Cameron  Sutton

23Cameron Sutton


Jonesboro, Ga.

High School:

Height / Weight:
5-11 / 186



Career Highs

  • Tackles: 8 at Oklahoma, 9/13/14
  • Tackle for Loss: 2 vs. Auburn, 11/9/13
  • Sack: 1 vs. Auburn, 11/9/13
  • Forced Fumble: 1 vs. Alabama, 10/25/14 & vs. W. Carolina, 9/19/15
  • Interceptions:1, seven times, last vs. Appalachian State, 9/1/16
  • Touchdowns (INT): 1 vs. Western Kentucky, 9/7/13
  • Fumble Recovery: 1 at Florida, 9/21/13 & at Alabama, 10/26/13
  • Passes Defended: 4 vs. Florida, 10/4/14
  • Punt Returns: 5 vs. Vanderbilt, 11/28/15
  • Punt Return Yards : 123 vs. Vanderbilt, 11/28/15
  • Long Punt Return: 85 vs. Vanderbilt, 11/28/15
  • Touchdowns (Punt Return):1 at Vanderbilt; at UK, 10/31/15; VU, 11/28/15
  • Kickoff Returns:1, three times, at Ole Miss, 10/18/14, vs. Ohio 9/17/16, at Vanderbilt, 11/26/16
  • Kickoff Return Yards : 22 at Vanderbilt, 11/26/16
  • Long Kickoff Return:22 at Vanderbilt, 11/26/16


2016 - SENIOR

  • Finished career as Tennessee's all-time leader in passes defended with 37 (30 pass breakups, seven interceptions)
  • Four-year starter at cornerback for the Vols, started all 45 games in career
  • Graduated in December 2016 with degree in Communication Studies
  • Games/Starts: 7/7
  • Had one tackle in his career finale against Nebraska (12/30) in the 2016 Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl.
  • Started at LCB at Vanderbilt (11/26) and recorded a season-high six tackles; also returned one kickoff for 22 yards
  • Made a season-high five tackles (four solo) with one pass breakup against Missouri (11/19) and had a season-long punt return of 17 yards
  • Returned to action vs. Kentucky (11/12) after missing six games due to injury, recording three tackles and two pass breakups. Recorded 35th and 36th career passes defended to move past Jabari Greer for most career passes defended in Tennessee history.
  • Sustained injury vs. Ohio (9/17) while making a tackle and exited game in first quarter
  • Fielded one 19-yard kick return on a pooch kick in the first quarter vs. Ohio (9/17)
  • Three tackles, one TFL, one pass break-up vs. Virginia Tech (9/10) and one punt return for 14 yards
  • Recorded seventh INT of career vs. Appalachian State (9/1) and made four tackles and on TFL
  • Serving as Vols starting punt returner for third year

2015 - JUNIOR

  • Photo Gallery
  • Games/Starts: 13/13
  • Third-year starter at cornerback for the Vols, started all 38 games in career
  • Serving as Vols starting punt returner for second year
  • Switched from his #23 to #7 during training camp as a tribute to injured teammate Rashaan Gaulden
  • Ranked first in the nation in punt return average at 18.7
  • Had 25 punt returns for 467 yards and two touchdowns
  • His 467 punt return yards set a new Tennessee single-season record, surpassing mark of 457 by Bobby Majors in 1969
  • Career mark of 16.0 punt return average, ranks first in Tennessee history
  • With two punt returns for touchdown in 2015, became sixth player in Vols history to have two in same season, last was Terry Fair in 1996
  • Tied for fourth in career passes defended at Tennessee with 32, surpassing Eric Berry (31)
  • Started all 13 games in 2015, made 28 tackles with 3.0 TFLs along with an interception, six pass break-ups and two forced fumbles on defense
  • Set Tennessee record for punt return yards in a season with career-long 85-yard punt return touchdown vs. Vanderbilt (11/28) in regular-season finale; finished with five returns for career-high 123 yards
  • Sixth career interception, along with two tackles, including a TFL in win at Missouri (11/21)
  • Two tackles along with three punt returns for 49 yards vs. South Carolina (11/7)
  • Second career touchdown on an 84-yard punt return at Kentucky (10/31)
  • Four tackles, with a TFL and a 29-yard punt return vs. Arkansas (10/3)
  • Four tackles along with three punt returns for 21 yards at Florida (9/26)
  • Three tackles and pass break-up vs. #19 Oklahoma (9/12)
  • Opened 2015 with three tackles, including a TFL and a pass break-up vs. Bowling Green (9/5); returned three punts for career-high 102 yards
  • Awarded the Al Wilson Leadership Award at the 2015 Orange and White Game


