Ndamukong Suh was drafted right where many people thought he would be on Thursday night and is now headed to Detroit as the Lions picked him with the 2nd pick in the 2010 NFL Draft. Suh sported that big smile of his as he held up the Lions jersey with NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell and then told reporters “It’s amazing.” “It feels good. To have those tingles come down your body, it’s amazing.”

Suh also becomes the highest Husker drafted in the first round since wide receiver Irving Fryar, who was selected No. 1 by New England in the 1984 NFL draft and defensive end Neil Smith and offensive tackle Dean Steinkuhler who both were selected No. 2 in the 1984 and 1988 drafts.

Suh will be playing with former huskers Dominic Raiola, Fabian Washington and Kyle Vandenbosh.

Congrats to Mr. Suh and to the Detroit Lions who picked up a great player and an even better person!


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The NFL draft begins Thursday night and we all know that Ndamukong Suh will be an early pick in the draft but there are some other Huskers who should hear their names called during the three day event.

Look for Suh to be picked up by the Lions with the 2nd pick in the draft but after that it could be a while before Phillip Dillard, Larry Asante and possibly Matt O’Hanlon are picked up by NFL teams. I’m heard Dillard’s name all over in reports from the second round all the way to the sixth round. Asante I’d imagine will be a fourth or fifth round selection. O’Hanlon will probably be a un-drafted free agent if I had to guess but that might work out great for him as he and his agents can choose which team to go to based on their depth chart etc.

One thing is for certain, Thursday night will be exciting for all Husker fans as big Suh gets drafted right at the top of the first round. It’s been a while since we have seen from a Husker player.

Good luck to everyone and hope it works out for all players!


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It came has a pretty big surprise to most Husker fans on Saturday that were in attendance at the spring game when Ndamukong Suh announced that he would be donating a total of $2.6 million dollars to the University of Nebraska. Remember, Suh just graduated in December with an Engineering degree so you can tell what a great person he is at such a young age.

The donation will be split up $2 million to the strength & conditioning in the North Stadium and $600,000 will go to scholarships in the engineering departement. Suh has said he would like a bigger space for agility in the weight room and also tv’s in every players locker in the locker room.

“I had a fantastic football career at Nebraska and thanks to my coaches and support staff, I have learned the value of hard work, teamwork and life skills,” Suh said. “These skills will help me tremendously as I prepare for my career in the NFL. As a thank you to everyone in Nebraska who has assisted me on my collegiate journey, I want to donate $2 million to the Athletic Department.”

Suh will have naming rights to the weight room per terms in the agreement with the university. As far as the engineering scholarships, he requested that kids from his high school Grant High School in Portland, OR be first on the list to receive it to help with out of state tuition prices.

Ndamukong Suh is a great ambassador for the University of Nebraska and the football team. He has already helped out so much and he is already giving back in more ways than just giving money to the university. Recruiting has really picked up as defensive line recruits want to be just like him and learn under the coaching staff. Great things are to come for Mr. Suh and they all begin Thursday night when the first round of the NFL draft takes place.

Thank you Ndamukong Suh!


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The rosters for Saturday’s Red-White Spring Game have been announced, and like Coach Bo Pelini’s first two seasons, the teams appear to be fairly evenly divided.

The White team will be quarterbacked by sophomore Cody Green and senior Latravis Washington. The offense will have plenty of firepower with I-backs Roy Helu Jr. and Dontrayevous Robinson, along with receiving targets Niles Paul, Mike McNeill and Dreu Young. Up front, center Mike Caputo and tackle D.J. Jones are the leaders of the White offensive line.

Defensively, the White squad boasts a number of players with significant starting experience, led by junior defensive tackle Jared Crick and senior end Pierre Allen. Sean Fisher heads the linebacking corps, while the secondary features Alfonzo Dennard, DeJon Gomes and Rickey Thenarse.

Offensive coordinator Shawn Watson leads the White coaching staff, along with Barney Cotton, John Papuchis, Marvin Sanders and offfensive graduate assistant Curt Baldus.

Redshirt freshman Taylor Martinez and sophomore Kody Spano will quarterback the Red unit, while redshirt freshman Ron Kellogg III is expected to see action on both teams. Keith Williams and Marcel Jones lead the Red offensive line, with I-back Rex Burkhead and receivers Brandon Kinnie and Curenski Gilleylen among the top offensive weapons.

Defensively, sophomores Baker Steinkuhler and Cameron Meredith lead the Red front four, with Will Compton the most experienced linebacker on the Red squad. Veterans Eric Hagg, Prince Amukamara and Anthony West will patrol the Red secondary, while all-conference place-kicker/punter Alex Henery heads up the Red special teams.

Defensive coordinator Carl Pelini heads up the Red coaching staff, along with Tim Beck, Ron Brown, Mike Ekeler, Ted Gilmore and defensive graduate assistant Ross Watson.

Kickoff for Saturday’s spring game is set for 1 p.m. at Memorial Stadium. ? Tickets are still available at huskers.com

(Info courtesy of Huskers.Com)


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