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McNeese State WR Cyron Sutton has sights on more

Cyron Sutton
McNeese State WR Cyron Sutton is one of the best players in the country. Check out this piece from Justin Kelm

McNeese State WR Cyron Sutton has sights on more

By: Justin Kelm

The McNeese Cowboys were picked in the 2020 Southland Conference Preseason Polls to finish fifth. In a time where nothing is set in stone due to the current pandemic the world is faced, Cowboys Senior Wide Receiver Cyron Sutton is a name to remember. Sutton displays leadership on and off the field. Hailing from New Orleans, Louisiana the Senior has made his mark in the Southland Conference. Sutton also shattered the schools records, setting the single season receptions record with 67 in 2019. He has survived numerous coaching changes in his career in Lake Charles and with new Head Coach Frank Wilson, he plans on continuing his success. No matter who is there, Sutton is always willing to give his all. In 2019, Sutton became a father and in a interview last year he stated “She’s the reason why I’m out here, grinding hard everyday.” After this season, I can see Sutton taking his talents to the professional ranks. He is a speedy receiver who can be utilized in numerous areas of an offense. McNeese utilizes him as a receiver and returner. 

Below is information and statistics provided by McNeese. 

2020 Preseason All-Southland Conference 1st Team Wide Receiver

• 2020 Preseason All-Southland Conference 2nd Team Punt Returner

• Enters the season with 114 career receptions (6th all-time), 1,688 career yards (10th all-time), 14 career TD catches (6th all-time)

2019: All-Southland Conference 2nd Team

• Set a single-season school record with 67 catches for 950 yards, ranking as the 2nd-most in a season.

• Single-game school record with 13 receptions at Central Arkansas on Oct. 12.

• Single-season school record with most consecutive games catching a TD pass at 7 (Sept. 17-Oct. 26).

• Had 10 catches vs. Sam Houston on Sept. 28 which at the time, tied a single-game record.

• His 9 TD catches on the season ranked as the third-most in a season in school history.

• Reeled in 160 yards receiving vs. SHSU, 7th-most in a single-game, and had 156 yards receiving at UCA, ranking as the 13th-most in a game in school history.

• Ranked 4th in the SLC, 38th nationally with 78.7 yards per game receiving; 5th SLC, 37th FCS with 944 total receiving yards; 5th SLC, 36th FCS with 9 TD catches.

• Ranked 2nd in the SLC and 30th nationally in punt returns with a 7.7 average.

• Four games with 100 yards or more receiving.

• Twice had multiple TD catches in a game – 2 at UCA (Oct. 12), 2 at SFA (Oct. 26).

2018: All-SLC Honorable Mention

• Led the team in both receptions (41) and receiving yards (609).

• Ranked 15th in the Southland Conference in receiving yards, 17th in receiving yards per game (55.4), and 19th with 3.7 catches per game.

• Tied for the team lead with three touchdown catches.

• Added a punt return for a TD to give him four total touchdowns on the season.

• Named SLC and Louisiana Special Teams Player of the Week against ACU where he returned a punt 73 yards for a score… that ranked as the 12th-longest punt return score in school history.

• Season-high six catches at SLU and at NSU in back-to-back week.

• Season-best 116 yards receiving with a TD at NSU on Nov. 10… added 54 punt return yards to give him 182 all-purpose yards for the game.

• Racked up 800 all-purpose yards for the season to rank him 17th in the conference with an average of 72.7 per game.

• Two catches that went for 60 yards or more.


• Caught six passes for 129 yards and two touchdowns.

• Played in 10 games.

• Two catches for 67 yards and a score at Alcorn.

• Two grabs for 32 yards and a TD against Florida Tech.

• Returned one punt for 20 yards against HBU.


• Redshirt season.

High School: 

• Earned all-district honors while racking up 1,462 receiving yards and a school record 14 touchdowns.

• Recorded 2,600 all-purpose yards.

• As a junior, scored a then-school record 13 TDs and 1,242 yards.

• A standout in track where he received the Brent L. Mitchell Award that is the highest award given to his school’s athletes.

• Also lettered in basketball.

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