List of National Football League career sacks leaders

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This is a list of National Football League (NFL) players who have reached the 100-sack milestone.

The NFL began to keep track of sacks in 1982. Sacks before this date are not included in this list.

List of NFL players with 100 career sacks[edit]

Bold denotes an
active player
Elected into the Pro Football Hall of Fame
Rank[1] Pos. Player Seasons by team Total sacks[2] Year of induction into
Pro Football Hall of Fame
Ref.
1 DE Bruce Smith Buffalo Bills (19851999)
Washington Redskins (20002003)
200 2009 [3]
2 DE Reggie White Philadelphia Eagles (19851992)
Green Bay Packers (19931998)
Carolina Panthers (2000)
198 2006 [4]
3 LB Kevin Greene Los Angeles Rams (19851992)
Pittsburgh Steelers (19931995)
Carolina Panthers (1996, 19981999)
San Francisco 49ers (1997)
160 2016 [5][6]
4 DE / OLB Julius Peppers Carolina Panthers (20022009, 20172018)
Chicago Bears (20102013)
Green Bay Packers (20142016)
159.5 Eligible in 2024 [7]
5 DE Chris Doleman Minnesota Vikings (19851993, 1999)
Atlanta Falcons (19941995)
San Francisco 49ers (19961998)
150.5 2012 [8]
6 DE Michael Strahan New York Giants (19932007) 141.5 2014 [5][9]
7 DE Jason Taylor Miami Dolphins (19972007, 2009, 2011)
Washington Redskins (2008)
New York Jets (2010)
139.5 2017 [10]
8 OLB / DE DeMarcus Ware Dallas Cowboys (20052013)
Denver Broncos (20142016)
138.5 Eligible in 2022 [11]
9 DT John Randle Minnesota Vikings (19902000)
Seattle Seahawks (20012003)
137.5 2010 [12]
DE Richard Dent Chicago Bears (19831993, 1995)
San Francisco 49ers (1994)
Indianapolis Colts (1996)
Philadelphia Eagles (1997)
2011 [13]
11 OLB/DE Terrell Suggs Baltimore Ravens (2003–2018)
Arizona Cardinals (2019–present)
136.5 ZActive [14]
12 DE Jared Allen Kansas City Chiefs (20042007)
Minnesota Vikings (20082013)
Chicago Bears (20142015)
Carolina Panthers (2015)
136 Eligible in 2021 [15]
13 DE / OLB John Abraham New York Jets (20002005)
Atlanta Falcons (20062012)
Arizona Cardinals (20132014)
133.5 Eligible in 2020 [16]
14 DE Leslie O'Neal San Diego Chargers (19861995)
St. Louis Rams (19961997)
Kansas City Chiefs (19981999)
132.5 Z [17]
LB Lawrence Taylor New York Giants (19811993) 1999 [18]
16 LB Rickey Jackson New Orleans Saints (19811993)
San Francisco 49ers (19941995)
128 2010 [19]
17 LB Derrick Thomas Kansas City Chiefs (19891999) 126.5 2009 [20]
18 OLB Dwight Freeney Indianapolis Colts (20022012)
San Diego Chargers (20132014)
Arizona Cardinals (2015)
Atlanta Falcons (2016)
Seattle Seahawks (2017)
Detroit Lions (2017)
125.5 Eligible in 2023 [21]
19 OLB Robert Mathis Indianapolis Colts (20032016) 123 Eligible in 2022 [22]
20 DE Simeon Rice Arizona Cardinals (19962000)
Tampa Bay Buccaneers (20012006)
Denver Broncos (2007)
Indianapolis Colts (2007)
122 Z [23]
21 DE Clyde Simmons Philadelphia Eagles (19861993)
Arizona Cardinals (19941995)
Jacksonville Jaguars (19961997)
Cincinnati Bengals (1998)
Chicago Bears (19992000)
121.5 Z [24]
22 DE Sean Jones Los Angeles Raiders (19841987)
Houston Oilers (19881993)
Green Bay Packers (19941996)
113 Z [25]
23 DE Greg Townsend Los Angeles Raiders (19831993)
Philadelphia Eagles (1994)
Oakland Raiders (1997)
109.5 Z [26]
24 LB Pat Swilling New Orleans Saints (19861992)
Detroit Lions (19931994)
Oakland Raiders (19951998)
107.5 Z [27]
25 DE Trace Armstrong Chicago Bears (19891994)
Miami Dolphins (19952000)
Oakland Raiders (20012003)
106 Z [28]
26 DE Elvis Dumervil Denver Broncos (20062012)
Baltimore Ravens (20132016)
San Francisco 49ers (2017)
105.5 Eligible in 2023 [29]
27 DE Neil Smith Kansas City Chiefs (19871996)
Denver Broncos (19971999)
San Diego Chargers (2000)
104.5 Z [30]
DE Kevin Carter St. Louis Rams (19952000)
Tennessee Titans (20012004)
Miami Dolphins (20052006)
Tampa Bay Buccaneers (20072008)
Z [31]
29 DE Jim Jeffcoat Dallas Cowboys (19831994)
Buffalo Bills (19951997)
102.5 Z [32]
30 LB / DE Charles Haley San Francisco 49ers (19861991, 19981999)
Dallas Cowboys (19921996)
100.5 2015 [5][33]
DE William Fuller Houston Oilers (19861993)
Philadelphia Eagles (19941996)
San Diego Chargers (19971998)
Z [34]
DE/OLB Cameron Wake Miami Dolphins (20092018)
Tennessee Titans (2019–present)
ZActive [35]
OLB Von Miller Denver Broncos (2011–present) ZActive [36]
34 LB Andre Tippett New England Patriots (19821993) 100 2009 [37]

