Suh’s reputation in Lincoln remains sterling. The strength-and-conditioning center bears his name, and he donated $2.6 million to the school just before he was drafted. He graduated with a degree in construction engineering — $600,000 of the aforementioned money went to the engineering school — and told NFL teams of his plan to go into business with his dad after football.
The Detroit Lions have lost four of six games and had their traditional Thanksgiving home date ruined by Green Bay, but they are still 7-4 and in the thick of the N.F.C. wild-card race heading into Sunday night’s game with the New Orleans Saints (8-3).
Zac Snyder got hooked on the Lions after his dad took him to a Monday Night Football game against the Los Angeles Raiders in 1990. The show put on by Barry Sanders and Bo Jackson that night was only surpassed by what Zac could do with Barry in a game of Tecmo Super Bowl.