Kordell Stewart and His Son Syre
Stewart will always be best remembered for his remarkable career at Colorado, which included a famous Fiesta Bowl victory against Michigan known as “Miracle in Michigan.”
As a Baltimore Raven, he played several seasons before being released after 2004 season. Later re-signing with them as backup quarterback to Kyle Boller, however did not throw any passes during 2005 season.
Early Life and Education
After several years in the NFL, Stewart returned to school in Boulder in order to complete his degree. Now a father to 13-year-old Syre, Stewart strives to set an excellent example.
Early life was filled with hardship and challenges; however, his work ethic propelled him to success. At John Ehret High School in Omaha he served as both quarterback and running back.
He excelled both as a quarterback and running back with an outstanding pass rush, earning himself selection in the second round of 1995 by Pittsburgh Steelers for 11 seasons before finally leaving after 2005 season having amassed 14,746 yards of passing and 38 touchdowns.
In 2001, Stewart took advantage of Pittsburgh’s new quarterback coach Tom Clements and offensive coordinator Mike Mularkey to produce his best year as a professional. He amassed over 3,000 yards passing and 14 touchdowns while also contributing 537 rushing yards.
But things did not go so smoothly in 2002 for him, either. In the Steelers’ third game against Cleveland Browns he threw an interception that went directly into double coverage and was benched in favor of Tommy Maddox.
After being released by his team soon thereafter, Slash was no longer active in the NFL and now hosts two sports talk radio programs: On the Edge with Slash and Bleav Me on Bleav Network. Syre has recently signed on with Colorado University as his college of choice – his father’s alma mater.
Achievement and Honors
Stewart has received numerous awards and honors throughout his athletic career. Perhaps best known for his extraordinary play at quarterback for Boulder University – including what has come to be known as “the Miracle in Michigan”, when CU overcame Michigan on its final play of their 1993 Aloha Bowl matchup – Stewart received numerous honors during his lifetime.
He is best-known for his 11-year NFL career with the Pittsburgh Steelers and their success during that time, where he participated three times in AFC Championship games.
Off the field, Stewart has proven to be an accomplished businessman and father. In 2011, he married American television personality Porsha Williams and together they have one child named Syre. Their marriage ended in 2013. Stewart remains single today but remains a staunch supporter of education, frequenting CU sporting events and lending his support as an active CU alumni.
Kordell Stewart shares his son Syre with former flame Richardson Tania. Although currently unattached, Kordell has been linked with American singer Towanda Braxton.
At Colorado, Stewart earned the nickname ‘Slash’ due to his versatility as a player. Most notably, however, is his remarkable feat at Michigan University: throwing a 64-yard Hail Mary pass that brought down then No.1 team in the country – or as many refer to it: the Miracle at Michigan.
Stewart began 2002 as the Steelers’ starting quarterback but was demoted after throwing an interception into double coverage in the end zone against Cleveland Browns at home. Kent Graham took his place, only to later return due to an injured hip of Kent Graham himself. Stewart was raised by his father who worked as a barber, carpenter, and house painter to support their family financially.
Stewart holds an estimated net worth of $14 Million. His versatility as an NFL player allowed him to excel as a quarterback, wide receiver, and punt returner – thanks to his adaptability and athleticism which allowed him to flourish as an all-purpose talent on the field.
Personal life for him has been both challenging and fulfilling. In 2011, he wed TV personality Porsha Williams. Together they had one child, Syre. After their divorce in 2015, he started dating Towanda Braxton (an American singer), but later they parted ways.
In June 2021, Colorado signed its fifth walk-on player: cornerback Syre Stewart from North Atlanta High School in Georgia. He will join current walk-ons Mott, linebacker Tommy Deitchman (De La Salle High School California) and offensive lineman Camden Dempsey from Lakewood High School on this team.