Terrell Suggs

Terrell Raymonn Suggs (born October 11, 1982), nicknamed "T-Sizzle," is an American football outside linebacker for the Arizona Cardinals of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Arizona State, and was recognized as a unanimous All-American. He was drafted by the Baltimore Ravens tenth overall in the 2003 NFL Draft, and is the franchise's all-time leader in sacks.[1]

Suggs is a seven-time Pro Bowl selection, a two time All-Pro, was named NFL Defensive Player of the Year in 2011, and was part of the Ravens team that won Super Bowl XLVII, beating the San Francisco 49ers. As of the conclusion of the 2018 NFL season, Suggs is tied for 13th all-time in career sacks in NFL history. As of 2019, he is one of only two active players from the 2003 Draft remaining, the other being Jason Witten.

Terrell Suggs
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Suggs with the Baltimore Ravens in 2015
Arizona Cardinals
Position:Outside linebacker
Personal information
Born:October 11, 1982 (age 36)
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Height:6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Weight:265 lb (120 kg)
Career information
High school:Hamilton (Chandler, Arizona)
College:Arizona State
NFL Draft:2003 / Round: 1 / Pick: 10
Career history
Roster status:Active
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of 2018
Total tackles:846
Sacks:132.5
Interceptions:7
Forced fumbles:35
Fumble recoveries:13
Defensive touchdowns:3
Player stats at NFL.com
Player stats at PFR

Early years

Suggs was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota, the son of Laverne Diane (née Kennedy) and Donald Lee Suggs.[2] He was raised in St. Paul, Minnesota. While growing up in Saint Paul, he played youth football, as a center, with future baseball player Joe Mauer as quarterback.[3] Suggs moved to Arizona after the eighth grade.[4] As a teenager, he attended multiple schools, the first being Chandler High School. He later transferred to Hamilton High School where he set the Arizona Class 5A record for rushing yards in a game with 367 against Yuma Kofa as a junior in 1999.

As a senior, Suggs was named a Parade high school All-American in 2000, Gatorade Arizona Player of the Year, the No. 1 jumbo athlete in the nation by SuperPrep Magazine, Arizona Player of the Year by USA Today as well as an All-American by USA Today and the 60th-best player in the nation by Sporting News.[5]

In addition to football, Suggs lettered three times in basketball and once in track and field.

College career

Suggs decided to attend Arizona State University, where he played defensive end for coach Bruce Snyder and coach Dirk Koetter's Arizona State Sun Devils football teams from 2000 to 2002. He finished his career with 163 tackles, including a school, career-record 65.5 tackles for losses, and 44 quarterback sacks, 14 forced fumbles, three fumble recoveries, two interceptions, and nine passes deflected. He set an NCAA single-season record with 24 sacks in 2002.[6] Following his 2002 junior season, he was a first-team All-Pac-10 selection and the Pac-10 Defensive Player of the Year, and was recognized as a unanimous first-team All-American.[7]

Professional career

Pre-draft measurables
Ht Wt 40-yard dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert jump Broad BP
6 ft 3 in
(1.91 m)
262 lb
(119 kg)
4.84 s 19 reps
All values from NFL Combine[8]

Baltimore Ravens

2003–2010

Suggs was drafted by the Baltimore Ravens in the first round with the 10th overall pick in the 2003 NFL Draft, becoming one of the youngest defensive players ever drafted at only 20 years old until defensive tackle Amobi Okoye was drafted by the Houston Texans at the age of 19 in 2007.

Suggs enjoyed immediate success as a rookie in 2003 as he tied an NFL record by posting a sack in each of his first four games.[9] He finished the season with 27 tackles (19 solo), 12 sacks (a Ravens franchise rookie record),[10] 6 forced fumbles, 2 pass deflections, and 1 interception, earning him Defensive Rookie of the Year honors while only starting one game that year.

In 2004, Suggs was elected to his first Pro Bowl as he recorded 10.5 sacks and 60 tackles (45 solo).

