2016 CoSIDA FIRST-TEAM ACADEMIC ALL-DISTRICT
2017 (Junior): Started all 11 games at wide receiver, stretching his string of consecutive starts to 27 … Tied for second on the team with four receptions, ranked third with 99 receiving yards and ranked second with a 24.8 yards per catch average (min. two receptions) … Also served as the Yellow Jackets’ primary punt returner, returning 16 punts for 105 yards (6.6 avg.) … Caught two passes for 23 yards in season opener against Tennessee (Sept. 4) … Had a 16-yard catch against North Carolina (Sept. 30) … Hauled in his first-career touchdown catch against Virginia Tech (Nov. 11), a pivotal 60-yard reception in the third quarter of the Yellow Jackets’ 28-22 win over the 17th-ranked Hokies … Also had a season-long 21-yard punt return in the win over VT … Named academic all-ACC for the second-straight year.
2016 (Sophomore): Started all 13 games at wide receiver … Earned first-team CoSIDA academic all-district recognition in honor of his achievements on the field and in the classroom … Ranked second on the team with 19 receptions and third with 382 receiving yards … Also served as the Jackets’ primary punt returner and averaged 11.5 yards per return over 11 attempts … If he had enough attempts to qualify for the NCAA rankings (min.: 16), would have ranked 10th nationally in punt-return average … Caught at least one pass in 11-of-13 games … Twice matched a career high with three receptions — Oct. 8 at Pittsburgh (46 yards) and Oct. 29 vs. Duke (70 yards) … hauled in two receptions for a career-high 87 yards in regular-season finale at Georgia (Nov. 26) … His career-long 64-yard catch in the second quarter at UGA led directly to Georgia Tech’s second touchdown of the day … In the fourth quarter, his 23-yard reception kickstarted a 94-yard touchdown drive that cut Georgia’s lead to 27-21 and lit the fire for what would become a rally from a 13-point deficit and a thrilling 28-27 win over UGA … Caught two passes for 10 yards in TaxSlayer Bowl victory over Kentucky (Dec. 31) … Was one of four Yellow Jackets named to the 2016 academic all-ACC football team in recognition of their success on the field and in the classroom.
2015 (True Freshman): Played in all 12 games, making five starts … Finished rookie campaign with seven catches for 93 yards … Made collegiate debut vs. Alcorn State (Sept. 3) … Caught first career pass – 13-yard reception – vs. Tulane (Sept. 12) … Saw action at Notre Dame (Sept. 19) … Made first career start at Duke (Sept. 26) … Caught three passes for 45 yards vs. North Carolina (Oct. 3) … Caught 36-yard pass on fourth-down late in fourth quarter vs. Florida State (Oct. 24).
High School: Won 2014 and 2015 Ashley Dearing Award, which recognizes Savannah’s most versatile male high-school athlete … Was three-sport standout at Benedictine Military School … Lettered four years in football for head coach Danny Britt at wide receiver and defensive back … Team captain as a senior … Lettered four years in basketball for head coach Doug Willet at shooting guard … Was also team captain on the hardwood as senior … Lettered four years in baseball for head coach Kevin Farmer as center fielder … Helped lead football and baseball teams to state championships in 2014 … Hauled in 68 passes for 1,394 yards and 18 touchdowns during final gridiron campaign … Named first-team all-America by MaxPreps and first-team all-state as senior … Three-time all-district and all-area selection … Also garnered all-district and all-area recognition in both basketball and baseball … Student body president as senior … Vice president of National Honor Society … Member of High Honor Roll all four years … Ranked third in class with 4.3 GPA.
Personal: Full name is Eugene Brandon Stewart II … Born Sept. 27, 1996 … Son of Brandon and Wendy Stewart … Has one younger sister, Sarah, and one younger brother, Gavin … Sister, Sarah, is a volleyball student-athlete at Mercer … Grandfather, Jim Walsh Sr., played football at Auburn (1954-56) and uncle, Jim Walsh Jr., played football at South Carolina (1981-84) … Lists academics as his top reason for attending Georgia Tech … Majoring in mechanical engineering … Two-time member of the ACC academic honor roll … Was one of 18 student-athletes (six from the football team) to travel to Puerto Rico in May 2018 for Georgia Tech athletics’ second-annual Jackets Without Borders service trip, where they helped rebuild homes that were decimated by Hurricane Maria.
Receptions: 3, three times – last vs. Duke, Oct. 29, 2016
Receiving Yards: 87 yards at Georgia, Nov. 26, 2016
Longest Reception: 64 yards at Georgia, Nov. 26, 2016
Receiving Touchdowns: 1 vs. No. 17 Virginia Tech, Nov. 11, 2017
Rushing Attempts: 1, twice – last at Pittsburgh, Oct. 8, 2016
Punt Returns: 3 vs. Jacksonville State, Sept. 9, 2017
Punt Return Yards: 43 yards vs. No. 14 Miami (Fla.), Oct. 1, 2016
Longest Punt Return: 26 yards vs. No. 14 Miami (Fla.), Oct. 1, 2016