Apart from the fact that Jonathan Stewart is a professional footballer, he has another field of interest, namely music. The running back of the New York Giants is an aspiring music producer, and if you imagine that he wants to go into the music industry for the money, you are so wrong, because the player has made it clear that music is as much a passion for him as football.
Stewart, like many other players, developed a love for football in high school, where he played with the school football team. After high school, he played college football in Oregon before the Carolina Panthers took him to 13th place in the first round of the 2008 NFL Draft.
Jonathan Stewart Bio (Age)
Born as Jonathan Creon Stewart on March 21, 1987, in Fort Lewis, Washington, Stewart attended Timberline High School in Lacey, Washington, where he held the records as the leading rush player in the school’s football history.
As a freshman, he ran 1,279 yards with 95 carries, an average of 13.5 yards, and scored fifteen touchdowns. In his sophomore year, he ran 1,609 yards on 153 carries with fourteen touchdowns, although he missed almost half of the season due to an ankle injury.
In 2003, as a junior, he stormed 2,566 yards on 285 carries with forty-five touchdowns, and in his last season, he stormed 2,301 yards with an average of 11.2 yards per carrying and scored thirty-two touchdowns.
Stewart was named to the Parade High School All-American Team and the USA Today All-American Team this season and also won the Washington Gatorade Player of the Year award. He received offers from several schools including Ohio State, USC, California, Nebraska, Notre Dame, and many others, but chose to play for Oregon.
Although he missed two games in his first season due to an ankle injury he sustained during a game against Montana, Jonathan Stewart still finished the season with a total of 9 touchdowns, including 6 rushes, a receive, and 2 kickoff returns. His second season ended with ten rushing touchdowns and one draw.
As a junior, he recorded a career-high of 32 carries over 251 yards with 2 touchdowns and was later to be named the second-highest singles score in the history of Oregon football. Jonathan set a Sun Bowl record on the fly to win the C.M. Hendricks award for the most valuable player. By the end of the season, he had 1,722 rushing yards, 11 rushing touchdowns, 22 receptions, 2 reception touchdowns, and 145 reception yards.
He also selected the first team in the All-Pacific 10 Conference from NFL coaches and received the All-America award. After his junior season, Stewart announced that he will be giving up his senior season to compete in the 2008 NFL Draft and is expected to be among the top three running backs to participate in the Draft.
Jonathan Stewart NFL Career
He was selected by the Carolina Panthers as the 13th overall candidate in the first round of the 2008 NFL Draft. His first contract with the franchise company was valued at $14 million with a maximum of $20 million and a guarantee of $10.795 million. Stewart ended his rookie season and broke the Panthers rookie record with 10 fast touchdowns, 836 fast yards on 184 carries, and an average of 4.5 fast touchdowns.
In the 2009 season, he was named FedEx Ground Player of the Week after scoring 206 rushing yards in the final game against the New York Giants that ended in a 41-9 win.
Jonathan Stewart would sign another five-year contract extension with the Panthers in 2012. The contract was valued at $37.811 million, with $23 million guaranteed, and was valid until March 2017, when he signed a one-year extension. In week 14 of this season, he ran 103 yards and 3 touchdowns, including a 60-yard run that made him NFC Offensive Player of the Week.
He finished the 2017 season with 680 stormy yards and 6 stormy touchdowns. After ten seasons with the Panthers, the franchise finally fired him in February 2018, and the following month (March) he signed a two-year contract with the New York Giants worth $6.9 million.
Other Facts – Height, Weight, And Body Measurements
The multiple award-winning running back stands at a height of 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m) and weighs 240 lbs (240 lbs). His other body measurements are not known.
As already mentioned, Stewart has a flair for music. According to American rapper and entrepreneur Jay-Z, the up-and-coming music producer is said to have said, “I don’t want to hear my music being played and someone humiliating women. I am limited to this factor, but there is a lot to discuss. If someone wants to use my beats, I want to maintain the integrity I have as a person”.
He is married to Natalie Hills, and the couple welcomed their first child together, a girl named Kaia Grey, born March 9, 2017.