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 six times, last at Missouri, 11/21/15
  • 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 at Ole Miss, 10/18/14 & vs. Ohio 9/17/16
  • Kickoff Return Yards : 21 at Ole Miss, 10/18/14
  • Kickoff Punt Return: 21 at Ole Miss, 10/18/14


2016 - SENIOR

  • 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
  • Three-year starter at cornerback for the Vols, started all 39 games in career
  • 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
  • Majoring in Pharmacy
  • Recipient of the Wm. M. (Mike) Keller Scholarship Fund
  • Recipient of Paul W. (Buddy) Enoch, Jr. Endowment Scholarship Fund


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