Former Baltimore Ravens linebacker, Terrell Suggs, is about to take a place in the Ravens' Ring of Honor when he's officially inducted into the coveted club on October 22, the franchise announced on Thursday, Aug. 24.
The ceremony will take place in the halftime of the upcoming Ravens game against the Detroit Lions. Suggs, a monumental figure in the franchise's history, will secure his legacy as the 12th Ravens player to earn this accolade and join the Ring.
Suggs' pro career saw him get crowned the NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year in 2003 before getting named NFL Defensive Player of the Year title in 2011. His prowess contributed significantly to the Ravens' Super Bowl triumph in 2012 and garnered him seven Pro Bowl selections forming a mighty feared linebacker line along with teammate Ray Lewis.
The statistics Suggs put up throughout his career speak volumes of his impact on the Ravens organization. Suggs etched his name as the franchise's premier sack artist, accumulating a staggering 132.5 sacks and forcing 37 fumbles. Notably, his 941 tackles stand as the second-highest, surpassed only by the legendary Ray Lewis.
With a remarkable career spanning 17 seasons, Suggs boasts 139 sacks, securing him the 12th spot in NFL history. Out of the 11 players ahead of him in that department, 10 of them are enshrined in the Pro Football Hall of Fame already while Julius Peppers, the odd man out, is not only because he has not been eligible for it yet with his first shot coming next year.
Following an impactful tenure encompassing 229 regular-season and 18 postseason games with the Ravens, Suggs extended his career by spending a couple of years playing for the Arizona Cardinals and the Kansas City Chiefs. He got to win a second Super Bowl ring with the latter as they went on to defeat the San Francisco 49ers with Suggs in their lineup.
The Ravens' Ring of Honor, established in 2001, includes the likes of Earnest Byner, Art Modell, Ray Lewis, and Ed Reed.
Here is the full list of current Ring members: Marshal Yanda (2022), Haloti Ngata (2021), Brian Billick (2019), Ed Reed (2015), Todd Heap (2014), Ray Lewis (2013), Jamal Lewis (2012), Matt Stover (2011), Jonathan Ogden (2008), Peter Boulware (2006), Michael McCrary (2004), Art Modell (2003), and Earnest Byner (2001).