Arizona State defensive tackle Will Sutton has been named Pac-12 Defensive Player of the Week in football, the conference announced Monday.
Sutton, who tied a career high with eight tackles (six solo), was a constant in the Cal backfield as he collected three sacks and forced a fumble to lead ASU to a 27-17 win over the Golden Bears in Berkeley, Calif.
His four tackles for loss were a major factor in the Sun Devils' defense holding Cal to 285 yards of total offense, including 126 passing and 159 rushing. The Golden Bears were averaging more than 400 yards of total offense entering the game.
His four TFL resulted in a loss of 27 yards, including a loss of 24 from his three sacks, and he had a quarterback hurry as the Sun Devils tallied 10 TFL for a loss of 61 yards.
Sutton's 1.30 sacks per game (six total) are tied for second in the conference and rank eighth nationally. He is also second in the Pac-12 and ninth nationally in tackles for loss per game with two (10 total).
This is the 81st all-time player of the week selection for the Sun Devils and the first this season. Two student-athletes earned the distinction in 2011 and five were honored in 2010.
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