NFL Single-Season Sacks Leaders

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Leaders

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Leaders Table
Rank Player Sk Year Tm
1Michael Strahan+ (29)22.52001NYG
2Mark Gastineau (27)22.01984NYJ
Jared Allen (29)22.02011MIN
Justin Houston (25)22.02014KAN
5Reggie White+ (25)21.01987PHI
Chris Doleman+ (27)21.01989MIN
7Lawrence Taylor+ (27)20.51986NYG
J.J. Watt (25)20.52014HOU
J.J. Watt (23)20.52012HOU
10Derrick Thomas+ (23)20.01990KAN
DeMarcus Ware (26)20.02008DAL
12Tim Harris (24)19.51989GNB
DeMarcus Ware (29)19.52011DAL
Aldon Smith (22)19.52012SFO
Robert Mathis (32)19.52013IND
16Clyde Simmons (28)19.01992PHI
Robert Quinn (23)19.02013STL
Mark Gastineau (26)19.01983NYJ
Bruce Smith+ (27)19.01990BUF
20Andre Tippett+ (24)18.51984NWE
Jason Taylor (28)18.52002MIA
Michael Strahan+ (31)18.52003NYG
Von Miller (23)18.52012DEN
Dexter Manley (28)18.51986WAS
25Reggie White+ (24)18.01986PHI
Reggie White+ (26)18.01988PHI
Jason Babin (31)18.02011PHI
Keith Millard (27)18.01989MIN
29Joey Porter (31)17.52008MIA
Fred Dean+ (31)17.51983SFO
Bryce Paup (27)17.51995BUF
Richard Dent+ (23)17.51984CHI
J.J. Watt (26)17.52015HOU
34Leslie O'Neal (28)17.01992SDG
Tim Harris (27)17.01992SFO
Elvis Dumervil (25)17.02009DEN
Elvis Dumervil (30)17.02014BAL
Pat Swilling (26)17.01991NOR
Richard Dent+ (24)17.01985CHI
La'Roi Glover (26)17.02000NOR
Shawne Merriman (22)17.02006SDG
Kevin Carter (25)17.01999STL
43Michael Sinclair (30)16.51998SEA
John Abraham (30)16.52008ATL
Kevin Greene+ (26)16.51988RAM
Andre Tippett+ (25)16.51985NWE
Jason Pierre-Paul (22)16.52011NYG
Warren Sapp+ (27)16.52000TAM
Trace Armstrong (34)16.52000MIA
Pat Swilling (24)16.51989NOR
Kevin Greene+ (27)16.51989RAM
Simeon Rice (25)16.51999ARI
53Reggie White+ (36)16.01998GNB
Derrick Burgess (27)16.02005OAK
Dwight Freeney (24)16.02004IND
Simon Fletcher (30)16.01992DEN
James Harrison (30)16.02008PIT
Jacob Green (26)16.01983SEA
Curtis Greer (25)16.01983STL
Doug Betters (27)16.01983MIA
Greg Brown (27)16.01984PHI
Charles Haley+ (26)16.01990SFO
63Lawrence Taylor+ (29)15.51988NYG
DeMarcus Ware (28)15.52010DAL
Sean Jones (23)15.51986RAI
Wayne Martin (26)15.51992NOR
John Randle+ (29)15.51997MIN
Leonard Marshall (23)15.51985NYG
Jared Allen (25)15.52007KAN
Clyde Simmons (25)15.51989PHI
Simeon Rice (28)15.52002TAM
Aaron Kampman (26)15.52006GNB
73Reggie White+ (29)15.01991PHI
Cameron Wake (30)15.02012MIA
Chris Doleman+ (36)15.01998SFO
Kevin Greene+ (36)15.01998CAR
Michael Strahan+ (26)15.01998NYG
Peter Boulware (26)15.02001BAL
Greg Hardy (25)15.02013CAR
Bruce Smith+ (23)15.01986BUF
Lee Williams (23)15.01986SDG
