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N.Y. Times profile
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A Man Named Suh by Full Choke
• 2005 Rivals & Scout pages
• Photo galleries: OWH, LJS
• First game played
  vs. Maine, 2005
• First tackle
  vs. Wake Forest, 2005
• First appearance
  on depth chart
  vs. Louisiana Tech, 2006
• First sack
  vs. Southern Cal, 2006
• First interception
  vs. Kansas State, 2006
• First start
  vs. Oklahoma, 2006
• First kick blocked
  vs. Texas A&M, 2007
• First touchdown
  vs. San Jose State, 2008
• First Big 12
  player-of-week honors
  vs. Kansas, 2008
• First national
  player-of-week honors
  vs. Missouri, 2009



Go to the bottom of the page and work your way up to get a sense of Suh's journey. He started as one of several high-profile recruits in 2005. Many of them never panned out, but Suh finished as one of the most highly acclaimed defensive players in college football history. The respect for him grew even more when he announced a $2.6 million donation to the university at the 2010 spring game.
Many of the older story links below will be broken by now, but the item descriptions should give you an idea of what was being written at the time. Links to game pages are included only for his astounding 2009 season. Earlier games can be found here.


April 2010

Tonight will find Ndamukong Suh in the spotlight at a life-changing moment rife with uncertainty. More on the NFL draft: Ready to wreak havoc | The NFL grind | Q&A | “Sandman” wowed | Raiola wants Suh | Risky QBs | Suh/McCoy | Videos
Something new for Suh: Immortalized in pepperoni. | Full Choke party Saturday
Ndamukong Suh’s wish to leave a great legacy factored in his donation. | Star power
“A Man Named Suh,” the Johnny Cash take-off by Full Choke, is now on CD.
Ndamukong Suh had specific upgrades in mind when making his pledge. |
Not No. 1 in draft? That's OK | AP columnist’s salute
From soccer to sacker: A K.C. Star profile. | TSN mock draft | Woeful Lions
He came bearing gifts: Ndamukong Suh pledges $2.6 million to the university.
Video: 12. | York: “Extraordinary benevolence” | Chatelain: Pivotal 2001 | Cementing a legacy
The new Suh coin will be used for Saturday’s coin toss. | Order yours
Ndamukong Suh says the Rams are still in contact with his agent.
ESPN breaks down the science of Ndamukong Suh’s explosiveness.
Ndamukong Suh and 15 other players get invitations to attend the NFL draft.
Suh or Bradford? USA Today makes a case for each as the Rams get set to decide.
Ndamukong Suh’s message in Columbus: Listen and work hard.

March 2010

Ndamukong Suh will attend the spring game, and plenty of tickets remain.
Get your 20% discount on the NFL Draft Bible with Suh on the cover.
Ndamukong Suh will speak April 5 at a Columbus chamber of commerce event.
ESPN.com beholds the focus of No. 93: No stopping the Suh Express
Nike has some Ndamukong Suh wallpaper for your desktop.
Suh & McCoy are slated for Detroit visits | Strangest mock draft yet
Pro day in Lincoln: Suh hoopla | O’Hanlon’s opportunity | Rams’ decision | Notes | Stats photos
Pro day in Lincoln will include some surprising names. | USA Today on Suh/McCoy
This week’s pro-day workouts should help settle the Suh-McCoy question.
Gerald McCoy insists he’s a better player than Suh. But he wasn’t on Saturdays
and won’t be on Sundays, Dirk Chatelain writes.
Kyle Vanden Bosch reaches a deal with Detroit (where Suh may or may not land).
Are the draftniks reprising their 1998 stupidity? (Remember, we were warned.)
Ndamukong Suh posts some impressive numbers at the NFL Combine.

February 2010

Ready to go under the microscope, Suh says there's no rivalry with Gerald McCoy.
Ndamukong Suh goes to the NFL well-prepared for life in the spotlight.
Ndamukong Suh talks with a St. Louis station about his NFL preparations.
Ndamukong Suh’s Nike deal is one of what likely will be several outside of football.
Ndamukong Suh won't be shying away from any part of the NFL Combine.
Nike signs Ndamukong Suh to an endorsement deal.

