Such a day would normally carry with it very little significance, especially now that we're in that dark time between the end of the Sons of Anarchy season and the start of Justified. But not this year.
This is the time of year for giving, and the nation's media outlets are in a very giving mood, especially towards ASU defensive tackle/beast Will Sutton.
He's already secured the Pac-12 Pat Tillman Defensive Player of the Year.
He's already a consensus All-American selection.
So what's the harm in a few more.
Today, Sutton landed first team spots on the AP's All-American squad, as well as Sports Illustrated's team. He now just stands a spot on the FWAA team away from being a unanimous All-American selection. Only two other Sun Devils—Al Harris in 1978 and Terrell Suggs in 2002—have done so.
As if that weren't good enough, Sutton also earned the Pac-12's Morris Trophy, a unique honor in that only opposing linemen in the conference can vote for it. Thus, the offensive linemen of the Pac-12 deemed Sutton the very best.
The most current list of Sutton honors, courtesy of ASU Media Relations:
AP First Team All-America
Sports Illustrated First Team All-America
Morris Trophy winner
Walter Camp Second Team All-America
FoxSportsNext.com Second Team All-America
The Sporting News First Team All-America
CBSSports.com Pac-12 Defensive Player of the Year
Pat Tillman Pac-12 Defensive Player of the Year
CBSSports.com First Team All-America
AFCA FBS Coaches First Team All-America
Athlon Sports First Team All-America
First Team All-Pac-12
Bednarik Award semifinalist.