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DeMario Suggs
DeMario Suggs

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Toledo, Ohio

High School:
St. John's

Height / Weight:
5-11 / 197

Position:
CB

Birthdate:
03/12/1979

Experience:
4L


Has petitioned the NCAA and Big Ten for a sixth-year waiver . . . figures to earn his share of playing time at cornerback if sixth-year waiver request is granted . . . 2001 SEASON: Started the first three games of the 2001 season at cornerback . . . broke his left ankle in the Oct. 4 practice and missed the last nine games . . . recorded 16 tackles (13 solos, 3 assists) and three pass break-ups . . . had a career-high eight tackles (7-1), including two for losses (9 yards), and an interception vs. Northwestern . . . made four tackles vs. Notre Dame (3-1) and Central Michigan (3-1) . . . played 102.5 minutes in three games, including a career-best 38.5 minutes vs. Northwestern . . . AS A JUNIOR: Presented the MSU Downtown Coaches Club Award as the outstanding special teams player in 2000 . . . stood atop the special teams leaderboard with over 150 production points . . . saw action in all 11 games, including four starts (vs. Northwestern, Michigan, Illinois and Purdue), and played 222 minutes . . . produced 45 tackles (31 solos, 14 assists), including three for losses (16 yards) . . . had a career-high seven tackles (5-2) vs. Purdue . . . his first career interception came off Purdue?s Drew Brees and ended a drive inside the Spartan 35 late in the first half . . . earned Spartan Special Teams Player of the Week honors vs. Ohio State (3 solo tackles/24 production points) . . . credited with six stops each vs. Iowa (3-3) and Missouri (5-1) . . . also had two tackles for losses vs. Mizzou (15 yards), including his first career sack (9 yards) . . . made five tackles each vs. Illinois (2-3) and Northwestern (5-0) . . . AS A SOPHOMORE: Appeared in all 12 games in 1999 and played 134.5 minutes . . . played double-figure minutes in six games, including a season high 21 vs. Eastern Michigan . . . recorded 18 tackles (7 solos, 11 assists) . . . had three tackles (2-1) and a pass break-up vs. Purdue . . . registered a season-best four stops (1-3) vs. Michigan . . . also contributed three tackles (1-2) vs. Iowa . . . named Spartan Special Teams Player of the Week vs. Northwestern . . . AS A FRESHMAN: Saw action in six games in 1998 and played 24 minutes . . . credited with six tackles (3 solos, 3 assists) . . . played a career-high 7.5 minutes vs. Illinois . . . recorded two stops (1-1) vs. Northwestern . . . had a solo hit, recovered a fumble and broke up a pass vs. Central Michigan . . . made the transition from offense, where he had played tailback and wide receiver, to the defensive secondary during August camp . . . 1997 SEASON: Redshirted . . . appeared in only two games as a true freshman in 1997 (vs. Western Michigan and Memphis) . . . played a season-high 14 snaps vs. Memphis . . . HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Earned first-team all-city, all-area and all-district honors as a senior . . . second-team all-state selection at running back in 1996 . . . selected to play in the Ohio North-South and Ohio-Pennsylvania Big 33 all-star games . . . rushed for 1,327 yards (7.1 avg.) and scored 15 touchdowns as a senior for Coach Fred Beier at St. John's High School in Toledo, Ohio . . . also started five games at cornerback and had 33 tackles, including a sack, and one interception . . . honorable mention all-conference pick caught nine passes for 133 yards (14.8 avg.) as a junior . . . added 450 rushing yards and scored seven TDs in ?95 . . . helped St. John's to a combined record of 25-8 (.758) over his final three seasons . . . went undefeated in the 100 meters as a senior . . . ?96 city league track champion in both the 100 (10.5) and 200 meters (21.7) . . . runs 4.3 in the 40 . . . member of the President's Council in high school and guest speaker for the DARE (Drug Abuse Resistance Education) program . . . born March 12, 1979 . . . majoring in family community services.


Suggs? Career Statistics
		G/GS	UT	AT	TM	TFL	Sacks	PBU
1997		2/0	0	0	0	0-0	0-0	0
1998		6/0	3	3	6	0-0	0-0	1
1999		12/0	7	11	18	0-0	0-0	1
2000		11/4	31	14	45	3-16	1-9	2
2001		3/3	13	3	16	2-9	1-8	3
Career		34/7	54	31	85	5-25	2-17	7

Suggs? Career Highs Tackles: 8, vs. Northwestern (2001) Tackles for Losses: 2, twice (last vs. Northwestern, 2001) Sacks: 1, twice (last vs. Northwestern, 2001)

Suggs? Game-By-Game Statistics 1998 Defense UT AT TM TFL Sacks Colorado State DNP Oregon DNP Notre Dame DNP Michigan DNP Central Michigan 1 0 1 0-0 0-0 Indiana 0 1 1 0-0 0-0 Minnesota 1 0 1 0-0 0-0 Northwestern 1 1 2 0-0 0-0 Ohio State DNP Purdue 0 1 1 0-0 0-0 Illinois 0 0 0 0-0 0-0 Penn State 0 0 0 0-0 0-0 Totals 3 3 6 0-0 0-0

1999 Defense UT AT TM TFL Sacks Oregon 1 0 1 0-0 0-0 Eastern Michigan 0 2 2 0-0 0-0 Notre Dame 0 2 2 0-0 0-0 Illinois 0 0 0 0-0 0-0 Iowa 1 2 3 0-0 0-0 Michigan 1 3 4 0-0 0-0 Purdue 2 1 3 0-0 0-0 Wisconsin 0 0 0 0-0 0-0 Ohio State 0 0 0 0-0 0-0 Northwestern 0 1 1 0-0 0-0 Penn State 1 0 1 0-0 0-0 Florida 1 0 1 0-0 0-0 Totals 7 11 18 0-0 0-0

2000 Defense UT AT TM TFL Sacks Marshall 2 0 2 0-0 0-0 Missouri 5 1 6 2-15 1-9 Notre Dame 1 3 4 0-0 0-0 Northwestern 5 0 5 0-0 0-0 Iowa 3 3 6 0-0 0-0 Wisconsin 1 0 1 0-0 0-0 Michigan 2 2 4 1-1 0-0 Illinois 2 3 5 0-0 0-0 Ohio State 4 0 4 0-0 0-0 Purdue 5 2 7 0-0 0-0 Penn State 1 0 1 0-0 0-0 Totals 31 14 45 3-16 1-9

2001 Defense UT AT TM TFL Sacks Central Michigan 3 1 4 0-0 0-0 Notre Dame 3 1 4 0-0 0-0 Northwestern 7 1 8 2-9 1-8 Iowa DNP ? INJ Minnesota DNP ? INJ Wisconsin DNP ? INJ Michigan DNP ? INJ Indiana DNP ? INJ Purdue DNP ? INJ Penn State DNP ? INJ Missouri DNP ? INJ Fresno State DNP ? INJ Totals 13 3 16 2-9 1-8