NFL Sacks Single-Season Leaders

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Leaders

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Leaders Table
Rank Player Sk Year Tm
1Michael Strahan+ (29)22.52001NYG
2Justin Houston (25)22.02014KAN
Mark Gastineau (27)22.01984NYJ
Jared Allen (29)22.02011MIN
5Chris Doleman+ (27)21.01989MIN
Reggie White+ (25)21.01987PHI
7J.J. Watt (25)20.52014HOU
Lawrence Taylor+ (27)20.51986NYG
J.J. Watt (23)20.52012HOU
10DeMarcus Ware (26)20.02008DAL
Derrick Thomas+ (23)20.01990KAN
12Tim Harris (24)19.51989GNB
DeMarcus Ware (29)19.52011DAL
Aldon Smith (22)19.52012SFO
Robert Mathis (32)19.52013IND
16Mark Gastineau (26)19.01983NYJ
Bruce Smith+ (27)19.01990BUF
Clyde Simmons (28)19.01992PHI
Robert Quinn (23)19.02013STL
20Jason Taylor+ (28)18.52002MIA
Dexter Manley (28)18.51986WAS
Andre Tippett+ (24)18.51984NWE
Michael Strahan+ (31)18.52003NYG
Von Miller (23)18.52012DEN
25Keith Millard (27)18.01989MIN
Reggie White+ (24)18.01986PHI
Jason Babin (31)18.02011PHI
Reggie White+ (26)18.01988PHI
29Joey Porter (31)17.52008MIA
Richard Dent+ (23)17.51984CHI
Fred Dean+ (31)17.51983SFO
Bryce Paup (27)17.51995BUF
J.J. Watt (26)17.52015HOU
34Elvis Dumervil (30)17.02014BAL
Kevin Carter (25)17.01999STL
Elvis Dumervil (25)17.02009DEN
Pat Swilling (26)17.01991NOR
Richard Dent+ (24)17.01985CHI
Shawne Merriman (22)17.02006SDG
La'Roi Glover (26)17.02000NOR
Leslie O'Neal (28)17.01992SDG
Tim Harris (27)17.01992SFO
43John Abraham (30)16.52008ATL
Pat Swilling (24)16.51989NOR
Kevin Greene+ (27)16.51989RAM
Simeon Rice (25)16.51999ARI
Andre Tippett+ (25)16.51985NWE
Jason Pierre-Paul (22)16.52011NYG
Trace Armstrong (34)16.52000MIA
Warren Sapp+ (27)16.52000TAM
Kevin Greene+ (26)16.51988RAM
Michael Sinclair (30)16.51998SEA
53Dwight Freeney (24)16.02004IND
James Harrison (30)16.02008PIT
Greg Brown (27)16.01984PHI
Jacob Green (26)16.01983SEA
Curtis Greer (25)16.01983STL
Doug Betters (27)16.01983MIA
Derrick Burgess (27)16.02005OAK
Charles Haley+ (26)16.01990SFO
Simon Fletcher (30)16.01992DEN
Reggie White+ (36)16.01998GNB
63Clyde Simmons (25)15.51989PHI
DeMarcus Ware (28)15.52010DAL
Simeon Rice (28)15.52002TAM
Sean Jones (23)15.51986RAI
Leonard Marshall (23)15.51985NYG
Vic Beasley (24)15.52016ATL
Aaron Kampman (26)15.52006GNB
Lawrence Taylor+ (29)15.51988NYG
Jared Allen (25)15.52007KAN
Wayne Martin (26)15.51992NOR
John Randle+ (29)15.51997MIN
74Neil Smith (27)15.01993KAN
Lawrence Taylor+ (30)15.01989NYG
Robert Porcher (30)15.01999DET
Bruce Smith+ (23)15.01986BUF
Lee Williams (23)15.01986SDG
Mike Merriweather (23)15.01984PIT
William Fuller (29)15.01991HOU
Reggie White+ (29)15.01991PHI
Dexter Manley (27)15.01985WAS
Adewale Ogunleye (26)15.02003MIA
