Just like Ndamukong Suh and Robert Griffin III before him, Jarvis Jones was chosen by Subway to have a bust made out of him using BBQ Smokehouse Chicken.
Combine a celebrity diving show and an odd internet meme dance craze, and you have this video, perhaps it’s worst one yet. Thanks Katherine Webb, Louie Anderson, Ndamukong Suh, and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar in a Darth Vader mask.
Ndamukong Suh has had his problems on the road.
He crashed a muscle car during December in Portland, Ore., and is now being sued for more than $1 million by a woman who claims she was injured in the accident. In March, he was cited for cruising 91 mph in a 55 mph zone in Portland.
And now, Suh has been accused of sideswiping a man as he drove to the Detroit Lions’ practice facility Thursday morning in Allen Park, Mich. Suh is also accused of leaving the scene of an accident and berating the man whose car he hit. Dearborn Police are investigating the matter.
Steve Vines, who says Suh, in a black Range Rover, sideswiped the Ford Escort he was driving as they merged onto a ramp.
“I look over at him and he started yelling at me, ‘Trying to cut me off. Get out of the way.’ And I just said, ‘Really?’” Vines told Fox. “He just started yelling about getting the hell out of his way and cutting him off.”
Vines called 911 and watched as the driver of the vehicle went into the Lions facility. At that point, Suh laid into Vines some more.
“That’s when he said, ‘I advise you to leave, now,’” Vines told Fox. “And I said, ‘I’m not going anywhere. I talked to the police.’ (He said), ‘I don’t care what they said. You need to get out of here.’ And then he said, ‘I’m advising you to leave, now.’”
Back on December 6 2011, we posted the report of Detroit Lions defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh lying about a one car accident. Now Saadia Van Winkle, a passenger in the car with Suh is suing the star for more than $1 million in Oregon court.
In a complaint filed Van Winkle alleges Suh engaged in negligence, reckless driving and intentional infliction of emotional distress after he crashed his 1970 Chevrolet Coupe into a curb, light pole, drinking fountain and tree in the early-morning hours of Dec. 3 while he was serving a two-game suspension from the Lions.
Van Winkle’s attorney, Sarah Nelson, said her client suffered neck and back injuries in the accident and has a scar from a laceration above her eye that required stitches.
“I think what we say to that is these high-profile athletes and celebrity types always think that they can get away with this kind of stuff and they’re never held accountable,” Nelson said. “She wants to hold him accountable and she’s taking the charges very seriously. I think a jury will do the same. His conduct at the scene of the accident was egregious.”
Suh called 9-1-1 after the accident, declined medical attention and said everyone involved in the crash was fine. Van Winkle, who Nelson said was friends with a second female passenger who was dating Suh at the time, came forward later with a conflicting story. She sought medical attention immediately after the accident, Nelson said.
According to the complaint, Suh showed up at Van Winkle’s house univited the day after the accident and offered Van Winkle $700 “in an effort to buy her silence.”
Nelson said the money came in a card Suh delivered to Van Winkle’s husband. Van Winkle still has the card and money, Nelson said.
“I think the important facts are that at the scene of the accident my client was bleeding from her head,” Nelson said. “She had a laceration above her right eye that required sutures and when he called 9-1-1 he said that nobody was injured. He never reported to the police that anybody was injured, never reported to the police that my client was in the car. Meanwhile, she’s bleeding from her head and he’s screaming at her to get out of the car and telling her she’s not hurt.”
Two unidentified passengers in Ndamukong Suh’s auto accident last week claim the Lions’ defensive tackle lied to police about the circumstances of the incident, Portland’s KGW-TV reported.
Meanwhile, one passenger involved in the crash says she feared retaliation from Suh’s family and friends for revealing the details of the accident that contradict Suh’s version, according to a police report revealed by CBSSports.com. Both passengers were female, according to news accounts.
Portland police had originally said there were no injuries in the accident early Saturday. But police said Monday that two passengers later came forward to say they were injured and left the scene before police arrived.
One woman reported bruises and soreness, and the other reported a cut to her forehead and a black eye, Portland police spokesman Sgt. Pete Simpson told the Associated Press. Their names were not released.
