Terrell Suggs attended multiple high schools but eventually set the Arizona Class 5A record for most rushing yards in a game (367) while attending Hamilton High School. Along with excelling on the football field, Suggs lettered three times in basketball and once in track and field in high school.
Suggs chose to play college football at Arizona State University. Through three seasons with the Sun Devils football team, Suggs compiled 163 total tackles, 44 sacks, 14 forced fumbles and a school-record 65.5 tackles for a loss. In 2002, Suggs set an NCAA single-season record with 24 sacks. Suggs was named first-team All-Pac-10 and the Pac-10 Defensive Player of the Year along with being a unanimous first-team All-American.
The Baltimore Ravens selected Suggs in the first round with the No. 10 overall pick in the 2003 NFL Draft.
Suggs, nicknamed "T-Sizzle," immediately found success in the NFL, posting a sack in each of his first four games. He would finish his rookie campaign with 12 sacks, a Ravens franchise rookie record.
Suggs earned his first Pro Bowl nod in his second season after compiling 60 combined tackles (17 tackles for a loss) and 10.5 sacks. After switching positions with new defensive coordinator Rex Ryan, Suggs only managed 8 sacks but did set a new career-high with 69 combined tackles.
In 2006, the Ravens featured one of the greatest defenses of all time, only allowing 12.6 points per game. Suggs earned his second Pro Bowl and the Ravens rolled to a 13-3 overall record. With Suggs moving all over the field from defensive end to linebacker, the Ravens defensive star earned high praise for his ability to rush the passer.
"Suggs evolved into one of the league's best pass-rushers whether he is blitzing as a linebacker or rushing from defensive end with one hand on the ground." (via ESPN)
Suggs continued to be a disruptive force for the Ravens defense, eventually becoming the 2011 NFL Defensive Player of the Year. The 2011 season saw Suggs rack up 14 sacks, 7 forced fumbles and 50 total tackles. Suggs had three separate games in which he had 3 sacks during his impressive 2011 season.
In 2012, Suggs became a Super Bowl champion as the Ravens defeated the San Francisco 49ers in Super Bowl XLVII.
Now with the Arizona Cardinals, Suggs was a mainstay on a Ravens defense that became one of the most feared in NFL history. He along with superstars Ray Lewis, Ed Reed and others helped terrorize NFL offenses for the better part of his 15-year career in Baltimore.
Since entering the league, "T-Sizzle" has become one of the defensive players, specializing in rushing the passer. Despite his age, Suggs remains one of the top pass-rushing threats in the league.