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Will Sutton
Player Profile:
Will Sutton 1659940
Position: Defensive Tackle
Height: 6'1"
Weight: 305
Year: Redshirt Senior
Hometown: Corona, Calif.
High School: Centennial
Experience: 4 Letters

ASU's Sutton hopes to make up for lost season (by Doug Haller, Arizona Republic/Aug. 6, 2011)

*Two-time Pat Tillman Pac-12 Defensive Player of the Year

*Two-time Morris Trophy Award winner

*Two-time AP All-American

*Two-time First Team All-Pac-12

*2012 Consensus All-American

ASU: Only the second two-time Pat Tillman Pac-12 Defensive Player of the Year in conference history (an award named for the former Arizona State great)…Finished with 161 career tackles, including 45.5 for loss, good for eighth all-time at ASU...His 20.5 career sacks rank as the seventh most in school history...Saw action in 51 games, with 34 starts, including 12 in 2011 and 12 in 2012, only missing one start to injury, and every game of 2013...In 2012, he and Bradford became just the first duo in school history to post double-digit sacks in the same season since 1994…Sutton and Bradford’s combined 44 tackles for loss in 2012 were the most for a duo in ASU history and they were the first duo to record 20+ TFLs since Al Harris (22) and Bob Kohrs (20) in 1978...Named the Mike Haynes Defensive MVP and earned the Frank Kush Captains Award at the 2013 team banquet…Graduated with a BIS Degree (Leadership/Sociology) in Fall 2014.  

2013: Named Pat Tillman Pac-12 Defensive Player of the Year, Morris Trophy Award winner and AP All-American for second consecutive season…Earned All-America nods from eight different publications…Started all 14 games…Tallied 48 tackles, including 29 solo, 13.5 tackles-for-loss and four sacks…Added four pass deflections, a fumble recovery and an interception…Had a career high nine tackles against Utah (11/9) including one for loss and his first career interception...Had a tackle for loss against Washington State (10/31)...Had his best game of the season against Washington (10/19), logging 3.0 tackles for loss and a sack...Broke through against USC (9/28) with 2.0 tackles for loss and his first sack of the season...Had two tackles and a fumble recovery against Sacramento State (9/5)...Named to six preseason award watch lists for 2013, including the Maxwell and Walter Camp Awards...played in the 2014 Reese’s Senior Bowl game…earned the privilege of wearing the Pat Tillman Practice Jersey, which head coach Todd Graham awards to those who embody the positive characteristics of the football program and university.  

2012: Made a claim as one of top interior linemen in the country and became ASU's 18th Consensus All-American...Was named the Pac-12 Pat Tillman Defensive Player of the Year, an award named for the former Arizona State great....Sutton posted 23.5 tackles for loss on the season (led team and fourth-most in ASU history), 13.0 sacks (led team and fourth in ASU history) and 63 total tackles (seventh on team)...Sutton finished the season ranked second in the nation at 1.92 TFL per game and third in the nation with 1.08 sacks per game and also led the Pac-12 in both...His 102 yards lost on sacks this year, including 23 in the Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl, place him fourth on the school's single season yards on sacks list...Had five passes defensed this season, which was among the top marks in the nation among defensive linemen...His 3.5 tackles for loss and 2.0 sacks earned him Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl Defensive MVP honors...Had a sack and two tackles for loss against USC (11/10)...Posted sack No. 9.5 against Oregon State (11/3)...Had one tackle for loss and forced fumble against Oregon (10/18) on the second play from scrimmage before leaving the game with a leg injury...Added two sacks against Colorado (10/11) and had 3.0 tackles for loss in the tilt...Had eight in games against Cal (9/29), Mizzou (9/15) and Illinois (9/8)...Against Cal, Sutton posted four tackles for loss and three sacks with six solo tackles in the process...Was named Pac-12 Defensive Player of the Week and MAACO Bowl Las Vegas Pac-12 Player of the Week for the performance.

2011: Played in 13 games with 12 starts at defensive tackle...Tallied 33 tackles, five and a half tackles for loss, two and a half sacks, one pass breakup for the season...Tallied four tackles, one tackle for loss, one pass breakup and one QB sack against Illinois...Carded three tackles while helping the defense hold USC to 22 points in win...Registered four solo tackles, one sack and one TFL for a loss of 12 yards in win against Oregon State following week...Had five tackles, one and a half tackles for loss at Utah...Posted two tackles and one tackle for loss at Oregon...Notched three tackles (one solo) in homecoming win vs Colorado...Made one solo tackle at UCLA...Tallied four tackles, one tackle for loss, against Washington State...Finished with two tackles against both Arizona and Cal...

2010: Sat out season...Earned Hard Hat player recognition for his work in ASU's offseason strength and conditioning program...

2009: Started two games, including the first game of the season Sept. 5 vs. Idaho State, and appeared in all 12...Finished the season with 17 tackles (six solo), three tackles for loss, one sack and a forced fumble...Collected at least one tackle in 10 of 12 games, including a stretch of nine straight games...Made four tackles (one solo) and a two-yard tackle for loss in the first game of his career Sept. 5...Recorded two solo tackles, two tackles for loss, including a four-yard sack, and a forced fumble against Washington State Oct. 10...Also started Oct. 31 vs. Cal...

High School: A 2009 graduate of Centennial High School in Corona, Calif...One of the premier defensive linemen in the state of California...Played for one of the nation's elite prep programs...An active, athletic and powerful lineman...Will be one of five Sun Devils to have played at Centennial High, the most teammates outside the state of Arizona to be on a Sun Devil roster in school history...Ranked as the No. 33 defensive tackle in the country by as the top defensive tackle in the state of California by ESPN Scouts, Inc....Listed as the No. 42 defensive tackle in the nation by labeled by as the No. 2 defensive tackle in the state of California and the state's No. 40 overall recruit...Played in the 2009 Offense-Defense All-American Bowl in Myrtle Beach, S.C., along with fellow Sun Devil Jamal Miles...Totaled 101 tackles (23 solo) as a senior in 2008...Led the Huskies with 11.5 quarterback sacks...Blocked four punts and recovered one fumble...Totaled six or more tackles in 11 games on the year...Registered a season-high 11 tackles (three solo) against Norco on Nov. 14, 2008...Tallied a season-high four quarterback sacks and seven total tackles against Chaparral on Dec. 12, 2008...Totaled nine tackles on two occasions and collected 1.5 quarterback sacks four times on the year...Registered 48 tackles as a junior in 2007...Added 2.5 quarterback sacks and one fumble recovery...Posted five or more tackles on six occasions and tallied a season-high six total stops three times...Totaled 11 tackles as a sophomore in 2006...Posted a season-high six total tackles against Chaparral on Nov. 24, 2006...Chose ASU over Arizona, Boise State, Fresno State, Nebraska, UNLV and Washington, among others...Verbally committed to ASU on Dec. 14, 2008...Coached by Matt Logan at Centennial High School...

Personal: A Communication and Sociology major...Father Mickey played defensive back and punt returner for the Los Angeles Rams (1986-1988), the Green Bay Packers (1989), the Buffalo Bills (1989) and the Rams (1990)...

2009 12 6 11 17 3.0 0 1 0 0
2011 13 19 14 33 5.5 1 0 0 0
2012 12 41 22 63 23.5 5 3 0 0
2013 14 29 19 48 13.5 4 0 1 0
TOTAL 43 77 54 131 34.5 6 4 1 0
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