Ndamukong Suh elected to second Pro Bowl in three years

Posted by ttwentyman on January 20, 2013 – 11:47 pm

Ndamukong Suh is going to the Pro Bowl.

The third-year defensive tackle earned his second-career Pro Bowl selection Sunday, taking the place of 49ers defensive tackle Justin Smith, who will play in the Super Bowl after the 49ers’ victory over the Falcons in the NFC Championship Game. As the first alternate at defensive tackle, Suh will take Smith’s spot on the team.

He’ll join Henry Melton (Bears) and Gerald McCoy (Buccaneers) as the defensive tackles for the NFC squad.

Suh, who also was voted to the All-Pro second team, finished with eight sacks, 35 tackles and more than 50 quarterback hurries this season.

He’s the only Lions defensive tackle since 1982 (first year quarterback sacks became official) to record seven-plus sacks in two different seasons (10 in 2010 and 8 in 2012).

“I think he’s had some games where he’s really been dominant,” Detroit Lions head coach Jim Schwartz said of Suh last month. “And I think he’s had a good consistent year.”

Detroit Lions general manager Martin Mayhew told reporters after the season that Suh was the only returning starter on defense to perform noticeably better in 2012 than he did in 2011.

“I pride myself on always being somebody who can make a play and do it for the betterment of the team,” Suh said late in the season. “I feel like I haven’t done enough to really help us blossom into wins, so for playing well, it’s not enough. I can still do more. There’s better things that I could do making other guys around me better.”

Suh will join long snapper Don Muhlbach as the Lions representatives in Saturday’s Pro Bowl in Hawaii.

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10 Responses to “Ndamukong Suh elected to second Pro Bowl in three years”

  1. By Rich on Jan 21, 2013 | Reply

    Congrats! Well deserved! Got my tix and can’t wait to see him here!

  2. By Brandon on Jan 21, 2013 | Reply

    Great job Suh! Enjoy the trip to Hawaii and get a few sacks for the NFC team.

  3. By Thomas on Jan 21, 2013 | Reply

    Great job SUH well deserved

  4. By Carol Wadsworth on Jan 21, 2013 | Reply

    good job suh , glad u are going to the pro bowl.

  5. By Sagmich on Jan 21, 2013 | Reply

    Great going Suh! Now I will watch some of the Pro Bowl.

  6. By Jim on Jan 21, 2013 | Reply

    I actually thought about skipping out on watching the pro bowl this year as well but sine Suh is playing i’m definitely going to watch it now. I mean hell he deserves to be playing in it anyways, he’s a better football player than half of the guys that were selected before him any how. Anyway congrats Ndamukong on makeing the probowl you should have allready been selected to play in. Wreak some havoc for the NFC and show them what your made of.

  7. By Soph on Jan 21, 2013 | Reply

    Suh should’ve been starting and not on the alternate list anyway. Congrats!

  8. By Don on Jan 21, 2013 | Reply

    I love it! GO get’em Suh, show them how the best do it!
    Make sure to leave a little turf in their helmet’s!

  9. By rick locke on Jan 22, 2013 | Reply

    I do not think his style of play is appropriate for the Pro Bowl. He may actually tackle somebody

  10. By Jukemove on Jan 22, 2013 | Reply

    Well deserved and congratulations to Big Suh!
    Maybe some fans will recogonize how good of a player we have and shut the noise about trading him. And as already been said by Soph, “he should’ve been starting.”

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