Steward drafted #188 overall in 2015 NFL Draft
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Clemson linebacker Tony StewardTony Steward
Linebacker (2011 - 2014)
#7 6-, 235
View Full Profile was drafted in the 6th round (#188 overall) by the Buffalo Bills in the 2015 NFL Draft on Saturday afternoon. It was the first of two sixth round picks by the Bills.
Steward had 141 tackles, 13.5 tackles for loss, 4.5 sacks and 14 quarterback pressures at Clemson. He battled back from two ACL injuries to become a solid Clemson contributor and now a NFL draft pick.
"I was pretty shocked. Big surprise," Steward on Bills' conference call moments after being picked. "I'm very excited to play another year with him," Steward on playing with former teammate Sammy Watkins.
"Words can't describe the feelings running through my body," Steward said on his Instagram account. "Buffalo here we come!"
He helped the 2014 Tigers lead the nation in total defense, pass efficiency defense, fewest first downs allowed, tackles for loss, tackles for loss yardage, sack yardage, third down defense, fewest yards for pass attempt, fewest yards for play allowed and fewest plays 10+ yards allowed.
Official Clemson Bio - Talented linebacker who was hampered by injury during most of his career, but emerged as one of the team’s best defensive players in 2014 ... valuable member of the special teams ... had 141 tackles, 13.5 tackles for loss, 4.5 sacks, 14 quarterback pressures, three pass breakups, one caused fumble and one recovered fumble in 771 snaps over 43 games (12 starts) in his career.
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