Honors & Awards
- Academic All-Big Ten (2013)
- Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll (Spring 2012, 2013, 2014)
Junior David Sutton is one of several tight ends who will battle for action for the Husker offense in 2014. Sutton suffered through an injury-plagued 2013 season that limited his chances to compete for playing time at the position. The 6-3, 240-pound Sutton saw action throughout the spring and will compete for playing time with several other players, including fellow Lincoln Southeast products Sam Cotton and Trey Foster.
Sutton has also continued to put in outstanding work in the classroom, being named to the Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll three times.
Sutton added depth at tight end and played in three games in a reserve role, but did not have a reception.
2012 (Redshirt Freshman)
Sutton provided depth in a veteran tight end corps. He played against Southern Miss, Arkansas State and Idaho State, but did not have a catch.
Sutton redshirted and worked on the Nebraska scout team.
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. 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 was a first-team Super-State pick on defense 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.
Sutton is the son of Mark and Jayne Sutton, and he was born on Jan. 13, 1993. He is majoring in management/marketing and has been named to the Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll three times. Sutton has volunteered his time with Uplifting Athletes, Belmont Rec Center, School is Cool Week, Husker Heroes, the Husker Hotline and local school and hospital visits.