Michigan State TE Ian Stewart Stewart transfers to Temple


MSU wide receiver Ian Stewart warms up in the Spartans’ 49-7 loss to Iowa on Nov. 7, 2020/ Photo Credit: MSU Athletic Communications

Nathan Stearns, Sports Broadcast Director

EAST LANSING, Mich— After entering the transfer portal on Dec. 20, 2021, wide receiver Ian Stewart has finally found a new home.

The 6-foot-3, 215-pound Stewart, a Rockwood, Michigan, native, announced that he has transferred to Temple on Tuesday, April 5. He is the 13th Spartan to transfer to a new school since late 2021.

A former high three-star recruit within the 2020 recruiting class, Stewart initially chose MSU over the likes of Michigan, Ohio State, Penn State, Pittsburgh, Purdue, Indiana, Kentucky, NC State, Cincinnati, West Virginia, Syracuse, Louisville, Duke, Boston College and Kansas. He was rated by 247Sports as the No. 20 overall prospect in Michigan and the No. 104 overall wide receiver prospect in 2020.

MSU wide receiver Ian Stewart lines up at wide receiver during practice/ Photo Credit: MSU Athletic Communications

During the COVID-19 shortened 2020 season, he appeared in four games (Michigan, Iowa, Indiana and Northwestern) and saw action on 21 special teams plays. In 2021, he appeared in three games against Northwestern, Youngstown State and Miami and had a 15-yard catch against Youngtown State.

Moving from wide receiver to tight end in 2020, Stewart was set to play behind returning starters Maliq Carr and Tyler Hunt, as well as graduate transfer Daniel Barker and incoming three-stars Jack Nickel and Michael Masunas. The wide receiver room is also exceptionally crowded, with the return of Jayden Reed, Tre Mosley, Keon Coleman, Montorie Foster, Christian Fitzpatrick and Tyler Lockett.

Stewart will have three years of eligibility remaining.