Redskins Sign Wide Receiver Dez Stewart (Redskins.com)
COLUMBUS, Ohio – Former Ohio Dominican wide receiver Dez Stewart (Cincinnati, Ohio) was signed to the Washington Redskins' 90-man roster on Monday, while former kicker Brent Wahle (Pataskala, Ohio) earned an invitation to work out with the Green Bay Packers this Wednesday.
After the NFL Draft, Stewart was originally signed as a priority free agent by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in April before being released this summer.
Stewart is one of the most decorated receivers in ODU history, setting the school record with 3,197 yards receiving. Stewart finished his career with 196 receptions and 25 touchdowns. He earned First Team All-GLIAC honors as both a receiver and kick returner in 2015 while also picking up First Team All-GLIAC honors as a sophomore and junior.
As a sophomore, Stewart set ODU's single-game receiving record with 187 yards against Georgetown College, and during his junior year he paced the GLIAC with 1,156 receiving yards and 11 touchdowns.
He averaged 25.2 yards per kick return as a senior and also had a 71 yard punt return for a touchdown.
Wahle, meanwhile, is one of the most decorated student-athletes in Ohio Dominican history, having been named to a total of 21 All-American teams during his illustrious career.
The placekicker previously participated in the Cleveland Browns rookie camp in May. A consensus All-American after his senior season, along with earning CoSIDA Academic All-American status, Wahle was one of 10 finalists for the Fred Mitchell Award as one of the best small college kickers in the country. He also was a finalist after his junior campaign in 2014.
Wahle made 17 field goals this season en route to setting the GLIAC career record for field goals made and for most points scored by a kicker. He hit a season long of 53 yards against Tiffin, which tied his own school record for longest kick, and also made a 52 yarder against Walsh and a 50 yarder at Saginaw Valley.
He earned two GLIAC Player of the Week awards, giving him six in his career, and also was named a First Team All-GLIAC performer for a third straight year.
Overall, he made 67 field goals in his career and 193 extra points. Wahle hit 16 field goals of 45 yards or longer and five of 50 yards or longer.
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