Kordell “Slash” Stewart was born in New Orleans and was raised in Marrero, Louisiana. In 1991, Stewart attended the University of Colorado. During his time at Colorado he became one of the most prolific quarterbacks in school history, setting several school records, including most completed passes, most passing yards, and most touchdown passes.
Stewart led the option-oriented Buffaloes to a pair of top-10 regular-season finishes in the AP and Coaches polls in 1992 and 1994—and had wins in the 1993 Aloha Bowl and 1995 Fiesta Bowl. He was selected as a second team All-American his senior year as nationally ranked No. 3 Colorado finished 11–1 in 1994.
Stewart will always best be best known for what he did on September 24, 1994. That day, Stewart threw the game-winning, 74-yard Hail Mary touchdown pass into the end zone to wide receiver Michael Westbrook in the closing seconds to beat the University Of Michigan.
Stewart was drafted 60th overall in the 1995 NFL draft by the Pittsburgh Steelers. In 2001 he was named NFL Offensive player of the year and was voted to the NFL Pro Bowl. He also was named the Steelers MVP as well. During his eleven year NFL career he played with the Steelers, Bears, and Ravens. Among NFL quarterbacks, his 38 rushing touchdowns ranks second all-time, behind Steve Young’s 43. The NFL Network named him #6 on its list of the 10 most versatile players in NFL history. His versatility to play different positions and do unique things as a quarterback earned him the nickname Slash.
He appeared in January 2009 as an analyst on ESPN’s College Football Live, and then later appeared again in July during the show’s “50 States Tour” for the show’s episode regarding Colorado athletics. Stewart also worked as a sideline reporter for the United Football League and an analyst on various ESPN shows such as NFL Live, NFL 32, Take 2, and Mike and Mike in the Morning.
Now Kordell will be co-hosting Game Time with Carl Dukes and Rachel Baribeau from 2p-6p on Sports Radio 92-9 the Game and looking to bring his fun personality and energy to the station.