NFLGirlUK meets … Cameron Sutton, Cornerback for the Pittsburgh Steelers

NFLGirlUK meets … Cameron Sutton, Cornerback for the Pittsburgh Steelers

In the debut episode of ‘NFLGirlUK meets’, I chat with Cameron Sutton, Cornerback for the Pittsburgh Steelers. We discuss the transition from college, the draft day experience and life outside of the football pitch.

The latest podcast is available to listen to at the bottom of this page.

About Cameron Sutton

Cameron Sutton played Cornerback and Wide Receiver at Jonesboro High School in Georgia. As a senior for the Cardinal Football team, where he had 1,396 all-purpose yards and 19 touchdowns. He was rated as a three-star recruit and committed to the University of Tennessee under head coach Butch Jones. 

University of Tennessee

In 2013, As a true freshmen Sutton started in all 12 games and recorded 39 tackles, two interceptions, one sack, and touchdown. He started all 13 games in the 2014 season, recording 37 tackles and three interceptions. 

His draft stock raised at the Senior Bowl where he impressed scouts during practice and showed versatility. He also had a willingness for playing both safety and cornerback during the game. He helped the South secure a 16-15 victory over the North and led the team with four combined tackles. 

Sutton attended the NFL Combine and completed nearly all of the combine drills, but opted to not perform the short shuttle.

Sutton also participated at Tennessee’s Pro Day and chose to run the short shuttle, three-cone drill, and perform positional drills for representatives and scouts in attendance.

The majority of NFL draft experts and analysts projected Sutton to be drafted in the third round. He was also ranked by ESPN as the 15th best cornerback in the draft.

The Pittsburgh Steelers selected Sutton in the third round (94th overall) of the 2017 NFL Draft. Sutton signed a four-year $3.21m contract which included a signing bonus of $736,128. 

Pittsburgh Steelers

In September 2017, the Steelers placed Sutton on injured reserve after aggravating a hamstring injury during the Steelers’ final preseason game against the Carolina Panthers.

He returned to practice on October 31st for the first time since his injury. The Steelers had 21 days to decide whether to activate Sutton or keep him on the injured reserve list for the remainder of the season.

By November 21st, Steelers activated Sutton and he made his Sutton made his professional regular season debut on December 4th after he replaced Coty Sensabaugh at left cornerback in the second half against the Cincinnati Bengals.

In Week 14, Sutton recorded two solo tackles in a 39-38 victory over the Baltimore Ravens and on December 17, he earned his first career start in place of Joe Haden. In his first start, Sutton recorded a season-high three combined tackles in a 27-24 loss to the New England Patriots. Haden returned the following week and Sutton reverted to a reserve role for the last two games of the regular season.

He finished his rookie season with five combined tackles (four solo) and a pass deflection in five games and one start.

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Liz Bhandari

Liz has covered the NFL for five seasons, and currently serves as Managing Editor for Ninety-Nine Yards and for her own website, NFLGirlUK.com. Since launching the website in 2014, she has made regular appearances on the TalkSport2 ‘All American Sports Show’ with Nat Coombs and in 2016 was ranked No.37 (of 400+) in the “Super Bowl: Top 50 UK Influencers” by marketing software producers Analytica for “igniting conversations” between fans.

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