Anthony Steward
Anthony  Steward

Running Backs

Second Year:


Steward Promoted to Running Backs Coach

Has worked at grad assistant last two years


2014 Hawai'i Bowl

Rice defeated Fresno State 30-6 in the 2014 Hawai'i Bowl


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Rice Owls football game vs. Old Dominion on Sept. 20, 2014


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A.J. Steward was promoted to running backs coach on March 7, 2014 after spending the previous two seasons as an offensive graduate assistant.

In his first year at Rice, Steward saw underclassmen Jowan Davis and Darik Dillard step into the void created by the departed Charles Ross, rushing for a combined 1,608 yards and 17 touchdowns.


Steward originally joined the staff prior to the 2012 season as a GA after graduating from the University of Kansas with a BSE in Health and Physical Education.

Steward was a four-year letterman at Kansas. Originally recruited as a quarterback, Steward found his first playing time as a wide receiver before switching to tight end. He was a member of the 2008 Orange Bowl Championship team, earning the Otto Schnellbacher Scout Team Player of the Year as a quarterback, as well as the 2008 Insight Bowl champions.

He was a four-time member of the Athletic Director's Honor Roll.

Steward and wife Virginia make their home in Houston.


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