2011: Team’s starting defensive tackle. Has 35 tackles and 3.0 sacks on the season.
- Part of a defensive unit that helped the Lions to a 27-20 opening day win at Tampa Bay (9/11). Through the first three quarters, the Lions defense forced three-and-outs on five of the Bucs' first eight possessions, including three-straight to open the third quarter. On the Lions first defensive possession that started at the Lions 21-yard line following a 78-yard kickoff return, the Lions defense held firm and did not allow a first down, forcing a Buccaneer field goal.
- In the first half, the defense allowed just 6 points and limited the Bucs to just 8:15 of possession time in the first two quarters. The defense allowed just 56 yards on the ground against the Buccaneers. It is the lowest rushing total allowed by the Lions on the road in a season opener since allowing 31 yards at Seattle September 12, 1999. It was also their lowest rushing total allowed overall on opening day since limiting the Green Bay Packers to 46 yards September 11, 2005. No Bucs running back rushed for more than 15 yards and just 1 of their 17 first downs came on the ground.
- Recorded his first sack of the season for a loss of 9 yards to end the first half vs. Kansas City (9/18). The d-line came up with 2.0 sacks on the day, including a sack-fumble from DE Kyle Vanden Bosch. Was part of a team effort that registered 6 turnovers in the game against Kansas City, including 3 interceptions and 3 fumble recoveries. It marked the first time since the Lions claimed a 24-17 win at Houston (Oilers, 12/10/95) that the team had 3 interceptions and 3 fumble recoveries.
- Through 2 games, the Lions have collected 8 takeaways (4 interceptions and 4 fumble recoveries), and for the second consecutive game, have yielded no touchdowns in the first half. In total, they've allowed just 1 touchdown (passing) and 3 field goals through the first two games.
- Recorded second sack of the season for a loss of 9 yard at Minnesota (9/25) on the Vikings second drive of the game, facing third-and-4 at the Lions’ 14-yard line. The sack forced the Vikings to a 41-yard field goal. He has now tallied 2.0 sacks in the season’s first three games for the second consecutive year. He has done that in each of his first two seasons in the NFL. Added 5 tackles (3 solo).
- After a slow first half, allowing the Vikings to gain 124 yards on 16 carries (7.8 avg.) in the first half, the Lions defense helped the team’s come-from-behind win by stuffing the run in the second half yielding just 8 rushing yards on 7 carries (1.1 avg.). Vikings’ All-Pro RB Adrian Peterson recorded 73 yards on 12 rushes in the first half, but wash held to just 5 yards on 5 carries by the Lions in the second half.
- With 11:40 left to play in the fourth quarter and trailing 20-17, the Lions stuffed the Vikings on fourth-and-1 at the Lions 17-yard line. The Lions followed up with a scoring drive that culminated in a 40-yard game-tying field goal.
- Recorded his third sack of the season vs. Atlanta (10/23) for a loss of 5 yards. Also added 5 tackles.
- Had 3 tackles, including one for a loss, vs. Carolina (11/20). He also put pressure on Cam Newton in the third quarter that caused an errant throw that was picked off by LB DeAndre Levy.
- Placed on Reserve/Suspended list for games at New Orleans (12/4) and vs. Minnesota (12/11).
- Suh returned to the lineup following his 2-game suspension at Oakland (12/18) and made an immediate impact. With the Raiders lining up for a 65-yard game-winning field goal with 4 seconds left, Suh got his right hand on the attempt by Oakland K Sebastian Janikowski. It was the first Lions block kick since DT Grady Jackson blocked a kick at San Francisco on December 27, 2009.
2010: Put together one of the most impressive rookie campaigns by a rookie defensive tackle in League history. Started all 16 games and recorded 66 tackles and a team-high 10.0 sacks. Also had 3 pass defenses, 1 interception, 1 fumble recovery (returned for a 17-yard touchdown) and a forced fumble.
- Led all rookies and defensive tackles with 10.0 sacks.
