American football player Terrell Suggs turned pro in 2003 after a glamorous college career at Arizona State University. After the 2003 NFL draft, he joined the National Football League team Baltimore Ravens, where he played as an outside linebacker. Terrell Suggs has spent the entire time of his long NFL career with the Ravens.
Suggs was named NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year in his debut season and NFL Defensive Player of the Year in 2011, in addition to 7 Pro Bowl and 2 All-Pro titles. The talented linebacker also holds the record for the most Career Sacks and the most Forced Fumbles in the history of the Ravens franchise.
Terrell Suggs Bio, Age
Terrell Raymonn Suggs was born on October 11, 1982, in Minneapolis, Minnesota. His parents are Laverne Diane (née Kennedy) and Donald Lee Suggs. He grew up in St. Paul, Minnesota, but the family later moved to Arizona where he attended Chandler High School and later Hamilton High School, both in Arizona. In his final year of high school, Suggs was inducted into the All-American team of the high school by several well-known sports magazines.
Terrell Suggs had his college career at Arizona State University, where he played in the defensive end position for the school’s football team, the Arizona State Sun Devils. By the end of his college career, Suggs had accumulated 163 tackles, including an unprecedented 65.5 tackles for losses and 44 quarterback sacks, 14 forced fumbles, 3 fumble recovery, 9 pass throws, and 2 interceptions. In his junior season (2002) he set an NCAA record for the highest number of sacks in a season (24). He was named Pac-10 Defensive Player of the Year and was the undisputed choice for the All-American first team.
Terrell Suggs participated in the 2003 NFL Draft, where he was voted 10th in the first round by the Baltimore Ravens. He had a highly successful rookie season with 27 tackles, 12 sacks, 6 forced fumbles, 1 interception, and 2 deflected passes for which he received the NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year Award. He received his first NFL Pro Bowl selection in 2004 and was also selected for the All-Star Game in 2006, 2008, 2010, 2011, 2013, and 2017. In 2008, he was named All-Pro on the second team and All-Pro on the first team in 2011 when he was named NFL Defensive Player of the Year. Terrell Suggs was also instrumental in the Baltimore Ravens’ Super Bowl XLVII victory, for which he received a Super Bowl ring.
His Wife or Girlfriend
Terrell Suggs was previously married to Candace Williams. The couple had already had a rather unsteady long-term relationship before their marriage. Their relationship made the headlines in the tabloids on several occasions, as accusations of domestic violence were raised in several controversies. One of these allegations occurred in September 2012, just two months before their marriage, and as a result, the Baltimore County District Court issued a temporary protective order against Terrell Suggs.
Despite their differences, they tied the knot in a small intimate ceremony in Maryland on December 14, 2012. The original protective order against Terrell was lifted just days before the wedding. Their marriage, however, lasted only two years when Candace Suggs filed for divorce in December 2015, citing Terrell’s infidelity. They have 2 children together. Since his messy divorce from Candace Williams, Terrell Suggs has not had a serious relationship known to the public.
What Happened to His Teeth?
At the beginning of his career, Terrell Suggs was confronted with several awkward remarks due to his unusual grill. Apparently, the Ravens’ linebacker had particularly small “milk teeth” compared to his extensive gums. Interestingly, he proved to be stubbornly critical, insisting that he would not have his teeth repaired until he retired from the NFL.
But all that changed in early 2017 when Terrell Suggs, though not retired, had his teeth fixed. In addition to improving his general appearance, the dental treatment also helped to get the haters off his back.
Height and Body Measurements
Terrell Suggs stands at an outstanding height of 191 cm (6 feet 3 inches). He has a bodyweight of 120 kg (265 lbs). Over the course of his career, Terrell Suggs has suffered a number of serious injuries that have kept him off his feet for some time and resulted in a significant weight gain. However, the talented linebacker of the Ravens always manages to find his way back to his optimal size.