Arizona State University student-athlete Will Sutton has been named to the 2013 Walter Camp Player of the Year Watch List, the Walter Camp Football Foundation announced Friday.
Sutton, a 2012 consensus All-American, earned Walter Camp Second Team All-American honors this past season. This latest nod, along with the Lombardi, Outland, Nagurski, Maxwell and Bednarik awards, marks his sixth 2013 preseason award watch list.
He posted 63 tackles, including 23.5 for loss and 13 sacks this past season en route to receiving the Pac-12 Pat Tillman Defensive Player of the Year award and the prestigious Morris Trophy, as well as the Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl Defensive MVP. He finished his junior year ranked second in the nation in 1.92 tackles for loss per game and third nationally with 1.08 sacks per game.
Sutton also served as the official starter for the 9th Annual Pat's Run Kids Run this past April and was named a finalist for the Outstanding Student-Athlete NCAA award.
A total of nine different Sun Devils, including five on offense and four on defense, earned nods on 14 different preseason award watch lists this summer.
2013 Sun Devil Award Watch Lists
Camp Player of the Year – Will Sutton
Walker Award (nation's most outstanding running back) – DJ Foster, Marion Grice
O'Brien Award (nation's most outstanding quarterback) – Taylor Kelly
Butkus Award (nation's most outstanding linebacker) – Carl Bradford, Chris Young
Lombardi (nation's most outstanding down lineman) - Sutton
Thorpe Award (nation's most outstanding defensive back) – Alden Darby
Outland Trophy (nation's most outstanding interior lineman) – Sutton
Nagurski Trophy (national defensive player of the year) – Bradford, Sutton
Mackey Award (nation's most outstanding tight end) – Chris Coyle
Maxwell Award (nation's most outstanding player) – Grice, Kelly, Sutton
Bednarik Award (nation's most outstanding defensive player) – Bradford, Sutton
Hornung Award (nation's most versatile player) - Foster
Rimington Award (nation's top center) – Kody Koebensky
Lott IMPACT Trophy (positive influence both on and off the field) – Darby
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