- Passed DE Tracy Scroggins (7.5 in 1992) for the most sacks by a rookie in a season since sacks became official in 1982.
- Suh's 10.0 sacks are the third-most by a Lions defensive tackle (since 1982) and he is just the third Lions defensive tackle to reach 10.0 in a season. The top two spots are held by DT Doug English (13.0 in 1983) and DT Henry Thomas (10.5 in 1995).
- Became only the second rookie defensive tackle (10.5 by 49ers Dana Stubblefield in 1993) to ever record 10.0 since sacks became official in 1982.
- 10.0 sacks on the year are the most by a Lions defensive player since DE James Hall has 11.5 in 2004.
- Only rookie in NFL with an interception and a fumble returned for a touchdown.
- Suh became the first Lions' rookie to record sacks in the first two games of the season since sacks became an official stat in 1982.
- Recorded a solo tackle and first career sack for a loss of one yard in season opener at Chicago (9/12). Also blew up 3rd-and-1 play at goal-line resulting in 1-yard loss in first quarter to force Bears into a field goal.
- Recorded a team-best 8 tackles (6 solo) and snagged his second sack of the season for a loss of 7 yards in the third quarter vs. Philadelphia (9/19).
- Tallied 3 solo stops at Minnesota (9/26).
- Third sack of the season came at Green Bay (10/3), and he also added 3 solo stops.
- Recorded his first career interception in Lions 44-6 win vs. St. Louis (10/10) when he tipped Rams QB Sam Bradford's pass at the line of scrimmage and plucked the ball out of the air in the fourth quarter. He then returned the interception 20 yards to set up a Lions field goal.
- Suh's interception against the Rams was the first interception by a Lions' rookie defensive lineman since DT Thurman McGraw intercepted a pass vs. the Los Angeles Rams October 15, 1950. Suh is also the first rookie defensive tackle to register an interception since Falcons rookie DT Trey Lewis had one at Tennessee October 7, 2007.
- Led the team with 1.5 sacks at the New York Giants (10/17). Also added three tackles (2 solo).
- Scored first career touchdown on fumble recovery (17 yards) against Washington (10/31) in the fourth quarter to season Lions' 37-25 victory. Recorded career-high 2.0 sacks, five tackles (4 solo) and became the first rookie to record 2 sacks in a game since DE Kalimba Edwards at Arizona December 8, 2002. He is the first Lions rookie defensive tackle to record two sacks in a game since sacks became an official statistic in 1982.
- With the 17-yard fumble return for a touchdown, Suh became the first Lions rookie defensive lineman to return a fumble for a touchdown since Bob Bell (25 yards) at Green Bay November 1, 1971.
- In the month of October, Suh finished with 14 tackles, 4.5 sacks (29.5 yards lost), 1 interception, 1 pass defense and a 17-yard fumble return for a touchdown. Suh's 4.5 sacks in October are the most for the month by a Lions rookie since sacks became official in 1982. They are the fifth-most among all Lions' defensive players for October and the second-most (DT Doug English in 1983) among Lions defensive tackles.
- With 4.5 sacks in October, Suh became the first rookie defensive tackle to record 4.5 sacks in October since Jacksonville DT John Henderson had 5.0 in 2002. He also became the first defensive tackle in the NFL to collect 4.5 sacks during October since Tampa Bay DT Warren Sapp had 5.0 in 2005.
- Three solo tackles against the New York Jets (11/7). Attempted first career PAT in third quarter (miss, hit right upright).
- Three tackles (1 solo), tackle of loss and quarterback hit at Buffalo (11/14).
- Led team with 8 tackles (5 solo), half a sack and one quarterback hit at Dallas (11/21). Moved his rookie sack total to 7.0 which is the second-highest tally by a Lions rookie defender since 1982.
- Recorded four tackles (3 solo), including two tackles for loss against New England (11/25). Added a sack for a loss of three yards.
- Added four tackles (3 solo) and had one pass defense against Chicago (12/5).
- Recorded three tackles (2 solo) against Green Bay (12/12).
