OMAHA, Neb., Feb. 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Omaha Steaks, The Official Sponsor of Tailgating, proudly congratulates company tailgating spokesman Ndamukong Suh for winning the 2011 Pepsi NFL Rookie of the Year Award today. The 2011 Pepsi NFL Rookie of the Year Award recognizes Suh for his outstanding performance throughout the season. Suh, a rookie defensive tackle for the NFL's Detroit Lions, was the number two overall pick in the 2010 NFL draft and in his first year, Suh led all defensive tackles in the league with 10 sacks and a recorded 66 tackles. In his role as a spokesman for Omaha Steaks' tailgating initiatives, Suh offers tips and advice on perfecting the art of tailgating.
"It is an honor to congratulate our own tailgating spokesman Ndamukong Suh for being selected to receive this outstanding award," said Senior Vice President and family owner Todd Simon. "Suh is a powerhouse on the football field and Omaha Steaks rules the tailgate turf, which has made our ongoing partnership the perfect pairing."
About Ndamukong Suh
Ndamukong Suh is a defensive tackle for the NFL's Detroit Lions. He was selected to the 2011 NFC Pro Bowl Team as a starter. Prior to joining the NFL, Suh played college football at the University of Nebraska at Lincoln, where as a senior, he became one of the most decorated defensive players in college football history winning accolades for his team, conference and on the national level. In 2009, Suh became the first defensive player ever to win the Associated Press College Player of the Year Award, in addition to being a Heisman Trophy finalist and winning multiple other awards. Suh is represented by The Agency Sports Management in New York for all his off-field business affairs.
About Omaha Steaks
Omaha Steaks, founded in 1917, is an Omaha, Nebraska-based, fifth-generation, family-owned company that markets and distributes a wide variety of the finest quality USDA-approved, grain fed beef and gourmet foods. Today, Omaha Steaks is recognized as the nation's largest direct response marketer of premium beef, available to customers by calling 1-800-960-8400, online at www.OmahaSteaks.com or at retail stores nationwide.
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