William Fuller (29)15.01991HOU
Dana Stubblefield (26)15.01997SFO
Khalil Mack (24)15.02015OAK
Mike Merriweather (23)15.01984PIT
Robert Porcher (30)15.01999DET
Neil Smith (27)15.01993KAN
Simeon Rice (29)15.02003TAM
Adewale Ogunleye (26)15.02003MIA
Lawrence Taylor+ (30)15.01989NYG
Hugh Douglas (29)15.02000PHI
Dexter Manley (27)15.01985WAS
93Michael McCrary (28)14.51998BAL
Connor Barwin (27)14.52014PHI
Mario Williams (29)14.52014BUF
Leonard Little (26)14.52001STL
Jared Allen (27)14.52009MIN
Osi Umenyiora (23)14.52005NYG
Bertrand Berry (29)14.52004ARI
Chris Doleman+ (30)14.51992MIN
Neil Smith (26)14.51992KAN
Derrick Thomas+ (25)14.51992KAN
Julius Peppers (28)14.52008CAR
Jared Allen (26)14.52008MIN
Ezekiel Ansah (26)14.52015DET
Art Still (28)14.51984KAN
Jeff Bryant (24)14.51984SEA
Jevon Kearse (23)14.51999TEN
Kevin Greene+ (34)14.51996CAR
Jason Taylor (26)14.52000MIA
Patrick Kerney (30)14.52007SEA
Charles Mann (24)14.51985WAS
Ezra Johnson (27)14.51983GNB
Tamba Hali (26)14.52010KAN
115Cameron Wake (28)14.02010MIA
Freddie Joe Nunn (26)14.01988PHO
Bruce Smith+ (34)14.01997BUF
Michael Strahan+ (25)14.01997NYG
Von Miller (25)14.02014DEN
Simeon Rice (31)14.02005TAM
Jim Jeffcoat (25)14.01986DAL
Bryan Cox (24)14.01992MIA
Cortez Kennedy+ (24)14.01992SEA
Bruce Smith+ (29)14.01992BUF
Reggie White+ (30)14.01992PHI
Keith Willis (24)14.01983PIT
Terrell Suggs (28)14.02011BAL
Aldon Smith (21)14.02011SFO
Reggie White+ (28)14.01990PHI
Kevin Greene+ (32)14.01994PIT
Curtis Greer (26)14.01984STL
Reggie Camp (23)14.01984CLE
Doug Betters (28)14.01984MIA
Bruce Smith+ (30)14.01993BUF
Aaron Schobel (29)14.02006BUF
Lee Williams (26)14.01989SDG
Eric Hicks (24)14.02000KAN
DeMarcus Ware (25)14.02007DAL
Mario Williams (22)14.02007HOU
140Ryan Kerrigan (26)13.52014WAS
Clay Matthews (24)13.52010GNB
Derrick Thomas+ (24)13.51991KAN
Simon Fletcher (29)13.51991DEN
Tim Harris (23)13.51988GNB
Charlie Clemons (29)13.52001NOR
Kabeer Gbaja-Biamila (23)13.52001GNB
Dwight Freeney (29)13.52009IND
LaMarr Woodley (24)13.52009PIT
Kabeer Gbaja-Biamila (26)13.52004GNB
Rulon Jones (28)13.51986DEN
Tony Bennett (25)13.51992GNB
Rickey Jackson+ (34)13.51992NOR
William Gay (28)13.51983DET
Jacob Green (28)13.51985SEA
Carlos Dunlap (26)13.52015CIN
Leslie O'Neal (26)13.51990SDG
Ken Harvey (29)13.51994WAS
John Randle+ (26)13.51994MIN
Dexter Manley (26)13.51984WAS
Mike Bell (27)13.51984KAN
Simon Fletcher (31)13.51993DEN
Jason Taylor (32)13.52006MIA
Mark Gastineau (28)13.51985NYJ
Jason Gildon (28)13.52000PIT
Bruce Smith+ (33)13.51996BUF
Michael McCrary (26)13.51996SEA
Lamar Lathon (28)13.51996CAR
