There are few personalities who stature is enough to declare their dominance in the arena where they excel. Ndamukong Suh is one such character whose appearance has the strength to invoke an extra rush in the opponents mind. He has become one of the most personality and the richest defensive player in the American Football by putting a massive defense against his rival team.

Currently, this extraordinary player is serving the Detroit Lions in the National Football League.

His fame went up high in his college days itself, and during his study at the University of Nebraska, he became the most honored player at his college. Awards have just rushed into his possession quite often from the starting of his career. The unanimous All-American had bagged Football Player of the Year, Bronko Nagurski Trophy, Lombardi and many more. Some might guess that this star player would go even further high on the ladder of success.

So his real wealth has not been come up yet which can reflect his real dominance in the game. Still, for knowledge, it can be stated that Ndamukong Suh had gathered in the range of 70 million dollars as his estimated net worth.

Early life

Ndamukong Ngwa Suh was born on 6th January 1987 in Portland, Oregon, United States of America. Ndamukong is actually ‘House of Spears’ as per Ngemba, a language in Cameroon. He is the son of Michael Suh and Bernadette Suh. His Michael is a native of Cameroon and while working in the capacity of a machinist in Germany played soccer. His mother Bernadette is a Caribbean descent, originated from Jamaica who taught children at some elementary school after graduating from Southern Oregon University.

Ndamukong has not inherited the height of his father, but the great-grandfather named him and was of the height of 7 Feet 3 Inches. Ndamukong has been the second child of his parents who has been raised with his four sisters. His elder sister Odette Lennon Ngum Suh has been playing soccer in the national football team of Cameroon as a midfielder. One of the cousins Kameron Chatman plays basketball for Michigan Wolverines. So Ndamukong has a long playing tradition in his family.

Earlier he was admitted to Grant High School. When he was studying at the high school level, he got All-American Honors. In the all-state selection, Ndamukong got an inclusion in the Class IVA team during this period. In 2004 he was declared as the Portland Interscholastic League Defensive Player of the Year.


Ndamukong has become the inevitable part of Detroit Lion’s Defensive Tackle Mechanism. It is no wonder that this eminent player has earned a huge reputation in his department of the game and a real chase for any prestigious side. At the National Football league is the top in overall perspective.

In 2010 Detroit Lion convinced him for 68 million dollars for five years with a guarantee of $40 million. His initial touchdown, sack, an interception came in the first year itself. The players who defend know the tricks of the offenders and would understand the misconduct of this star player who had earned reputation only by his defensive skill. If one lacks in the offense, then you won’t win, but if lack defense you lose, so this magnitude had given him five disciplinary suspensions.

But who would deny the enormous strength with which Ndamukong defends the hope of Detroit Lion? His immaculate dexterity in the game had earned him a seat in 2011 All-Pro Team. At the same time, he was declared as the Sporting News Rookie of the Year. He was flooded with awards in 2011. He was the AP Defensive Rookie of the Year, Pro-Football Writers of America Rookie of the Year and also Pro-Football Rookie of the Year.

Finally, at the close of the season, he was the NFC’s Pro-Bowl Alternate. The sources said that the Dolphins are interested in the defense mechanism of Ndamukong in 2018. For the 2018 cap, he would get $26 million with $17 million cash. He has been signed till 2020, and if things go right, he is expected to make $60 million from the first three years at Dolphins.

Personal life

Ndamukong has got a Construction Management degree from UNL College of Engineering. The star of Nebraska had gifted his college with 2.6 million dollars. He is fond of luxury cars and has lined up Mercedes Benz, Dodge, Bentley Continental and Ford Mustang. He owns a real estate which is valued at around $7 million.

Last but not the least in the life of Ndamukong one name has emerged, and she is Lolo Jones.

Quick summary:

Full Name: Ndamukong Ngwa Suh

Date of Birth: 6th January 1987

Birth Place: Portland, Oregon, United States of America

Age: 31 Year Old

Profession: Professional Footballer

Height: 6 Feet 4 Inches / 1.93m

Weight: 145 Kg

Net worth: $70 Million