Honors & Awards
- Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll (Spring, 2012)
Sophomore David Sutton will enter the 2013 season looking to become a significant contributor at tight end. Senior Jake Long is Nebraska's only veteran returnee at the spot, following the graduation of 2012 seniors Ben Cotton and Kyler Reed who have been fixtures in the offense the past four seasons.
The lack of returning experience provides the opportunity for Sutton and fellow Lincoln Southeast products Sam Cotton and Trey Foster to push for playing time.The 6-3, 240-pound Sutton has made strides in the weight room since arriving at NU, giving him the strength and speed to compete in the Big Ten.
2012 (Redshirt Freshman)
Sutton provided depth in a veteran tight end corps. He played against Southern Miss, Arkansas State and Idaho State.
Sutton redshirted and worked on the Nebraska scout team.
Before Nebraska (Lincoln Southeast HS)
Sutton was one of four Nebraskans in the Huskers’ freshman 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. From his defensive end spot, Sutton recorded 105 tackles as a senior, including 12 sacks. On offense, he caught 16 passes for 311 yards and four touchdowns as a tight end. Sutton also excelled on the baseball diamond, where he was selected for the all-city and Class A all-state team by the Lincoln Journal Star. The paper also named Sutton as its co-Prep Athlete of the Year following his senior season.
Sutton was a defensive first-team Super-State pick by the Lincoln Journal Star and an All-Nebraska selection by the Omaha World-Herald. During his junior season, 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.
David is the son of Mark and Jayne Sutton, and he was born on Jan. 13, 1993. He has not declared a major, but was named to the Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll in the spring of 2012. Sutton has volunteered his time at the Belmont Rec Center, with School is Cool Week, Husker Heroes and the Husker Hotline.