The 6-foot, 172-pound senior running back led the Papermakers to a 14-0 record and a fifth-straight Division I state championship this past season. Stewart rushed for 2,299 yards and 28 touchdowns as Kimberly extended the nation’s longest active winning streak to 70 games. Stewart ran for 10 scores in the postseason, rumbling for 195 yards and two TDs on the ground in Kimberly’s 27-7 win over Sun Prairie High in the state title game. The 2017 Wisconsin Football Coaches Association’s Offensive Player of the Year, he concluded his prep football career with 4,294 rushing yards and 70 total touchdowns.
Stewart has maintained a B average in the classroom. He has verbally committed to play football on scholarship at North Dakota State University in the fall of 2018.
Stewart has volunteered locally with Goodwill and as a peer mentor, and he has donated his time as a youth football and track coach. “D.J. Stewart has been a dominating player for Kimberly again this year,” said Brent Engen, head coach of Appleton West High. “Teams have keyed on him more this year, but D.J. continues to produce, particularly in close games. He has become a more physical runner, but still has the ability to score from anywhere on the field.”