Tennessee's North, Sutton On All-SEC Freshman Team

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Thursday, December 12, 2013 - by Special to Chattanoogan.com
Cameron Sutton, left, is the third Vols defensive back on the team in as many years. Marquez North becomes Tennessee's first All-SEC freshman receiver since Justin Hunter in 2010.
Cameron Sutton, left, is the third Vols defensive back on the team in as many years. Marquez North becomes Tennessee's first All-SEC freshman receiver since Justin Hunter in 2010.
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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. - Tennessee's Marquez North and Cameron Sutton were named to the All-SEC Freshman team on Thursday.

Sutton is the third consecutive Tennessee defensive back to earn the honor while North marks the first Tennessee wide receiver to do so since Justin Hunter in 2010.

Sutton had a standout season in his inaugural campaign on Rocky Top. The Jonesboro, Ga., native made 39 tackles as he started all 12 games in 2013. Sutton led the Vols with nine passes defended including two interceptions and seven pass break-ups. He also had four tackles for a loss with a sack and two fumble recoveries.

Sutton was the Vols' 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). His second interception came in the Vols' upset win over South Carolina (10/19). He became first true freshman to start in secondary since Justin Coleman (2011) in season opener vs. Austin Peay (8/31).

North started all 11 games he played and was the Vols leader in receiving yards with 496 as a true freshman. He finished second on the team with 38 receptions, the second-most by a freshman in Tennessee history. His yardage total ranks as the third-best total by a freshman in UT annals. The Charlotte, N.C., native became the first true freshman since 2009 (Marsalis Teague) to start a season opener for the Orange & White.

North had his first career 100-yard game with three catches for 102 yards in the upset win over #11 South Carolina (10/19). That total made North the first freshman since Justin Hunter in 2010 with 100-yard game. North also had his second of two ESPN SportsCenter Top-10 plays in the game with a remarkable 39-yard one-handed grab.


TE - Hunter Henry, Arkansas
OL - Laremy Tunsil, Ole Miss
OL - Andrew Jelks, Vanderbilt
OL - Alex Kozan, Auburn
OL - Denver Kirkland, Arkansas
C - Jon Toth, Kentucky
WR - Laquon Treadwell, Ole Miss
WR - Marques North, Tennessee
QB - Maty Mauk, Missouri
RB - Alex Collins, Arkansas
RB - Kelvin Taylor, Florida
AP - Pharoh Cooper, South Carolina

DL - Chris Jones, Mississippi State
DL - A'Shawn Robinson, Alabama
DL - Robert Nkemdiche, Ole Miss
DL - Darius Philon, Arkansas
LB - Darian Claiborne, Texas A&M
DL - Leonard Floyd, Georgia
DL - Skai Moore, South Carolina
DB - Vernon Hargreaves, Florida
DB - Tony Conner, Ole Miss
DB - Tre'Davious White, LSU
DB - Cameron Sutton, Tennessee

PK - Elliott Fry, South Carolina
P - Johnny Townsend, Florida
RS - Pharoh Cooper, South Carolina


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