In 2005, the Ravens' new defensive co-ordinator Rex Ryan, son of famous defensive coordinator Buddy Ryan, moved Suggs from outside linebacker to defensive end in many of the defensive schemes. Despite registering a then-career-low eight sacks, Suggs also set new career-highs in tackles with 69 (46 solo) and interceptions with two.

Willie Parker and Cedric Wilson
Suggs (55) and Ray Lewis playing against the Pittsburgh Steelers in 2006.

In 2006, Suggs was part of the NFL's best overall defense, the unit allowing a league-low 12.6 points per game. He recorded 64 tackles (46 solo), 9.5 sacks, and set a new career-high in pass deflections with eight. After the season, he was voted to the Pro Bowl for the second time. He was a major contributor as the Ravens went 13-3. For the season, Suggs started nine games at right defensive end in the Ravens base 4-3 and seven games at outside linebacker when the Ravens started game in a base 3-4 defense. Suggs also earned attention for his flashy playing style, "Suggs evolved into one of the league's best pass-rushers whether he is blitzing as a linebacker or rushing from defensive end with one hand on the ground."[11]

Willie Parker runs the ball against the Ravens
From left to right: Haloti Ngata, Lewis, and Suggs chasing down Willie Parker of the Steelers in 2006.

The following season in 2007, Suggs made 80 tackles (52 solo) and five sacks, as he and the Ravens plummeted to 5-11. Like the season before, Suggs was a hybrid defensive end/linebacker, playing 50 percent of the defensive snaps at defensive end in the Ravens base 4-3 defense.[11]

Michael Vick after a play, November 2006
Suggs (right) and Michael Vick of the Atlanta Falcons in 2006.

On February 19, 2008, the Ravens placed the franchise tag on Suggs. He initially filed a grievance because the team had designated him as a LB with the franchise tag rather than a DE, which resulted in a monetary difference of about $800,000. Despite being unhappy with the franchise tag, Suggs reported to off-season mini-camps to practice with the team. On May 13, 2008, he reached an agreement with the team to split the difference in the franchise tag amounts of a LB and a DE and drop his grievance.

Roethlisberger preparing to throw
Suggs (55) pressures Ben Roethlisberger in 2006. Trevor Pryce is #90.

In Week 7 of the 2008 NFL season, Suggs intercepted a pass from Chad Pennington of the Miami Dolphins and returned it 44 yards for a touchdown, the first pick six of his professional career. Two weeks later, he intercepted Derek Anderson of the Cleveland Browns for a game-sealing touchdown. At season's end, he was named to his third Pro Bowl after producing 68 tackles (53 solo), 2 forced fumbles and 8 sacks to go along with the 2 interceptions, a new career-high 9 pass break-ups and 2 touchdowns. During the 2008–09 NFL playoffs, Suggs recorded sacks in all three of the Ravens' post-season games, including two in the AFC Championship game against Ben Roethlisberger and the division-winning Pittsburgh Steelers, whom Suggs had sacked often over the years.

On February 18, 2009, he was once again given the Ravens' franchise tag.[12] On July 15, 2009, the Ravens signed him to a 6-year, $62.5 million contract.[13] His bonus money ($33.1 million) made him the highest paid linebacker in NFL history.

The 2009 season was not as productive for Suggs as he recorded a career-low in sacks with 4.5. Playing above his normal playing weight,[14] he also missed the first three games of his career due to injury after quarterback Brady Quinn dove at his legs after cornerback Chris Carr intercepted a pass.[15] In the wild Card playoff game against the New England Patriots, Suggs sacked and forced a Tom Brady fumble before recovering the ball on the Patriots' opening drive, helping the Ravens ultimately win 33–14.

In 2010,[16][17] Suggs compiled 68 tackles (53 solo), 11.5 sacks, 2 forced fumbles and 2 pass deflections. In the play-off win over the Kansas City Chiefs in the wild-card round, he made 4 tackles (all solo) and two sacks. Against the Steelers in the divisional playoff round, he recorded six tackles (5 solo), a career-high three sacks, and a forced fumble that was recovered and returned for a touchdown by fellow defensive end Cory Redding.

