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Ka'Ra Stewart 29
Ka'Ra Stewart

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
O'Fallon, Mo.

High School:
O'Fallon

Height / Weight:
5-10 / 190

Position:
Defensive Back

Major:
Arts & Sciences


(First name is pronounced KAY-rah) ... Explosive athlete who made an impact on both sides of the ball, as well as in the return game at the prep level ... Ranked by ESPN as the No. 13 overall prospect at any position in the state of Illinois, and also as the nation's No. 26 safety ... Played only one year at O'Fallon after transferring from Fork Union (Va.) Military Academy, as his parents are in the Air Force ... Starred on both sides of the ball, as a defensive back and a running back ... Won 1st-Team All-Conference honors at outside linebacker as a senior when he recorded 35 tackles, 3 sacks, 4 fumble recoveries (one that he returned for a touchdown) and 2 interceptions ... Also ran two kickoffs back for scores, while also rushing for 428 yards and 5 touchdowns as a senior (averaged a solid 10.44 yards per carry) ... Was a 1st-Team All-League selection and a 2nd-Team All-State selection as a junior, with 62 tackles, 1 sack and 2 interceptions (both returned for touchdowns) ... Has also excelled in track & field, where he has a career best triple jump of 43-feet, 11-inches ... High school coach - Brandon Joggerst ... Parents - Ka'Ra Stewart & Janice Davis ... At Fork Union Military Academy, where he was for three years, he became an officer and was in charge of a hallway of 30 cadets ... Lists cruising, video games and naptime as some hobbies outside of football ... Plans to study pre-pharmacy at Mizzou ... Chose Mizzou over Iowa, Illinois, Purdue, Indiana, Northwestern and Air Force, among others ... Cites the family atmosphere in the football program and the campus lifestyle as major drawing points which attracted him to Mizzou.