Unofficial sacks[edit]

In 2000, Jack Turney, a member of the Pro Football Researchers Association, and Nick Webster conducted extensive research to create a more complete record of sacks in the NFL. After examining the play-by-play records of every NFL team as well as game film at NFL films they compiled a list of players with 100 sacks beginning in 1960. By including the unofficial sack/dump records from 1960 to 1981, the following players also qualify as members of the 100-Sack Club.[38]

Pos. Player Seasons by team Unofficial
sack total[38]
Official sacks Year of induction into
Pro Football Hall of Fame
Ref.
DE Deacon Jones Los Angeles Rams (19611971)
San Diego Chargers (19721973)
Washington Redskins (1974)
173.5 Z 1980 [39]
DE Jack Youngblood Los Angeles Rams (19711984) 151.5 24 2001 [40]
DT Alan Page Minnesota Vikings (19671978)
Chicago Bears (19781981)
148.5 Z 1988 [41]
DE Carl Eller Minnesota Vikings (19641978)
Seattle Seahawks (1979)
133.5 Z 2004 [42]
DE / DT Coy Bacon Los Angeles Rams (19681972)
San Diego Chargers (19731975)
Cincinnati Bengals (19761977)
Washington Redskins (19781981)
130 Z Z [43]
DE Al Baker Detroit Lions (19781982)
St. Louis Cardinals (19831986)
Cleveland Browns (1987, 19891990)
Minnesota Vikings (1988)
128.5 65.5 Z [44]
DE Jim Marshall Cleveland Browns (1960)
Minnesota Vikings (19611979)
127 Z Z [45]
DE Jacob Green Seattle Seahawks (19801992)

San Francisco 49ers (1992)

