Nebraska legend Ndamukong Suh has a chance to make history and win his first Super Bowl next weekend.
Suh is in his first season with the Los Angeles Rams, who are set to take on the dynastic New England Patriots in Atlanta.
Suh, a five-time Pro Bowl selection, is in his ninth NFL season.
Before his pro career, he was an absolute monster at Nebraska, where he played three seasons under Bill Callahan and one under Bo Pelini.
In Lincoln, Suh became a unanimous All-American as a senior, winning the Outland Trophy, Bronco Nagurski Trophy, the Lombari and Bednarik Awards, and was the first defensive player to win AP Player of the Year.
He also finished fourth in the Heisman Trophy voting, a rarity for a defensive player.
Since Bo Pelini’s firing, Ndamukong Suh’s relationship with Nebraska has been a bit frayed, but it may be under repair with Scott Frost at the helm.
Frost obviously had a Nebraska background before becoming head coach, and that was important to Suh, who returned to Lincoln for the first time since 2013 back in September.
Unfortunately, the game he was set to watch—Nebraska vs. Akron—was cancelled due to area storms, but he still had the chance to interact with the new Nebraska football administration.
He spoke about the trip, and Scott Frost, with the Lincoln Journal-Star recently:
Suh, a Portland, Oregon, native, has known Frost dating back to Frost’s days at Oregon.
“I think he’s a good person and I think he’ll change the program and culture and get it to where it was,” Suh said. “I don’t know (athletic director) Bill Moos that well, met him one time when he was back, but I’ve heard nothing but great things from mutual friends. I know he was at Oregon, which I have a ton of ties to, and heard some good things.
“I think it’s a good situation and we’ve just got to continue to run the organization the Nebraska way. We can’t get away from that.”
Even though Suh didn’t get to see a game last fall, it seems like the Husker great is coming back to the program, which is obviously a positive for all involved.