Nebraska TE David Sutton is getting his shot

Nebraska senior tight end David Sutton find himself at the top of the tight end depth chart heading into BYU weekend.

LINCOLN, Neb. - When the Nebraska depth chart was released on Monday, senior tight end David Sutton found himself in an unfamiliar area. 

At the top of the list. 

A former Lincoln Southeast grad, Sutton has played 18 games in four years at Nebraska. He goes into his fifth season still searching for his first catch. 

A new coaching staff...close to could have been very easy for the senior to walk away this season - to focus on school and transitioning to the next phase of his life. Instead, Sutton is back and looking like he will play a possible factor at the tight end position in 2015 - not just on special teams. 

"I grew up in Lincoln and this was the place that I wanted to be. … I had put in four years," Sutton told the Lincoln Journal Star. "I was coming into my senior year. I was like, ‘Why not?’ Just stick it out. Just give it one last go.”

Halfway through spring football Sutton said he started to get his chance. Increased reps and a turn with the first-team. 

"I was like, 'okay, here we go. This might be my shot,'" said Sutton. "I just kept working hard." 

Sutton was a first-team Super-State pick on defense by the Lincoln Journal Star and an All-Nebraska selection by the Omaha World-Herald. As a junior, Sutton racked up 75 tackles and earned honorable-mention all-city accolades from the Lincoln Journal Star, helping the Knights to the state quarterfinals. Sutton also visited Ohio and had an offer from South Dakota State.


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