Salina Liberty Signs Tyler Stewart

After taking a couple years off from the gridiron, Tyler Stewart will be back on the field this year. The former Cumberland College and Carson-Newman University defensive back has signed a 2019 contract with the Salina Liberty.

Stewart hasn't played since 2016 with Cumberland University. During the 2015 season, Stewart finished with 75 tackles and one interception for the Phoenix. Prior to that, he attended Carson-Newman and played during the 2013 and '14 seasons after being red-shirted in 2012.

Stewart is a native of Baltimore.

Stewart and the Liberty open their fourth season on March 16 with a preseason game against KC Marshals at Tony's Pizza Event Center, followed by a regular season road game at Amarillo on March 23.

Salina will be part of the CIF's Northern Conference with the Wichita Force, Sioux City Bandits and Omaha Beef. The Southern Conference features the Amarillo Venom, Oklahoma Flying Aces, Duke City Gladiators and Texas Revolution. The Liberty will play a 12-game regular season schedule in 2019.