January 2010

Expect some Suh backlash by April, Sam McKewon writes.
See Ndamukong Suh’s appearance on ESPN’s SportsCenter.
It’s an emotional night for Ndamukong Suh as he accepts the Outland Trophy. photos
Ndamukong Suh gleans history lessons from his awards haul.
Four Huskers are on the early invitee list for the NFL Combine. | Suh all business
On sports radio in Portland, Ndamukong Suh discusses the season and his future.

December 2009

Nebraska 33, Arizona 0. Game page | Pregame page | DVD.
Steve Sipple says the Blackshirts might be even better in 2010 despite the loss of Suh and others.
As its curtain call approaches, the ballyhooed 2005 recruiting class remains a tough one to judge.
Ndamukong Suh becomes the first defensive player to be named AP College Football Player of the Year. | Awards page
Ndamukong Suh’s decision to stay will pay dividends in April. | Other NU talent
Ndamukong Suh is driven to win one last game as a Husker. | California column
Arizona’s O-linemen say they have respect but not fear* for Suh. | “Not today” 
The well-traveled Ndamukong Suh returns to practice.
Ndamukong Suh is named to College Football News’ all-decade team, and Eric Crouch, Dominic Raiola and Kyle Larson earn honorable mention: 1, 2
SI.com places Ndamukong Suh on its all-decade team and on its list of memorable performances of the 2000s. | Vote
Ndamukong Suh becomes NU’s first unanimous All-American in 12 years as he’s named to the AP and Sporting News teams, the last of the five NCAA-recognized teams to be announced. | Awards page
The Lott Trophy goes to TCU's Jerry Hughes, and thus ends Suh’s whirlwind week.
Alabama's Mark Ingram wins the Heisman, and Ndamukong Suh finishes fourth as he nears the finish of a remarkable haul of postseason honors. Bo Pelini still thinks his guy is the best. Check out David Max's photos from New York. | Balloting | Photos: 1, 2 | Commentary: Shatel, Sipple, Bishop, Visser, Chatelain, Dickson | Video: Press conference, ESPN feature
Almost lost in the shuffle is news that Suh is a FWAA & Walter Camp All-American.
He has shaken up the Heisman race the same way he has changed games. Now, can Ndamukong Suh somehow defy the odds and claim the coveted trophy as his own? While we wait to find out, there's plenty to chew on:
• StiffArmTrophy's final projection says Suh will get the most first-place votes but finish second or third.
• Legendary linemen Dave Rimington and Hugh Green disagree over Suh. More debate: 1, 2
• The OWH recaps his top 10 plays of 2009.   • The big guy enjoys the Big Apple. photos video
• Sam McKewon: What we can learn from Suh's work.   • John Blake recalls the promising recruit.
• Suh gets another Denver endorsement, and the SI crowd likes him. • A look at NU winners & top finishers
From SI.com, a nice look at Nebraska’s Heisman finalist. | Bloggers weigh in: 1, 2
Two more for Ndamukong Suh: the Outland and the Bednarik. But the Walter Camp goes to Colt McCoy.
See Mr. Suh’s appearance on ESPN’s College Football Live, and listen to Jim Rome’s chat. | Music video
Ndamukong Suh says he almost transferred to Oregon State after the ’07 season. | Rich Glover impressed
Grant Wistrom, newly inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame, says he’s proof you don’t have to be a great athlete to be a great player.
Sam McKewon takes a year-in-review look at the defense.
New York, here he comes! Ndamukong Suh is one of five finalists for the Heisman. To gauge his chances, check the “exit poll” at StiffArmTrophy.com. | Forde's vote
Texas 13, Nebraska 12. Game page | Pregame page | DVD
Ndamukong Suh is making ’em proud in Cameroon.
It’s a day for Suh stories galore, including a Heisman plug from Denver: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
See the Sidetrack Band’s odes to Suh.
Ndamukong Suh finishes on top in the Nissan/ESPN Heisman voting.
Ndamukong Suh is named to the AFCA All-America Team. Also, he’s the only NU player on the AP all-Big 12 team, but six Huskers make the second team.
Tom Shatel makes a Suh-for-Heisman case. | AP honor
The Dallas paper looks at the program’s progress under Bo Pelini.
Ndamukong Suh is one of five finalists for Walter Camp Player of the Year.
Three Texas newspapers unveil their own All-Big 12 teams: 1, 2, 3
Four Blackshirts are named to the coaches’ All-Big 12 first team: Ndamukong Suh, Jared Crick, Prince Amukamara and Larry Asante — and Suh is the Defensive Player of the Year. Three Huskers earn second-team honors.

