TEMPE, Ariz. - Arizona State University senior defensive lineman Will Sutton has been named to the Associated Press First Team All-America team for the second straight season, the publication announced Tuesday.
Sutton is the 15th AP First Team All-America selection in school history and only the third Sun Devil to earn the honors in back-to-back seasons, joining safeties David Fulcher and Mike Richardson. Sutton is also one of just three players on this year’s team to also make the first team in 2012.
ASU's AP First Team All-Americans
2013 – Will Sutton, defensive tackle
2012 - Sutton
2002 - Terrell Suggs, defensive end
1996 - Juan Roque, offensive tackle
1996 - Derrick Rodgers, defensive end
1986 - Danny Villa, offensive tackle
1985 - David Fulcher, safety
1984 - Fulcher
1983 - Luis Zendejas, kicker
1982 - Mike Richardson, safety
1981 - Richardson
1978 - Al Harris, defensive end
1977 - John Jefferson, wide receiver
1975 - Mike Haynes, cornerback
1972 - Woody Green, running back
Sutton recorded 44 tackles, including 11.5 tackles for loss and four sacks, and added an interception, a fumble recovery and four passes defensed.
He registered a career-high nine tackles in a Nov. 9 win over Utah, and his first career interception with just over a minute to play sealed the key conference road victory. He also collected three tackles for loss and a sack in a win over then-No. 20 Washington on Oct. 19, and added a pair of tackles for loss and a sack in the Devils’ win over USC on Sept. 28.
Sutton has notched 157 tackles in 50 career games at ASU, and his 20.5 career sacks and 43.5 career tackles for loss rank seventh and ninth, respectively, in school history.
Sutton’s Postseason Awards and Accolades
Pat Tillman Pac-12 Defensive Player of the Year
First Team All-Pac-12
Frank Kush Captains Award
Mike Haynes Defensive MVP
AP First Team All-America
USA Today First Team All-America
CBS Sports First Team All-America
Athlon Sports Second Team All-America
SB Nation Second Team All-America
Sports Illustrated Honorable Mention All-America
ESPN.com First Team All-Pac-12
Athlon Sports First Team All-Pac-12
College Sports Madness First Team All-Pac-12