Nebraska saying 'Thanks, Suh' once more

Nebraska plans to retire Ndamukong Suh's jersey at halftime of next week's game against Colorado, the Huskers' final home game.

"We are proud to add Ndamukong Suh to our group of retired football jerseys," Nebraska AD Tom Osborne said in a statement. "It is certainly an elite group of football players that have the honor of having their jersey retired, and Ndamukong undoubtedly deserves that type of honor. He was one of the all-time great defensive players we've had here, and an outstanding individual as well."

Suh won the Outland Trophy, the Lombardi Award, the Chuck Bednarik Award and the Nagurski Trophy in 2009, as well as finishing fourth in the voting for the Heisman Trophy.

National award winners get their jersey retired at Nebraska, but current players are allowed to wear the number in the future.

During the spring game, Suh also announced a $2.6 million gift to the university, given before he'd even signed his NFL contract with the Detroit Lions. $2 million was given to the athletic department, and Suh also established a scholarship to the UNL College of Engineering.