Running back Jonathan Creon Stewart is a professional American football player who plays for the Carolina Panthers team of NFL. He played his college football with the Oregon Ducks and was selected by the Carolina Panthers in round one of the 2008 NFL Draft. He was the 13th pick overall.
Stewart played three seasons with Oregon, appearing in 36 games. During that time, he ran the ball 516 times for a total of 2,891 yards, averaging 5.6 yards per carry. He scored 27 running touchdowns. He also made 49 receptions for 334 yards and four touchdowns. In his first season, he was Pac-10 All Freshman (2005). He was All-Pac-10 (2007) in his final college season.
He has won various awards in his football career like the Pac 10 All Freshman in 2005, Second team All-Pac-10 in 2006 and First team All-Pac-10 in 2007. He won the team rookie rushing record award of achieving 836 yards and single game rushing record of 206.
At five-foot-ten and 235 pounds, Stewart has good bulk, fine quickness and excellent speed. He’s aggressive when attacking the line and shows power when breaking through the line and rushing past tacklers. He’s got big-play, game-breaking talent and is versatile enough to catch his share of passes. Stewart shows a fine work ethic, is a tough blocker and possesses great intangibles. One concern is Stewart’s durability as he’s dealt with many minor injuries while in college. He doesn’t have a whole lot of experience and is not as explosive as one would like. Overall, Stewart looks to have a career in the NFL. He’s a fine running back, a sure-handed receiver and a good return man.