Today we remember Bulldog great David Stewart, who wore #60 and from 2001-2004 was MSU's best lineman (Photo by Grant Halverson/Getty Images)
100 Days of MSU Football - Day 60
2001 through 2004 (and beyond) were years that Mississippi State fans probably worried about our ability to move the football and score points.
One thing MSU didn't have to worry about during that time frame though was who was protecting the Quarterback's right side. David Stewart, current eight-year NFL veteran with the Tennessee Titans, anchored the right end of Mississippi State's offensive line from 2001 to 2004, and even though the unit as a whole may have not been the best, David (who wore #60 at MSU) certainly was rock solid in his performance at the right offensive tackle position. After breaking into the lineup for a few games in his redshirt freshman season, Stewart became a fixture of the Bulldog front from his Sophomore to his Senior season, starting every game over that three year span. Over the course of four seasons, Stewart amassed 218 knockdown (pancake) blocks, 25 blocks resulting in touchdowns, as well as starting the final 35 games of his career and 38 of the 41 total that he played in.
David, also known as "Big Country", was selected by the Titans in the 2005 with the 113th overall pick (4th round). Since then he has become a fixture on their offensive front, starting 92 games on one of the more underrated offensive lines in the NFL.
Here's a quote on Stewart from his official Titans bio:
His soft-spoken demeanor and country mannerisms off the field run in sharp contrast with his tough, aggressive presence on the gridiron.
Basically: you wanted to get to know this guy OFF the field, because ON the field, he would dominate you until well after the wistle blew.
David is a native of Moulton, Alabama.