Originally posted on Fox Sports Arizona  |  Last updated 1/8/13
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 injury. He finished the season with a flourish,...
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