Suh told police he was trying to avoid a stopped taxicab when he lost control of the 1970 Chevrolet Chevelle. The car hit a curb, light pole, drinking fountain and tree.
Police amended their initial report, but also say Suh was not impaired and the investigation is closed. No one was injured in the accident. Suh was not charged with any citation. Suh was in Portland, his hometown, while on a two-game NFL suspension.
“When the light turned green, he floored it,” one passenger told KGW. “I just remember going so fast and it was violent and just getting thrown around like rag dolls.”
One female passenger told KGW that a crowd gathered at the accident scene and began taking pictures. She told the TV station she believed Suh was more worried about his image than her injuries.
The NFL has suspended Detroit Lions defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh for two games without pay for his stomping incident in last Thursday’s Week 12 home loss to Green Bay Packers, FOX Sports Jay Glazer first reported via Twitter. According to Glazer, the Lions were informed of that decision by Commissioner Roger Goodell on Tuesday.
Pending appeal, it means Detroit will be without Suh for Sunday’s night critical game in New Orleans against the Saints. He would also be in line to miss Week 14′s home division game against the Minnesota Vikings.
Suh was ejected in the third quarter of the frustrating Thanksgiving defeat for stepping on Packers offensive lineman Evan Dietrich-Smith. He apologized for the incident after the game and reportedly reached out to Goodell on Monday night to appease the Commissioner. But as a repeat offender and with an offense that had a precedent in a similar incident involving fellow defensive tackle Albert Haynesworth, there was little chance that Suh wouldn’t have received a multiple-game ban.
Ndamukong Suh will meet with NFL officials during Detroit Lions bye week to get a better understanding of the rules he’s been breaking. Detroit’s second-year defensive tackle asked Commissioner Roger Goodell for the meeting to talk about all the flags he keeps drawing for roughing up quarterbacks.
“To me it’s just an opportunity to go out there and have good dialogue, see what I can take from that meeting,” Suh said after the Lions’ 45-10 win at Denver on Sunday. “If it’s nothing it’s nothing, if it’s something good, then it’s something good.”
Asked what the league doesn’t get about him, Suh said, “I have no clue, that’s why we’re having a meeting. I’m not changing my game. My game has gotten me to where I am right now. I’m only planning on building off of things I have accomplished.”
The former Nebraska star will meet Tuesday with those NFL staffers responsible for enforcing the rules. The get-together will include football operations consultant Jeff Fisher, along with Ray Anderson, Merton Hanks and Carl Johnson. Suh can bring along a coach if he wants.
“It’s disappointing that one came to light,” Lions coach Jim Schwartz said. “I like to keep conversations between myself and players to myself, I like to keep conversations with the league to myself. It’s probably inappropriate for me to talk about that.”
One thing Schwartz didn’t mind talking about was a headline on NFL.com this week previewing the Lions-Broncos game as a Good vs. Evil encounter. The article included a picture of Suh and Broncos quarterback Tim Tebow.
“I don’t think that’s appropriate at all for anyone associated with the game to bill it that way,” Schwartz said. “It was especially disappointing coming from the arm of the NFL, NFL.com. It wasn’t a rallying cry but it’s not appropriate.”
Suh shrugged off the matter mostly.
“The league did do that for whatever reason. Evil prevails,” he said. “Hopefully we’re going to continue to keep it that way if that’s the way they want to perceive us as. For me personally, it means nothing to me. I’m going to continue to be me, I know who I am, I’m not an evil person. I may not be a good person in some people’s eyes. I’m going to continue to play hard.”
Detroit Lions defensive tackle and all-around badass Ndamukong Suh helps Brain Baumgarter, aka Kevin Malone from the NBC sitcom The Office, who wants to become an NFL offensive lineman.
Detroit Lions defensive tackle and all around badass Ndamukong Suh is extremely confident and ready to be a winner in the NFL. The 2010 NFL Defensive Player of the Year was asked on NFL Network if he thinks the sky is the limit for the Lions, Suh answered, “No question.” then let loose his statement that the Lions could be perfect.