- Tallied three tackles (2 solo), along with two quarterback hits at Tampa Bay (12/19).
- Recorded ninth sack of the season at Miami (12/26) for a loss of three. Added 5 tackles (5 solo), a forced fumble, quarterback hit, tackle for loss and had one pass defense. His 5 tackles moved his season total to 60, and he became the first Lions defensive tackle to record 60 tackles in a season since DT Shaun Rogers (68) in 2004.
- Recorded tenth sack of season against Minnesota (1/2). Added six tackles (4 solo) and one quarterback hit.
COLLEGE: Started 39 of 53 games during his five-year career at Nebraska, recording 215 tackles (125 solos) with 24.0 quarterback sacks for minus 187 yards, 57.0 stops for losses of 252 yards and 39 pressures. Caused three fumbles and recovered another, intercepted four passes for 79 yards in returns that included two touchdowns and also recorded 15 pass defenses. Also added a two-yard touchdown pass and blocked six kicks. His 57 tackles behind the line of scrimmage rank second in school history behind Grant Wistrom (58.5, 1994-97). Those 57 stops for loss lead all active NCAA defensive tackles and rank second overall to defensive end George Selvie of South Florida (69, 2006-09).
- Suh's 24.0 stops behind the line of scrimmage in 2009 rank second on the school season-record list behind Jim Skow's 25.0 in 1985.
- His seven tackles for loss (five solo/two assisted) vs. Texas in the 2009 Big Twelve Championship Game tied the Nebraska game-record that was first set by Jim Skow vs. Missouri in 1985.
- Ranks fourth in school history with 24.0 quarterback sacks, surpassed only by Trev Alberts (29.5, 1990-93), Wistrom (26.5, 1994-97) and Skow (26.0, 1983-85).
- Suh's 12.0 sacks in 2009 were the second-most ever by a Husker defensive tackle, topped by Skow's 15.0 in 1985.
- His 10 pass defenses in 2009 set the school season-record for a defensive lineman and his 15 total pass break-ups are another Husker defensive lineman career-record.
- Holds the school game (two vs. Iowa State in 2009), season (three in 2009) and career (six) records for most kicks blocked by a down lineman.
- Set the school season-record for a defensive tackle with two interceptions in 2008 and the Husker down lineman record by returning both for touchdowns.
2009: Unanimous All-American and All-Big Twelve Conference first-team selection. Named the Associated Press College Player of the Year, CBSSports.com National Defensive Player of the Year, Big Twelve Conference Defensive Player of the Year/Defensive Lineman of the Year and was a finalist for the Walter Camp National Player of the Year Award. Was one of five finalists for the Heisman Trophy and the first defensive lineman to be named a finalist for that trophy since Warren Sapp in 1994. 2009 Rotary Lombardi Award, Outland Trophy, Bronko Nagurski Trophy, Chuck Bednarik Award, Bill Willis Award and Guy Chamberlin Award winner. Lott Trophy finalist (one of four), earning Lott Trophy Impact Player of the Week vs. Missouri and Iowa State. Nebraska Team MVP. Member of the Big Twelve Commissioner's Spring Academic Honor Roll and garnered Academic All-Big Twelve second-team recognition. Set numerous position, game, season and career records, as he became the first Husker defensive lineman to lead the team in tackles in consecutive seasons.
- Recorded a career-best 85 tackles (52 solos), as he also led the team with 12.0 sacks for minus 77 yards, 24.0 stops for losses of 93 yards and 26 pressures. Second on the team with 10 pass defenses, a season-record for down lineman.
- Set the Husker position record with two blocked kicks vs. Iowa State and with a total of three blocked kicks for the season. Also intercepted a pass, as his total of 11 passes defended were the most by any college down lineman for the season (no other defensive lineman ranked in the top 100 in the FBS.
- Against the run, Suh made 94 plays, holding the ball carriers to 20 yards, as he stopped runners at the line of scrimmage 20 times for no gain, in addition to his 24 tackles in the backfield, delivering 10 of those hits inside the red zone (three on goalline snaps).
