A.J. Steward was promoted to running backs coach on March 7, 2014 after spending the previous two seasons as an offensive graduate assistant.
Steward originally joined the staff prior to the 2012 season as a GA after graduating from Kansas with a BSE in Health and Physical Education.
Steward was a four-year letterman at Kansas, capping his career with by playing in all 12 games (five starts) as a senior tight end in 2011. 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.