“I don’t see there’s a reason why we can’t be 16-0,” Suh said. “As long as we put in that hard work throughout -– I don’t know if we’re going to have OTAs, but throughout camp and getting ready for that 2011 season — as long as we stay healthy and are putting in that work, I think we should be happy with what we end up with.”
Despite his confidence the 2007 New England Patriots are the only team to go 16-0 in NFL history.
The King of Detriot right now Ndamukong Suh showed up at ESPN studios not to show off his 49 tackles, 8 sacks, 2 pass deflections or his one interception in his rookie year. No the King of Detriot showed up showing off his inner King of Pop in anticipation of Michael Jackson album “Michael” to be released next month.
Unfortunately someone had to go ruin it all.
Chalk one up for the NFL’s number 2 overall draft pick Ndamukong Suh for putting on his big boy pants against the team that passed him up and selected quarterback Sam Bradford. Suh tipped the Bradford pass up into the air then intercepted it and wowed the crowd with a nifty little return. Suh punctuated the play by lowering his head and plowing over Rams running back Steven Jackson. Lions went on to beat the Rams 44-6.
It was a big day for the Detriot Lions defense against the number one overall draft pick Sam Bradford. The St. Louis Rams quarterback first threw an interception that number two overall draft pick Ndamukong Suh came away with, then later in the fourth quarter Lions defensive back Alphonso Smith whipped out the Carlton Banks after taking his interception back to the house.
Pretty sure the referees threw a yellow hanky on the field for it but it was still classic.
Detriot Lions rookie defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh might still be upset that his Alma mater Nebraska is leaving the Big 12 for the Big Ten and decided finally to take his frustrations out on Cleveland Browns quarterback Jake Delhomme. Just maybe.
The Detriot Lions drafted a beast in Ndamukong Suh and Dick’s Sporting Goods and Nike realize the impact he’s going to have down in the trenches have also jumped on board. Suh was the best college football player I’ve seen come along in 8 years.
The University of Nebraska Cornhuskers are preparing for a global red out come October 16, 2010. That’s the day the Cornhuskers take on their recent nemesis, from the Big 12 Championship game to fallout from conference expansion, the University of Texas Longhorns in one final conference showdown.
The Cornhuskers haven’t beaten the Longhorns since the Big 12 Championship in 1999 by a score of 22-6. But Bo Pelini is got the Cornhuskers primed to create some noise outside of the Big 12 and possibly land in a BCS Bowl Game. There might not be Ndamukong Suh in Lincoln this year but there definitely will be a Jared Crick sighting. Let the talking begin.
That does nothing for me, not for one second does that look appetizing and that’s coming from a fat mans point of view. All it is is way to dehumanize two ALL-SGE-NCAA Football Team members.
Pepperoni your better than that!
Sometimes with everything going on in sports the so called good guy acts get lost in the mix but not this one by ALL-SGE-NCAA Football member Ndamukong Suh, plus it helps it’s the weekend.
Suh, who we assume will be the Detriot Lions first draft pick this Thursday in the NFL Draft with the number two overall pick is already pledging to donate $2.6 million dollars to his Alma mata the University of Nebraska Cornhuskers. That’s a $2.6 million pledge before his the IRS, agent, family get anything from his first NFL contract.
Suh made the announcement in a recorded message to the 70,000 that where in attendance for the schools spring football game. Suh said he would be donating 2 million dollars to the strength and conditioning center and $600,000 to the University of Nebraska-Lincoln College of Engineering, where he earned his degree in construction management.
The pledge is already the largest said donation by a former football player in the school’s history.
Well done, Mr. Suh.
I’m sure St. Louis Rams fans will or have scoured the names of eligible college quarterbacks and envision them in a Rams uniform for the upcoming NFL Draft in April. However Ram fan, that’s the wrong position your organization needs to tend to with the number one overall pick, it’s time to think smart and not what would be pretty. I’m not saying the Rams don’t need to get a quarterback because they do but this draft doesn’t present itself with that clear cut number one overall guy to build a franchise around.
