Senior safety had eight tackles, two interceptions in win over SMU Saturday.
Seth Russell threw for 261 yards and two touchdowns and ran for another score.
Bears represented by three offensive players and two defenders.
Seven different sports have total of 18 athletes receive degrees.
Sophomore rushed for three touchdowns and a bowl-record 299 yards.
Dec. 27, 2016
USATSI Gallery - SMU vs Baylor
2016 ALL-BIG 12 FIRST TEAM (AP)
2015 ALL-BIG 12, HONORABLE MENTION (COACHES)
2014 ALL-BIG 12 FIRST TEAM (AP, ATHLON)
Four-year letterwinner, three-time All-Big 12 safety... Played 49 career games and had 36 starts... Ended career ranked third on Baylor’s career interception return yards list at 227… Finished tied for ninth in Big 12 Conference history with 12 career interceptions… Twelve INTs were seventh-most in a BU career… Local product from nearby Midway High School... Graduated in August 2016 with a degree in communication studies.
2016 (Senior): Started all 13 games at safety in senior season… Totaled 76 tackles (51 solo) with career-highs of 5.0 TFL, five pass breakups and six interceptions… Named All-Big 12 first team by Associated Press… Ranked eighth on BU’s single-season INT list with six… Ranked seventh nationally and second in Big 12 with six interceptions… Was second in league and 10th in FBS with 0.5 INTs per game… Started as safety in opening NSU win, registered one tackle... Had career-high-tying two INTs, one returned for 32-yard TD, along with eight tackles vs. SMU... Was awarded Big 12 Defensive Player of the Week for effort against Mustangs… Had one tackle and one PBU vs. Rice, sidelined for parts of game with injury… Posted 11 tackles, one PBU and one INT vs. Oklahoma State… Had six tackles and one PBU at Iowa State… Had one tackle, one PBU and one INT with minus-11-yard return vs. Kansas… Recorded eight tackles at Texas in seventh game… Made six tackles and one TFL vs. TCU… Had nine tackles and one INT at No. 9 Oklahoma… Tallied seven tackles and two TFLs vs. Kansas State… Posted two tackles vs. TTU… Registered 11 tackles at No. 13 West Virginia… Closed career with five tackles (all solo), two TFL, one sack and interception in bowl win vs Boise State.
2015 (Junior): Starting safety in nine games, 10 games played as junior (missed two games due to injury and one to suspension)... Named honorable mention All-Big 12 by league coaches... Totaled 64 tackles (50 solo, 1.5 for loss), one sack (11 yards), one interception (24 yards), three PBUs, two QB hurries, two fumbles recovered, one forced fumble on season... Tied for fourth in Big 12 with two fumble recoveries... Ranked 21st in league with 6.4 tackles per game... Sat out opener due to violation of team rules... Started eight straight games before being sidelined due to injury, returned to play final two and start in bowl game... Had four tackles (three solo) and QB hurry in win over Lamar in team's second game... Had 11-yard sack and five total tackles and PBU in win over Rice in third game... Made season-high 10 tackles (eight solo), forced fumble and fumble recovery in win vs. Texas Tech in fourth game... Had nine stops (eight solo), hurry and PBU in win over West Virginia in sixth game... Made nine tackles (eight solo) in win at Kansas State in eighth game... Injured hamstring vs. No. 12 Oklahoma (finished with four tckles), missed subsequent two games... Returned to play as reserve vs. Texas in team's 12th game, totaled nine tackles... Started in win over No. 10 North Carolina in Russell Athletic Bowl, had 24-yard interception, fumble recovery and seven tackles... Sat out spring 2015 rehabbing from shoulder surgery.
2014 (Sophomore): Started 12 of 13 games at down safety for 2014 Big 12 champions... Named first-team All-Big 12 by Associated Press and Athlon, second team by Phil Steele and San Antonio Express News and honorable mention by league coaches... Tied for third in Big 12 in interceptions with four and ranked 22nd in league (sixth among DBs) in tackles-per-game (6.3)... Totaled 82 tackles (53 solo), four interceptions (68 return yards) and three PBUs on season... Had PBU and two solo stops in season-opening win over SMU... Made five tackles in win over Northwestern State in second game... Totaled nine tackles (five solo) in win at Buffalo in third game... Had interception and four tackles in win at Iowa State in fourth game... Did not start at Texas (coaches decision), played as reserve and finished with career-high two interceptions (45 return yards) and seven tackles (five solo) in fifth game... Made six tackles (five solo) in epic 61-58 comeback win over No. 9 TCU in sixth game... Recorded 11 tackles (seven solo) and PBU at West Virginia in seventh game... Had seven tackles (five solo) in win at No. 16 Oklahoma in ninth game... Ended Oklahoma State comeback with interception and 23-yard return in fourth quarter, had seven tackles (six solo) in win in 10th game... Made seven tackles (six solo) in win over No. 9 Kansas State that clinched share of Big 12 championship and berth in New Year's Six bowl... Recorded 10 tackles in Cotton Bowl vs. No. 7 Michigan State.
2013 (Redshirt Freshman): Played all 13 games and started twice as redshirt freshman safety... Earned first career letter... Totaled 39 tackles (25 solo), one interception (TD) and four PBUs on season... Made collegiate debut in season-opening win over Wofford, made no tackles... Made first career tackle in win over Buffalo in second game... Had five tackles (four solo) and career-first PBU in win over West Virginia in fourth game... Made three solo stops and breakup in win vs. Texas Tech in ninth game... Had career-high 12 tackles and PBU in first career start at No. 11 Oklahoma State... Made eight tackles and scored TD on 82-yard interception return (both career firsts) in final minute of first half in win at TCU in 11th game... Started historic win over No. 23 Texas that clinched Big 12 championship and school's first BCS Bowl berth, made four tackles... Saw action on special teams vs. No. 15 UCF in Fiesta Bowl.
2012 (True Freshman): Sat out first season at Baylor and participated on practice squad, redshirted to retain eligibility... Dressed for two of 13 games, but did not see any game action.
High School: Defensive back and kick returner from nearby Midway High School in Hewitt, Texas... Also played receiver for head coach Terry Gambill at MHS... Named 2011 first-team All-District 8-4A safety as senior... Totaled 77 tackles, four interceptions and nine PBUs in helping Midway to 13-3 record and 2011 state finals... Starter on MHS's 12-1 2010 squad as junior... Basketball letterman at Midway.
Personal: Son of Raymond and LaSonia Stewart... Full name is Orion Charles Stewart... Born Jan. 10, 1994, in Waco, Texas... Graduated in August 2016 with a degree in communication studies.