Nebraska senior defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh was selected as a 2009 American Football Coaches Association Coaches’ First Team All-America team. Suh is the first team All-American from Nebraska to be honored since defensive back Josh Bullocks and punter Kyle Larson earned first-team honors in 2003.
As Suh leads the Husker defense into the Big 12 title game against Texas, he has been the leader of one of the nation’s most dominant defensive units in 2009. The 6-4, 300-pounder has 70 total tackles, 17 tackles for loss and 7.5 sacks. He also has a team-high 24 quarterback hurries, 10 pass breakups and three blocked kicks.
Suh is also a finalist for six major national awards, including the Walter Camp Player of the Year and Coach Bo Pelini is proud of Suh’s accomplishments.
Suh is the 93rd Husker to earn first-team All-America honors from a major national service, including 14 double winners for a total of 107 first-team All-America selections in school history.