2011 season - Defensive Player of the Year

On the NFL's first of the annual Top 100 Players list, Suggs came in at #40. 2011 saw Suggs have the best season of his career, which started with a Defensive Player of the Week-winning performance against the Steelers. In a 35-7 blowout, Suggs recorded three sacks and two forced fumbles, contributing heavily to the defense's seven turnovers.

Suggs would have two more games that season with three sacks, the second on Thanksgiving in a 16-6 win over the NFC's number-two-seeded San Francisco 49ers and the third in a 24-10 win over a hapless Colts team (he also had three forced fumbles in the latter). He finished the season with career highs in sacks (14) and forced fumbles (7), tied his career high for interceptions (2), and also had 50 total tackles and six passes defended. He was named to his fifth Pro Bowl and first All-Pro first team.

The Ravens entered the playoffs with a 12-4 record and the number-two seed in the AFC. They had their season ended by the New England Patriots in the AFC Championship game after a dropped touchdown by Lee Evans and a notorious missed field goal by Billy Cundiff. On February 4, 2012, Suggs was named the NFL's Defensive Player of the Year.

2012 season - Super Bowl XLVII run

After the conclusion of the 2011 season, Suggs was named #11 on the NFL Top 100 list for 2012. During the 2012 offseason, Suggs tore his Achilles tendon allegedly while playing basketball; though Suggs and his agent have claimed that he was hurt while doing conditioning workouts.[18] Owner Steve Bisciotti stated that it was no concern where he hurt it and the Ravens will not try to avoid paying him his contract.[19] Some medical experts believed that Suggs' injury should have forced him to miss the 2012 season, however Suggs claimed he would return by November 2012.[20] On October 20, 2012, Suggs was removed from the physically unable to perform (PUP) list, allowing him to play the next day against the Houston Texans. Suggs has been the first player in the NFL to recover so quickly from such serious injury.[21] Suggs' return surprised many, as he finished the game with 4 tackles (3 solo), 1 pass defended, and 1 sack, less than 5 and a half months after having Achilles tendon surgery.

Suggs was key in the Ravens win over the Denver Broncos in the divisional round of the playoffs with two sacks on Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning, after which, the Ravens advanced to New England in a rematch of the previous year's AFC Championship Game where they defeated the New England Patriots by a score of 28–13. The win gave Suggs his first ever AFC Championship and his first appearance in the Super Bowl, being Super Bowl XLVII against the San Francisco 49ers. In that game, the Ravens won 34-31, earning Suggs his first Super Bowl ring.

2013 season

Suggs made the Top 100 Players list for the third straight year, in 2013, being ranked at #56. Within 12 weeks into the season, Suggs had registered nine sacks and one fumble recovery. Overall in 2013, Suggs started all 16 games with 80 tackles, a fumble recovery, and 10 sacks. For his successful 2013 season, Suggs was elected to participate in the Pro Bowl for his sixth such nomination.

2014 season

Suggs made the NFL Top 100 Players list again in 2014, as he was ranked #26. Suggs recorded his first sack of the season against Panthers quarterback Cam Newton (it was a half-sack). In Weeks 6-8, he had one sack in each game In Week 7, the sack he recorded on Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan was for a safety, and he also recovered a fumble.

From Weeks 10-17 (other than the Week 11 bye week), Suggs recorded at least one sack in each game, with the one exception being the Week 16 loss to the Houston Texans (a game in which the Ravens had no sacks as a whole). In Week 10, Suggs had 1.5 sacks on rookie quarterback Zach Mettenberger. Two weeks later, in a Monday Night Football matchup against the New Orleans Saints, Suggs accounted for a sack against Saints quarterback Drew Brees. With the hit, Suggs became the 31st player in NFL history to register over 100 sacks,[22] and the first member of the Baltimore Ravens to achieve such a milestone.

