Originally posted on Bearcats Blog  |  Last updated 10/30/12
Sad news tonight as Bearcat defensive end Walter Stewart has seen his playing career come to an end. From our friends at Bearcat Lair:    Stewart’s foster father, Keith Fields, told BCL on Monday night that Stewart was born without a “posterior C1 arch” and the problem surfaced after the Fordham game on October 13. “Walt was injured on the fourth play of the game,” said Fields. “But he continued to play the rest of the game. The acute fracture of the front part of his arch revealed the problem with the C1.” Many people thought that Stewart would be an NFL draft pick. His 17.5 sacks finished 8th all time at Cincinnati. He was a key part of last season's 10-3 Liberty Bowl championship squad. He was one of the leaders of this team. Stewart burst on the scene in 2009, when he had 4.5 sacks and 8,5 tackles for loss on the Big East champion Sugar Bowl squad. Seeing him in such high spirits as he ran down the sideline during the Louisville game as the team switched sides for the 4th quarter was great. It's a huge blow to the team that Stewart's career is over.  All the best to Walter Stewart and his family. Play for Walt. 
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