Player Profile: Courtland Sutton

Hatts profiles SMU wide receiver Courtland Sutton in the latest Pony Stampede player profile for the 2015 season.

Position: Wide Receiver
Size: 6-4, 218
Year: Freshman (Redshirt)
High School: Brenham HS
Hometown: Brenham, Tex.


Sutton was a three-star recruit that was named first-team All-District as a tight end and second team as a safety. Sutton was then named first-team All-District as a junior. Sutton chose SMU over offers from BYU, Colorado and Rice and was originally going to play safety coming out of high school.

2014 Recap

Sutton caught everyone’s eyes during the early portion of the season last year during practice. However, in game action, Sutton only managed two catches for 27 yards before being shut down for the year. The 6-4, 218-pound freshman was medically redshirted. During practice, Sutton still made a name for himself with some sensational catches including a couple of one handed grabs around defenders or sometimes with defenders draped all over him. Despite this, it was a disappointing year for Sutton due to the promise he showed. However, he was unable to stay on the field and this will be a big focus heading into the 2015 season.
Grade: C

Outlook in 2015

Back healthy in 2015, and under a new staff, Sutton already showed he is going to be a force to be reckoned with in the coming months. Davis and Sutton hooked up for two touchdowns while also catching another score from freshman quarterback Ben Hicks. On the day, Sutton finished with 6 receptions for 124 yards and three touchdowns. I expect 2015 to be a breakout season for Sutton just due to his incredible size and his ability to make tough catches on the outside. I expect Sutton to lead a young receiving class and help transform this position into a strength in the next couple of years. Sutton will need to stay healthy but if he does, he figures to be a go to end zone threat for Davis and someone who can also provide big plays down the field. If SMU does have a big year in 2015, one of the big reasons could be the play of Courtland Sutton.

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