NEW YORK, N.Y. (AP/SMU) – Junior wide receiver Courtland Sutton was named a second-team preseason All-American
by the Associated Press, the organization announced Tuesday.
Sutton adds the AP All-America honor to preseason first-team All-America nods from CBS Sports and College Football News, and second-team selections from Sports Illustrated and Athlon Sports.
Sutton set SMU’s single-game record for receiving yards (252), as well as the sophomore record for receiving yards in a season (1,246) in 2016. In 12 games, the wide receiver led the team in receptions (76), receiving yards (1,246) and receiving touchdowns (10). Sutton finished among the nation’s top-20 in receiving yards per game, receiving yards and receptions per game. For his efforts, he was a 2016 All-American Athletic Conference first-team selection.
The Brenham, Texas, native has collected a long list of preseason awards including a spot on the Biletnikoff Preseason Watch List. He was selected No. 18 on SI College Football’s Freaks List and No. 28 on its Top 100 Players of 2017 preseason list, and is the No. 11 player on Dave Campbell’s Texas Football 50 Most Import College Football Players in Texas preseason list. College Football 24/7 lists him No. 1 on their Top Wide Receivers to Watch in 2017 list. Sutton was also added to the Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award Watch List.
For more information on the award, and to see a complete list of honorees, click here.
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The Mustangs’ home slate features seven games including 2016 bowl teams Tulsa, UCF, Arkansas State and North Texas. Also visiting the Hilltop will be American Athletic Conference foes Tulane and Connecticut.
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