EAST HARTFORD, CT - NOVEMBER 26: Johnny McEntee #18 of the Connecticut Huskies passes the ball in the first half against the Rutgers Scarlet Knights on November 26, 2011 at Rentschler Field in East Hartford, Connecticut. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
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Stewart was injured during a workout on July 23. He had surgery on July 27 to repair the torn pectoral muscle. Stewart, a transfer from the Florida Gators, was in the process of filing a waiver with the NCAA to play immediately. Stewart will have three years of eligibility remaining when he comes back from the injury.
Stewart played in 12 games for the Gators, including the 2012 Gator Bowl. He made one tackle and blocked a punt and returned it for a touchdown in the Gator Bowl. The Gators won the game over Ohio State, 24-17.
Stewart is a grad of Xavier-Middletown, which he led to a 13-0 season and a Connecticut state championship before joining Florida.
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A pair of preseason watch lists for college football awards were released on Thursday morning. For the second time this week, Connecticut defensive end Trevardo Williams was included on a list of candidates for a prestigious award honoring the nation's top defensive player, the Bronko Nagurski Trophy.
On Monday, Williams' name appeared on the preseason watch list for the Bednarik Award, which also recognizes the top defender in college football.
Last season, his junior year, Williams recorded 12.5 sacks and 15 tackles for a loss. He averaged more than a sack per game, which led the Big East. Those numbers propelled him to a spot on the All-Big East second team. Williams is one of UConn's top NFL prospects and a lock to be selected in the 2013 NFL Draft.
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UConn DE Trevardo Williams is on the 2012 preseason Bednarik Award watch list.
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Before the Connecticut Huskies annual Blue-White Spring Football game, the big storyline was the wide open quarterback competition. Last year's starter, Johnny McEntee, was thought of to be the favorite, but following the White's 14-5 victory over Blue, a different quarterback may have emerged as the favorite for the starting gig.
Chandler Whitmer, a junior college transfer, finished the game with 187 passing yards and two touchdowns. He completed 18 of his 27 pass attempts, took one sack and threw one interception, as he led White to a nine point win. The three other quarterbacks combined to complete 14 passes in 38 attempts, threw zero touchdowns, three interceptions, and were sacked a total of eight times.
It's just one game, but Whitmer stood head and shoulders above his competition for starting quarterback job.
Taylor Mack (one interception) and Ryan Wirth (4.5 sacks) had great performances on the defensive side of the ball.
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