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Steelers select Sutton in the third round

Cameron SuttonCornerbackTennessee5-11, 188Jonesboro, Ga.Jonesboro High School3rd Round – 94th Overall


Started all 45 games in his Tennessee career, recording 127 tackles (111 solo), 13 tackles for losses, three forced fumbles, three fumble recoveries and seven interceptions…added 45 punt returns for 657 yards and three touchdowns…graduated in December 2016 with a degree in communication studies.

Started each of his seven games played en route to recording 23 tackles and an interception…recorded the seventh interception of his career vs. Appalachian State (9/1) and made four tackles…had a career-high six tackles in start at Vanderbilt (11/26).

Started all 13 games, finishing with 28 tackles, three for losses, along with an interception, six passes defensed and two forced fumbles…ranked first in the nation in punt return average (18.7), returning 25 for 467 yards and two touchdowns…his 467 punt return yards set a new school single-season record…returned a punt 84 yards for a score at Kentucky (10/31)…hauled in his sixth career interception, along with two tackles at Missouri (11/21).


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2014 SEASON**
Started all 13 games, totaling 37 tackles, including four tackles for losses with a team-high 16 pass breakups (fourth in the SEC)…tied for second on the team with three interceptions…added 14 punt returns for 158 yards with a 76-yard return for a touchdown...recorded a career-high eight tackles and a pass break-up at Oklahoma (9/13)…posted a career-best four pass breakups and an interception vs. Florida (10/4)…returned a punt 76 yards for a touchdown at Vanderbilt (11/29).

Freshman All-Sec…started all 12 games, finishing sixth on the team with 39 tackles…had a team-high nine pass breakups, an interception returned for a touchdown, two fumble recoveries, four tackles for losses and a sack…became the first true freshman to return an interception for a touchdown since Eric Berry (2007 at Florida) on a 36-yard return vs. Western Kentucky (9/7)…posted his first career sack, finishing with six tackles and two for losses vs. Auburn (11/9).

Played cornerback and wide receiver, as well as returner and punter on special teams at Jonesboro (Jonesboro, Ga.) High School…totaled 1,396 all-purpose yards as a senior at wide receiver and scored 19 touchdowns…tabbed All-State by the *Atlanta Journal-Constitution *in Class AAAA as a senior, and first-team all-county, all-area as a sophomore, junior and senior…also played baseball and basketball for three years.

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