Tim Tebow, Colt McCoy, Dan LeFevour, Jimmy Clausen are great quarterbacks but with all the scrutiny that comes from being a number one overall, they are not your answer. Sam Bradford could be the exception however after shoulder surgery that leaves a huge question mark whether that’s the right move.
The answer lies on the defensive side of the ball and his name is Ndamukong Suh, defensive tackle out of University of Nebraska. It’s that simple for the Rams, just continue to build on the defense since St. Louis already has brought in former New York Giants defensive coordinator Steve Spanuolo last year to be the head coach and in 2008 selected with the number two overall pick defensive end Chris Long out of the University of Virginia. Suh will clog the middle of line and demanding double teams allowing Long or Leonard Little to be freed up. ALL-SGE-NCAA Football Team member safety Eric Berry out of Tennessee could be another option but what Suh does at the line of impact, it’s a cant miss.
So St.Louis your on the clock but don’t make the mistake that puts you right back on the clock in April 2011.
In a rematch of the 1998 Holiday Bowl, Arizona Wildcats clash with the Nebraska Cornhuskers in the 32nd edition of this event at Qualcomm Stadium.
The Wildcats have enjoyed a terrific campaign, although it had the potential to be even better. Arizona showed its resiliency and finished the regular season with two straight wins, including a 21-17 triumph at USC. This is Arizona’s 15th all-time bowl appearance and its second in a row under head coach Mike Stoops. The Wildcats are 6-7-1 all-time in such games following a 31-21 win over BYU in the Las Vegas Bowl last season.
For the Huskers, they were just moments away from shocking the nation and playing in a BCS Bowl. Instead, Nebraska faltered in the final moments and watched Texas boot a 46-yard field goal on the last play of a 13-12 loss in the Big 12 title game. Despite the setback, the Huskers gained a lot of credibility for that effort, if their 9-4 record wasn’t enough already. Nebraska will be making its 46th all-time appearance in a bowl game, owning a 23-22 mark in such bouts. Last season, the Huskers participated in the Gator Bowl and they defeated Clemson, 26-21, in that game.
Nick Foles took over the starting job at quarterback earlier in the season and that move paid immediate dividends for the Wildcats. The sophomore gunslinger played like a veteran and completed 66.0 percent of his pass attempts, with 19 touchdowns against just eight picks. It didn’t hurt that Foles was well protected either, as Arizona gave up just nine sacks. Juron Criner, a 6-4 wideout, uses his size well and was one of Foles’ main targets with 43 receptions, 580 yards and nine touchdowns on the season. Mike Stoops Wildcats are by no means a one-dimensional team, as the ground game is churning out 168.3 ypg behind a 5.0 yard per carry average. Nic Grigsby and Keola Antolin have combined for 1,127 yards and nine scores on the ground and they can rip off chunks of yards at time. Grigsby however, is listed as questionable for this game with a shoulder injury.
Arizona’s defense has been good for the most part this season and ranks 21st nationally in yards allowed, surrendering 315.8 ypg. The unit has given up two touchdowns or fewer in four out its last five games and is permitting just 23.2 ppg for the season. The Wildcats have done a better job versus the run (112.1 ypg) than the pass (203.9 ypg), and they have fared well in generating 34 sacks. The unit though, has only forced 19 turnovers, with 12 of them coming on interceptions. Trevin Wade tops the rosters in interceptions with five and he has also made 66 stops. Earl Mitchell and Ricky Elmore are two players to keep an eye out for up front, as they have combined for 17 sacks and 24 tackles for loss.
Offensively, Bo Pelini Cornhuskers have struggled this season, averaging a measly 317.2 total ypg. The team had issues down the stretch as well, as the offense was held below 270 yards in four of the squad’s final five outings. Tailback Roy Helu Jr. is the most important player to the offense. Helu Jr. rushed for 1,139 yards and 10 touchdowns during the regular season and figures to see a bulk of the work in this game. The ground game has had to be good this season, as quarterback Zac Lee has struggled with consistency. Lee threw for just 13 touchdowns against 10 interceptions, while completing 58.8 percent of his tosses. Niles Paul is the main threat in the passing game and he leads the team with 36 catches and 673 receiving yards.
