Tiger Running Back Headed South

Auburn senior Carl Stewart will get a shot to play in the National Football League.

Auburn, Ala.--Auburn running back Carl Stewart will get a chance to show the Tampa Bay Bucs what he can do as a free agent.

Stewart, a player who tested well at the NFL Combine and again at Auburn's Pro Day, was not selected in the National Football League Draft over the weekend.

As a senior for the Tigers, mostly lining up at fullback with his major duties as a blocker, he carried the football 20 times for 49 yards and scored two touchdowns.

He caught 14 passes for 214 yards last season. Only wideouts Rod Smith and Montez Billings produced more receiving yardage in 2007 for Coach Tommy Tuberville's team.

Stewart was a star running back at Maryville High where he led his team to three straight state titles in Tennessee before signing with Auburn in 2003. He redshirted that first fall and became a four-year contributor playing both tailback and fullback.

In 2004 he carried the ball 39 times for 184 yards and two touchdowns while catching six passes for 99 yards.

As a sophomore he rushed 151 yards and two scores on 42 carries. He caught six passes for 60 yards that fall.

During his junior season the running back netted 97 yards on 27 carries and rushed for three TDs. He caught 13 passes for 239 yards and three touchdowns.

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