The honors keep rolling in for Arizona State defensive tackle Will Sutton, as the junior was named to the 2012 American Football Coaches Association All-America Team on Wednesday.
The honor comes two days after Sutton won the Pac-12 Conference’s Pat Tillman Defensive Player of the Year award. Sutton is ASU’s first All-American since defensive end Terrell Suggs in 2002 and the 11th all-time.
Sutton finished the regular season leading the Pac-12 and ranking fifth in the nation with 1.82 tacklers for loss per game (20 overall). He led the Sun Devils with 10.5 sacks, despite missing two games with a knee injury.
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Sutton is the leader of an ASU defense that ranks second in the nation in sacks (4.0) and tackles for loss per game (8.83). He said after last week’s regular-season-ending victory over Arizona that he would wait until after ASU’s bowl game to decide on declaring for the NFL Draft or returning for his senior season.