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David Stewart biography

Date of birth : 1982-08-28
Date of death : -
Birthplace : Decatur, Alabama
Nationality : American
Category : Sports
Last modified : 2010-12-17
Credited as : Football player NFL, tackle for the Titans, Pro Bowl/NFL Draft player

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PRO:
David Stewart is a physical, hard-nosed tackle that excels at the point of attack. Nicknamed “Big Country,” the Alabama native is an intense competitor that mauls defenders in the run game and provides solid protection in the aerial attack. His soft-spoken demeanor and country mannerisms off the field run in sharp contrast with his tough, aggressive presence on the gridiron. After signing a long-term contract extension during the 2008 offseason, he is a fixture on the Titans’ offensive front for years to come.

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:
• In 2009, was a member of an offensive line that blocked for the NFL’s second-best rushing attack (162.0 yards per game) and opened holes for Chris Johnson who became just the sixth player in NFL history to rush for 2,000 yards. Also, part of an offensive front that allowed just 16 sacks, the second fewest in the NFL.
• In 2008, Stewart started all 16 games at right tackle for the second consecutive season and was named second-team All-Pro by the Associated Press. Was a part of an offensive line that allowed an NFL-low 12 sacks.

TITANS TIDBITS:
• For the past two offseasons in April, Stewart in connection with Big Buck Properties, participated in the Big Buck Outdoor Games, a charitable bass fishing tournament and turkey hunt to raise money for wounded soldiers. The fundraising effort supported “Huntin’ for Heroes” and Paralyzed Veterans of America-Outdoor Recreation Heritage Fund to benefit wounded veterans across the country.
• In the 2008 offseason, Stewart and a few Titans teammates filmed several segments for an outdoors show called “Anything Wild” which aired on The Sportsman’s Channel. The production crew followed Stewart while he was turkey hunting and bow fishing.
• In high school, Stewart was nicknamed “Big Country” by friends, which stuck with him through his time at Mississippi State. Many friends and teammates still refer to him by the nickname.
• Stewart was raised near Decatur, Ala., in the small town of Moulton. He was employed on his family’s farm for much of his childhood, building fences and working with the cattle and chickens among a variety of daily tasks. He hopes to someday run his own chicken farm.
• Stewart experienced multiple coaching changes during his tenure at Mississippi State. He had two head coaches, three offensive coordinators and four offensive line coaches during his career there.
• His father, Benny, is a truck driver, and his mother, Kathy, is a registered nurse in Moulton.

CAREER TRANSACTIONS:
• The Moulton, Ala., native was selected by the Titans in the fourth round (113th overall) of the 2005 NFL Draft.

COLLEGE:

• Totaled 38 starts in 41 career games, including 35 consecutive starts to close his career at Mississippi State. Recorded 218 knockdown blocks and 25 blocks resulting in touchdowns.
• As senior, earned honorable mention All-SEC honors by Associated Press after starting every game at right tackle for third consecutive season. Named offensive captain by teammates and was on field for every snap in all but three contests. Helped offense average 303.2 yards per game. Was presented with team’s Bulldog Award, given to player who displays best work ethic, leadership and character.
• As junior, started every game at right tackle and led team’s linemen with 79.6 percent grade. Tallied 76 knockdown blocks and nine blocks resulting in touchdowns. Offense averaged 321 yards per game.
• As sophomore, took over right offensive tackle responsibilities, starting every game and grading 82 percent in blocking consistency. Totaled 73 knockdowns and seven blocks resulting in touchdowns while offense averaged 337 yards per game.
• As redshirt freshman, played in six games and totaled three starts, including first career start against Troy State.
• Majored in interdisciplinary studies at Mississippi State.

PERSONAL:

• Married to Cheryl (5/06). The couple has a son named Boone (1) and reside in Nashville.
• Named Class 4A All-State by Birmingham News at Lawrence County (Moulton, Ala.) High School. Played both offensive and defensive tackle positions, totaling 120 tackles and 28 sacks during his junior and senior seasons.
• As senior, also participated in shot put (44-foot long throw) and discuss (120 feet) for track and field team.
• Enjoys fishing in his spare time.
• List of favorites: (kind of music) country music; (video games) James Bond 007; (movie) “Lethal Weapon”; (food) chicken wings; (school subject) poultry science; and (vacation getaway) Dale Hollow Lake in Celina, Tenn.
• Born James David Stewart on Aug. 28, 1982 in Decatur, Ala.

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