Sutton during his North Melbourne career
|Date of birth||27 July 1952|
|Date of death||28 January 2017(aged 64)|
|Height||183 cm (6 ft 0 in)|
|Weight||84 kg (185 lb)|
|1973, 1976–80||North Melbourne||91 (65)|
|1983||Sydney Swans||14 (25)|
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1983.
|Sources: AFL Tables, AustralianFootball.com|
Sutton was a utility player and was recruited to North Melbourne from Tasmania, a state he would later captain at State of Origin football. He debuted for North in 1973 but left the club after just one season, due to ill health, and returned to his TANFL club side Glenorchy.
His second stint with North Melbourne began in 1976 and was much more successful. He kicked five goals in that year's one point Preliminary Final win over Carlton but they lost the Grand Final to Hawthorn.
During his 91 games he was used in both defence and up forward and was a member of their 1977 premiership side. He earned All Australian selection in both 1979 and 1980 for his performances with Tasmania at the State Carnivals. Before he retired from the VFL in 1983 he played with two more clubs, first Richmond and after a season and a half there he decided to play out his final year at Sydney.
In 1984 he was appointed captain-coach of North Hobart in the TANFL for three seasons, starring with 12-goals in the 1984 First Semi Final victory over New Norfolk in stint which saw the Demons play finals football in his first year, in his last year as coach of the Demons he guided his side into the finals where they were beaten in the 1st Semi Final of the newly expanded TFL Statewide League competition.
- "Vale Darryl Sutton". AFL. Retrieved 30 January 2017.