On the defensive side of the ball is where the Huskers have stood out, ranking second nationally in scoring defense (11.2 ppg) and ninth in total defense (284.5 ypg). Texas had been averaging 451.6 ypg and 43.0 ppg.The Huskers have been dominant against the run, yielding 95.5 ypg, and every bit as good against the pass, surrendering 189.1 ypg. The defense can also make the big play, racking up 19 interceptions to go with a whopping 42 sacks.
Highlighting the defense is Ndamukong Suh, a 6-4 defensive tackle that finished fourth in the Heisman Trophy race and took home several awards. A unanimous First-Team All-American, Suh was a force all season and he led the team with 82 tackles, 23 tackles for loss and 12 sacks. He made an even bigger name for himself in the Big 12 title game, when he racked up 12 tackles and 4.5 sacks despite facing double teams all game long.
This is the third time these two schools are meeting on the gridiron and the first since Arizona scored a 23-20 win over Nebraska in the 1998 Holiday Bowl. The teams played to a 14-14 tie in the first meeting, which took place in 1961.
PICK: University of Nebraska Cornhuskers
The 2009 regular season of NCAA football has ended and Sports Grind Entertainment is handing out it’s first ever All-SGE-NCAA Football Team. The 2009 All-SGE-NCAA Football Team takes in several factors and wins and losses is not one of them but such factors as on the field performance, consistency, detrimental to the team and rivalry or big game impact. Off the field issues are not even considered.
2009 ALL-SGE-NCAA FOOTBALL Team:
- Quarterback – Jimmy Clausen, Notre Dame Fighting Irish: It’s easy to blame the struggles of the Fighting Irish upon Clausen but when you pass for 425 times and only throw 4 interceptions all year as well only being sack sacked 24 times, there’s not much blame that can be put on his arm. Clausen finished the season completing 289 passes for 3,722 yards and 28 touchdowns with a passer rating of 161.4 in a non run and shoot type offense.
- Running Back – Toby Gerhart, Stanford Cardinal: Gerhart complied the best season in all of college football for running backs with 1,736 yards and 26 touchdowns although his yards per carry where just average at 5.6.
- Running Back – LaMichael James, Oregon Ducks: The freshman James served as a backup to senior LaGarretteBlount in the opening week against Boise State and only carried the ball twice. After Blount’s suspension his carries improved to nine times against Purdue and settled in on a steady dose of at least 15 there after. The freshman stepped up to average 6.9 yards per carry and 1,476 yards on only 215 carries and no fumbles. James ended the season with 14 rushing touchdowns.
- Offensive Tackle – Russell Okung, Oklahoma State Cowboys: Okung is a four year letterman that stands at 6-5 and 300 pounds. Okung has quick feet that has allowed him to have 127 knockdown blocks and 58 pancakes. In his 836 snaps he has only allowed one sack.
- Offensive Tackle – Ciron Black, Louisiana State Tigers: Black is a four year letterman that stands at 6-5 and 325 pounds. Black has started 52 consecutive games at left tackle and had over 70 knockdowns this season.
- Guard – Rodney Hudson, Florida State Seminoles: Hudson is a three year letterman and is a quick 6-2 285 pounds. Hudson did not allow a sack all season and was only penalized twice.
- Guard – Mike Iupati, Idaho Vandals: Iupati is a four year letterman and is 6-6 330 pounds. Iupati is a massive man at the guard spot however is not that light on his feet.
- Center – J.D. Walton, Baylor Bears: Walton comes in at 6-3 305 pounds and was the only bright spot for Baylor this year. Walton finished his career with 36 consecutive starts after transferring from Arizona State in 2006. He anchored an offensive line that generated 2,349 rushing yards the most at Baylor since 1981, as well as 29 rushing touchdowns.
