Jonathan Creon Stewart (born March 21, 1987, in Fort Lewis, Washington) is an American football running back for the Carolina Panthers of the NFL. He was selected by the Panthers in the first round (13th overall) of the 2008 NFL Draft. He played college football at the University of Oregon.
Stewart is the career leading rusher in Washington prep football history. At Timberline H.S. in Lacey, Washington, from 2001 to 2004, he rushed for 7,755 yards and scored 95 touchdowns. In 2001, as a freshman, he rushed for 1,279 yards on 95 carries (13.5 ave) and scored 15 touchdowns. In 2002, as a sophomore, despite an ankle injury causing him to miss almost half of the season, he rushed for 1,609 yards on 153 carries (10.5 ave) and scored 14 touchdowns. As a junior, in 2003, he rushed for 2,566 yards on 285 carries (9.0 ave) and scored 35 touchdowns. As a senior, in 2004, he rushed for 2,301 yards, averaging 11.3 yards per carry and scored 32 touchdowns. Against Centralia High School in 2004, Stewart rushed for 422 yards and scored 9 touchdowns.
After his senior season in 2004, among several other honors, he was named to the Parade High School All-American team, the USA Today All-USA team and was the Washington Gatorade Player of the Year.