NFL stars admit they fear defensive terrorizer Ndamukong Suh

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Detroit Lions defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh is the most feared player in the NFL - to the surprise of almost no-one.

Often cited as the dirtiest player in the league, Suh has been fined $100,000 for stomping on an opponent, tackled another player by the dreadlocks and delivered enough late hits and dirty plays for a four-minute YouTube montage.

Anyway, according to 320 NFL players surveyed by's NFL Nation, the Lions Pro-Bowler is the most feared this year.

He received 19 per cent of the votes (61 of the 320 votes), with Lions teammate Calvin Johnson following closely behind with 18.1 per cent of the vote.

Wait, that doesn't make sense - CJ Big Play is one of the nicest guys in the sport, a loveable giant that also happens to be the most ridiculously talented wide receiver in the game right now.

But if you think about it, it makes sense too. Because Suh and Johnson are indeed the two most feared players in the league - but presumably for very different reasons.

There's no doubt Suh is a hugely gifted player, but the fear he instills in opponents probably has as much to do with the damage he can inflict as his play-making abilities.

Still, he's not too bothered.

"If it's feared from the context of they don't want to play against me and they are worried about how I may affect the game and affect the offense, it's definitely appreciated," Suh told

"It's definitely seen as a plus and a positive. Guys have respect for you, just like guys have respect for Calvin.

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