Grant's Suh, Portland in latest Chrysler ad

Grant's Suh, Portland in latest Chrysler ad

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by Frank Mungeam and AP

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Posted on May 6, 2011 at 6:12 AM

Detroit Lions Ndamukong Suh, AP Rookie of the Year in 2010 for the Detroit Lions, and his home town of Portland, Oregon are featured in the latest 'Detroit' ad by Chrysler.

Suh grew up in Portland and was a star at Grant High School and Nebraska.

He was the No. 2 pick in the 2010 draft and the AP reported that his five-year contract was worth $40, with incentives that could take it to $68 million.

While at Nebraska, the 6 foot 4, 300 pound Suh was the first defensive player to win AP College Football Player of the Year since it's inception in 1998.

He swept the Nagurski and Bendnarik awards as national defensive player of the year, and the Outland and Lombardi awards for top college linemen.

Suh was the first defensive tackle to be drafted among the top two picks since Oakland took Darrell Russell in 1997.

Suh graduated  with a degree in construction management from the College of Engineering, to which $600,000 of a $2 million pledge he made earlier this year will go toward endowing a scholarship.

His mother, Bernadette, is a schoolteacher from Jamaica who required her son to post a 3.0 grade-point average before he could play football.

His father, Michael, was born in Cameroon and became a mechanical engineer after moving to Portland,  where his large son was quite a sight on soccer fields.

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