Darrell Stewart Jr.
Position-by-position breakdown of the Spartans entering preseason camp.
Third-year player will see action in the playing rotation at wide receiver . . . can also return kicks.
2016 SEASON (REDSHIRT FRESHMAN): Played in 10 games with one start (Illinois) to earn his first letter . . . had three receptions for 29 yards . . . returned five kickoffs for 107 yards (21.4 avg.) . . . notched one catch for 5 yards and one rush for 2 yards vs. Rutgers . . . made first career start at Illinois and had one catch for 8 yards . . . had first catch as a Spartan vs. No. 11 Wisconsin, and added two kick returns for 29 yards . . . returned one kickoff at No. 18 Notre Dame for 26 yards . . . saw first action as a Spartan in Furman game, tallying two kick returns for 52 yards, with a long of 27 yards, as well as one rush for 1 yard
2015 SEASON: Redshirted . . . named Scout Team Special Teams Player of the Week vs. Oregon.
HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Ranked among the nation's top safeties by Scout.com (No. 51) . . . rated among the country's top athletes by 247Sports.com (No. 58) . . . listed among the state's Top 100 seniors by Scout.com (No. 79), 247Sports.com (No. 93) and Houston Chronicle . . . four-year starter for Coach Robert Toomer at Nimitz High School in Houston, Texas . . . selected District 18-6A MVP as a senior . . . threw for 304 yards and three touchdowns in 2014 . . . rushed 58 times for 384 yards (6.6 avg.) and two scores as a senior . . . had 19 receptions for 468 yards (24.6 avg.) and four TDs in 2014 . . . accounted for 285 combined kick return yards (eight returns; 35.6 avg.) as a senior . . . also recorded 32 tackles, two interceptions, five pass break-ups and one defensive TD in 2014 . . . had two catches for 118 yards and two scores, including an 80-yard TD grab, vs. Aldine . . . also posted a season-high nine tackles vs. Aldine . . . set career highs for receptions (10), receiving yards (207) and TD catches (2) vs. MacArthur . . . carried 16 times for a career-best 220 yards (13.8 avg.) and two TDs vs. Worthing, including a career-long 82-yard run . . . named District 18-5A All-Purpose Player of the Year as a junior . . . caught 20 passes for 282 yards (14.1 avg.) and three TDs in 2013 . . . returned eight kickoffs for 169 yards (21.1 avg.) and six punts for 134 yards (22.3 avg.) and a TD as a junior . . . tallied 23 tackles, an interception and four pass break-ups in 2013 . . . had three catches for 77 yards and one score vs. Alief Taylor . . . was chosen District 18-5A All-Purpose Player of the Year as a sophomore . . . produced 294 yards of total offense and three TDs in 2012 . . . had 39 career receptions for 750 yards (19.2 avg.) and six TDs . . . threw for 611 career yards, five TDs and six interceptions . . . his career rushing totals include 82 attempts for 860 yards (10.5 avg.) and five scores . . . two-year letterman for the Cougar basketball team . . . also lettered in track . . . attended the same high school of current Spartan wide receivers coach Terrence Samuel . . . son of Tamara Johnson . . . born July 14, 1996 . . . criminal justice major.