- Allowed just four first downs and killed 13 scoring drives with 12 third-down tackles and one fourth-down tackle.
2008: All-American second-team selection by The NFL Draft Report. Consensus All-Big Twelve Conference first-team choice. Named the team's co-Lifter of the Year and Defensive Most Valuable Player. Started all 13 games at nose tackle, becoming the first defensive tackle since 1973 to lead the team in tackles, as he totaled 76 hits (39 solos). Ranked eighth in the conference and led the team with 7.5 sacks for minus 67 yards and also paced the Huskers with 19.0 stops for losses totaling 85 yards.
- Nebraska's leader with 7.0 sacks.
- Caused a fumble and deflected three passes.
- Set school records for a defensive lineman with two interceptions, returning both for touchdowns totaling 79 yards.
- Blocked two kicks.
2007: Started 11 games at nose tackle. Made all six of his stops behind the line of scrimmage in an early four-game stretch. Recorded 34 tackles (22 solos), included a 6-yard sack, four pressures, two pass deflections and a blocked kick.
2006: Played in all 14 games as a backup at nose tackle and earned a start vs. Oklahoma. Named Freshman All-Big Twelve Conference by The Sporting News. Finished the year with 19 tackles (12 solos), 3.5 sacks for minus 37 yards, eight stops for losses of 45 yards and two pressures. Also caused one fumble and intercepted a pass. Saw time on special teams as a blocker on the place-kicking unit.
2005: One of a school-record 13 true freshmen to see action in 2005. Played in the first two games and had an assisted tackle vs. Wake Forest before missing the remainder of the season with a knee injury, receiving a medical red-shirt.
HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL: Attended Grant (Portland, Ore.) High School, playing football for head coach William Griffin. The two-way star earned Parade All-American honors and was voted the 2004 Portland Interscholastic League Defensive Player of the Year and the state Class 4A Defensive Player of the Year.
- As a senior, he recorded 65 tackles, including 10.0 sacks and recovered four fumbles. Also starred on the offensive line, helping the Generals to a 9-3 record and a berth in the state quarterfinals.
- Earned first-team All-League honors on both offense and defense, and in addition to his defensive accolades was a first-team All-State pick on offense by at least one media outlet.
- First-team All-Portland Interscholastic League pick on both offense and defense as a junior and was an honorable-mention All-State pick as a junior.
- Listed as the top prospect in the state of Oregon by Rivals.com and among the top ten defensive tackle prospects in the country.
- Played in the U.S. Army All-American Game, where he lined up on the offensive line. Also played basketball and was a track standout for Grant High, earning honorable-mention All-League honors in basket-ball as a junior and senior.
- In track Suh was the district shot put champion in 2004, and won the OSAA Class 4A shot put title in 2005 with a school record throw of 61-4. Thanks to his all-around athletic accomplishments, he was a finalist for the Portland Tribune's Athlete of the Year.
- Graduated in December, 2009 with a degree in Construction Management.
- Named to the 2009 Big Twelve Conference.
- Commissioner's Spring Academic Honor Roll.
- Volunteered with Nebraska's local hospital visits and also recently.
- Volunteered his time as a speaker at Pound Middle School.
- Suh's mother, Bernadette, is from Jamaica, while his father, Michael, hails from Cameroon. In the Ngema tribe in Cameroon, Ndamukong means "House of Spears."
- Born January 6, 1987 and resides in Portland, Oregon.
SUH'S SINGLE-GAME BESTS:
- Tackles: 8 (twice) last at Dal 11/21/10
- Sacks: 2 vs Was 10/31/10
- Interceptions: 1 vs. StL 10/10/10
- Interception Return Yards: 20 vs. StL 10/10/10
- Pass Defenses: 1 (3 times) last at Mia 12/26/10
- Fumble Recoveries: 1 vs. Was 10/31/10
- Fumble Return Yards: 17 vs. Was 10/31/10