In the Ravens' season finale, Suggs recorded a sack, a defended pass and a fumble recovery, all on Browns first-time-starting quarterback Connor Shaw. The Ravens clinched a Wild Card spot in the playoffs that day. Suggs finished the year with 12 sacks, a pass defended, a fumble recovery, and a safety. He and Elvis Dumervil led the league in sacks by a pair with 29 (Dumervil led the Ravens with 17).

In the Wild Card Round of the playoffs, Suggs intercepted a pass from Ben Roethlisberger in the fourth quarter. The ball bounced off the hands of running back Ben Tate, the intended receiver on the play, and landed between a diving Suggs's legs. The Ravens won this game 30–17 and moved onto the Divisional Round against the New England Patriots, where they lost to the eventual Super Bowl champions.

2015 season

For the fifth straight year, Suggs made the Top 100 Players list at #84. As of 2018, this is his most recent appearance on the list. In the season opener against the Denver Broncos on September 13, 2015, Suggs suffered an achilles injury and left the game. Hours later, an MRI revealed that his achilles was torn, which prematurely ended his 2015 season.[23]

2016 season

In the 2016 season, Suggs appeared in 15 games. He recorded 8.0 sacks, 28 tackles, seven assisted tackles, four passes defended, and three forced fumbles.[24]

2017 season

In the 2017 season opener against the Cincinnati Bengals, Suggs recorded two sacks and forced a fumble off of quarterback Andy Dalton in the third quarter of the 20–0 victory. The fumble, which was recovered by teammate Michael Pierce, occurred in the Ravens' red zone and helped preserve the eventual shutout victory.[25] In Week 2, against the Cleveland Browns, he forced a fumble off DeShone Kizer, which help set up the Ravens' offense on an eventual touchdown scoring drive in the 24–10 victory.[26] In weeks 11 and 12, he had two sacks in each game, helping the Ravens win back-to-back times. On December 19, 2017, Suggs was named to his seventh Pro Bowl.[27]

The Ravens finished the season with a 9-7 record, but missed the playoffs due to blowing the lead in the last fifty seconds of the fourth quarter in their season finale against the Bengals. Suggs missed out on 2018's Top 100 list again, but was honorably ranked at 104 in the list of the top ten players who didn't make the cut.

2018 season

In 2018, Suggs finished tied for second on the team with seven sacks, along with 34 combined tackles, six passes defensed, a forced fumble, and a fumble recovery he returned for a touchdown in Week 12 versus the Raiders.

Arizona Cardinals

2019 season

On March 13, 2019, Suggs signed a one-year, $7 million deal with the Arizona Cardinals.[28]

NFL statistics

Regular season

Year Team GP GS COMB TOTAL AST SACK FF FR FR YDS INT IR YDS AVG IR LNG TD PD
2003 BAL 16 1 27 19 8 12.0 6 4 7 1 11 11.0 11 0 3
2004 BAL 16 16 60 45 15 10.5 1 2 24 0 0 0.0 0 0 1
2005 BAL 16 16 69 46 23 8.0 4 1 0 2 38 19.0 38 0 4
2006 BAL 16 15 65 47 18 9.5 3 2 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 8
2007 BAL 16 16 80 52 28 5.0 1 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 6
2008 BAL 16 16 68 53 15 8.0 2 1 0 2 86 43.0 44 2 9
2009 BAL 13 13 59 44 15 4.5 1 1 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 5
2010 BAL 16 16 68 53 15 11.0 2 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 2
2011 BAL 16 16 70 50 20 14.0 7 0 0 2 9 4.5 9 0 6
2012 BAL 8 8 22 17 5 2.0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0
2013 BAL 16 16 80 47 33 10.0 0 1 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0
2014 BAL 16 16 61 36 25 12.0 0 1 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 1
2015 BAL 1 1 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0
2016 BAL 15 15 35 28 7 8.0 3 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 4
2017 BAL 16 16 49 37 12 11.0 4 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 4
2018 BAL 16 16 34 25 9 7.0 1 1 43 0 0 0.0 0 1 6
Career BAL 229 213 846 598 248 132.5 35 14 74 7 144 20.6 44 3 60