November 2009

Charlie McBride calls Ndamukong Suh “as good as there’s ever been” at NU. | More
Nebraska 28, Colorado 20. Game page | Pregame page | DVD
Tyler Sale has been Colorado’s Suh simulator in practices.
Watch ESPN’s interview with Ndamukong Suh.
Twenty-two Huskers are first- or second-team Academic All-Big 12.
NU 17, Kansas State 3. Game page | Pregame page | DVD
Saturday’s visiting recruiting prospects will include a star defensive end from Ndamukong Suh’s old stomping grounds.
Ndamukong Suh is a Nagurski Trophy finalist. | New website
McKewon commentary: Suh’s legacy
In the leadership department, the seniors have let their work ethic speak for itself.
The defense knows it must improve on Saturday’s outing.
NU 31, Kansas 17. Game page | Pregame page | DVD
How does the defense compare to the great Blackshirt units? | K.C. Star on Suh
Ndamukong Suh is one of eight semifinalists for the Lott Trophy.
Ndamukong Suh is one of four Lombardi Award finalists.
Nebraska 10, Oklahoma 3. | Game page | Pregame page | DVD
Ndamukong Suh answers questions in an ESPN online chat.
Ndamukong Suh is ticketed after an overnight traffic accident.

October 2009

NU 20, Baylor 10. Game page | Pregame page | DVD
A Waco view of Suh
Ndamukong Suh’s work ethic impresses Grant Wistrom | Heisman ballot
Iowa State 9, NU 7. Game page | Pregame page | DVD
Ndamukong Suh moves to the top of Mel Kiper Jr.’s draft board, and #93 is a midseason All-American and defensive player of the year. But he’s back to write-in status on this Heisman ballot.
Jared Crick is making opponents pay for focusing too much on Ndamukong Suh.
Texas Tech 31, Nebraska 10. Game page | Pregame page
Former Husker great Rich Glover sees endless potential for Ndamukong Suh. More: Sportswriters’ thoughts | Ballot
Dennis Dodd on Suh: "His game is as different as his name." | Lombardi semifinalist
Jared Crick is blossoming under the radar while the spotlight shines on his fellow defensive tackle. | Another national honor for Suh | McKewon commentary
Big 12 Defensive Player of the Week honors go to Ndamukong Suh.
Ndamukong Suh is named the Walter Camp National Defensive Player of the Week.
The Suh-for-Heisman talk is getting a little louder: 1, 2, 3, 4 | Vote
NU 27, Mizzou 12. | Game page | Pregame page | DVD

September 2009

Nebraska 55, Louisiana-Lafayette 0. Game page | Pregame page | DVD
Va. Tech 16, Nebraska 15. Game page | Pregame page | DVD
Jason Peter wants to see a meaner streak in Ndamukong Suh.
Sam McKewon: Weeks like this are part of the reason Ndamukong Suh returned.
NU 38, Arkansas State 9 | Game page | Pregame page | DVD
NU 49, Fla. Atlantic 3. Game page | Pregame page | DVD
His family’s journey has shaped Ndamukong Suh.
Ndamukong Suh embraces his status as a “marked man” and uses it for motivation.

August 2009

A writer’s plea to Heisman voters: Think inside the tackle box.
Carl Pelini has praise for Suh & the defense after Thursday’s practice.
Ndamukong Suh says it’ll take hard work to rank among NU’s greats on the D-line.
On the D-line, Jared Crick knows he must make teams pay for doubling up on Ndamukong Suh.
Ndamukong Suh makes it onto the 40-man watch list for the Outland Trophy.
Ndamukong Suh is No. 10 on CollegeFootballNews’ list of top players for 2009.

