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Cameron Sutton returns home for a 7v7 tournament Friday.

RIVERDALE — Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback Cameron Sutton returns for his second annual Cameron Sutton High School Football tournament Friday.

Cameron Sutton was selected by the Pittsburgh Steelers in the 3rd round (94th overall) of the 2017 NFL Draft. The Clayton County native totaled 27 tackles (18 solo) along with an interception and ranked fourth on the team with three pass deflections in 14 games (five starts) as a rookie.

Sutton played collegiately at the University of Tennessee, where he became the first freshman to return an interception for a touchdown since safety Eric Berry in 2007.

The mission for the Cam Sutton 7v7 Football tournament is to expose and empower camp participants of all skills and levels to the fundamentals and rigor of football in an ultimate training experience that challenges each player to commit to a lifelong personal standard of excellence.

Sutton is always searching for innovative ways to inspire children and teenagers through athletics, education, and service projects. This year, Sutton partnered with local businesses and YSportz with efforts of bringing a first-class 7v7 tournament to Southern Crescent Stadium in Riverdale, Georgia.

“Once I realized I had potential I started to take my grades serious. You have to be the hardest worker in the classroom first, then you can be the hardest worker on the field,” Sutton said in a press release. “We want everyone to come out and join.”

Sports Editor

Graduated from South Carolina State University in 2015. Been with the Henry Herald and Clayton News in two capacities as a sports journalist and interim sports editor.

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