Terrell Suggs Named To The AFCA All-America Team
Dec. 4, 2002
TEMPE, Ariz. - Arizona State University defensive end Terrell Suggs has been named to the 2002 AFCA Coaches' All-America Team, announced Wednesday by the American Football Coaches Association. This is Suggs' second All-America honor this week as he was also named to the Football Writers Association All-America team.
The AFCA Coaches' All-America Team is made up of players from NCAA Division I-A institutions. The AFCA has selected an All-America team since 1945 and currently selects teams in all four divisions. What makes the AFCA special is that it's the only one chosen exclusively by the coaches themselves.
The honor comes after a superb regular season that saw Suggs set the NCAA record for sacks (22), finish the season with the most tackles for loss in the nation (29.5) and tie for the most forced fumbles (6) in the Pac-10. He was also honored as the Pac-10 Defensive Player of the Year and a first-team all Pac-10 selection.
Suggs now holds ASU records for single season sacks, career sacks (42), single-season tackles for loss (29.5), and career tackles for loss (63.5). A finalist for the Ted Hendricks Award, the Rotary Lombardi Award, and the Bronko Nagurski Trophy, Suggs had two games in the 2002 with four or more sacks and has totaled 12 career multi-sack games. In thirteen games this year, he earned a Pac-10 Defensive Player of the Week honor, a Nagurski National Defensive Player of the Week honor, and cnnsi.com Midseason All-American acclaim. Suggs has led the Sun Devils in sacks and tackles for loss in each of his three seasons in Tempe.