Courtland Sutton

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Courtland Sutton
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Sutton in 2018 preseason.
No. 14 – Denver Broncos
Position:Wide receiver
Personal information
Born: (1995-10-10) October 10, 1995 (age 23)
Brenham, Texas
Height:6 ft 3[1] in (1.91 m)
Weight:218 lb (99 kg)
Career information
High school:Brenham (Brenham, Texas)
College:SMU
NFL Draft:2018 / Round: 2 / Pick: 40
Career history
Roster status:Active
Career highlights and awards
  • First team All-AAC (2016)
Career NFL statistics as of 2018
Receptions:42
Receiving yards:704
Receiving touchdowns:4
Player stats at NFL.com

Courtland Sutton (born October 10, 1995) is an American football wide receiver for the Denver Broncos of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at SMU.

Early years[edit]

Sutton attended Brenham High School in Brenham, Texas, where he played high school football. As a senior, he was named first-team All-District as a tight end and second team as a safety. Brenham finished the 2013 season with a 14–2 record, losing to Aledo in the UIL 4A Division 2 state championship game.[2] Regarded a three-star prospect by ESPN,[3] Sutton committed to Southern Methodist University over offers from BYU, Colorado, and Rice.

College career[edit]

Sutton played in two games as a true freshman at SMU in 2014, before suffering an injury and taking a medical redshirt.[4] As a redshirt freshman in 2015, he started all 12 games, recording 49 receptions for 862 yards and nine touchdowns.[5][6] After the season he played in three games for SMU's basketball team. As a sophomore in 2016, Sutton started all 12 games and had 76 receptions for 1,246 yards and 10 touchdowns.[7] Sutton considered entering the 2017 NFL Draft, but instead, he decided to return to college for his redshirt junior year.[8] On December 22, 2017, Sutton officially declared that he would enter the 2018 NFL Draft after completing his junior year.[9]

Collegiate statistics[edit]

Year School Conf Class Pos G Rec Yds Avg TD
2014 SMU American FR DB 3 2 27 13.5 0
2015 SMU American FR WR 12 49 862 17.6 9
2016 SMU American SO WR 12 76 1,246 16.4 10
2017 SMU American JR WR 13 68 1,085 16.0 12
Career SMU 195 3,220 16.5 31

Professional career[edit]

Pre-draft measurables
Ht Wt Arm length Hand size 40-yard dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert jump Broad BP
6 ft 3 38 in
(1.91 m)
218 lb
(99 kg)
32 38 in
(0.82 m)
9 34 in
(0.25 m)
4.54 s 1.52 s 2.61 s 4.11 s 6.57 s 35 12 in
(0.90 m)
10 ft 6 in
(3.20 m)
18 reps
All values from NFL Draft[10][11]

The Denver Broncos selected Sutton in the second round (40th overall) of the 2018 NFL Draft.[12] He was the third wide receiver to be selected that year.[13] He made his NFL debut with two receptions for 45 yards in the Broncos' season-opening 27–24 victory over the Seattle Seahawks.[14] In Week 5, against the New York Jets, he scored his first professional touchdown.[15]

References[edit]

  1. ^ www.nfl.com
  2. ^ Smith, Corbett (December 21, 2013). "Aledo never trailed in 2013 season, but Brenham almost put an end to that streak". Dallas Morning News.
  3. ^ "Courtland Sutton - Football Recruiting - Player Profiles - ESPN". ESPN.com. Retrieved October 30, 2018.
  4. ^ Easterling, Luke (November 20, 2016). "If you don't know SMU's Courtland Sutton, it's time to fix that". The Draft Wire. Retrieved October 30, 2018.
  5. ^ Holland, E. J. (April 8, 2016). "SMU position series: WR Courtland Sutton poised for monster sophomore season". SportsDay. Retrieved October 30, 2018.
  6. ^ Nichols, Bill (September 9, 2016). "Mustangs may have future NFL star receiver; why Chad Morris is upset at ESPN". SportsDay. Retrieved October 30, 2018.
  7. ^ Holland, E. J. (July 26, 2017). "Could SMU's Courtland Sutton be a legitimate Heisman Trophy contender?". SportsDay. Retrieved October 30, 2018.
  8. ^ Nichols, Bill (January 11, 2017). "All-American WR Sutton chooses to remain at SMU over entering NFL draft". SportsDay. Retrieved October 30, 2018.
  9. ^ Shook, Nick. "SMU receiver Courtland Sutton sets sights on 2018 draft". NFL. Retrieved December 22, 2017.
  10. ^ "NFL Draft Prospect Profile - Courtland Sutton". nfl.com. March 1, 2018. Retrieved March 1, 2018.
  11. ^ "Southern Methodist WR Courtland Sutton : 2018 NFL Draft Scout Player Profile". NFLDraftScout.com. Retrieved May 12, 2018.
  12. ^ Payne, Scotty (April 27, 2018). "Denver Broncos select SMU wide receiver, Courtland Sutton in the second round of 2018 NFL Draft". MileHighReport.com. Retrieved June 2, 2018.
  13. ^ "2018 NFL Draft Listing". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved October 1, 2018.
  14. ^ "Broncos' Courtland Sutton: Logs 44 snaps". CBSSports.com. Retrieved October 1, 2018.
  15. ^ "WATCH: Courtland Sutton Notches First NFL Touchdown Grab". CBS Denver. October 7, 2018. Retrieved October 30, 2018.

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