Cam Sutton Makes Game-Saving INT for Steelers

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    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.

    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.



    Nathanael Rutherford
    Nathanael Rutherford is the managing editor and social media manager for Rocky Top Insider. Nathanael graduated from the University of Tennessee and cultivated a passion for the Vols while growing up in Knoxville a mere 10 minutes from Neyland Stadium. He's been a part of the RTI team since November of 2015 and has been the editor of RTI since June of 2017. If he's not talking or writing about Tennessee athletics, he's probably talking about Star Wars.