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ASU in the Pros: Ravens DL Terrell Suggs

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This former Sun Devil was near unstoppable at Arizona State.

NFL: Baltimore Ravens at New England Patriots Stew Milne-USA TODAY Sports

Terrell Suggs may be one of the best football players to ever come out of Arizona State, and he is one of the few Sun Devils to match his college success in the pros.

Suggs was the 60th ranked player in the nation coming out of Hamilton High School in Chandler, Ariz. and played defensive end for coach Bruce Snyder and head coach Dirk Koetter for Arizona State from 2000-02.

The best the Sun Devils ever finished in Suggs’ three seasons was 8-6, but the team’s mediocre record was not due to Suggs’ performance.

He was near-unstoppable on the field as he finished his college career with 163 tackles, including a school record 65.5 tackles for losses. He also racked up 44 sacks, 14 forced fumbles, three fumble recoveries, two interceptions and nine passes deflected in his career.

Notable Achievements at ASU

-2002 Unanimous First-Team All-American

-Broke the NCAA sack record in 2002 with 24 sacks

-Finished 2002 with the most tackles for loss in the nation (31.5) and tied for most forced fumbles (6) in the Pac-10

-2002 All-Pac- 10 selection

-2002 Pac-10 Defensive Player of the Year

-Inaugural Ted Hendrick’s Award in 2002 for the top defensive end in the nation

-Lombardi Award recipient (2002)

-Bronko Nagursi Trophy recipient (2002)

-Rotary Lombardi Award (2002)

-Bill Willis Trophy recipient (2002)

-Pac-10 2002 Morris Trophy recipient

Where is he now?

Following his junior season, Suggs was drafted by the Baltimore Ravens 10th overall in the 2003 NFL Draft.

Suggs made an immediate impact as a rookie tying an NFL record by posting a sack in each of his first four games.

He finished the season with 27 tackles, a Ravens’ rookie record 12 sacks, 6 forced fumbles and 1 interception. His stellar play earned him the Defensive Rookie of the

Year award despite only starting one game in his rookie season.

Suggs has gone on to become a six-time Pro-Bowler and two-time All-Pro, while winning defensive player of the year in 2011. He also was a part of the Raven’s Super Bowl XLVII winning team.

Suggs is now entering his fifteenth NFL season and while he has been hampered by injuries in recent years, he is still an effective player, managing to record 8 sacks and 3 forced fumbles in the 2016 season.

Notable NFL Achievements:

-NFL Defensive Player of the Year (2011)

-Six- time Pro Bowler (2004, 2006, 2008, 2010-11 and 2013)

-Pro Bowl first alternate (2014)

-Pro Football Weekly Defensive Player of the Year (2011)

-KC 101 Defensive Player of the Year (2011)

-AFC Defensive Player of the Month (December, 2011; November, 2010)

-AFC Defensive Player of the Week (Week 14, 2011; Week 12, 2011; Week 1, 2011; -Week 7, 2008; Week 13, 2005)

-Associated Press Defensive Rookie of the Year (2003)

-Associated Press first-team All-Pro (2011)

-Associated Press second-team All-Pro (2008)

-Butkus Award (best LB) co-winner with Cowboys LB DeMarcus Ware (2011)

-Ed Block Courage Award Winner (2012)

-Football Digest second-team All-Pro (2006)

-Pro Football Weekly first-team All-NFL (2011)

-The Sporting News All-Pro Team (2011)

-Defensive Rookie of the Month (September, 2003)

-Ravens all-time leader in sacks (106.5), sack yards (-760) and FFs (29) and in second

in FRs (13)