Ndamukong Suh" Profile - NFL Draft 2010

Friday, April 23, 2010

Ndamukong Suh
Ndamukong Suh was born on January 6, 1987. He is an American football defensive tackle for the Detroit Lions of the National Football League. He was drafted by the Lions 2nd overall in the 2010 NFL Draft. He played college football at Nebraska.

As a senior in college, Suh received numerous awards including the Associated Press College Football Player of the Year Award, Bronko Nagurski Trophy, Chuck Bednarik Award, Lombardi Award and Outland Trophy. He was also a finalist for the Heisman Trophy, finishing fourth.

Suh attended Grant High School in Portland, Oregon, where he earned Parade All-America honors and was voted the 2004 Portland Interscholastic League Defensive Player of the Year and the state Class 4A Defensive Player of the Year.

Personal Life
Suh’s mother, Bernadette (née Lennon), was born in Spanish Town, Jamaica and is a graduate of Southern Oregon University, while his father, Michael, comes from Cameroon and played semi-pro soccer in Germany for a few years while working as a machinist. They met and were married in Portland, Oregon in 1982 after he was accepted to a trade school in the area. In the Ngema ethnic group of Cameroon, Ndamukong means "House of Spears."

Suh has three sisters and is the second oldest of the four siblings. His older sister, Odette Lennon Ngum Suh, played soccer collegiately at Mississippi State University and is currently a midfielder on the Cameroon women's national football team.

2010 NFL Draft

Suh was selected with the second pick in the 2010 NFL Draft by the Detroit Lions. Suh was widely considered to be one of the best prospects available in the draft, ESPN.com's draft analyst Mel Kiper, Jr. describes Suh as "maybe the most dominating defensive tackle I've seen in 32 years" and projected him to go #1 overall to the St. Louis Rams. Suh is seen as an ideal fit at either defensive tackle in a 4-3 defense or as a defensive end in a 3-4 NFL defense. To prepare for the NFL Draft and signing Suh signed with Maximum Sports Management, and agent Roosevelt Barnes, will serve as Suh's lead agent. For off the field marketing activities, Suh signed with The Agency Sports Management & Marketing, where Russ Spielman will serve as lead agent. At the NFL Combine, Suh bench pressed 225 lbs 32 times and had a 35.5 inch vertical leap, the highest for a defensive tackle since 2000. According to Barnes: "He is not a hard worker; he is a relentless worker."

On April 17, 2010 during the annual Spring Game, Suh announced that he would donate $2 million to Nebraska Athletics for its Strength and Conditioning Program and an additional $600,000 to the UNL College of Engineering to endow a scholarship. The donation from Ndamukong Suh was the largest single gift that Nebraska had received from a former player.

Suh's $600,000 gift to the University of Nebraska Foundation benefits students enrolled in UNL's College of Engineering. Suh is a graduate of the Charles Durham School of Architectural Engineering and Construction in the College of Engineering.

Suh asked that students from his high school, Grant High School in Portland, Ore., be given first preference for the scholarship he is creating. He said he wanted to help out-of-state students who pay more to attend the University of Nebraska. Suh's gift will be endowed, which means the principal will be invested and the net income used to create scholarships. By making the gift endowed, the Ndamukong Suh Scholarship will exist in perpetuity.

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Anonymous said...

More grease to your elbow big bro....I'm proud to know about you..."proudly Cameroonian

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