Courtland Sutton
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Sutton in 2018
No. 14 – Denver Broncos
Position:Wide receiver
Personal information
Born: (1995-10-10) October 10, 1995 (age 24)
Brenham, Texas
Height:6 ft 3[1] in (1.91 m)
Weight:218 lb (99 kg)
Career information
High school:Brenham (Brenham, Texas)
NFL Draft:2018 / Round: 2 / Pick: 40
Career history
* Denver Broncos ( 2018–present)
Roster status:Active
Career highlights and awards
*First team All-AAC (2016)
Career NFL statistics as of 2018
Receiving yards:704
Receiving touchdowns:4
Player stats at

Courtland Sutton (born October 10, 1995) is an American football wide receiver for the Denver Broncos of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at SMU.

Early yearsEdit

Sutton attended Brenham High School in Brenham, Texas, where he played high school football. As a senior, he was named first-team All-District as a tight end and second team as a safety. Brenham finished the 2013 season with a 14–2 record, losing to Aledo in the UIL 4A Division 2 state championship game.[2] Regarded a three-star prospect by ESPN,[3] Sutton committed to Southern Methodist University over offers from BYU, Colorado, and Rice.

College careerEdit

Sutton played in two games as a true freshman at SMU in 2014, before suffering an injury and taking a medical redshirt.[4] As a redshirt freshman in 2015, he started all 12 games, recording 49 receptions for 862 yards and nine touchdowns.[5][6] After the season he played in three games for SMU's basketball team. As a sophomore in 2016, Sutton started all 12 games and had 76 receptions for 1,246 yards and 10 touchdowns.[7] Sutton considered entering the 2017 NFL Draft, but instead, he decided to return to college for his redshirt junior year.[8] On December 22, 2017, Sutton officially declared that he would enter the 2018 NFL Draft after completing his junior year.[9]

Collegiate statisticsEdit

Year School Conf Class Pos G Rec Yds Avg TD
2014 SMU American FR DB 3 2 27 13.5 0
2015 SMU American FR WR 12 49 862 17.6 9
2016 SMU American SO WR 12 76 1,246 16.4 10
2017 SMU American JR WR 13 68 1,085 16.0 12
Career SMU 195 3,220 16.5 31

Professional careerEdit

Pre-draft measureables
Ht WtArm lengthHand size 40-yd dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert Broad BP
6 ft 3⅜ in 218 lb32⅜ in9¾ in 4.54 s 1.52 s 2.61 s 4.11 s 6.57 s 35½ in 10 ft 6 in 18 reps

The Denver Broncos selected Sutton in the second round (40th overall) of the 2018 NFL Draft.[10] He was the third wide receiver to be selected that year.[11] He made his NFL debut with two receptions for 45 yards in the Broncos' season-opening 27–24 victory over the Seattle Seahawks.[12] In Week 5, against the New York Jets, he scored his first professional touchdown.[13]


  2. Smith, Corbett (December 21, 2013). "Aledo never trailed in 2013 season, but Brenham almost put an end to that streak". Dallas Morning News.
  3. "Courtland Sutton - Football Recruiting - Player Profiles - ESPN".
  4. Easterling, Luke (November 20, 2016). "If you don't know SMU's Courtland Sutton, it's time to fix that" (in en-US). The Draft Wire.
  5. Holland, E. J. (April 8, 2016). "SMU position series: WR Courtland Sutton poised for monster sophomore season" (in en). SportsDay.
  6. Nichols, Bill (September 9, 2016). "Mustangs may have future NFL star receiver; why Chad Morris is upset at ESPN" (in en). SportsDay.
  7. Holland, E. J. (July 26, 2017). "Could SMU's Courtland Sutton be a legitimate Heisman Trophy contender?" (in en). SportsDay.
  8. Nichols, Bill (January 11, 2017). "All-American WR Sutton chooses to remain at SMU over entering NFL draft" (in en). SportsDay.
  9. Shook, Nick. "SMU receiver Courtland Sutton sets sights on 2018 draft". NFL.
  10. Payne, Scotty (April 27, 2018). "Denver Broncos select SMU wide receiver, Courtland Sutton in the second round of 2018 NFL Draft".
  11. "2018 NFL Draft Listing" (in en).
  12. "Broncos' Courtland Sutton: Logs 44 snaps" (in en).
  13. "WATCH: Courtland Sutton Notches First NFL Touchdown Grab" (in en). CBS Denver. October 7, 2018.

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