Lee Suggs

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Lee Suggs
No. 44, 22
Position:Running back
Personal information
Born: (1980-08-11) August 11, 1980 (age 41)
Roanoke, Virginia
Career information
College:Virginia Tech
NFL Draft:2003 / Round: 4 / Pick: 115
Career history
Career NFL statistics
Rushing attempts:269
Rushing yards:1,074
Rushing touchdowns:4
Receiving yards:217
Receiving touchdowns:1
Player stats at NFL.com

Lee Ernest Suggs, Jr. (born August 11, 1980) is a former American football running back for Virginia Tech the Cleveland Browns and Miami Dolphins in the National Football League.

Suggs attended high school at William Fleming High School. During his 1998 senior year in high school, he rushed for 2,918 yards and 30 touchdowns, capping a prolific high school career and helping boost his ranking among running backs to fourth in the state and 19th in the nation, according to the SuperPrep scouting organization.

While at Virginia Tech he set, and still holds the NCAA Football Bowl Subdivision records for most games scoring a touchdown in a single season (14 games in 2002), and for most consecutive games scoring a touchdown (27 consecutive games, from September 2, 2000 through December 31, 2002; 57 touchdowns). His accomplishments at the university earned him a spot in the Virginia Tech Sports Hall of Fame.

Suggs was drafted by the Cleveland Browns with the 18th pick in the fourth round and 115th overall of the 2003 NFL Draft. In Week 17 of the 2003 season, Suggs rushed for 186 yards on 26 carries for two touchdowns against the Cincinnati Bengals to help the Browns finish with a 22-14 victory. One of his touchdown runs that day went 78 yards long. In 2004, Suggs had his best year as a pro, gaining 922 yards from scrimmage in only 10 games. Unfortunately, he was unable to play a full season due to several injuries as well as the acquisition of Reuben Droughns. On Monday, August 14, 2006, Suggs was traded to the New York Jets for defensive back Derrick Strait, but the trade was voided when Suggs failed his physical, and returned to the Browns. He was subsequently cut by the Browns.

Suggs was claimed off waivers by the Miami Dolphins on September 3, 2006. He was released by the Dolphins on October 10, 2006.

Suggs is currently the quarterbacks coach for Division III Catholic University of America. His coaching career began at Oberlin College in 2008 as running backs coach.

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