- Tight end – Dennis Pitta, Brigham Young Cougars: Pitta entered the 2009 season as one of the best receiving tight ends in the country and his 2009 season did nothing to change that. Pitta lead all tight ends this year in receiving yards with 784 and receiving yards per game 65.33 in a pass first offense. This season Pitta became BYU’s all-time leader in total receptions and also the NCAA career leader in tight end receiving yards. In 12 games Pitta recorded 57 receptions and 7 touchdowns.
- Wide Receiver – Jordan Shipley, Texas Longhorns: Shipley didn’t catch the most touchdowns, yards or the most passes but did finish in the top 10 in all of the categories while being Colt McCoy’s bailout receiver. Shipley finished 106 catches for third in the country, 1,363 yards for fifth and 11 touchdowns tying him for eight. Shipley’s biggest reception came on the final drive to keep Texas undefeated season alive in the Big 12 Championship game against Nebraska.
- Wide Receiver – Danario Alexander, Missouri Tigers: Alexander ranked second in receptions with 107 and had 5 games of collecting double digit receptions, while still finishing with an average of 15.4 yards per catch. Alexander ranked first in the country with 1,644 yards and scored 15 touchdowns. Alexanders shinning moment came against rival Kansas when he caught 15 passes for 233 yards and a touchdown to help in the 41-39 victory.
- Kicker – Kai Forbath, California Los Angeles, Bruins: Forbath was 22 of 23 on extra points, his only miss did not have an impact on the Bruins beating San Diego State 33-14. Forbath was 26 of 29 on his field goal attempts resulting in a 89.7 percentage. His 3 misses on the year all came from distances of 50 yards (51, 52, 51) or more, 2 of the 3 came in wins. He lead the Bruins with 100 points on a team that had trouble all year to move the ball. Forbath finished 8-8 (20-29 yards), 11-11 (30-39 yards), 4-4 (40-49 yards), 3-6 (50+ yards).
- Defensive End – Brandon Graham, Michigan Wolverines: Graham led the nation in tackles for loss with 26 and recorded 10.5 sacks. He recorded 64 tackles as 42 where solo while contributing 2 pass blocks, 2 forced fumbles and 1 fumble recovery. Graham wasn’t finished wrecking havoc on the defensive line as he blocked 2 kicks and returned 1 for a touchdown.
- Defensive End – Derrick Morgan, Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets: Morgan finished the season with 52 tackles 37 of them where solo. Morgan ranked among the national leaders in sacks at 12.5 and 2 forced fumbles on the year. Adding to his stats that helped Georgia Tech reach the ACC Championship game was 18 tackles for a loss.
- Defensive Tackle – Ndamukong Suh, Nebraska Cornhuskers: If you have followed SGE, your well of the love affair there is for Suh. However, his performance on the field justifies his selection. Suh recorded 82 tackles and 47 of them where solo. Suh racked up 12 sacks and 19.5 tackles for a loss on the season. Suh finished the year with 10 block passes and 3 blocked kicks. Only to serve as a reminder was his performance in the Big 12 Championship game of 12 tackles, 10 of them solo and accumulating 4 sacks.
- Defensive Tackle – Adrian Clayborn, Iowa Hawkeyes: Clayborns performance was over shadowed all season by the infused media hype of Alabama’s Terrence Cody. Clayborn terrorized the Big Ten all season long as Cody did in the SEC but out performed Cody on an individual basis. Clayborn finished the season with 61 total tackles, 27 of them solo and 18 tackles for a loss. He gave the Hawkeyes 9 sacks, 2 pass deflections and forcing 4 fumbles while blocking 1 kick in comparison to Cody’s 25 tackles, 11 of them for solo and 0 sacks.
- Linebacker – Rolando McClain, Alabama Crimson Tide: McClain was all over the field this year for Alabama creating 101 tackles, 4 sacks, 2 interceptions, 3 pass deflections and forcing 1 fumble while leading the nations number 2 defense. His performance against in state rival Auburn was his shinning moment of the season has he did everything to insure a Bama’s perfect season.
- Linebacker – Greg Jones, Michigan State Spartans: Jones was third in the country in tackles with a 140. Jones reached double-figure tackles 8 times this season while also sacking opposing quarterbacks 9 times.
