Steward suffered the injury during a special teams drill.
Steward had played in five of the first seven games for the 7-0 Tigers
and had five tackles and a pass deflection in 36 defensive plays.
Steward was a first-team USA Today All-America linebacker out of Pedro
Menendez High School in Hastings, FL.
"Tony suffered the injury while back-peddling in practice on a punt
drill on Tuesday," said Clemson Head Coach Dabo Swinney. "It is not the
same knee he injured in high school (also a torn ACL). He will rehab
and be ready to go in the summer. He is a hard worker and I know will
be ready for next year.
"We plan to apply for a medical hardship to get the year back. We
realize it will take a special waiver to have that granted by the NCAA."
Steward suffers torn ACL
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