Dez Stewart
WR #12
Ohio Dominican

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Comes to the Lions after most recently spending time with the Pittsburgh Steelers. Stewart has also spent time with the Packers, Redskins, and Buccaneers.


  • Placed on Reserve/Injured on September 1, 2017.
  • Waived-Injured by the Lions on September 1, 2017.
  • Signed by the Detroit Lions on August 8, 2017.
  • Released by the Steelers on May 11, 2017.
  • Placed on the Reserve/Injured list on May 8, 2017.
  • Released from the Steelers on May 5, 2017.
  • Signed by the Pittsburgh Steelers on January 23, 2017.
  • Released by the Packers from the practice squad on December 1, 2016.
  • Signed by the Green Bay Packers to the practice squad on October 24, 2016.
  • Released by the Redskins on August 27, 2016.
  • Signed to the Washington Redskins on July 18, 2016.
  • Released by the Buccaneers on May 11, 2016.
  • Signed by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers as an undrafted rookie free agent on May 2, 2016.


Comes to the Lions after most recently spending time with the Pittsburgh Steelers. Stewart has also spent time with the Packers, Redskins, and Buccaneers.


Played four seasons at Ohio Dominican University adding to the Panthers’ offense. Stewart appeared in 43 games, totaling 3,197 yards and 25 career touchdowns.

2015: Started in 10 games. Posted 68 passes for 903 yards and recorded seven touchdowns in his final season. Returned 14 kicks for 353 yards averaging 25.2 yards per return.

  • Earned First Team All-GLIAC honors at wide receiver and kick returner.
  • Named to the Second Team Don Hansen All Region.
  • Named to the Second Team CCA All Region team.

2014: Caught 62 passes for 1,156 yards and recorded 11 touchdowns on the season.

  • Recorded a school record touchdown pass of 90 yards against Grand Valley.
  • Led GLIAC in yards and touchdowns and ranked third in receptions.
  • Earned First Team All-GLIAC honors.
  • Named to Don Hansen First Team All-Region team.
  • Earned BSN Second Team All-Region honors.
  • Posted five 100-yard games.

2013: Appeared in 10 games. Totaled 842 yards, 50 receptions, and five touchdowns on the season.

  • Earned First Team ALL-GLIAC honors.
  • Named as a First Team All-Ohio Division II selection.
  • Posted a career-high nine receptions in a win over Findlay.

2012: Appeared in 11 games, posting one start. Finished with 16 catches for 296 yards and two touchdowns.

  • Recorded a 59-yard catch for first career touchdown in win at Findlay.

2011: Redshirted.


Attended Walnut Hills High School (Cincinnati, Ohio) where he also played basketball and track.

  • Earned the Eagle Award for most varsity letters and school’s athlete of the year.
  • Named as a first-team all-conference honoree.
  • Played in Southwest Ohio East-West All Star game.
  • Earned first-team all-conference honors in track.

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