NFL defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh was born on January 6th, 1987 to a Jamaican mother, Bernadette, and a Cameroonian father, Michael. At Grant High School in Portland, Oregon, Suh was a two-way star on the football team, earning Parade Magazine All-American honors and Portland Interscholastic League Defensive Player of the Year. Considered among the nation’s best defensive tackle prospects, he chose to attend the University of Nebraska to study Engineering. During his junior year at Nebraska, he was the first Nebraska defensive lineman to lead the team in tackles since 1973. In 2009, his senior year, he registered 82 tackles, 12 sacks and helped lead the Cornhuskers to the top ranking scoring defense in the nation, yielding only 10.4 points per game. Suh balanced time as a student-athlete and philanthropist, volunteering his time speaking to youth at local schools, and hours spent visiting with patients of Omaha Children’s Hospital. Upon his graduation, Suh donated $2.6 million to the University of Nebraska, including $600,000 towards an endowed engineering scholarship, with the first recipient announced in May 2013.
In the 2010 NFL draft, he was selected second overall by the Detroit Lions. His rare combination of strength, agility and speed made him an instant force in the NFL. He was selected Rookie of the Year and named to the NFL’s All-Pro team. Suh was also voted a Pro-Bowl starter, the first time for a rookie defensive player in NFL history. In 2011 he helped lead the Detroit Lions to their first playoff appearance since 1999. Following the 2012 season, he was named to the NFL’s All-Pro team and represented the NFC in the Pro Bowl for his second time in three seasons. The 2013 season saw Suh’s third appearance in the Pro Bowl and fourth first-team All Pro.
In addition to making an impact on the field, Suh has made his presence felt in the local community, including partnering with the area hospitals for toy donations where he donates toys and aids in fundraising efforts. Ndamukong’s unwavering commitment to education is shown through donation of backpacks filled with a year of school supplies for students of Detroit, Nebraska, and Portland who agree to give their best. His support of health wellness and nutrition exhibited through a summer football and life skills camp in Detroit, promoted in his partnerships with companies such as Nike among many others. His international philanthropic efforts include adopting a school in Bamenda Cameroon, Africa, and assisting educational development in Jamaica through his foundation, The Ndamukong Suh Family Foundation. In 2010, the Giving Back Fund named him Most Charitable Athlete.
In March 2015, Ndamukong Suh signed the largest defensive contract for a defensive player in NFL history to play with the Miami Dolphins.
Ndamukong Suh led the Detroit Lions' defense with 5 tackles, 1 assisted tackle and 1 sack in a 34-17 win over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
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Hakeem Nicks had 2 receptions for 44 yards and 1 touchdown to the Colts 17-10 win. Watch now.
Ndamukong Suh added 2 tackles, 2 assisted tackles and 1 sack as the Lions beat the Vikings.
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Ndamukong Suh added 3 tackles and 2 sacks in last night’s game, finishing the season with a total of 53 tackles and 8.5 sacks.