|Ht / Wt:||5'10" / 235 lb.|
|Born:||March 21, 1987|
|Drafted:||2008 / Rd. 1 (13)|
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Wednesday, February 21, 1:59 PM
The Carolina Panthers could decide to cut veteran running back Jonathan Stewart in order to clear $3.7 million in salary cap room this offseason. Carolina ranked fourth in rushing in the NFL in 2017, but Stewart didn't really help all that much, running for a career-low 3.4 yards per carry and topping 100 yards just twice. Rookie Christian McCaffrey wasn't much better on the ground, but he had a team-high 80 receptions out of the backfield, and the Panthers may be moving on from Stewart under new offensive coordinator Norv Turner, who prefers to move the ball deep down the field. J-Stew will be 31 in March, and at this point in his career is more of a touchdown-dependent plodder.
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Jonathan Stewart was born in Fort Lewis, Washington on March 21, 1987. He attended high school at Timberline High in Lacey, Washington. Stewart played football for his high school football team from 2001 to 2004. He scored 105 touchdowns and he rushed a Washington prep school record of 7,755 yards. He additionally competed in Timberline High School's track and field team.
After his success with playing high school football, Jonathan Stewart went on to be named the Washington Gatorade Player of the Year. He was named to the Parade's All-American and USA Today's All-USA teams. He was given a few other football honors as well. This momentum made colleges take notice of the young running back.
Jonathan Stewart went to college at Oregon State. He was also given offers to play football for USC, Notre Dame, Nebraska, California, and Ohio State. He played for Oregon State for three seasons.
His first Freshman season at Oregon State led to nine touchdowns throughout the year. He became the third top scorer of the team after he made 54 points for them.
For his Sophomore year Jonathan became the team's leading rusher, with a 40 time of 4.46 seconds. He rushed just nineteen yards less than 1,000 yards. His vertical jump was measured at an impressive 36 and a half.
Junior year for Jonathan cemented him as a strong football player. He helped his team win the Sun Bowl championships. He was chosen as the MVP of the Sun Bowl.
Here is Jonathan Stewart's college highlights tape.
In 2008 Jonathan Stewart was drafted in the first round. He was the thirteenth overall pick of the Carolina Panthers. He was selected for his strength and speed as a running back. As the latest rookie player, he signed a contract with the Carolina Panthers with a salary of $14 million. His contract has a limit of $20 million. His jersey number with the Carolina Panthers is 29.
During the 2015 season, Jonathan Stewart managed to make a combine of 5,000 rushing yards in his NFL career. He achieved this during a game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The rest of the 2015 season for the Caroline Panthers went strongly. The team worked hard to make it to the Super Bowl 50. Stewart was playing stronger than ever, and rushing farther.
Super Bowl 50 ended with the Denver Broncos ultimately beating the Carolina Panthers. Jonathan Stewart still successfully scored the one touch down of the game for the Carolina Panthers.
Here is a clip of Jonathan Stewart's 2015 season highlights.
For his ninth season with the Carolina Panthers, Jonathan Stewart was named to the top 100 players of 2016 list. He made number 86 on the list. Here is a clip of the top 100 players of 2016 list. The segment particularly focus on Jonathan Stewart.
The 2016 season was not too kind to the Carolina Panthers as a whole. The season was especially disappointing for a team who had just had a place in the last Super Bowl game. This was mainly due to players being injured. Jonathan Stewart continued to average 4.22 a yard and was viewed as an impressive and fast player. Despite the struggles of the team, he remained a noticeably strong player.
Jonathan Stewart says his first love and main hobby is his football career. He has said in interviews that he loves the game of football now just as much as he did as a kid.
Jonathan's second hobby and great love is creating music. He enjoys making music and is happy to share it. He doesn't view his work as a music producer, beat maker, and pianist as a job. He views it as a way of expressing his God-given talent for music.
"I don't want to hear my music being played and someone degrading women. I'm limited to that factor, but there's a lot to be talked about. If anybody wants to use my beats, I want to maintain my integrity that I have as a person." he has stated about his music.
Jonathan Stewart maintains a and Instagram profile. His Twitter profile name is: @Jonathanstewar1. Fans can find his Instagram profile at: jonathanstewar1.