- Linebacker – Eric Norwood, South Carolina Gamecocks: Norwood had 71 tackles on the season and 11.5 that where for a loss as well as having 7 sacks on the season. His sack and tackle for a loss totals pushed him to become the all-time leader for South Carolina in both categories. Norwood leads the team with 2 interceptions and 3 blocked kicks. He also finished the year with 3 pass breakups and a fumble recovery.
- Cornerback – Javier Arenas, Alabama Crimson Tide: Arenas recorded 65 tackles, 42 of them solo. Arenas made himself very acquainted with quarterbacks sack them 5 times and intercepting them 3 times. He made his presence felt all over the field in a 12-10 nail biting win against Tennessee with 13 tackles and 1 sack. Arenas even pulls double duty on special team recording more than a 1,000 return yards this season and has scoring 1 touchdown.
- Cornerback – Joe Haden, Florida Gators: Haden recorded 57 tackles, 45 of them solo while no playing in the game against Georgia. Haden had his best game against South Carolina when he recorded 10 tackles, 9 of them solo, and pulling down 1 interception plus sacking the quarterback once ion 24-14 win. He finished the year with 3 sacks and 4 interceptions while deflection 8 passes.
- Safety – Eric Berry, Tennessee Volunteers: Berry is one of the hardest hitting defensive players in the country. He finished his season 83 tackles including 6 for lost yardage and deflected 9 passes while pulling down 2 interceptions and recovering 2 fumbles.
- Safety – Earl Thomas, Texas Longhorns: Thomas is one of college football true rising stars, outside of Ndamukong Suh he could have had the best college football season. Thomas recorded 57 tackles, 1 sack and 10 pass deflections in his sophomore year. He also grabbed 8 interceptions while taking 2 of them back for touchdowns, one for 92 yards in a win against Colorado. Thomas registered better games but came up big with an interception to stop Oklahoma in the fourth quarter of their final possession to preserve a 16-13 win.
- Punter – Matt Reagan, Memphis Tigers: Reagan ranked third nationally in averaging 45.5 yards per punt but also pulled double duty as the teams place kicker. His average was 3.3 yards behind Georgia’s Drew Butler and only 0.3 East Carolina’s Matt Dodge. Reagan punted on an average of 5 times a game for an actual total of 63 times and for 2,868 yards, again pulling double duty as the teams kicker.
- All-Purpose – C.J. Spiller, Clemson Tigers: Spiller was the most exciting football player in 2009, having his hands in every facet of the offensive side of the ball. He rushed 201 times for 1,145 yards and 11 touchdowns as well catching the ball 33 times for 445 yards and 4 touchdowns. Spiller was also the return man on kickoffs and punts, returning 21 times for 708 yards and 4 touchdowns on kickoffs with a long of 96 yards. His returns 13 punts for a total of 210 yards and 1 touchdown with a long of 77 yards. Spiller had a dominating performance in the ACC Championship game against Georgia Tech with 233 rushing yards and 4 touchdowns.
- Head Coach – June Jones, Southern Methodist Mustangs: This was by far the hardest decisions, either to go with a coach that hadn’t lost like Gary Patterson, Brian Kelly, Mack Brown, Nick Saban or Chris Peterson or to a coach that turned around a program like Al Golden, Danny Pearman, Randy Shannon or Jones. Jones came to a program that had back to back 1-11 seasons to finish 7-6 and lead the Mustangs to their first bowl, Hawaii Bowl, since 1984. The program lives infamy of its two-year death penalty in 1987-88 but since then the 1997 team is the only one to finish above .500, 6-5, until this year. Jones had the Mustangs finish 6-2 in Conference USA and within one game of playing in the championship game.
Here’s to the 2009 winner of the Outland Trophy, Vince Lombardi Award, Chuck Bednaric Award, Bronko Nagurski Trophy, Heisman Trophy candidate and Salami’s man crush: Ndamukong Suh.
I’m not really in the game to make posts about every college football award, I’m not trying to diminish them it’s just I don’t have the time. I instead choose to devote my time to the granddaddy award the Heisman Trophy but I have a love affair with Ndamukong Suh of the University of Nebraska. I sound like a broken record in running off my praise for the guy but when you haven’t seen a player on his level of beasting since John Henderson, a good eight to nine years, there’s good reason to be excited.
