Found January 08, 2013 on
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Arizona State junior defensive tackle Will Sutton, a consensus All-American and the Pac-12 Defensive Player of the Year, will return to the Sun Devils for his senior season in 2013.
Sutton announced his decision to bypass the NFL Draft at a news conference Tuesday on campus, accompanied by ASU head coach Todd Graham.
"I'm going to stay and play another year," said the soft-spoken Sutton, followed by a pause. "That's it."
Upon questioning, he elaborated on his reasoning: "It wasn't one thing. Some of the main things were coming back to win a championship; being with my teammates; getting an education, getting my degree."
Sutton, who had a solid but unspectacular sophomore season with the Sun Devils in 2011, took the Pac-12 by a storm as a junior. He earned Pac-12 Defensive Player of the Year while finishing the season with 13 sacks and 23.5 tackles for loss despite missing all of one game and all but one play of a second with a knee injur...
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Arizona State All-America defensive tackle Will Sutton will return for his senior season.
The Pac-12 defensive player of the year, Sutton had considered leaving the Sun Devils for the NFL before announcing Tuesday that he was staying.
As a junior, Sutton became the first Arizona State player to earn consensus All-America honors since Terrell Suggs in 2002 after leading the conference...
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