When it comes to the linebacker position, there are very few players who did it better than Mark Stewart during his time with the Washington football program. An absolute force on the outside, Stewart was a monster coming off the edge for the Huskies in his college years. He still holds the record for most sacks in a single game.
During that game against the UCLA Bruins, Stewart got to the quarterback five times, in one of the more dominant single efforts in program history. He also set the record for fumbles caused in a season with five. Stewart would parlay his strong play on the outside to being a legitimate NFL prospect.
Stewart, a native of Palo Alto, California, worked his way up the ranks during his college career. By the time he was done, was a tackling machine for the program. The team’s captain in 1982, Stewart would go on to become an All-American outside linebacker that season, as he racked up an incredible 104 tackles in his final season.
After his senior campaign, he was named to not only the Senior Bowl, but also the Hula Bowl. Stewart would be selected b the Minnesota Vikings in the fifth round of the 1983 NFL Draft. He played in only four games at the professional level, but that does nothing to hurt the fact that when you look back at all the wonderful players who played linebacker at Washington, Stewart stands as a man among boys.