#59 Chris Stewart
CAREER: One of three fifth-year seniors on 2010 Irish roster (Barry Gallup Jr. and Dan Wenger are others) … has started 22 of 28 career games and no offensive player has started more career games … started each of last 22 games he has appeared in over past two seasons … bounced back and forth between offensive line and defensive line in first two seasons before settling in as offensive guard during sophomore season.
2009 (SENIOR): Started all 12 games at right guard after making move from left guard in off-season … one of six offensive players and nine players on team to start every game … helped Irish ground game eclipse 100-yard mark on nine occasions, including 255-yard performance against Washington State … saw Irish offense pile up 500+ yards on four occasions, as well as averaging 451.8 yards per contest … logged 370:06 of playing time and made 65 appearances on special teams.
2008 (JUNIOR): Started all 10 games he played in (did not play against Boston College, Navy, or Syracuse due to a knee injury)… earned his first career start against San Diego State at right guard … helped the offense rush for 122 yards while allowing no sacks in season-opening win vs. the Aztecs … was a spark plug for the Irish offensive line, allowing the Irish to rush for over 200 yards against Purdue … provided great pass support in victory over Stanford, allowing the Irish aerial attack to compile 347 yards against the Cardinal secondary … started at right guard vs. Washington, helping the Irish amass 459 total yards of offense … logged 242:53 of playing time with 41 special-teams appearances.
2007 (SOPHOMORE): Started spring practices as a nose tackle but moved back to the offensive line prior to the start of the season … did not play in the first six games but played in each of the last six games on special teams and as a reserve offensive lineman … earned playing time as a guard and tackle and finished the season as the backup right tackle … registered 46:44 of playing time and made 25 special-teams appearances.
2006 (FRESHMAN): Strong freshman guard who did not play as rookie but was a valuable member of the show team.
HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Graduated from Klein High School in Klein, Texas … second-team offensive lineman on USA Today prep All-America squad for 2005 … selected for U.S. Army All-American Bowl prep all-star game … played for Klein High School in Klein, Texas … rated 33rd on list of top 100 players in Texas by Dallas Morning News … second-team Texas Class 5A all-state pick in [apos]05 by Texas Sportswriters Association, after 102 pancake blocks … 57 pancake blocks and only two sacks allowed as junior in [apos]04 … all-area pick as sophomore and junior … also plays basketball … brother played basketball at Texas Southern as 6-11, 320-pound starting center … mother Lusia was member of United States silver medal-winning basketball team at 1976 Summer Olympic Games … enrolled at Notre Dame in January 2006 … born Sept. 12, 1987 … son of George and Sandra Stewart … high school coach was Stan Labay … graduated in three and a half years with a history degree from the College of Arts and Letters … earned a 3.533 grade-point average in `06 fall semester, a 3.583 in [apos]07 fall semester, a 3.834 in `09 spring semester and finished his undergraduate studies a 3.536 cumulative average… enrolled in College of Law.
Stewart[apos]s Career Statistics
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