[29]

Post-season

Year Team GP GS COMB TOTAL AST SACK FF FR FR YDS INT IR YDS AVG IR LNG TD PD
2003 BAL 1 1 1 0 1 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2006 BAL 1 1 7 5 2 0.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2008 BAL 3 3 11 10 1 4.0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2009 BAL 2 2 10 7 3 1.0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2010 BAL 2 2 10 9 1 5.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2011 BAL 2 2 11 7 4 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
2012 BAL 4 4 21 13 8 2.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
2014 BAL 2 2 8 3 5 0.5 0 0 0 1 3 3.0 3 0 1
2018 BAL 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Career BAL 18 18 80 55 25 12.5 4 2 0 1 3 3.0 3 0 3

[30][31][32]

Personal life

In December 2003, Suggs was charged with felony aggravated assault stemming from a March 2003 incident in Arizona, in which it was alleged that a verbal altercation after a basketball tournament led to Suggs assaulting a man with a piece of reinforcement rod.[33] Apparently the involved parties had a disagreement during the tournament, and it was claimed that Suggs swung at the victim and broke his nose and cheekbone.[34] In June 2005, Suggs was acquitted of the charges, with a juror commenting that guilt beyond a reasonable doubt could not be established.[35]

A series of allegations were made by his girlfriend, Candace Williams; in 2009 she alleged he threw a soap dispenser at her head, struck her in the chest with his hand and held a bottle of bleach over her and their 1-year-old son.[36] No criminal charges were filed against Suggs, and Williams' subsequent lawsuit was dismissed.[37] In September 2012, he was accused of punching and dragging his girlfriend Candace Williams beside his car while his two children were inside. A temporary protective order was placed against Suggs, who was forced to surrender his arsenal of firearms, which included an AK-47 and six other guns, and a judge dismissed the order on December 12.[38][39] Despite Suggs's rocky relationship with Williams, the two were married on December 14, 2012, and the protective order removed.[40] The couple have two children together. His wife filed for divorce in 2015.[41]

Suggs also guest starred in Season 2 of the popular HBO series Ballers.[42]

Suggs considers himself to be half-Jewish.[43][44] He has a Jewish star tattooed on his right arm since 2009 which he says he got "to remind me of who I am," and wears a Star of David necklace.[43][44]

Ravens franchise records

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External links

1st Annual NFL Honors

The 1st annual installment of NFL Honors was an awards show presented by the National Football League to salute the best players and plays from the 2011 NFL season. The event was held at the Murat Theatre in Indianapolis, Indiana on February 4, 2012 and was hosted by Alec Baldwin. The show aired on NBC and recorded a 2.2 rating with 3.524 million viewers.

2002 Arizona State Sun Devils football team

The 2002 Arizona State Sun Devils football team represented Arizona State University during the 2002 NCAA Division I-A football season. They were coached by Dirk Koetter.

2011 Baltimore Ravens season

The 2011 Baltimore Ravens season was the team's 16th in the National Football League and city of Baltimore, and the 14th to host home games at M&T Bank Stadium. 2011 marked one of the most successful seasons in Baltimore Ravens franchise history. The Ravens completed the season with a 12–4 record, matching their record from 2010, and winning the AFC North division title for the third time in franchise history. By earning a playoff berth in 2011, the Ravens set a franchise record by going to the postseason for four consecutive seasons.

John Harbaugh coached his fourth season for the franchise. Over his first four years, Harbaugh compiled an overall record of 44–20 in regular season and 5–4 in postseason. The Ravens avenged their 2010 divisional round playoff loss against the Steelers in week 1 of the season with a big 35–7 victory at home. The 2011 campaign also marked the first time the Ravens played a Thanksgiving game: the Ravens played the San Francisco 49ers and won 16–6. (San Francisco was coached by John Harbaugh's brother Jim, and many dubbed the Thanksgiving game the "Harbaugh Bowl.") Coincidentally the Ravens and 49ers would meet next year in Super Bowl XLVII, which saw the Ravens win their 2nd title in franchise history.

