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 graduation...it 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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