the 2007 season...single-game career-high tying five tackles in Florida State's season opening victory over Western Carolina ...four tackles in the second w eek of the season against Chattanooga...single-season career-high 4.5 tackles for loss and a single-season career-high 2.0 quarterback sacks...a tackle for loss in five different games with a career-high 2.0 tackles for loss against Western Carolina...total of 2.0 quarterback sacks with one each coming in Seminole victories over Western Carolina and NC State...named the defensive Seminole Warrior following the 2008 regular season by the coaching staff...most improved defensive player in 2008 as named by the Seminole coaching staff...earned the Academic Award for the senior class on the defensive side of the football.

2007: A multi-talented defensive lineman who has played on both the interior (tackle and nose guard) and on the outside of the defensive line (left defensive end)...played in a career-high 13 games including five starts at the nose guard position...earned starting assignments in victories over Alabama and NC State and against Wake Forest, Miami and in the Music City Bowl versus Kentucky...recorded a career high five tackles versus Kentucky...totaled a single-season career-high 11 tackles with all 11 tackles coming during the five games in which he started at the nose guard position...credited with a tackle for minus yardage in the Seminoles' victory over NC State and a quarterback hurry against Virginia Tech.

2006: Played in five games and gained valuable experience running with the first and second team defensive line early in the season because of injuries...made his career debut against Troy after Paul Griffin was injured early in the game...was elevated to first team status early in the season after the season ending injury suffered by Griffin...earned playing time against Troy, Rice, Duke, Virginia and Western Michigan.

2005: A redshirt season.

High School: Graduated from Lakeland in 2005...a four-star player by Rivals.com and the 13th-rated defensive tackle in the country...recorded 65 tackles and seven sacks as a junior...was a member of the all-state first team in 5A... as a senior Stewart was named MVP of the state fi nals as Lakeland won the championship over St. Thomas Aquinas...Stewart capped a great season in which he had 76 tackles including 23 tackles for loss...named to the Prep Nation 101 All-America team as a senior...also on that team were Seminole linebacker Geno Hayes and running back Antone Smith...played in the CaliFlorida game where he recorded five tackles, four of which were for loss and had two sacks...extremely athletic defensive tackle...chose Florida State over Iowa, Louisville, Pittsburgh and Florida.

Personal: Born Feb. 28, 1987...major is sport management.

DEFENSE

G TKL SACK FF FR BLK INT
2005 Redshirt Season
2006 4 2 0.0 0 0 0 0
2007 13 11 0.0 0 0 0 0
2008 13 22 2.0 0 1 0 0
2009 12 12 0.0 0 0 0 0
Total 42 46 2.0 0 1 0 0


Career-Highs:
Tackles 5, two times last vs. Western Carolina, 2008
TFL 2, Western Carolina, 2008
Sacks 1, two times last at NC State, 2008

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