168Doug 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
Reggie White+ (23)13.01985PHI
Lawrence Taylor+ (26)13.01985NYG
Karl Mecklenburg (25)13.01985DEN
Too Tall Jones (34)13.01985DAL
Tony Bennett (24)13.01991GNB
Clyde Simmons (27)13.01991PHI
Greg Townsend (29)13.01991RAI
Anthony Smith (25)13.01992RAI
Ray Childress (29)13.01992HOU
Patrick Kerney (27)13.02004ATL
Mario Williams (28)13.02013BUF
Will Smith (28)13.02009NOR
Marcellus Wiley (26)13.02001SDG
Jamir Miller (27)13.02001CLE
John Abraham (23)13.02001NYJ
Clay Matthews (26)13.02012GNB
John Abraham (32)13.02010ATL
Greg Brown (28)13.01985PHI
Dennis Byrd (23)13.01990NYJ
Julius Peppers (26)13.02006CAR
Reggie White+ (31)13.01993GNB
Renaldo Turnbull (27)13.01993NOR
Sean Jones (30)13.01993HOU
Pat Swilling (30)13.01995OAK
Wayne Martin (29)13.01995NOR
William Fuller (33)13.01995PHI
Trevor Pryce (24)13.01999DEN
Jacob Green (27)13.01984SEA
Kevin Greene+ (28)13.01990RAM
Trevor Pryce (31)13.02006BAL
Leonard Little (31)13.02006STL
Chris Long (26)13.02011STL
Osi Umenyiora (25)13.02007NYG
Marcus Jones (27)13.02000TAM
Alfred Williams (27)13.01996DEN
Derrick Thomas+ (29)13.01996KAN
Michael Sinclair (28)13.01996SEA
William Fuller (34)13.01996PHI
Chad Brown (26)13.01996PIT
Bruce Smith+ (26)13.01989BUF
Dwight Freeney (22)13.02002IND
Jason Taylor (29)13.02003MIA
216Randy White+ (30)12.51983DAL
Mike Wilcher (25)12.51985RAM
Bill Pickel (25)12.51985RAI
Shawne Merriman (23)12.52007SDG
Greg Ellis (32)12.52007DAL
Elvis Dumervil (23)12.52007DEN
Trent Cole (24)12.52007PHI
Mike Vrabel (32)12.52007NWE
Simeon Rice (22)12.51996ARI
Robert Porcher (28)12.51997DET
Von Miller (27)12.52016DEN
Leslie O'Neal (22)12.51986SDG
Kyle Vanden Bosch (26)12.52005TEN
Cameron Jordan (24)12.52013NOR
Trent Cole (26)12.52009PHI
Jason Pierre-Paul (25)12.52014NYG
Hugh Douglas (27)12.51998PHI
Charles Johnson (26)12.52012CAR
Geno Atkins (24)12.52012CIN
Jason Babin (30)12.52010TEN
Roy Barker (27)12.51996SFO
Leslie O'Neal (25)12.51989SDG
Richard Dent+ (26)12.51987CHI
Warren Sapp+ (26)12.51999TAM
Bill Pickel (24)12.51984RAI
Randy White+ (31)12.51984DAL
Leslie O'Neal (30)12.51994SDG
Charles Haley+ (30)12.51994DAL
Greg Townsend (28)12.51990RAI
Sean Jones (27)12.51990HOU
Jacob Green (33)12.51990SEA
Leslie O'Neal (31)12.51995SDG
Richard Dent+ (32)12.51993CHI
Chris Doleman+ (31)12.51993MIN
Andre Tippett+ (27)12.51987NWE
Hugh Douglas (31)12.52002PHI
Andre Carter (23)12.52002SFO
Shaun Ellis (26)12.52003NYJ
Leonard Little (28)12.52003STL
Anthony Smith (26)12.51993RAI
John Randle+ (25)12.51993MIN
Kevin Greene+ (31)12.51993PIT
Chandler Jones (25)12.52015NWE
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