Simeon Rice (29)15.02003TAM
Hugh Douglas (29)15.02000PHI
Cameron Wake (30)15.02012MIA
Khalil Mack (24)15.02015OAK
Dana Stubblefield (26)15.01997SFO
Chris Doleman+ (36)15.01998SFO
Kevin Greene+ (36)15.01998CAR
Michael Strahan+ (26)15.01998NYG
Greg Hardy (25)15.02013CAR
Peter Boulware (26)15.02001BAL
94Bertrand Berry (29)14.52004ARI
Jared Allen (26)14.52008MIN
Julius Peppers (28)14.52008CAR
Connor Barwin (27)14.52014PHI
Mario Williams (29)14.52014BUF
Tamba Hali (26)14.52010KAN
Kevin Greene+ (34)14.51996CAR
Jevon Kearse (23)14.51999TEN
Jared Allen (27)14.52009MIN
Jeff Bryant (24)14.51984SEA
Art Still (28)14.51984KAN
Ezra Johnson (27)14.51983GNB
Charles Mann (24)14.51985WAS
Osi Umenyiora (23)14.52005NYG
Jason Taylor+ (26)14.52000MIA
Patrick Kerney (30)14.52007SEA
Ezekiel Ansah (26)14.52015DET
Derrick Thomas+ (25)14.51992KAN
Neil Smith (26)14.51992KAN
Chris Doleman+ (30)14.51992MIN
Michael McCrary (28)14.51998BAL
Leonard Little (26)14.52001STL
116Bruce Smith+ (30)14.01993BUF
Von Miller (25)14.02014DEN
Lee Williams (26)14.01989SDG
Cameron Wake (28)14.02010MIA
Jim Jeffcoat (25)14.01986DAL
Doug Betters (28)14.01984MIA
Reggie Camp (23)14.01984CLE
Curtis Greer (26)14.01984STL
Keith Willis (24)14.01983PIT
Kevin Greene+ (32)14.01994PIT
Simeon Rice (31)14.02005TAM
Aaron Schobel (29)14.02006BUF
Aldon Smith (21)14.02011SFO
Terrell Suggs (28)14.02011BAL
Eric Hicks (24)14.02000KAN
Freddie Joe Nunn (26)14.01988PHO
DeMarcus Ware (25)14.02007DAL
Mario Williams (22)14.02007HOU
Reggie White+ (28)14.01990PHI
Reggie White+ (30)14.01992PHI
Bruce Smith+ (29)14.01992BUF
Cortez Kennedy+ (24)14.01992SEA
Bryan Cox (24)14.01992MIA
Bruce Smith+ (34)14.01997BUF
Michael Strahan+ (25)14.01997NYG
141Kabeer Gbaja-Biamila (26)13.52004GNB
Simon Fletcher (31)13.51993DEN
Ryan Kerrigan (26)13.52014WAS
Clay Matthews (24)13.52010GNB
Lamar Lathon (28)13.51996CAR
Michael McCrary (26)13.51996SEA
Bruce Smith+ (33)13.51996BUF
Rulon Jones (28)13.51986DEN
Dwight Freeney (29)13.52009IND
LaMarr Woodley (24)13.52009PIT
Mike Bell (27)13.51984KAN
Dexter Manley (26)13.51984WAS
William Gay (28)13.51983DET
Simon Fletcher (29)13.51991DEN
Derrick Thomas+ (24)13.51991KAN
Ken Harvey (29)13.51994WAS
John Randle+ (26)13.51994MIN
Mark Gastineau (28)13.51985NYJ
Jacob Green (28)13.51985SEA
Von Miller (27)13.52016DEN
Jason Taylor+ (32)13.52006MIA
Jason Gildon (28)13.52000PIT
Tim Harris (23)13.51988GNB
Carlos Dunlap (26)13.52015CIN
Leslie O'Neal (26)13.51990SDG
Rickey Jackson+ (34)13.51992NOR
Tony Bennett (25)13.51992GNB
Charlie Clemons (29)13.52001NOR
Kabeer Gbaja-Biamila (23)13.52001GNB
170Patrick Kerney (27)13.02004ATL
Reggie White+ (31)13.01993GNB
Renaldo Turnbull (27)13.01993NOR
Sean Jones (30)13.01993HOU
