Top 5 Terrell Suggs moments with the Baltimore Ravens
Winning the 2003 NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year award:
Coming out of Arizona State University, Terrell Suggs was the All-Time sack leader in NCAA history (before being passed in 2018 by Louisiana Tech’s Jaylon Ferguson) at 44.0 sacks. Suggs was known for his ferocity off the edge and lightning quick speed. The Baltimore Ravens fell in love with him and selected him 10th overall in the 2003 NFL Draft.
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As a rookie, Suggs wasted no time acclimating to the NFL and became one of the league’s most feared edge rushers at just barely 21-years old. T-Sizzle recorded 12.0 sacks in 14 games with just one start(!) as a rookie, including a sack in each of his first six career games. Those kind of numbers make you think of Hall of Famers like Michael Strahan, but it was Suggs all along.
A season like Suggs had as a rookie wasn’t rewarded with a Pro Bowl appearance, but he was given the NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year award, and rightfully so. It was practically an instant truth that Terrell Suggs was going to be, if not already was, one of the league’s top pass rushers.
He certainly lived up to that billing, as Suggs will 100% be enshrined forever in the Pro Football Hall of Fame one day. The fact that Suggs is still going at nearly 37-years of age is remarkable, but he remains productive and impactful and that’s nearly impossible to find in “old men” like Suggs.
We’ve seen some incredible rookie seasons, but Terrell Suggs’ 2003 rookie year will always remain one of the best we’ve seen.