116 97.5 Z [46]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Rank is through Week 5 of 2019 season.
  2. ^ "NFL Career Sacks Leaders". pro-football-reference.com. Retrieved 2017-01-03.
  3. ^ "Bruce Smith stats". pro-football-reference.com. Retrieved 27 August 2013.
  4. ^ "Reggie White stats". pro-football-reference. Retrieved 27 August 2013.
  5. ^ a b c "Hall Of Fame Finalists". Pro Football Hall of Fame. Retrieved 27 August 2013.
  6. ^ "Kevin Greene stats". pro-football-reference. Retrieved 27 August 2013.
  7. ^ "Julius Peppers". NFL.com. Retrieved 14 October 2018.
  8. ^ "Chris Doleman stats". pro-football-reference.com. Retrieved 27 August 2013.
  9. ^ "Michael Strahan stats". pro-football-reference.com. Retrieved 27 August 2013.
  10. ^ "Jason Taylor stats". pro-football-reference. Archived from the original on 8 January 2011. Retrieved 27 August 2013.
  11. ^ "DeMarcus Ware stats". pro-football-reference.com. Retrieved 27 August 2013.
  12. ^ "John Randle stats". pro-football-reference.com. Retrieved 27 August 2013.
  13. ^ "Richard Dent stats". pro-football-reference.com. Retrieved 27 August 2013.
  14. ^ "Terrell Suggs". NFL.com. Retrieved 10 September 2019.
  15. ^ "Jared Allen stats". pro-football-reference.com. Retrieved 27 August 2013.
  16. ^ "John Abraham stats". pro-football-reference.com. Retrieved 27 August 2013.
  17. ^ "Leslie O'Neal stats". pro-football-reference.com. Retrieved 27 August 2013.
  18. ^ "Lawrence Taylor Stats". PFRef.com/accessdater=201-08-27.
  19. ^ "Rickey Jackson stats". pro-football-reference. Retrieved 27 August 2013.
  20. ^ "Derrick Thomas stats". pro-football-reference.com. Retrieved 27 August 2013.
  21. ^ "Dwight Freeney stats". pro-football-reference.com. Retrieved April 20, 2018.
  22. ^ "Robert Mathis stats". pro-football-reference.com. Retrieved 11 November 2013.
  23. ^ "Simeon Rice stats". pro-football-reference.com. Retrieved 27 August 2013.
  24. ^ "Clyde Simmons stats". pro-football-reference.com. Retrieved 27 August 2013.
  25. ^ "Sean Jones stats". pro-football-reference.com. Retrieved 27 August 2013.
  26. ^ "Greg Townsend stats". pro-football-reference.com. Retrieved 28 August 2013.
  27. ^ "Pat Swilling stats". pro-football-reference.com. Retrieved 27 August 2013.
  28. ^ "Trace Armstrong stats". pro-football-reference.com. Retrieved 28 August 2013.
  29. ^ "Elvis Dumervil stats". pro-football-reference.com. Retrieved 24 October 2017.
  30. ^ "Neil Smith stats". pro-football-reference.com. Retrieved 28 August 2013.
  31. ^ "Kevin Carter stats". pro-football-reference.com. Retrieved 28 August 2013.
  32. ^ "Jim Jeffcoat stats". pro-football-reference.com. Retrieved 28 August 2013.
  33. ^ "Charles Haley stats". pro-football-reference.com. Retrieved 28 August 2013.
  34. ^ "William Fuller stats". pro-football-reference.com. Retrieved 28 August 2013.
  35. ^ "Cameron Wake". NFL.com. Retrieved 10 September 2019.
  36. ^ "Von Miller". NFL.com. Retrieved 3 October 2019.
  37. ^ "Andre Tippett stats". pro-football-reference.com. Retrieved 28 August 2013.
  38. ^ a b Turney, John (June 26, 2000). "Sack Story: Setting the Record Straight on All of Those QB Takedowns". Pro Football Weekly. Retrieved November 8, 2017.
  39. ^ "Deacon Jones stats". pro-football-reference.com. Retrieved November 8, 2017.
  40. ^ "Jack Youngblood stats". pro-football-reference.com. Retrieved November 8, 2017.
  41. ^ "Alan Page stats". pro-football-reference.com. Retrieved November 8, 2017.
  42. ^ "Carl Eller stats". pro-football-reference.com. Retrieved November 8, 2017.
  43. ^ "Coy Bacon stats". pro-football-reference.com. Retrieved November 8, 2017.
  44. ^ "Al Baker stats". pro-football-reference.com. Retrieved November 8, 2017.
  45. ^ "Jim Marshall stats". pro-football-reference.com. Retrieved November 8, 2017.
  46. ^ "Jacob Green". Seahawks Ring of Honor. Retrieved February 2, 2018.