July 2009

Ndamukong Suh talks about his decision to stay one more year.
Ndamukong Suh is voted preseason Big 12 defensive player of the year, while Alex Henery joins him on the South-dominated preseason all-conference team.

June 2009

Ndamukong Suh is the No. 1 pick in an early Sporting News 2010 mock NFL draft.
Sam McKewon says it’s time to give defensive players more Heisman consideration.

May 2009

Ndamukong Suh prepares for his season in the spotlight.
Ndamukong Suh comes up big in a couple of early looks at the 2010 NFL draft: 1, 2*

April 2009

Ndamukong Suh says summer workouts will again be crucial to success in the fall.
Ndamukong Suh is named to the watch list for the Lott Trophy.
Steve Warren says Ndamukong Suh made the right decision in staying.

March 2009

Ndamukong Suh knows there can be danger in becoming too comfortable.
Ndamukong Suh places family and heritage over NFL glory.
For now, anyway, Ndamukong Suh is left off the Lombardi Award watch list.
Ndamukong Suh is a CollegeFootballNews.com player you need to know.

January 2009

Ndamukong Suh decides he'll stay for his senior season, and he intends to meet the challenge of being a team leader.
Grant Wistrom and Jason Peter are glad they stayed for their senior season but understand Ndamukong Suh's tough decision. And agents can be the wild card.
Should he stay or should he go? Some thoughts about Mr. Suh.

December 2008

Ndamukong Suh is named first-team All-Big 12 by the Associated Press, and Matt Slauson and Alex Henery are second-teamers.
Ndamukong Suh says he'll return for his senior season.

November 2008

Ndamukong Suh is doing it all for the Huskers.
Ndamukong Suh can't duck the attention (1, 2, 3) at Tuesday's press conference.
Ndamukong Suh earns Big 12 Defensive Player of the Week honors.

August 2008

Ndamukong Suh moves on from his costly penalty, gets ready for Mizzou.

August 2008

Ndamukong Suh turned his injury into an opportunity to watch and learn.
Will it be a breakout year for Ndamukong Suh and Menelik Holt?
Ndamukong Suh gets some pointers in leadership from the Peter brothers.

April 2008

Ndamukong Suh has been injured but stays involved.

March 2008

Ndamukong Suh undergoes knee surgery and will miss spring drills.

October 2007

Ndamukong Suh may be sidelined for today's Oklahoma State game.

September 2007

Ndamukong Suh is ready to face tough opposition in USC.

July 2007

Ndamukong Suh is ready to be a leader on the defensive line.

April 2007

On the D-line, Ndamukong Suh acquires a "killer instinct."
Ndamukong Suh shows his versatility.

October 2006

Ndamukong Suh makes the most of his playing time.

September 2006

Refusing to stay down after injury: Stewart Bradley and Ndamukong Suh.

August 2006

Ndamukong Suh waits his turn.
Ndamukong Suh and Ty Steinkuhler prepare for larger roles.

April 2006

Kenny Wilson will be an interested observer Saturday. Suh ready to be a force.

March 2006

Ndamukong Suh has his eyes on a starting position.

August 2005

Ndamukong: "They call me Suh."
Brett Byford expects to get playing time this year, as does Ndamukong Suh.

June 2005

Ndamukong Suh does it all, including scoring a TD in all star game.
Ndamukong Suh can't wait to get to Lincoln.

February 2005

Leon Jackson and Ndamukong Suh are “Northwest Nuggets.”
The recruiting class of 2005 is inveiled. | Coverage

January 2005

Recruits Marlon Lucky, Jordan Congdon, Leon Jackson, and Ndamukong Suh make the Parade All-American list.
St. Louis receiver Chris Brooks and Oregon defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh become the latest Nebraska recruits.

September 2004

A number of recruits will be in town for the Kansas game.
A brief recruiting analysis of Ndamukong Suh, lineman from Portland, Ore.