In watching ASU defensive tackle Will Sutton this season, you knew he was doing something special with his 10.5 sacks and conference leading 20 tackles for loss. But little did anyone know this many national accolades that would follow at the conclusion of the 2012 season.
If you have lost track, the following is a list of Sutton’s accolades since the Sun Devils knocked off the U of A in the final regular season game:
Sports Illustrated First Team All-America
Phil Steele First Team All-Pac-12
Associated Press First Team All-America
Morris Trophy winner
Lindy’s First Team All-America
Walter Camp Second Team All-America
FoxSportsNext.com Second Team All-America
Sporting News First Team All-America
CBSSports.com Pac-12 Defensive Player of the Year
Pat Tillman Pac-12 Defensive Player of the Year
CBSSports.com First Team All-America
AFCA FBS Coaches First Team All-America
Athlon Sports First Team All-America
First Team All-Pac-12
Because of being named First Team All-American by the AP, the AFCA, the Sporting News and the Walter Camp Football Foundation, he was named a consensus First Team All-American and the first Sun Devil to do so since Terrell Suggs in 2002. He is the 14th Sun Devil overall to do so.
Sutton and the Sun Devils are gearing up for their final game in 2012, the Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl in San Francisco on December 29th.