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Five Fun Facts About Ndamukong Suh

Filed under: 5 Fun Facts — by Mark on March 17, 2015

One of the bigger names in this year’s free agency was Ndamukong Suh. This impact player left the Detroit Lions and signed as a free agent with the Miami Dolphins, which made sports page headlines everywhere.

Here are five fun facts about Ndamukong Suh.

A Child of Portlandia

Ndamukong Suh was born and raised in Portland, Oregon. He went to Grant High School there. Other notable sports names to come out of Grant High School like him include NBA player Terrell Brandon, NFL player and coach June Jones, MLB outfielder Darryl Motley, NFL quarterback George Shaw, and NBA player Mark Radford.

Not Bad Numbers

As a senior at Nebraska in 2009, Ndamukong Suh racked up 85 tackels, 12 sacks, 24 tackles for loss, 3 blocked kicks, and one interception.

Second Overall

In the 2010 NFL Draft, the Detroit Lions selected Ndamukong Suh with the second overall pick. This is the second highest a player from Nebraska has ever been taken. The one time one went higher was in 1984 when the Patriots took wide receiver Irving Fryar. Other Cornhuskers who also were drafted second overall include Dean Steinkuhler in 1984 by the Oilers and Neil Smith in 1988 by the Chiefs.

The First To Go Down

The first quarterback sack of Ndamukong Suh’s career came in his very first NFL game, a Lions loss to the Bears on September 12, 2010, when he brought down Jay Cutler for a one yard loss.

The Most Sacks Against?

During his five seasons with the Lions, the team that Ndamukong Suh would register the most quarterback sacks against was the Chicago Bears with eight. In second place on that list is the Vikings with six and a half.

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