Stewart earns football honor
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A former Patterson High School standout was among those honored during the University of Houston’s Ken Baxter Football Banquet Sunday.
Sophomore Trevon Stewart shared the Wilson Whitley Defensive Most Valuable Player award with junior linebacker Derrick Matthews.
The nation’s top player in takeaways, Stewart finished the regular season with 10 takeaways, including a nation’s best six fumble recoveries. His four interceptions ranked second in The American Athletic Conference behind the five of teammate Adrian McDonald.
Stewart’s six fumble recoveries set a Houston single-season record. The sophomore sits second on the University of Houston career chart, behind the program record of seven recoveries.
Currently, Stewart ranks third on the University of Houston squad this season with 99 tackles (61 solo and 38 assists). He has 1.5 tackle for 2 yards in losses, 5 breakups, 9 passes defensed and 2 forced-fumbles.
Mathews led the team with seven sacks as the middle linebacker finished the regular season with 110 tackles, including 12 for loss. Mathews also had one interception that he returned 29 yards for a touchdown vs. Brigham Young University while forcing two fumble and recovering two fumbles.
Other award winners included senior offensive lineman Kevin Forsch, the President’s Academic Excellence Award; sophomore running back Kenneth Farrow, the Tom Wilson Weight Room Off-Season MVP; freshman Kyle Postma and sophomore Tyler White, Offensive and Defensive Scout Team MVP, respectively; freshman Cameron Doubenmier, Special Teams Scout Team MVP; senior punter Richie Leone and freshman return specialist Demarcus Ayers, the Special Teams MVP; sophomore wide receiver Deontay Greenberry, the Andre Ware Offensive MVP; and Luke Stice, the Committed Cougar Award.
Mikado Hinson, long-time head of the University of Houston Fellowship of Christian Athletes chapter, also was honored.