Big week for Ndamukong Suh includes not only joining Bucs, but getting engaged

Now we know why the Bucs new defensive tackle was in France instead of Tampa this week.
New Bucs defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh poses with his fiance' Katya Leick during their vacation this week in France. [Photo via Instagram @ndamukong_suh]
New Bucs defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh poses with his fiance' Katya Leick during their vacation this week in France. [Photo via Instagram @ndamukong_suh]
Published May 24
Updated May 24

 

TAMPA — This has been a big week for Ndamukong Suh.

After spending the offseason unsigned, veteran defensive tackle officially became a Buc, agreeing to terms on a one-year, $9.25-million deal, the team announced Thursday.

News of Suh potentially joining the Bucs shortly after the team parted ways with defensive tackle Gerald McCoy and working out a deal, in part, delayed Suh's prearranged trip to France.

[ LISTEN: Sports Day Tampa Bay on the Suh signing ]

We now know why that trip, which included trekking to various French wineries according to Suh’s Instagram Live stories, was so important.

Suh, 32, became engaged to his girlfriend Katya Leick on the vacation.

Here’s the Instagram post Suh posted Friday morning from Bordeaux, France.

 
 
 
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Took my best friend to Francé and she became my Fiancé!!����❤️

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Leick attended the University of Nebraska, Suh’s alma mater, on a basketball scholarship and played two seasons for the Huskers before transferring to Kansas State. She made 27 starts for the Wildcats her senior year, averaging 7.7 points and 3.4 rebounds per game.

Since then, Leick has worked as a reporter and anchor for KSNT-TV in Topeka, Kan., and has also done some TV commercial work.

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