SaberCats' Stewart named DPOY

SaberCats' Stewart named DPOY
August 21, 2014, 7:00 pm
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Jason Stewart joined the SaberCats in 2012 and recorded a half-sack in his debut. (SABERCATS)

San Jose SaberCats nose guard Jason Stewart earned Riddell Defensive Player of the Year honors.

Stewart (6-0, 315, Fresno State) led the SaberCats with a career-high 12.5 sacks in 2014.

He also tallied 28.5 tackles, four pass breakups, three fumble recoveries, two forced fumbles and a safety.

A two-time All-Arena selection this is Stewart’s first Riddell Defensive Player of the Year selection.

He is the third consecutive San Jose defender to come away with the award, joining teammates Joe Sykes (2012) and Clevan Thomas (2013).

It is the first time in League history that the Riddell Defensive Player of the Year has come from the same team in three consecutive seasons.

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