Steve Suttle '62
One of the leaders in the rebirth of Washington and Lee football after the abolition of subsidized football in 1954 was Steve Suttle '62 from Uvalde, Texas. Suttle helped engineer W&L's rise from a 1-7 record his freshman year in 1958 to a 9-0 record and the Washington, D.C., Touchdown Club's Timmie Award as the outstanding small college team in the nation his senior year in 1961.
Suttle excelled as both a quarterback on offense and as a linebacker/safety on defense in head coach Lee McLaughlin's three-platoon system. An outstanding athlete, Suttle was the team's leading rusher as a sophomore and ran for 898 yards and nine touchdowns in his career, trailing only the legendary Gil Bocetti for the most yards gained by a W&L quarterback. Suttle led W&L to a record of 17-0-1 in his final two seasons, earning all-state honors both seasons.
As a junior, Suttle was named W&L's Outstanding Athlete by the Lexington Jaycees on the recommendation of the coaching staff. As a senior, he was team captain, received the Clovis Moomaw Football Award for leadership and sportsmanship, the University's Outstanding Senior Athlete Award, and honorable mention on the Associated Press Little All-America team. Suttle also lettered in track and lacrosse.
Suttle was a Dean's List student and Honor Roll student and graduated cum laude. He served as secretery of the student body executive committee, as a member of the W&L Athletic committee, as president of Delta Tau Delta, was inducted into Omicron Delta Kappa and was listed in Who's Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges.