Team

Ndamukong Suh
DT #90
Height:
6-4
Weight:
305
Age:
27
College:
Nebraska
Hometown:
Portland, Ore.
Experience:
5

Quick Stats (2013):

TCKL
49
SCK
5.5
FF
1
INT
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Career Stats
SeasonTeamGamesTacklesInterceptionsFumbles
GGSTotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntYdsAvgLngTDsFFFR
TOTAL 186 136 50 27.5 1 12 1 20 -- 20 0 2 1
2013 DET 16 16 49 36 13 5.5 1 6 -- -- -- -- -- 1 --
2012 DET 16 16 35 25 10 8.0 -- 2 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
2011 DET 14 14 36 26 10 4.0 -- 1 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
2010 DET 16 16 66 49 17 10.0 0 3 1 20 20 20 0 1 1
Recent Games
WKOppResultTacklesInterceptionsFumbles
TotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntYdsAvgLngTDsFFFR
1 MIN W 34-24 -- 0 0 -- -- 1 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
2 @ARI L 21-25 3 3 0 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
3 @WAS W 27-20 5 4 1 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
4 CHI W 40-32 4 4 0 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 1 --
5 @GB L 9-22 5 3 2 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
6 @CLE W 31-17 1 1 0 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
7 CIN L 24-27 3 3 0 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
8 DAL W 31-30 1 1 0 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
10 @CHI W 21-19 2 2 0 -- -- 1 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
11 @PIT L 27-37 1 0 1 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
12 TB L 21-24 3 1 2 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
13 GB W 40-10 4 2 2 -- 1 1 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
14 @PHI L 20-34 10 7 3 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
15 BAL L 16-18 3 3 0 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
16 NYG L 20-23 1 0 1 -- -- 1 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
17 @MIN L 13-14 3 2 1 -- -- 2 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --

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Biography

Suh brings aggressiveness and instinct to the Lions’ front four and is expected to be a dominant mainstay in the middle for years to come. Possesses great versatility to move around in a variety of defensive packages and formations. Since entering the League in 2010, Suh has the most combined sacks and tackles-for-loss on rushing plays by defensive tackles with 50 (27.5 sacks, 22.5 TFLs).

MANE FACTS

  • Pronunciation: En-dom-ah-ken Soo
  • Pro Bowl: 2011, 2013, 2014
  • Associated Press All-Pro: 2010 First Team, 2012 Second Team, 2013 First Team
  • Named 2011 Associated Press Defensive Rookie of the Year; 2011 Pepsi Rookie of the Year.
  • Voted by his teammates for the Lem Barney Defensive MVP and the Mel Farr Rookie of the Year Award in 2010.
  • In the 2012 offseason, Suh donated $250,000 to his high school (Grant H.S.) in Portland to help build a new football field.

TRANSACTIONS

  • Selected by the Detroit Lions in the first round (2nd overall) of the 2010 NFL Draft.

PRO
Suh brings aggressiveness and instinct to the Lions’ front four and is expected to be a dominant mainstay in the middle for years to come. Possesses great versatility to move around in a variety of defensive packages and formations. Since entering the League in 2010, Suh has the most combined sacks and tackles-for-loss on rushing plays by defensive tackles with 50 (27.5 sacks, 22.5 TFLs).

  • He ranks second in sacks (27.5) and is third in tackles for loss (22.5).
  • Has 27.5 sacks in 62 career games.
  • With one sack vs. Green Bay (11/28/13), Suh (27.5), moved past DT Luther Elliss (27.0) for the second-most sacks by a Lions defensive tackle since sacks became official in 1982.
  • Suh (27.5) now needs two sacks to set the Lions franchise record for sacks among defensive tackles. DT Shaun Rogers (29 sacks) leads all Lions defensive tackles since sacks became official in 1982.
  • With two sacks vs. Chicago (9/29/13), it marked Suh’s third career multi-sack day and the second time in his career he has registered 2+ sacks in a game.
  • Named starter to 2011 Pro Bowl as a rookie. Became first Lions rookie to be named to the Pro Bowl since RB Barry Sanders was selected to the 1990 NFC Pro Bowl Squad.
  • He also became the Lions’ first rookie defensive player to be named to the Pro Bowl since DE Al “Bubba” Baker in 1979.
  • Among Lions defensive tackles, he was the sixth player at that position named to the Pro Bowl and the first ever to do so as a rookie. Suh is also the 10th rookie in team history named to the Pro Bowl and fourth Lions rookie defensive player.
  • Associated Press Defensive Rookie of the Year in 2010. Suh became seventh rookie in team history to win an AP Rookie of the Year award, the most by any franchise since the AP began honoring Offensive and Defensive Rookie of the Year in 1967. Joins RB Mel Farr (1976), CB Lem Barney (1967), WR Earl McCullough (1968), DE Al “Bubba” Baker (1978), RB Billy Sims (1980) and RB Barry Sanders (1989) as Detroit Lions honored as AP Rookie of the Year.
  • Third Lions’ rookie to be named AP Defensive Rookie of the Year and the first since Baker in 1978.
  • Since the AP Rookie of the Year Award was first established in 1967, Suh is only the sixth defensive tackle to win the honor and the first since Dolphins DT Tim Bowens in 1994.
  • Named Rookie of the Year by the Sporting News and Pro Football Weekly/PFWA. Also named All-Pro by Sporting News and PFW/PFWA.
  • Named to 2010 Associated Press All-Pro First Team. He was the first rookie defensive tackle to be named to the Associated Press All-Pro Team since the recognition was designated by offense and defense in 1951 and he is the first rookie defensive linemen to be named AP All-Pro since Titans DE Jevon Kearse in 1999.
  • Joined RB Doak Walker (1950), DE Al “Bubba” Baker (1978), K Eddie Murray (1980) and RB Barry Sanders (1989) as only Lions rookie named to AP All-Pro Team, with Suh and Baker as the only Lions defensive players.
  • Became Lions first rookie since RB Barry Sanders in 1989 to be named AP All-Pro.

2013: Voted a team captain for first time in his career as the anchor of the Lions fearsome defensive line. Named to the Pro Bowl and AP All-Pro First Team after finishing the season ranked seventh among defensive tackles in combined sacks and tackles-for-loss on rushing plays with 11.5 and tied for sixth in tackles for loss with six. He totaled 49 tackles (36 solo), 5.5 sacks (43.5 yards), six pass defenses, one forced fumble and one safety.

  • Recorded one quarterback hit and one pass defense in Week 1 vs. Minnesota (9/8).
  • Posted three solo tackles, including two tackles for loss, and two quarterback hits in Week 2 at Arizona (9/15).
  • Registered five tackles (four solo) and one quarterback hit in Week 3 at Washington (9/22).
  • Recorded four solo tackles, including two tackles for loss, two sacks (22 yards), and a sack-fumble in Week 4 vs. Chicago (9/29).
  • Posted four tackles (three solo), including one tackle for loss, and 0.5 sacks (five yards) in Week 5 at Green Bay (10/6). His 0.5 sack gave him 24.5 career sacks and moved him past DT Eric Williams for the fourth-most sacks in team history among defensive tackles.
  • Registered one solo tackle and one quarterback hit in Week 6 at Cleveland (10/13).
  • Registered one sack (eight yards) and three solo tackles in Week 7 vs. Cincinnati (10/20). Suh reached 25.5 career sacks and moved past DT Doug English (25.0) for the third-most sacks by a Lions defensive tackle since sacks became official in 1982.
  • Registered one solo tackle and one quarterback hit in Week 8 vs. Dallas (10/27).
  • Posted two solo tackles, including one tackle for loss, one sack (nine yards), four quarterback hits and one pass defense in Week 10 at Chicago (11/10).
  • Assisted on a tackle in Week 11 at Pittsburgh (11/17).
  • Had three tackles (one solo) and one quarterback hit in Week 12 vs. Tampa Bay (11/24).
  • Registered his first career safety on a one-yard sack in Week 13 vs. Green Bay (11/28). He also recorded four tackles (two solo), including one tackle for loss, two quarterback hits and one pass defense.
  • Suh (27.5) moved past DT Luther Elliss (27.0) for the second-most sacks by a Lions defensive tackle since sacks became official in 1982.
  • Tied for the team lead in tackles as he posted a career-high 10 (seven solo) in Week 14 at Philadelphia (12/8).
  • Had three solo tackles in Week 15 vs. Baltimore (12/16).
  • Assisted on a tackle and had two quarterback hits and one pass defense in Week 16 vs. New York Giants (12/22).
  • Registered three tackles (two solo) and two pass defenses in Week 17 at Minnesota (12/29).

2012: Named a Pro Bowl alternate in 2012 after finishing second on the team in sacks with eight behind DE Cliff Avril (9.5). In 2012, Suh ended the season with eight sacks (67 yards), 33 total tackles (23 solo), including eight tackles for loss and two pass defenses.

