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Michael Stewart


Inducted February 17, 1994

For someone who would have preferred playing baseball, Michael Stewart has carved out for himself quite a career in professional football. The former Bakersfield High, Bakersfield College and Fresno State two-sport man has been a defensive backfield fixture for the Los Angeles Rams for seven seasons. Three times Stewart was drafted in baseball but he finally opted for pro football after an outstanding career with the Fresno State U., Bulldogs. The Rams, who have been less than astute with their higher draft picks, did themselves proud in grabbing Stewart as an eighth-rounder in 1987. Although a linebacker and pass rusher at BC, Stewart was converted to safety by Fresno coach Jim Sweeney and in that role, has established himself as a fast, hard hitter for the Rams, with aggressiveness that spills over to special teams.