Arizona State defensive tackle Will Sutton earned First-Team preseason All-American honors Wednesday as the only Sun Devil to make Phil Steele's renowned list.
Sutton was ASU's 18th consensus All-American last season after compiling 23.5 tackles for loss and 13 sacks in 2012, both of which numbers rank fourth in the school's single-season record books. On top of those impressive stats, Sutton tallied 63 tackles, three forced fumbles and five passes defended. The senior stopper earned the Pac-12 Pat Tillman Defensive Player of the Year award for his breakout campaign as well as the Morris Trophy for the conference's top defensive lineman.
Sutton, who also made Steele's preseason All-Pac-12 First Team squad, was one of six Pac-12 players to make Steele's preseason All-American First Team; on the offensive end, USC WR Marqise Lee, Washington TE Austin Seferian-Jenkins and Stanford OG David Yankey made the cut while UCLA LB Anthony Barr and Stanford S Ed Reynolds joined Sutton on the defensive side.