CAREER HIGHS Tackles: 10, at Oklahoma (2013)
Tackles For Loss: 1 3x, vs. Iowa State (2013)*
Sacks: 1 2x, vs. Iowa State (2013)*
Pass Breakups: 2, at SMU (2013)
* Indicates most recent high
2013 Played in 12 games (2 starts) with 39 tackles (30 solo), four tackles for loss (18 yards), two sacks, three pass breakups and forced one fumble... tallied four tackles (all solo) in home finale against Kansas State (11/9)... collected six tackles (all solo) against No. 12 Oklahoma State (11/2)... made three tackles (two solo) with 0.5 tackles for a loss at West Virginia (10/19)... posted a sack for the second straight week while also notching three tackles (all solo) with a pass breakup against Iowa State (10/12)... recorded first career sack and made three tackles (all solo) with a forced fumble at Kansas (10/5)... posted two tackles (both solo) and one tackle for a loss in home debut against Stephen F. Austin (9/7)... made season debut matching a team-high eight tackles (7 solo) and led the team with two pass breakups in season opener at SMU (8/30).
2012 Played in four games (0 starts) primarily on special teams with two tackles (both solo)... made an appearance against Minnesota (12/28) but did not record a tackle in the Meineke Car Care Bowl of Texas at Reliant Stadium... made Big 12 debut with one tackle (solo) against No. 14 Oklahoma (10/6)... made one tackle (solo) in career debut in season opener against Northwestern State (9/1).
LOS ANGELES PIERCE COLLEGE Los Angeles Pierce College in Los Angeles, Calif... SUPERPREP JUCO team ... recorded 26 tackles and a pass breakup during his freshman season...made an impact on special teams returning 20 kickoffs for an average of 22.3 yards-per-return... CHOSE TEXAS TECH OVER: Florida International, New Mexico, New Mexico State, Northern Colorado, SMU and Western Michigan.
HIGH SCHOOL Butler High School in Matthews, N.C... member of the 2010 4A North Carolina state championship team as a senior... earned MVP honors of the state championship game (defense)... also competed in track and baseball... High School Coach: Brian Hales.
PERSONAL Austin Stewart... born August 31, 1993 in North Carolina... son of Roger and Perina Stewart... has two older brothers, Tremain and Roger, a younger brother, Isaac, and a younger sister, Anna... a business major at Texas Tech.