January 30, 2006 11:21 ET

Anwar Stewart Follows his Teammates Home: The 2004 CFL Most Outstanding Defensive Player remains an Alouette

MONTREAL, QUEBEC--(CCNMatthews - Jan. 30, 2006) - Montreal Alouettes' Vice President and General Manager Jim Popp announced today that the 2004 CFL Most Outstanding Defensive Player has signed a new two-year contract plus an option and will remain with the Alouettes through 2008.

Anwar Stewart (6'3", 237 lbs.) started his CFL career with the Calgary Stampeders in 2001. He signed with the Alouettes in June 2002 as a free agent and became a key member of the Alouette defence. Over four seasons with the organization, he has made 95 tackles, 27 quarterback sacks, and seven interceptions for 110 yards and three touchdowns. He is 30.

Stewart was named the 2004 CFL Most Outstanding Player after an exceptional season for a rush end. Stewart finished the season with 25 tackles and led the Alouettes with nine quarterback sacks and 11 pass knockdowns. He also returned four interceptions for 64 yards and two touchdowns.

The only two free agents from the 2005 Alouettes who have not renewed their contract are free safety Richard Karikari and quarterback Ted White.

Anwar Stewart will be available for interviews at the Alouettes' downtown office, located at 1260 University (corner Ste. Catherine) at 2:30 p.m. today.

Contact Information

  • The Montreal Alouettes
    Louis-Philippe Dorais
    Director of Media Relations
    (514) 253-0008
    The Montreal Alouettes
    Noah Sidel
    Assistant to the Director of Media Relations
    (514) 886-9544