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Ndamukong Suh is taking his talents to South Beach.

Suh reportedly agreed to sign a contract with the Miami Dolphins that would make him among the highest paid players in the NFL. According to ESPN’s Chris Mortensen, the Dolphins bested the Detroit Lions’ offer of $58 million guaranteed, which still would have made him the highest paid defensive player in the NFL.


Based off the parameters, Suh will get $60 million in the first three years on a contract that is expected to average $19 million over the six years of the deal, sources said.A league source told that Detroit’s offer to Suh was $17 million per year with $58 million guaranteed — a deal that would have still made Suh the highest-paid defensive player in the NFL.

Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt had previously received the highest amount of guaranteed money for a defensive player when he signed a six-year, $100 million contract with $51.8 million in guaranteed money.

Sun’s contract won’t become official until 4 p.m. on Tuesday, when the 2015 league year officially begins. The parameters were discussed over the weekend during the legal tampering period.

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26-year old Ndmaukong Suh is named as the 14th highest-paid athlete in the world and highest paid athelete in Cameroon’s sports history with a total earnings of $36 million including salaries/winnings ($35.5 million) and $500,000 from endorsements. Ndamukong plays for Detroit Lions in the National Football League (NFL).

Ndamukong Suh is the son of Michael and Bernadette Suh. His father moved to the USA from Cameroon Where he met got married with his mother Bernadette , who equally found her way to America from Jamaica.

Though an American-born, the native from the North West region of Cameroon has often been vocal of his roots as well as his elder sister and manager Odette Lennon Ngum Suh who played with the indomitable Lionesses of Cameroon at the 2008 African Women’s Championships.


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Ndamukong  Suh was born on January 6th 1987 in Portland , Oregon to a Cameroonian father , Michael Suh and Jamaican born mother , Bernadette Suh nee Lennon. He  is 6ft 4 in (1.93m) and weighs 139 kgs.

Ndamukong  is an American football defensive tackle who plays for Detroit Lions in the National Football league (NFL) . Rated as the one of the most decorated defensive players while in college his talent makes other pros bow in awe. 

Suh’s parents didn’t want their only son playing football due to the game’s violent nature, and instead steered him toward soccer. That strategy worked for a short while, until Suh’s naturally aggressive tendencies got the best of him. “I got a lot of fouls,” he recalls. “That’s kind of the reason I moved away from soccer. I got too many red cards.”

He started his football career at Grant High School in Portland , Oregon where he earned Parade All-American Honors and voted 2004 inter-scholastic League defensive player of the year and First Team all state Class 4A defensive.

He indulged into college football as a freshman in Nebraska in 2005. In 2006, Suh played all 14 games as defensive lineman which earned him Freshman All-Big 12 honors from The Sporting News . Later in 2008, he still earned a First Team All-Big 12 honors being the first interior Nebraska defensive lineman since Steve Warren in  1999.

In 2009,  he received an MVP honors , played all four quarters against Arizona in the 2009 Holiday Bowl , aiding the team to record its first Shutout in Holiday Bowl’s 32 year history. He was named as one of the finalists of the Walter Camp Award, The Outland Trophy and Lombardi Award .

On December 2011, Suh was named winner  of Chuck Badnarik Award during ESPN College Football Award Show as best Defensive player  and grabbed the Outland Trophy as best Defensive lineman. Suh was equally named AP Player of The Year in 2009 , making a hallmark as a the first defensive player to receive the award in its history.

He was considered as a great prospects available in draft  in the NFL by ESPN. Draft analyst Mel Kiper Jr describes him as ”maybe the most dominating tackle i’ve ever seen in 32 years” and later correctly projected Suh to be drafted for Detroit Lions.

On August 2010, Suh agreed a $68 Million contract with $40 million guaranteed. He was picked as a starter for Pro Bowl becoming the first lions rookie since Barry Sanders.

Suh has been  named to the All-Pro Team since January 25th 2011 , also named Sporting News Rookie of the year, Pepsi NFL Rookie of the year, and AP defensive Rookie  of the year.

Before drafted for the NFL , he had signed an endorsement deal with Nike, Subway, Dick’s Sporting Goods, Omaha Steaks and Chrysler.

Worth-noting, his older sister Odette Lennon Ngum Suh plays for the Cameroon’s women Football team.

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