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David Sutton
Player Profile:
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Position: Tight End
Height: 6'3"
Weight: 240
Year: Redshirt Freshman
Hometown: Lincoln, Neb
High School: Southeast

Honors & Awards
» Academic All-Big Ten (2013, 2014, 2015)
» Six-Time Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll

David Sutton provided depth at tight end and contributed on special teams throughout his Nebraska career. The Lincoln native was poised for more extensive action during his senior season, but suffered an ankle injury in the season opener that caused him to miss half of the 2015 campaign.

Sutton was a three-time Academic All-Big Ten selection during his Husker career, and earned his degree in management/marketing in December of 2015.

2015 (Senior)
Sutton played in six games including a start against BYU. An ankle injury suffered against the Cougars sidelined Sutton for several weeks before he returned to play a limited role in the final five regular-season games.

2014 (Junior)
Sutton played in 12 games, both as a reserve tight end and on NU’s kickoff return team and PAT and field goal units.

2013 (Sophomore)
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.

2011 (Redshirt)
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.

Personal
Sutton is the son of Mark and Jayne Sutton, and he was born on Jan. 13, 1993. He was named to the Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll six 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–24 (3 in 2012; 3 in 2013; 12 in 2014, 6 in 2015)
» Games Started–1 (1 in 2015)

 

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