Stewart humbled by recognition

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MURFREESBORO, Tenn. — If there's a word that accurately describes Zach Stewart it's authentic.

Among the rolling hills of East Tennessee is Coalfield (Tenn.) High School and leading the Yellow Jackets into the TSSAA Class A state semifinals was Stewart.

For the Tennessee commitment and Scout three-star prospect's efforts, he was tabbed Mr. Football Lineman of the year for his class at a mid-state ceremony Monday.

The 6-foot-4, 300-pounder held down duties in the trenches on both side of the ball for the Yellow Jackets. He totaled 60 tackles, 13 tackles for loss, nine sacks and a fumble recovery. The four-year starter also tallied 67 pancake blocks and graded out at 95-percent.

The junior captain for coach Keith Henry earned a spot on his fourth straight All-District 4-A team.

Get Stewart's thoughts on his Mr. Football award, Tennessee coaches being in attendance at the banquet and more with the InsideTennessee video below:


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