Suh picked up another honor, outside of my afair, by taking home the Rotary Lombardi Award as the nation’s top lineman. But in picking up the trophy, he took some time away from the celebration to apologize to fellow Lombardi Award finalist Jerry Hughes of TCU for not knocking off Texas in the Big 12 Championship game on Saturday.
Terrance Cody of University of Alabama, he a good player but we that kind of talent almost yearly er Glenn Dorsey of LSU but compares nowhere near to Suh, for stealing his shine all year.
I think I had to send you a reminder.
It’s a run for the Heisman Trophy and the winner will be declared on Saturday so for every day this week a finalist will get to make there case via video highlight. Today is Tuesday and the honor goes to University of Nebraska Cornhusker Ndamukong Suh. I’ve been praising Suh as the best defensive tackle seen in the last nine years for the past three months then he displays this kinda of beasting in a Big 12 Championship game. Pure Man
Monday – Tim Tebow
Tuesday- Ndamukong Suh
Mack Brown’s Longhorns look to claim their first conference title in four years when they face Nebraska on in the Big 12 Championship game at Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas.
The last time Texas (12-0, 8-0) played for a Big 12 title, it pounded Colorado 70-3 in 2005. Behind the play of quarterback Vince Young, the Longhorns then upset top-ranked Southern California 41-38 in the BCS title game.
Four years later, the Big 12 South champs again have a chance to head to Pasadena for a shot at the BCS title, but first must record a fifth straight victory over North champion Nebraska (9-3, 6-2).
Colt McCoy’s Heisman Trophy resume got a little more impressive after he passed for 304 yards and ran for a career-high 175 on 18 carries against the Aggies in a 49-39 on the road game on Thanksgiving night. McCoy has passed for 1,791 yards and 18 touchdowns with two interceptions in his last five contests. His 3,328 total passing yards this season ranks fourth in Texas history.
While McCoy has thrown for 401 yards with two touchdowns and an interception in a pair of wins over Nebraska will face a stiff challenge versus a Cornhuskers’ defense that’s allowing a league low 11.1 points per contest.
Opponents are scoring a mere 15 ppg against Texas while gaining just 263.2 total ypg. Roddrick Muckelroy continues to pace the Horns with 87 total tackles, and he has made 10 tackles for loss. As for Earl Thomas has recorded eight interceptions while placing second on the roster in stops.
Though Nebraska ranks 11th in total offense 334.7 yards per game, the Cornhuskers are averaging 25.6 points per game and have won five in a row heading into this contest. Junior Roy Helu has paced the Cornhuskers, rushing for 1,111 yards and 10 touchdowns. Talented freshman Rex Burkhead ran for a career-high 100 yards and a TD on 18 carries in a 28-20 win at Colorado last Friday. As for quarterback Zac Lee, he has completed 60.8 percent of his passes for 1,931 yards and 13 touchdowns against seven interceptions. Nebraska lacks a standout wide receiver, a major reason that the offense is so average.
Pelini is a defensive-minded coach, and he has made a huge impact on the Huskers who lead the Big 12 in scoring defense, allowing a mere 11.1 ppg. They are allowing only 101.9 rushing yards per game at a clip of 3.0 yards per carry, and just six rushing scores have been surrendered in 12 outings. As for the pass defense, Nebraska has recorded 16 interceptions versus only seven touchdowns allowed.
Ndamukong Suh is a standout defensive lineman for Nebraska who has recorded 7.5 sacks this season, despite the fact that he is constantly forced to fight through multiple blockers. Suh gets plenty of help from Jared Crick, who has nine sacks to his credit.
Two years after finishing 5-7 in Bill Callahan’s final season as coach, Pelini has guided Nebraska to consecutive nine-win seasons and an upset away from earning its first league title since last beating Texas 22-6 in the 1999 Big 12 championship game.
This is the first meeting between the teams since the Longhorns won 28-25 at home Oct. 27, 2007.
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