Honors & Awards
» Academic All-Big Ten (2013, 2014)
» Five-Time Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll
Senior David Sutton has provided depth at tight end throughout his career, and after a strong spring the Lincoln native will look to compete for more extensive action in 2015. Sutton is one of three Lincoln Southeast products on the tight end depth chart, joining juniors Sam Cotton and Trey Foster.
Sutton also has seen action on special teams during his Nebraska career and could fill that role again this season. Sutton is a two-time Academic All-Big Ten selection. He is on track to earn his degree in management/marketing in December.
Sutton played in 12 games, both as a reserve tight end and on NU’s kickoff return team and PAT and field goal units.
Sutton added depth at tight end and played in three games, but did not have a catch.
2012 (Redshirt Freshman)
He played in three games without a reception in 2012.
Sutton redshirted in his first season in 2011.
Before Nebraska (Lincoln Southeast HS)
Sutton was one of four Nebraskans in the Huskers’ 2011 recruiting class. He starred on both sides of the ball for Lincoln Southeast High School, helping the Knights to a 10-2 record and a trip to the Class A state semifinals in 2010. As a defensive end, Sutton had 105 tackles, including 12 sacks. As a tight end, he caught 16 passes for 311 yards and four touchdowns.
Sutton was a first-team Super-State pick on defense by the Lincoln Journal Star and an All-Nebraska selection by the Omaha World-Herald. As a junior, Sutton racked up 75 tackles and earned honorable-mention all-city accolades from the Lincoln Journal Star, helping the Knights to the state quarterfinals. Sutton also visited Ohio and had an offer from South Dakota State.
Sutton is the son of Mark and Jayne Sutton, and he was born on Jan. 13, 1993. He has been named to the Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll five times. Sutton has volunteered his time with Uplifting Athletes, School is Cool Week, Husker Heroes, the Husker Hotline and local school and hospital visits.
Sutton's Career Statistics
» Games Played – 18 (3 in 2012; 3 in 2013; 12 in 2014)