Impressive Athlete Signs With The Tigers

This high school standout put up big numbers for more than one season.

Maryville, Tenn.--One of the earliest Auburn commitments is also one of the most impressive Auburn football signees.

Carl Stewart, a 6-2, 207-pound tailback from Division I, Class 4A power Maryville High in Tennessee, was a key player in three consecutive state titles for Maryville. He scored his 28th touchdown of the season in the state championship game come-from-behind victory over Hillsboro and he hit the 1,600 mark for rushing yards in 2002 despite sitting out a significant amount of time when Maryville had its way with overmatched opponents.

Carl Stewart

Running inside and outside, Stewart picked up 1,430 yards on 156 carries with 21 touchdowns as a junior. In both of those seasons, Maryville beat Hillsboro High of Nashville in the title game.

An honor student who has been a standout in wrestling and track and field, Stewart was honored after his senior season with one of the Tennessee Mr. Football Awards.

Stewart, who bench presses 290 pounds and squats 480, picked Auburn over Tennessee, Notre, Duke, Vanderbilt, Alabama and others.

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