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5 Things to Know About New Vikings DT Will Sutton

Posted May 17, 2017

The Vikings added defense tackle Will Sutton to their roster on Wednesday morning.

Sutton, who attended Arizona State, was a third-round pick by Chicago in 2014.

Here are five things to know about Sutton:

1. A familiar face

The Vikings know a bit about Sutton, who played the first three years of his career in the NFC North with the Chicago Bears.

The defensive tackle has squared off against Minnesota in five games from 2014-2016.

2. Career stats

Sutton has played in 36 career games, making 18 starts. He has 60 career tackles and seven passes defensed.

3. Stud for the Sun Devils

Sutton earned plenty of accolades at Arizona State, where he played from 2009-13. He was twice-named the Pat Tillman Pac-12 Defensive Player of the Year and was also a two-time Associated Press All-American.

A two-time First Team All-Pac-12 selection, Sutton finished with 161 career tackles. His 45.5 tackles for loss rank eighth all-time at ASU and his 20.5 career sacks are seventh-most in school history.

4. Like father, like son

Sutton’s father, Mickey, played in the NFL for five seasons as a defensive back and punt returner.

Mickey Sutton was with the Los Angeles Rams from 1986 to 1988 before splitting the 1989 season with Green Bay and Buffalo.

Sutton, who had five career interceptions, returned to the Rams for the 1990 season.

5. High school memories 

Sutton enjoyed a standout career at Centennial High School in Corona, Calif. One of California’s top defensive line recruits, Sutton had 101 tackles (23 solo) as a senior in 2008 and led the Huskies with 11.5 sacks. He also blocked four punts and recovered one fumble.