Ndamukong Suh is a professional American football player and Los Angeles Rams defensive tackle who plays in the National Football League (NFL). Drafted by the Detroit Lions as the second overall selection in the NFL draft of 2010, Suh is a five-time Pro Bowler and has been named to the All-Pro First-team thrice. Prior to his career with the Rams, Suh has also played for top NFL teams including Miami Dolphins and Detriot Lions. He completed his college career with the Nebraska Cornhuskers football team.
Ndamukong Suh’s Bio
The powerful defensive tackle was born Ndamukong Ngwa Suh in Portland, Oregon on January 6, 1987. He was born to African-American parents, Bernadette Suh and her husband Michael Suh. He possesses American nationality and belongs to Afro-American ethnic descent. Suh grew up in Portland, Oregon where he attended Grant High School. His career journey started right from high school where he featured in different sports including basketball, football, and track events.
During his high school football career, Suh was a two-way lineman for the school football team. As a junior, he earned an All-state pick honorable mention as well as All-Pil First-team honors. In his senior year, he won the Interscholastic League Defensive Player of the Year Award while he was also named to the All-State Class 4A First-team and High School All-American team by Parade Magazine. He featured in the 2005 U.S All-American Bowl and at the end of his high school career; Suh got a four-star rating from Rivals.com. He was also named the sixth-best defensive tackle in the United States.
He completed his college football career at the University of Nebraska where he played for the Nebraska Cornhuskers football team. He played the role of a defensive tackle for the team from 2005 and ended in 2009. As a freshman, Suh played just the first two games for the Cornhuskers before he was ruled out for the rest of the season following knee surgery.
The following year, Suh played all 14 games for the Cornhuskers as a backup defensive lineman and recorded 19 tackles. He received All-Big 12 honors from The Sporting News in the same year. As a sophomore, Suh notched 34 tackles and he received All-American honorable mention as well as First-team All-Big 12 honors for his remarkable achievements.
Finishing his college career in 2009, Suh had 85 tackles including 28 quarterback hurries, 12 quarterback sacks, and 10 pass breakups. He won the MVP of the Big 12 Championship Game, Big 12 Defensive Player of the Year Award, and AP Football Player of the Year Award. He won the Bronko Nagurski Trophy, Chuck Bednarik Award, Outland Trophy, and Bill Willis Trophy.
Professional Career and Stats
Ndamukong Suh was picked by the Detroit Lions as the second overall selection in the NFL draft of 2010. He signed up with the Lions with a five-year contract worth $68 million with $40 million guaranteed. During his rookie year, Suh was named to the Pro Bowl and All-Pro Team. He won the AP Defensive Rookie of the Year and Pepsi NFL Rookie of the Year among others.
He played four more seasons with the Lions ending his career with them after the 2014 season. In 2015, Suh signed up with the Miami Dolphins with a six-year contract worth $114 million. In his first season with the Dolphins, Suh featured in 16 games; he recorded 61 tackles and six sacks. At the end of the season, he was placed No 40 on the NFL Top 100 Players of 2016. He left the Dolphins after the 2017 season and signed up with the Los Angeles Rams. He penned down a one-year contract worth $14 million with the Rams on March 28, 2018.
Net Worth: How Much is Ndamukong Suh Worth?
Without a doubt, Suh is one of the best defensive tackles in the NFL. He has been outstanding since the inception of his career and has amassed great wealth for himself. Penning down a six-year contract worth $114 million with the Miami Dolphins in 2015 made him the highest-paid defensive tackle in the NFL history. Ndamukong Suh has a staggering net worth between $50 million and 70 million. In addition, he signed endorsement deals with notable brands such as Nike, Subway, Chrysler, Dicks Sporting Goods, and much more.
Ndamukong Suh’s Family: Parents
Suh was born to a Jamaican mother Bernadette, who is an elementary school teacher and a Cameroonian father Michael Suh. Michael played soccer for the Cameroonian National Team as well as in the German local league. He grew up along with four siblings (sisters) and he is the second oldest of the four. His older sister, Odette Lennon Ngum Suh is a soccer player; she played for Mississippi State University and is currently a midfielder for the Cameroon women’s national (soccer) team. His cousin Kameron Chatman currently plays basketball for the Michigan Wolverines Men’s Basketball Team.
Wife and Girlfriend
While Suh has been in the limelight for his exceptional playing style, his love life appears to be a mirage. The star has chosen to keep his love life, affairs, and relationships under the curtains. He has succeeded in striking a balance between his professional and personal life. Apparently, he is still single; he has been in a few relationships but never made it down the aisle. Since he is secretive about his love life, it is hard to know who his current girlfriend is. News has it that he is currently dating a lady named Katya Leick. Leick was a former basketball power forward for the Kansas State University basketball team and a news reporter for KNST.
Ndamukong Suh Height and Weight
Suh is highly productive; he has such an excellent combination of size and athleticism. His power, technique, versatility, and production make him arguably one of the best interior defenders of the NFL. Suh has supreme power and explosiveness from the defensive tackle spot; he is very tall, standing at a height of 6 feet 4 inches, and has a body weight of 307 pounds. The highly competitive performer is a dominating player with terrific hand usage and strength to hold up at the moment of attack. In addition, he has a hand size of 10¼ inches and an arm span of 33.5 inches.