Will Sutton returns for senior year of school

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The best defensive lineman in the Pac-12 is returning to Arizona State to play his senior season.

Quarterbacks across the Pac-12 received the bad news that they will have to deal with Arizona State defensive tackle Will Sutton for another year as he announced he would return to school for his senior season.

Sutton racked up numerous postseason awards and honors following his junior season. The Sun Devil was named the 2012 Pac-12 Pat Tillman Defensive Player of the Year and was a first-team All-American. He recorded 63 tackles, 23.5 for loss, and had 13.5 sacks in 12 games on the season.

Behind Sutton, the Arizona State defense improved to second in total defense in the Pac-12. In the one game Sutton missed this past season, UCLA exposed the Sun Devils defense, beating them 45-43 and ruining Arizona State's chances for a Pac-12 South Division championship.

There were some concerns at the next level about Sutton's size at 6'1, 267 pounds, but his athleticism and quickness make him an intriguing NFL prospect. Sutton returns to an Arizona State defense that led the nation in tackles-for-loss, finished second in sacks and returns eight starters.

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