Bruce Smith+ (26)13.01989BUF
John Abraham (32)13.02010ATL
Chad Brown (26)13.01996PIT
William Fuller (34)13.01996PHI
Michael Sinclair (28)13.01996SEA
Derrick Thomas+ (29)13.01996KAN
Alfred Williams (27)13.01996DEN
Trevor Pryce (24)13.01999DEN
Dwight Freeney (22)13.02002IND
Will Smith (28)13.02009NOR
Jacob Green (27)13.01984SEA
Doug Martin (26)13.01983MIN
Howie Long+ (23)13.01983RAI
Doug English (30)13.01983DET
Eddie Edwards (29)13.01983CIN
Dwaine Board (26)13.01983SFO
Al Baker (26)13.01983STL
Tony Bennett (24)13.01991GNB
Clyde Simmons (27)13.01991PHI
Greg Townsend (29)13.01991RAI
Greg Brown (28)13.01985PHI
Too Tall Jones (34)13.01985DAL
Karl Mecklenburg (25)13.01985DEN
Lawrence Taylor+ (26)13.01985NYG
Reggie White+ (23)13.01985PHI
Leonard Little (31)13.02006STL
Julius Peppers (26)13.02006CAR
Trevor Pryce (31)13.02006BAL
Chris Long (26)13.02011STL
Jason Taylor+ (29)13.02003MIA
Marcus Jones (27)13.02000TAM
Clay Matthews (26)13.02012GNB
William Fuller (33)13.01995PHI
Wayne Martin (29)13.01995NOR
Pat Swilling (30)13.01995OAK
Osi Umenyiora (25)13.02007NYG
Dennis Byrd (23)13.01990NYJ
Kevin Greene+ (28)13.01990RAM
Anthony Smith (25)13.01992RAI
Ray Childress (29)13.01992HOU
Mario Williams (28)13.02013BUF
John Abraham (23)13.02001NYJ
Jamir Miller (27)13.02001CLE
Marcellus Wiley (26)13.02001SDG
218Anthony Smith (26)12.51993RAI
John Randle+ (25)12.51993MIN
Kevin Greene+ (31)12.51993PIT
Chris Doleman+ (31)12.51993MIN
Richard Dent+ (32)12.51993CHI
Jason Pierre-Paul (25)12.52014NYG
Leslie O'Neal (25)12.51989SDG
Richard Dent+ (26)12.51987CHI
Andre Tippett+ (27)12.51987NWE
Jason Babin (30)12.52010TEN
Roy Barker (27)12.51996SFO
Simeon Rice (22)12.51996ARI
Warren Sapp+ (26)12.51999TAM
Andre Carter (23)12.52002SFO
Hugh Douglas (31)12.52002PHI
Leslie O'Neal (22)12.51986SDG
Trent Cole (26)12.52009PHI
Bill Pickel (24)12.51984RAI
Randy White+ (31)12.51984DAL
Randy White+ (30)12.51983DAL
Charles Haley+ (30)12.51994DAL
Leslie O'Neal (30)12.51994SDG
Bill Pickel (25)12.51985RAI
Mike Wilcher (25)12.51985RAM
Kyle Vanden Bosch (26)12.52005TEN
Lorenzo Alexander (33)12.52016BUF
Markus Golden (25)12.52016ARI
Danielle Hunter (21)12.52016MIN
Shaun Ellis (26)12.52003NYJ
Leonard Little (28)12.52003STL
Geno Atkins (24)12.52012CIN
Charles Johnson (26)12.52012CAR
Leslie O'Neal (31)12.51995SDG
Trent Cole (24)12.52007PHI
Elvis Dumervil (23)12.52007DEN
Greg Ellis (32)12.52007DAL
Shawne Merriman (23)12.52007SDG
Mike Vrabel (32)12.52007NWE
Greg Townsend (28)12.51990RAI
Sean Jones (27)12.51990HOU
Jacob Green (33)12.51990SEA
Chandler Jones (25)12.52015NWE
Robert Porcher (28)12.51997DET
Hugh Douglas (27)12.51998PHI
Cameron Jordan (24)12.52013NOR
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