Lions defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh is unlikely to win any popularity contests in the near future, but comedian Louie Anderson will forever be grateful to the polarizing football star.

Suh and Anderson are both competing in Fox's new "Celebrity Diving" reality show.  Big Louie was working on a 'triple lindy' when he started sinking to the bottom of the pool.  Realizing that's not normal, Suh and Greg Louganis (a coach on the show) jumped in to save Anderson.

The pair brought Anderson back to the surface, and he was ok after coughing up water for a few seconds.  TMZ.com first reported the odd story earlier today.