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Ndamukong Suh

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6, 1987
Portland, OR
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6, 1987 (age 36)
Portland, OR


NFL defensive tackle who was drafted 2nd overall by the Detroit Lions in 2010 and quickly made his presence felt with his dominant, physical play. He was named to five Pro Bowls between 2010 and 2016 and he won his first Super Bowl title as a member of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 2020-21. 

Before Fame

He played football at Grant High School, and was a Heisman Trophy finalist while playing college football at the University of Nebraska.


He was named the Defensive Rookie of the Year in 2010. In 2015, he signed a six-year, $114 million deal with the Miami Dolphins, the highest contract ever for a defensive player at the time.

Family Life

He has three sisters, one of whom became a midfielder for the Cameroon Women's national football team. He married Katya Suh in May 2020. They welcomed twins named Kingston and Khari in March 2021.

Associated With

A controversial player, he stepped on quarterback Aaron Rodgers' ailing calf muscle in a 2014 week 17 game between the Lions and Green Bay Packers. He was suspended for Detroit's upcoming playoff game but he won an appeal and the suspension was lifted.