Data Scout Notes: **2013: DPOYC/1stC...PWCamp/PLombardi/POutland/PNagurski/PBednarik/PMaxwell/DS#1PSTeamProspect-RRang/TSX-PTW...2012: Consensus All-American Team/WCamp2nd/AFCA/MorrisTrophyWinner/DPOYC/1stC/AP1st...2011: NA
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12/03/13 - 2013 PAC-12 PAT TILLMAN DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR (COACHES): Will Sutton, DE, Arizona State...Sutton, a redshirt senior from Corona, Calif., earns the honor for the second-consecutive year, making him just the second player in Conference history to earn defensive player of the year accolades twice in his career, the other being former Washington defensive tackle Steve Emtman, who won the award in 1990 and 1991.
He anchored a Sun Devil defense that was third in the Conference in total defense (351.0 yards per game), was tied for second in sacks (36 total sacks) and led the Conference in forced turnovers (30). Sutton lead an aggressive defense that has forced one turnover in 26-consecutive games, which is good for third in the country among FBS schools for longest-active streak. On the year, Sutton recorded 10.5 tackles for loss for 38 yards, three sacks and an interception that sealed a win over UCLA to clinch the Pac-12 South Division title and earn the Sun Devil’s first Pac-12 Football Championship game berth. - Pac-12 football
12/03/13 - 2013 ALL-PAC-12 FIRST TEAM (COACHES): DL Will Sutton, Sr., Arizona State (2)...Sutton is only the second two-time defensive player of the year honoree in Pac-12 history. The consensus All-American joins Washington’s Steve Emtman as a two-time recipient of the highest conference defensive honor named after the late ASU linebacker Pat Tillman. Despite facing double teams nearly every snap this season, Sutton has record 42 tackles, 10.5 tackles for loss, three sacks, a fumble recovery, three passes defensed and an interception to seal the come-from-behind victory on the road at Utah. - Arizona State football
11/10/13 - Near the end of an exhausting game, 305-pound Will Sutton admitted he didn't rush the quarterback hard because he was trying to catch his breath. The decision Anderson worked out OK for the All-America defensive lineman. Sutton was in the right place to reach up and grab the first interception of his career. The pick snuffed Utah's last chance for an upset and secured No. 23 Arizona State's 20-19 comeback victory Saturday.
Sutton said Utah quarterback Travis Wilson said was looking the other way, so I kind of drifted over there. I put my hands up and the ball just ended up in my hands. Everybody was more excited than me. I was still just trying to catch my breath.'' No one was more thrilled than Sun Devil quarterback Taylor Kelly, who couldn't generate much offense until two fourth-quarter touchdown drives. ''That's what our offense does. We kept fighting through adversity. Guys were coaching each other and keeping guys up. We weren't going to quit,'' said Kelly, who ran for a touchdown and threw for another in the final period. But it took Sutton's interception at the line of scrimmage with 1:01 left at the Utah 25 to clinch the win. ''I just came back to the sideline with a giant smile on my face, knowing we just sealed the deal. We got away,'' Sutton said. - AP Sports
10/08/13 - 2014 NFL DRAFT WEEK 6 STOCK REPORT, NFL PROSPECTS WHO HURT THEMSELVES: DT Will Sutton, Arizona State...The 2012 Pac-12 Defensive Player of the Year, Sutton has struggled to match his production and impact from a year ago. He has started all five games for Arizona State so far this season, recording 16 tackles, 2.5 tackles for loss and one sack. Last year through five contests, Sutton had 34 tackles, 10 tackles for loss and six sacks – a big difference that can't be overlooked. A player's ability can't be felt strictly by the statsheet, but the fact is, Sutton simply hasn't had the same type of impact in 2013 compared to previous years. And he was quiet again on Saturday night in the loss to Notre Dame.
Sutton had a few splash plays where he was able to penetrate and put pressure on the quarterback, but, for the most part, he was neutralized by single blockers. Sutton is a fiery kid with an active, energetic play style, but he has added weight since last season and doesn't display the same quickness or explosion. He still shows the same effort on the field, but will need to prove that he can still be effective as an interior pass rusher with the added weight. - Dane Brugler, NFLDraftScout.com
09/16/13 - Bigger not necessarily better for Arizona State DT Will Sutton...Against traditional pocket passers, edge rushers are critical. Against athletic quarterbacks, however, interior pass rushers are perhaps even more important than their higher profile teammates. Defenses want to keep mobile quarterbacks in the pocket. As such, rather than relentlessly charging upfield (as they would against slow-footed passers), defensive ends must rush with some caution, as they often have containment responsibilities against scrambling threats. With the ends keeping the outside gates closed, defensive tackles capable of defeating blocks can wreak havoc in the middle. To warrant the early round pick that his production calls for, however, Sutton will have to get back to his playmaking ways... and quickly. - Rob Rang, NFLDraftScout.com