Data Scout Notes: 2012: 2ndC...#12 Sr DE rising before injury...2011: NA...2010: NA
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04/08/13 - 2013 Cincinnati Pro Day: A total of 16 players from Cincinnati worked out at pro day on March 13 along with five others from nearby schools. There were 32 NFL teams represented and the workouts were held indoors on field-turf. Walt Stewart DL (6-5, 249 pounds) - He had to sign a waiver that would allow him to workout. He had a neck injury last year and missed the last seven games of the season. The University of Cincinnati requested Stewart to sign the waiver. - Gil Brandt, NFL.com
03/17/13 - 2013 Cincinnati Pro Day: Walter Stewart still will not declare his football career over. Stewart, a former University of Cincinnati standout defensive end, joined several former teammates for the Bearcats’ annual NFL Pro Timing Day at UC’s indoor bubble Wednesday.
Stewart was limited to five games last season, when a congenital spine abnormality seemingly ended his career. Stewart, who at the time was Big East active career sack leader (17.0), sought to participate at the NFL Combine last month but was red-flagged medically. Stewart tried again to catch NFL scouting eyes Wednesday. “I had a pretty good performance, at least in my opinion,” Stewart said. “I’m going to have to wait and see what teams think. Hopefully somebody just gives me the opportunity.”
Bengals head coach Marvin Lewis was among those watching, as most NFL teams sent scouts. Workout participants mostly were seniors from UC’s 2012 team, including Stewart’s fellow defensive end Dan Giordano and running back George Winn. - Tom Groeschen, Cincinnati.com
12/27/12 - Senior DL Walter Stewart, Cincinnati's top pass rusher, was diagnosed with a cervical spine abnormality which ended his season and could jeopardize his playing career. Senior Brandon Mills replaced Stewart at left defensive tackle, followed by freshman Josh Posley on the depth chart. - The Sports Xchange
12/10/12 - 2012 ALL-BIG EAST SECOND TEAM (COACHES): DL Walter Stewart, Cincinnati, Sr., Ashville, Ohio/Teays Valley, has been selected Second Team All-BIG EAST Conference (Coaches selection) for the 2012 college football season. Stewart was limited to five games this season due to a career-ending congential spine abnormality that was discovered following the Fordham game.
Stewart tallied 22 tackles, with a season-best nine in the season opener against Pittsburgh. He tied for the team high with 5.0 sacks and at the time of his injury was the BIG EAST's active career sacks leader with 17.0. He also added a pair of forced fumbles and a pass break up. - Cincinnati football
10/30/12 - Cincinnati defensive end Walter Stewart's football career is over, his foster father Keith Fields told Bearcat Lair. Stewart has a congenital defect in his spine that was aggravated against Fordham Oct. 13. Fields told the website that Stewart was born without a posterior C1 arch. “Walt was injured on the fourth play of the game,” Fields said. “But he continued to play the rest of the game. The acute fracture of the front part of his arch revealed the problem with the C1.” Stewart has not played in the two games since the injury. In 44 career games, Stewart has 17.5 sacks. In the first six games on 2012 Stewart accumulated five sacks and seven tackles behind the line of scrimmage. An ideal blend of size and speed, Stewart (6-4, 250) was a sure NFL draft pick, with some scouts predicting him to go in the first round. “One scout told me that Walt would have never made it out of the first round,” Fields said. “He said that he meant it and wasn't just trying to make us feel better.” CBSSports.com ranks Stewart as the 175th best prospect in the 2013 class, and coach Butch Jones referred to him as one of the best leaders he's ever coached. “Whenever Walter Stewart talks, everybody listens,” Jones said last week. “When people suffer adversities, their true character comes out, and in very true Walter Stewart fashion he's handled everything the best I've ever seen a young adult handle it.” - Evan Hilbert, CBSSports.com