Ralph Stewart
Personal information
Date of birth: (1925-12-10) December 10, 1925 (age 94)
Place of birth: St. Louis, Missouri
Career information
College: Missouri
Notre Dame
NFL Draft: 1947 / Round: 26 / Pick: 244
Debuted in 1947 for the New York Yankees (AAFC)
Last played in 1948 for the Baltimore Colts (1947–1950)
Career history
 As player:
 As coach:
Career highlights and awards
Games played     24
Games started     1
Stats at
Stats at
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Ralph Stewart (born December 10, 1925) was an American football player and coach. He was a star player (center and linebacker) at the University of Missouri,[1] and played at center for the 1940s New York Yankees and Baltimore Colts football teams.[2] After working as a line coach at Drake University,[3] he was named athletic director and head coach of the University of South Dakota football program in 1956.[2] Stewart later returned to the University of Missouri as director of intramural athletics.[4][5] He earned three degrees from the University of Missouri (B.S., M.Ed., Ed.D) and served 20 years as chairman of its Physical Education Department before his retirement in 1991.


  1. "College Indians To Open Season On Saturday, Sept. 14 .", Southeast Weekly Bulletin (Sep 12, 1957), Vol. XXVI, No. 17, Page 1.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Ex-Colt Named Coach At South Dakota U.", Baltimore Sun (April 1, 1956), p. 5D.
  3. "Drake Assistant Coach Runs Against First Team", The Spencer Daily Reporter (September 23, 1953), p. 1.
  4. "Medical Group To Host Area Grid Mentors", The Nevada Herald (September 4, 1966), Vol. 75, No. 52, p. 1.
  5. "Discuss Football Injuries", Nevada Daily Mail (September 9, 1966), Vol. 83, No. 166, p. 1.

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