At 6’7″, 255 lbs, Sudfield is hard to miss. From Santa Cruz, CA, Sudfield showed off his athletic prowess in high school as the captain of his football team and lettering in tennis, track and field, and basketball. He committed to the University of Nevada to play college ball, where he would spend 6 years as a Wolf Pack mainly due to injuries.
Sudfield began rounding into top flight form during his senior year, where he exploded for 45 catches for 598 yards and 8 TD’s, including a 5-game TD streak and a 2-TD effort in the New Mexico Bowl. Sudfield followed up his stellar performance with a 4.71 in the 40-yard dash and a 4.48 short shuttle.
Sudfield signed with the New England Patriots shortly after the NFL draft, and had such a strong camp, he was being dubbed “Baby Gronk”; however, he was released from the Patriots in October of that year and claimed by the New York Jets, catching 5 passes for 63 yards before suffering another ACL injury. He was then re-signed by the Jets the following year but released as part of final cuts.
Now fully healthy, Sudfield will suit up in The Spring League’s 2018 season, looking to resume what looked to be a very promising career in the NFL.
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