  • Finished with two tackles and a sack for a 12-yard loss on QB Sam Bradford in the Lions’ 27-23 season home opener win over the St. Louis Rams. Also recorded two tackles for loss, including a one-armed stop on RB Steven Jackson.
  • Part of a defensive line effort that tallied four sacks total in the game and held Rams RB Steven Jackson to only 53 yards rushing.
  • Registered one sack for a total loss of 17 yards on QB Alex Smith in the Week 2 against the 49ers (9/16), marking the second time in three NFL seasons he has registered sacks in each of the season’s first two games. He recorded sacks in the first two games of his rookie season in 2010.
  • Finished with two solo tackles and one key pass defense that came on a third-down play in Week 6 at Philadelphia (10/14). The Lions defensive line finished their day with three sacks and helped lead the Lions defense to 10 tackles for loss in the 26-23 overtime win over the Eagles.
  • Recorded his third sack of the season on Bears QB Jay Cutler for a loss of eight yards in Week 7 at Chicago (10/22) and also finished with one tackle for loss.
  • Had two tackles for loss in the Lions’ 28-24 win vs. Seattle in Week 8 (10/28). The Lions defense combined for seven tackles for loss against the Seahawks, six of which were from the Lions defensive line.
  • Led a disruptive defensive line effort in Week 11 vs. Green Bay (11/18) with five total tackles (two solo). The Lions’ defensive line recorded three sacks (17 yards) and had three of the five tackles for loss against the Packers.
  • Delivered a dominating performance in Week 13 vs. Indianapolis (12/2), racking up one sack, six tackles (five solo, four for loss) and one pass defense against the Colts.
  • Picked up the Lions’ only sack of the game on a one-yard takedown on Cardinals QB Ryan Lindley and finished with three tackles (two solo) in Week 15 at Arizona.
  • Had a 0.5 sack in Week 16 vs. Atlanta (12/22), giving him seven sacks on the season and making him the first Lions defensive tackles since 1982 to record seven-plus sacks in two different seasons.
  • Collected a sack in Week 17 vs. Chicago (12/30), giving him eight sacks on the season. He is the only Lions defensive tackle since 1982 (first year quarterback sacks became official) to record seven-plus sacks in two different seasons (10 in 2010 and 8 in 2012).

2011: Team’s starting defensive tackle who started in 14 games and recorded 36 tackles, four sacks and one blocked field goal 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.
  • Recorded his first sack of the season for a loss of nine yards to end the first half vs. Kansas City (9/18). The d-line came up with two sacks on the day, including a sack-fumble from DE Kyle Vanden Bosch. Was part of a team effort that registered six turnovers in the game against Kansas City, including three interceptions and three 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 three interceptions and three fumble recoveries.
  • Recorded second sack of the season for a loss of nine yards at Minnesota (9/25) on the Vikings’ second drive of the game. The sack forced the Vikings into a 41-yard field goal.
  • Returned to the lineup following his two-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 four seconds left, Suh got his right hand on the attempt by Oakland K Sebastian Janikowski. It was the first Lions blocked a 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 defensive tackle in League history. Started all 16 games and recorded 66 tackles and a team-high 10 sacks. Also had three pass defenses, one interception, one fumble recovery (returned for a 17-yard touchdown) and a forced fumble.

  • Led all rookies and NFL defensive tackles with 10 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 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.
  • In the month of October, Suh finished with 14 tackles, 4.5 sacks (29.5 yards lost), one interception, one 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.

COLLEGE
Suh 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).

  • 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 12 Championship Game tied the Nebraska single-game record.
  • Suh’s 12.0 sacks in 2009 were the second-most ever by a Husker defensive tackle. 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 (2 vs. Iowa State in 2009), season (3 in 2009) and career (6) records for most kicks blocked by a down lineman.
  • Set school season-record for a defensive tackle with two interceptions in 2008 and Husker lineman record by returning both for touchdowns.
  • In 2009, named Unanimous All-American and All-Big 12 Conference First selection. Named the Associated Press College Player of the Year, CBSSports.com National Defensive Player of the Year, Big 12 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 12 Commissioner’s Spring Academic Honor Roll and garnered Academic All-Big 12 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.
  • 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 goal line snaps).
  • All-American Second Team selection in 2008 by The NFL Draft Report. Consensus All-Big 12 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.
  • Started 11 games at nose tackle in 2007, 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.
  • In 2006, Played in all 14 games as a backup at nose tackle and earned a start vs. Oklahoma. Named Freshman All-Big 12 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.
  • 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.

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 H 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 12 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: 10 at Phi 12/8/13
  • Sacks: 2 (twice) Last vs. Chi 9/29/13
  • Sack Yards: 22 vs. Chi 9/29/13
  • Interceptions: 1 vs. StL 10/10/10
  • Interception Return Yards: 20 vs. StL 10/10/10
  • Pass Defenses: 2 at Min 12/29/13
  • Forced Fumbles: 1 (twice) Last vs. Chi 9/29/13
  • Fumble Recoveries: 1 vs. Was 10/31/10
  • Fumble Return Yards: 17 vs. Was 10/31/10
  • Fumble Return Touchdowns: 1 vs. Was 10/31/10

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