After defeating the Cincinnati Bengals in week 17, the Ravens earned the first-round bye for the first time since 2006 as the second seed and were defeated by the New England Patriots in the Conference Championship game, 23–20. Lee Evans failed to catch what would have been the game-winning touchdown on 2nd down and 1, and Billy Cundiff missed a 32-yard field goal attempt in the final minute.

Linebacker Terrell Suggs was named Defensive Player of the Year.

2015 Baltimore Ravens season

The 2015 Baltimore Ravens season was the franchise's 20th season in the National Football League (NFL) and the eighth under head coach John Harbaugh. Although picked by some, including Sports Illustrated's Peter King, to reach the Super Bowl, they had a disappointing season in part due to injuries. 14 of their games were decided by 8 points or less and Joe Flacco, Justin Forsett, Steve Smith, Sr., and Terrell Suggs all suffered season ending injuries. They were eliminated from playoff contention in Week 14 with a loss to the Seattle Seahawks, in which they also suffered their ninth loss, resulting their first losing season in the Harbaugh–Flacco era and first since the collapse of the Brian Billick era. Ultimately the Ravens finished with a 5–11 record and twenty-two players ended the season on Injured Reserve. The 5-11 record is their worst since the 2007 season.

2019 Arizona Cardinals season

The 2019 Arizona Cardinals season will be the franchise's 121st season, their 100th in the National Football League, their 32nd in Arizona and their first under head coach Kliff Kingsbury.

2019 Baltimore Ravens season

The 2019 Baltimore Ravens season will be the franchise's 24th season in the National Football League (NFL) and the 12th under head coach John Harbaugh. This is the first season under general manager Eric DeCosta following the retirement of Ozzie Newsome. The Ravens will attempt to improve upon their 10–6 record from 2018 and return to the playoffs.

This will be the first time since 2002 and 2007 Baltimore Ravens seasons that Terrell Suggs and Joe Flacco aren't on the Ravens roster as Terrell Suggs signed with the Arizona Cardinals in Free Agency and quarterback Joe Flacco was traded to the Denver Broncos at the start of the new league year.

Arizona State Sun Devils football

The Arizona State Sun Devils football team represents Arizona State University in the sport of American football. The Sun Devils team competes in the Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and the South Division of the Pac-12 Conference (Pac-12). Arizona State University has fielded a football team since 1897. The Sun Devils are currently led by head coach Herm Edwards and play their home games at Sun Devil Stadium in Tempe, Arizona. The Sun Devils have won seventeen conference titles, including three Pac-12 titles.A number of successful and professional football players once played for ASU. The school has 3 unanimous All-Americans and 16 consensus selections. Among the most lauded players the school has produced are Pat Tillman, Terrell Suggs, Mike Haynes, Darren Woodson, Charley Taylor, and John Henry Johnson.

In addition to its players, ASU's football program has had several notable head coaches, including Hall of Famers Dan Devine and John Cooper and national champion Dennis Erickson. The all-time school wins leader is Hall of Fame coach Frank Kush, for whom Frank Kush Field at Sun Devil Stadium is named. Kush also consistently led the Sun Devils to victory against the Arizona Wildcats, ASU's traditional rival, losing to the Wildcats only twice between 1963 and 1979.

Associated Press NFL Defensive Player of the Year Award

The Associated Press NFL Defensive Player of the Year Award is given by the Associated Press (AP) to the league's most outstanding defensive player at the end of every National Football League (NFL) season. It has been awarded since 1971. The winner is decided by votes from a panel of 50 AP sportswriters who regularly cover the NFL. Since 2011, the award has been presented at the annual NFL Honors ceremony the day before the Super Bowl, along with other AP awards, such as the AP NFL Offensive Player of the Year Award, AP NFL Most Valuable Player Award, and AP NFL Rookie of the Year Award.

