August 26, 2012

Lowell Sun: "Easy transition for Wilmington native Stewart"

With the start of the 2012 Bentley football season about a week away, Carmine Frongillo of the Lowell Sun caught up with Stephen Stewart, a senior cornerback for ths Falcons. His article appeared in the Aug. 24 edition of the paper and online at www.lowellsun.com.

By Carmine Frongillo, cfrongillo@lowellsun.com, Updated:   08/24/2012

WALTHAM -- Stephen Stewart was a dual-threat quarterback at Wilmington High, capable of destroying a defensive game plan in a multitude of ways.

Stewart ran, passed and even place-kicked the Wildcats to a 9-2 record in 2008, finishing his senior season with 992 yards rushing, close to 700 yards passing, 15 touchdowns scored, 22 conversion kicks and five touchdown passes. With teams at all levels employing some form of a spread attack nowadays, it seemed Stewart's offensive skills would be perfectly-suited to the college game.

It didn't take Stewart long to emerge as an impact player at Bentley University. He cracked the Falcons' starting lineup as a sophomore. What is surprising, however, is that Stewart spends game days preventing touchdowns rather than scoring them.

Stewart has become a fixture in Bentley's defense at cornerback. He started nine of the Falcons' 10 games last year and recorded 36 tackles (21 solo) with six pass breakups and a forced fumble.

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