Ndamukong Suh said over the offseason that he wanted to take on a bigger leadership role for his Detroit Lions teammates. That wasn’t lip-services as Suh has taken an active role in helping rookie teammate Ziggy Ansah adjust to life in a new city and a new league.
Suh was hoping to be voted a captain by his teammates, but it wasn’t a condition for him to step up as a leader in the locker room:
“Without question, it’s definitely a honor when your peers pick you as a captain and somebody to lead them,” Suh said. “It’s something you hope for, but you never know. You just wait for it come. If it comes, it comes, but even if it doesn’t, there’s still an opportunity to lead in many different ways.”
The team voted earlier in the week and the results have been released. Ndamukong Suh is one of the Lions’ captains for the 2013-2014 season.
Stephen Tulloch is the other defensive captain. Matthew Stafford and Calvin Johnson have been voted captains on offense while John Wendling and David Akers will serve as special teams captains.