Broderick Stewart - Football - Vanderbilt University Athletics

#90 Broderick Stewart


Class Redshirt Senior
Height 6'5"
Weight 230
Hometown Newnan, Ga.
High School Riverside Military Academy

Returned from serious 2008 lower leg injury to become one of five Commodores to start every game… Selected by teammates to become the third Commodore to wear ‘KD1’ jersey patch… Had 12 starts at defensive end, running his career total of starts to 23… Finished the year with 28 total tackles (19 solo stops), 4.5 tackles for loss and a pair of QB sacks… Also contributed five defensed passes and a forced fumble… Ended career as team[apos]s active leader in tackles for loss (27.5) and sacks (18)… Earned team[apos]s Defensive Player of the Week honor after 3-tackle, 3-QB hurry effort at South Carolina… Matched career high in total tackles (5) at Florida… Contributed a sack and forced fumble against Ole Miss.

Excellent off the edge, the active Stewart played superb football as first-year starter until injury at Tennessee concluded season… Earned 11 starting assignments across from fellow junior Steven Stone… Missed the season finale at Wake Forest after suffering a severe lower leg injury against Tennessee… Ended year with single-season highs in unassisted tackles (16) and tackles for loss (9.5)… Topped the squad in tackles for loss (9.5), quarterback hurries (4) and shared team high in QB sacks (5)… Ranked second with three forced fumbles… Demonstrated big-play abilities with talent for sacks and forced fumbles… Opened season sack at Miami (Ohio) and aided win over Auburn with pair of tackles for loss… Contributed two quarterback sacks and pair of forced fumbles against Duke… Season high in tackles (5) came vs. Duke.

Played key role along defensive front though did not earn a starting assignment… Became team[apos]s most productive rusher in passing situations… Earned teammates[apos] Commodore Hustle Award in postseason… Set single season highs in virtually every defensive category, including solo tackles (15) and total tackles (29)… Ranked among the SEC Top 10 and tops among Commodores with six quarterback sacks… Shared team lead with six quarterback hurries, and ranked second behind LB Marcus Buggs with 8.5 tackles for loss… Also contributed four pass breakups from defensive end postition… Named team[apos]s Defensive Player of the Week after pair of sacks, two pass breakups and forced fumble performance vs. Kentucky… Played in every game, posting at least one tackle in 11 of 12 outings… Contributed two tackles for loss in victory over Eastern Michigan and a key quarterback sack in upset win at South Carolina… Also participated on kickoff coverage units.

Became a key defensive line contributor as a redshirt freshman, playing every game at end… Finished season with 19 total tackles, including 13 primary stops… Tied with tackle Theo Horrocks for second on team behind DE Curtis Gatewood with five quarterback sacks…. Recorded sacks against Michigan, Alabama, Temple, Kentucky and Tennessee… Single high in tackles (3) came at Kentucky.

Redshirted as freshman, practicing as defensive end… Earned team[apos]s top defensive scout after Richmond game.

High School
Senior captain, leading school to 10-2 record and semifinals of independent school playoffs… Four-year starter at DE… Started as TE as sophomore and junior; WR as senior… Achieved 54 solo tackles and nine sacks as senior… Also had 29 receptions for 536 yards and four TDs… Named GISA First Team All-State… Played in South Carolina-Georgia High School All-Star Game… Averages 12.3 points and 9.8 rebounds as senior in basketball… In track, captured the GISA triple jump state title as junior with 44[apos]9′ effort… Also ran leg on state champion 4×100 and 4×400 meter relay foursome.

Broderick William Stewart II… Son of Dinsemoore and Mariette Bryan… Has a older sister and infant brother… Dad works for Delta Airlines; mom is special education teacher… Georgia finalist for Wendy[apos]s High School Heisman Trophy… Stewart will graduate in May 2010 with a degree in engineering science… An honors student… Plays piano with academy jazz band.

Riverside Military Head Coach Doug Dixon
‘Broderick could play a number of positions, a young man who has a great deal of athletic ability. He has the speed to come off the edge as a defensive end, or play wide receiver. ‘You[apos]re talking about an all-around athlete, a guy who is one of our best players on the basketball team and in track and field. Broderick is also a great kid, someone who is willing to do everything asked of him. He is the total package.’