Lawrence Taylor and J. J. Watt are the only three-time winners of the award. Joe Greene, Mike Singletary, Bruce Smith, Reggie White, Ray Lewis, and Aaron Donald have each won it twice. Taylor is the only player to win the award as a rookie, doing so in 1981. In 2008, James Harrison became the only undrafted free agent to win the award. White is the only player to win the award with two different teams, winning in 1987 with the Philadelphia Eagles and again with the Green Bay Packers in 1998. Watt is the only player to win the award unanimously, receiving 50 out of 50 first place votes in 2014. He was also a near-unanimous winner in 2012 as he earned 49 out of 50 votes.As of the end of the 2018 NFL season, linebackers have won the award 16 times, more than any other position. A defensive end has won thirteen times, followed by nine defensive tackles, five cornerbacks, and five safeties. Only two winners of the AP Defensive Player of the Year Award have also won the AP's Most Valuable Player Award for the same season: defensive tackle Alan Page in 1971 for the Minnesota Vikings and linebacker Lawrence Taylor in 1986 for the New York Giants. Aaron Donald is the incumbent holder of the award, winning it for the second consecutive year following the 2018 NFL season.

Baltimore Ravens

The Baltimore Ravens are a professional American football team based in Baltimore, Maryland. The Ravens compete in the National Football League (NFL) as a member club of the American Football Conference (AFC) North division. The team plays its home games at M&T Bank Stadium and is headquartered in Owings Mills.The Ravens were established in 1996, after Art Modell, who was then the owner of the Cleveland Browns, announced plans to relocate the franchise from Cleveland to Baltimore in 1995. As part of a settlement between the league and the city of Cleveland, Modell was required to leave the Browns' history and records in Cleveland for a replacement team and replacement personnel that would take control in 1999. In return, he was allowed to take his own personnel and team to Baltimore, where such personnel would then form an expansion team.

The Ravens have qualified for the NFL playoffs eleven times since 2000, with two Super Bowl victories (Super Bowl XXXV and Super Bowl XLVII), two AFC Championship titles (2000 and 2012), 15 playoff victories, four AFC Championship game appearances (2000, 2008, 2011 and 2012), five AFC North division titles (2003, 2006, 2011, 2012, and 2018), and are currently the only team in the NFL to hold a perfect record in multiple Super Bowl appearances. The Ravens organization was led by general manager Ozzie Newsome from 1996 until his retirement following the 2018 season, and has had three head coaches: Ted Marchibroda, Brian Billick, and John Harbaugh. With a record-breaking defensive unit in their 2000 season, the team established a reputation for relying on strong defensive play, led by players like middle linebacker Ray Lewis, who, until his retirement, was considered the "face of the franchise." The team is owned by Steve Bisciotti and valued at $2.5 billion, making the Ravens the 27th-most valuable sports franchise in the world.

C. J. Mosley (linebacker)

Clint Mosley Jr. (born June 19, 1992) is an American football linebacker for the New York Jets of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Alabama, and was drafted by the Baltimore Ravens in the first round of the 2014 NFL Draft.

List of Baltimore Ravens seasons

The Baltimore Ravens are a professional American football franchise based in Baltimore, Maryland. The Ravens are a member club of the American Football Conference (AFC) North division in the National Football League (NFL). The team began play in the 1996 season as a result of former Cleveland Browns team owner Art Modell's decision to move the Browns to Baltimore.

Overall, the Ravens have won two Super Bowl championships in franchise history: 2000, when the team defeated the New York Giants 34–7 in Super Bowl XXXV; and in 2012, when the team defeated the San Francisco 49ers 34–31 in Super Bowl XLVII. They are currently the only team to reach the Super Bowl multiple times and never lose an appearance. Until their win over the 49ers in Super Bowl XLVII, the Niners were the only team to never lose any of it's Super Bowl appearances.

List of National Football League career sacks leaders

This is a list of National Football League (NFL) players who have reached the 100-sack milestone.

The NFL began to keep track of sacks in 1982. Sacks before this date are not included in this list.

Matthew Judon

Matthew Judon (born August 15, 1992) is an American football linebacker for the Baltimore Ravens of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Grand Valley State.

