Cam Sutton entered Sunday’s season opener in the NFL still looking for his first career interception as an NFL player. And he found it in the most opportune time for the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Sutton, a former standout cornerback and punt returner for the Vols, came up huge for the Steelers in their 2018 season opener against the Cleveland Browns on Sunday. The Browns were driving just past midfield and were attempting to set up a potential game-winning field goal attempt. Tyrod Taylor dropped back and released a pass to the sideline to try and get a big gain to get the Browns in field goal range.
Only Taylor’s pass didn’t find its intended target.
Sutton jumped in the air at the perfect moment and came down with this first career interception in the NFL and helped send the game into overtime.
— Pittsburgh Steelers (@steelers) September 9, 2018
Cleveland had rallied in the fourth quarter to overcome a 21-7 deficit and had tied the game at 21-all with 1:58 remaining in the game. But Sutton’s interception cut the Browns’ comeback short.
The former Vol also had two tackles and a pass defended in the contest. The second-year Steeler appeared in five games as a rookie last season and made one start in 2017, totaling five tackles and a pass defended. Sutton was selected in the third round of the 2017 NFL Draft by the Steelers after playing four years with the Vols.