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Terrell Suggs
Terrell Suggs 2011 stadium practice.jpg
Suggs practices at M&T Bank Stadium, August, 2011
No. 55     Baltimore Ravens
Linebacker/Defensive end
Personal information
Date of birth: June 11, 1982 (1982-06-11) (age 37)
Place of birth: Minneapolis, Minnesota
Height: 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) Weight: 260 lb (118 kg)
Career information
College: Arizona State
NFL Draft: 2003 / Round: 1 / Pick: 10
Debuted in 2003 for the Baltimore Ravens
Career history
*Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Roster status: Active
Career highlights and awards
  • Ted Hendricks Award (2002)
  • Lombardi Award (2002)
  • Bronko Nagurski Trophy (2002)
  • Bill Willis Award (2002)
  • AP NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year (2003)
  • 1x Second-team All-Pro selection (2008)
  • Pro Bowl selection (2004, 2006, 2008, 2010)
  • AFC Defensive Player of the Month (November 2010, December 2011)
  • AP NFL Defensive Player of the Year (2011)
  • AFC Defensive Player of the Year (2011)
  • AFC Sacks leader (2011)
  • AFC Champion (2012)
  • Super Bowl champion (XLVII)
  • Baltimore Ravens all-time career sack leader
Career NFL statistics as of Week 15, 2010
Tackles 490
Sacks 68.5
Interceptions 5
Stats at NFL.com

Terrell Raymonn Suggs (born June 11, 1982 in Minneapolis, Minnesota) is an American football player. He plays as a linebacker and defensive end for the Baltimore Ravens of the National Football League (NFL). Suggs was drafted out of Arizona State University by the Ravens with the 10th pick in the first round of the 2003 NFL Draft. He won Super Bowl XLVII with the Ravens when they defeated the San Francisco 49ers 34-31.


Suggs played for Arizona State Univerity in college. In his final season, Suggs had 24 sacks, an Arizona state record.

NFL career

Suggs was drafted in 2003 by the Baltimore Ravens of the NFL at 10th overall. Suggs was expected to go higher, but slipped because of a slow time in a 40-yard run. In 2003, Suggs got 21 tackles and 12.5 sacks. He also caught an interception which he returned 11 yards. For his efforts, he won the NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year Award.

Willie Parker and Cedric Wilson
The Ravens defense crowds the Steelers' offense in a 2006 route. Visible for the Ravens are Ray Lewis (#52) and Suggs (#55).

Suggs remained a good player for Baltimore. He also become known for his fun/joking style on and off the field. In 2008, Suggs caught two interceptions. He returned them both for touchdowns. The Ravens rewarded him with a 6 year, $66 million contract in 2009. In 2010, Suggs got 70 tackles (50 alone), a career-high 14.5 sacks, seven foced fumbles, and nine yards on two interceptions. He was the NFL Defensive Player of the Year in 2011.

Suggs has become known as one of the great all-time Baltimore Ravens defenders with Ray Lewis and Ed Reed. During his career so far, Suggs has 565 tackles (408 alone), a Ravens record 82.5 quarterback sacks, 41 deflected passes, 7 interceptions, 144 return yards, and two touchdowns.

He won Super Bowl XLVII with the Ravens when they defeated the San Francisco 49ers 34-31.

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