Michael Pierce (American football)

Michael Pierce (born November 6, 1992) is an American football nose tackle for the Baltimore Ravens of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Samford and was signed by the Baltimore Ravens as an undrafted free agent in 2016.

Mike Carey (American football)

Michael "Mike" Carey (born c. 1949) is a retired American football official in the National Football League (NFL). His uniform number was 94. Prior to his officiating career, he played college football as a running back for Santa Clara University.

Carey was a respected official in the NFL for his thorough pre-game preparation, professional demeanor, and fair play. In a poll conducted by ESPN in 2008, Carey tied with referee Ed Hochuli for most "best referee" votes among NFL head coaches. He had also ejected the most players in the league among current referees, as of 2002, including incidents involving Sean Taylor and Terrell Suggs. In his nineteenth year as referee with the 2013 NFL season, Carey's officiating crew consisted of umpire Chad Brown, head linesman Mark Baltz, line judge Tim Podraza, field judge Mike Weir, side judge Doug Rosenbaum and back judge Kirk Dornan.Carey was designated as referee of Super Bowl XLII between the New England Patriots and New York Giants, becoming the first African American referee to receive the prestigious assignment. Carey officiated the same two teams when they played each other during the final week of the 2007 NFL season.At the time of his retirement, Carey was one of the two senior referees in the NFL, along with Walt Coleman. Carey was promoted in 1995 when the league added the Carolina Panthers and Jacksonville Jaguars and thus needed an extra officiating crew to handle up to 15 games per weekend instead of 14, which had been the case between 1976 and 1994.

Patriots–Ravens rivalry

The Patriots–Ravens rivalry is a National Football League (NFL) rivalry between the New England Patriots and the Baltimore Ravens. Though the two franchises are in different divisions within the American Football Conference and did not start playing each other until the late 1990s, their rivalry is noted for competitiveness in the playoffs, especially in the late 2000s and early 2010s.

Ravens–Steelers rivalry

The Ravens–Steelers rivalry is a National Football League (NFL) rivalry between the Baltimore Ravens and the Pittsburgh Steelers. It is widely considered to be one of the greatest and most intense rivalries in the NFL. Both teams are members of the American Football Conference North division (formerly the AFC Central). Since the Ravens' inception in 1996, they have played at least twice a year, often for divisional supremacy. Both teams are known for fielding tough, hard-hitting defensive squads, giving their games an extra element of physical intensity. Both teams have had a franchise quarterback whom have had successful rookie seasons; in Ben Roethlisberger and Joe Flacco, with Roethlisberger leading his Steelers to a near-perfect 15-1 record and Flacco nearly making Super Bowl XLIII, both in their rookie years.

The two teams have met in the postseason four times, with the Steelers owning a 3–1 advantage. They are the only two teams in the AFC North to have won the Super Bowl, and possess a combined 8–2 record in the game, with the Ravens being 2–0 and the Steelers being 6–2. Both teams have won two Super Bowls since the rivalry began.

Suggs

Suggs is a surname. Notable people with the surname include:

A. J. Suggs (born 1980), American collegiate football player

Brad Suggs (born 1933), American singer songwriter

Don Suggs (born 1945), American artist

Eliza Suggs (1876–1908), 19th-century American author

George Suggs (1882–1949), American baseball player

Josh Suggs (born 1989), American soccer player

Lee Suggs (born 1980), American football player

Louise Suggs (1923–2015), female American golfer

Marvin Suggs, character on the Muppets

Matt Suggs, American indie rock musician

Shafer Suggs (born 1953), American football player

Terrell Suggs (born 1982), American football player

Ralph E. Suggs, retired US Navy Rear Admiral

Robert Carl Suggs (born 1932), American archaeologist

Walter Suggs (born 1939), retired American football player

Welch Suggs, American sportswriter

Tim Williams (American football)

Timothy Williams (born November 12, 1993) is an American football outside linebacker for the Baltimore Ravens of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Alabama.

Arizona Cardinals current roster
Active roster
Terrell Suggs—awards, championships, and honors

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