  • Photo Gallery
  • Games/Starts: 13/13
  • Started all 13 games in 2014, had 37 tackles including 4.0 TFLs with team-best 16 passes defended
  • Tied for second on the team with three interceptions
  • Fourth in SEC in passes defended with 16
  • His 16 passes defended are third-most in a season in Tennessee history
  • His 25 career passes defended are tied for ninth-most in a career in Tennessee history
  • Also had 14 punt returns for 158 yards with a 76-yard return for a touchdown and one kickoff return for 21 yards on the season
  • In 2015 TaxSlayer Bowl win over Iowa (1/2) had two tackles and two passes defended
  • First punt return for a touchdown, for 76 yards, in win at Vanderbilt (11/29), first UT punt return for TD since Cordarrelle Patterson, also at Vanderbilt (11/17/2012); also had two tackles and a pass break-up
  • Pair of pass break-ups vs. #19 Missouri (11/22)
  • Two passes broken up and two tackles in win over Kentucky (11/15)
  • Five tackles and forced fumble vs. #4 Alabama (10/25)
  • Two tackles along with four punt returns for 21 yards and a kickoff return for 21 yards at #3 Ole Miss
  • 42-yard punt return vs. Chattanooga (10/11). also had a TFL
  • Third interception of year vs. Florida (10/4) as part of career-best four passes defended
  • Second interception of season at #12/13 Georgia (9/27), along with three tackles in homecoming
  • Career-high eight tackles and broke up a pass at #4/3 Oklahoma (9/13)
  • Four stops including a TFL vs. Arkansas State (9/6)
  • Began 2014 with third-career interception vs. Utah State (8/31), also made four tackles with a TFL


  • Photo Gallery
  • Games/Starts: 12/12
  • Made 39 tackles (sixth on team in tackles)
  • Had a team-high nine passes defended, an interception return for touchdown, two fumble recoveries, 4.0 TFLs and a sack
  • Three stops and two passes defended at Kentucky (11/30) in season finale
  • Six tackles including two TFLs with first-career sack vs. #7 Auburn (11/9); sack was first by a Vols' defensive back since Prentiss Waggner in 2011
  • Three tackles at #10 Missouri (11/2)
  • Two tackles with a TFL along with a fumble recovery at #1 Alabama (10/26)
  • Second career interception and two tackles in win over #11 South Carolina (10/19)
  • Four tackles with a pass break-up in debut vs. homestate vs. #6 Georgia (10/5)
  • Broke up three passes, posted seven tackles vs. South Alabama (9/28), also had a key 5-yard TFL
  • Recovered a fumble and posted two tackles at #19 Florida (9/21)
  • Four tackles at #2 Oregon (9/14)
  • Became first true freshman to return an interception for a touchdown since Eric Berry (2007 at Florida) on a 36-yard return vs. WKU (9/7), INT started run of NCAA record four consecutive forced turnovers for Vols on four consecutive plays; also had four tackles
  • Became first true freshman to start in secondary since Justin Coleman (2011) in season opener vs. Austin Peay (8/31)


  • Coached by De'Timothy Floyd at Jonesboro High School in Georgia
  • Rated three-star by Rivals and Scout (No. 40 cornerback)
  • Rated three-star by 247Sports (No. 27 athlete, No. 49 prospect in Georgia)
  • Rated three-star by ESPN (No. 46 prospect in Georgia, No. 65 wide receiver)
  • Played both cornerback and wide receiver as well as returner and punter on special teams at Jonesboro High School in Georgia
  • Racked up 1,396 all-purpose yards as a senior receiver and returner for the Cardinals
  • Scored 19 touchdowns as a senior
  • Named All-State by the Atlanta Journal Constitution in Class AAAA as a senior
  • First-team all-county, all-area as a sophomore, junior and senior
  • Named to The Score 44 as one of Georgia's top 44 seniors in 2012
  • All-Region second team as a junior
  • Named team's 'best newcomer' as a freshman in 2009
  • Also played baseball and basketball for three years


  • Full Name: Cameron Amir Sutton
  • Born: February 27, 1995
  • Son of Dalton and Nedra Sutton
  • Graduated in December 2016 with degree in Communication Studies
  • Recipient of the Wm. M. (Mike) Keller Scholarship Fund
  • Recipient of Paul W. (Buddy) Enoch, Jr. Endowment Scholarship Fund


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