Terrell Suggs is an American Football player. He is an NFL veteran who plays the outside linebacker position. Suggs, who has spent his entire career with the Baltimore Ravens, is widely regarded as one of the best ever defensive players to grace the game and he has the trophies and awards to back up that assertion.
Terrell Suggs Biography
Terrell Raymonn Suggs, popularly known as T-Sizzle, was born on the 11th of October 1982. He is a native of Minneapolis, Minnesota. His mother’s name is Laverne Diane while his father’s name is Donald Lee Suggs. Suggs has two brothers, Hermann and Donald as well as two sisters, Jonquie and Monquielh. Terrell Suggs spent his formative years in Arizona where he had his high school education. In high school, Suggs was a multi-sport athlete playing football, basketball and also ran track. Suggs laid the marker for his impressive career early on in high school where his superlative performances earned him several honors including All-American honors by USA Today in 2000.
Suggs had his college education at Arizona State University where he played for the school’s football team from 2000 to 2003. While there, he equally had an impressive career amassing a total of 163 tackles, 44 quarterback sacks and 14 forced fumbles etc. In recognition of his awesome performances, he was unanimously conferred with the All-American honors; an honor reserved for outstanding amateur athletes.
Professional Career Stats
Terrell Suggs was a first round pick (the 10th overall pick) in the 2003 NFL draft as selected by the Baltimore Ravens. Since entering the NFL, Suggs has been a terror and menace to many quarterbacks including the popular Tom Brady. His career stats, as well as the numerous awards and trophies he has won, speak for themselves. As at 2018, Suggs has made a total of 815 tackles (out of which 576 were solo), 34 forced fumbles and 12 fumble recoveries. He has also recorded 126.5 quarterback sacks, 7 interceptions, and 2 defensive touchdowns; justifying the assertion that he is one of the best defensive players to ever play the game. Terrell Suggs has been invited to the NFL’s annual all-star game known as the Pro Bowl on seven occasions and was named the best defensive player in the NFL in 2011. He was also a member of the Baltimore Ravens squad that won the Super Bowl in 2012. In 2014, Suggs became the first ever Baltimore player (the 31st NFL player ever) to reach more than 100 sacks.
Suggs is currently in his 16th season for the Baltimore Ravens. Even though he is has reached an age for retirement, he has no plan of slowing down or retiring any time soon. With the illustrious career he has had, one expects that Suggs will be inducted into Pro Football’s Hall of Fame one day in the future.
Does He Have a Girlfriend or Wife?
Terrell Suggs had a turbulent relationship with his longtime girlfriend Candace Williams. The couple had two children before they got married in December 2012. Before getting married, the relationship was marred by allegations of domestic violence by Candace. In 2009, She filed a request for a protective order alleging that Suggs had hit her and spilled bleach on her and their son who was only a year old at the time. The protective order was granted but was however lifted when she requested so following their reconciliation.
The same scenario repeated in November 2012. Candace obtained a temporary restraining order; accusing Suggs of punching her in the neck and dragging her behind his car with their two children inside the vehicle. As part of the order, Suggs was required to turn in several firearms he owned to the police. The couple once more reconciled and got married a month later in December 2012. Unsurprisingly, the marriage did not last and Candace filed for divorce in 2015 on grounds of adultery. At present, Terrell Suggs is divorced and we do not have details of any other relationship he may be in.
Net worth – How Rich is Terrell Suggs
Suggs is reportedly worth $22 million. In his over a decade and a half career with the Ravens, he has earned not less than a $100 million. His rookie contract with the Ravens was a five-year deal worth $10 million. In 2009, he signed a six-year contract extension worth $62.5 million making him the NFL’s highest-paid linebacker at the time. In 2014, he signed a new four-year contract worth $28.5 million; that contract is still running. Suggs’ wonderful performance on the field has more than repaid the enormous sum the Ravens pay him.