NFL Single-Season Sacks Leaders

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Leaders

Leaders Table
Rank Player Sk Year Tm
1Michael Strahan (29)22.52001NYG
2Justin Houston (25)22.02014KAN
Jared Allen (29)22.02011MIN
Mark Gastineau (27)22.01984NYJ
5Reggie White (25)21.01987PHI
Chris Doleman (27)21.01989MIN
7Lawrence Taylor (27)20.51986NYG
J.J. Watt (23)20.52012HOU
J.J. Watt (25)20.52014HOU
10DeMarcus Ware (26)20.02008DAL
Derrick Thomas (23)20.01990KAN
12DeMarcus Ware (29)19.52011DAL
Aldon Smith (22)19.52012SFO
Robert Mathis (32)19.52013IND
Tim Harris (24)19.51989GNB
16Bruce Smith (27)19.01990BUF
Robert Quinn (23)19.02013STL
Clyde Simmons (28)19.01992PHI
Mark Gastineau (26)19.01983NYJ
20Jason Taylor (28)18.52002MIA
Michael Strahan (31)18.52003NYG
Von Miller (23)18.52012DEN
Dexter Manley (28)18.51986WAS
Andre Tippett (24)18.51984NWE
25Keith Millard (27)18.01989MIN
Reggie White (24)18.01986PHI
Reggie White (26)18.01988PHI
Jason Babin (31)18.02011PHI
29Richard Dent (23)17.51984CHI
Joey Porter (31)17.52008MIA
Bryce Paup (27)17.51995BUF
J.J. Watt (26)17.52015HOU
Fred Dean (31)17.51983SFO
34Elvis Dumervil (25)17.02009DEN
La'Roi Glover (26)17.02000NOR
Leslie O'Neal (28)17.01992SDG
Tim Harris (27)17.01992SFO
Pat Swilling (26)17.01991NOR
Kevin Carter (25)17.01999STL
Elvis Dumervil (30)17.02014BAL
Shawne Merriman (22)17.02006SDG
Richard Dent (24)17.01985CHI
43Pat Swilling (24)16.51989NOR
Kevin Greene (27)16.51989RAM
Warren Sapp (27)16.52000TAM
Trace Armstrong (34)16.52000MIA
John Abraham (30)16.52008ATL
Kevin Greene (26)16.51988RAM
Jason Pierre-Paul (22)16.52011NYG
Simeon Rice (25)16.51999ARI
Andre Tippett (25)16.51985NWE
Michael Sinclair (30)16.51998SEA
53Derrick Burgess (27)16.02005OAK
Charles Haley (26)16.01990SFO
Dwight Freeney (24)16.02004IND
Greg Brown (27)16.01984PHI
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
Reggie White (36)16.01998GNB
63Lawrence Taylor (29)15.51988NYG
Wayne Martin (26)15.51992NOR
Sean Jones (23)15.51986RAI
Clyde Simmons (25)15.51989PHI
John Randle (29)15.51997MIN
Jared Allen (25)15.52007KAN
Aaron Kampman (26)15.52006GNB
DeMarcus Ware (28)15.52010DAL
Leonard Marshall (23)15.51985NYG
Simeon Rice (28)15.52002TAM
73William Fuller (29)15.01991HOU
Reggie White (29)15.01991PHI
Greg Hardy (25)15.02013CAR
Bruce Smith (23)15.01986BUF
Lee Williams (23)15.01986SDG
Hugh Douglas (29)15.02000PHI
Mike Merriweather (23)15.01984PIT
Lawrence Taylor (30)15.01989NYG
Peter Boulware (26)15.02001BAL
Cameron Wake (30)15.02012MIA
Dana Stubblefield (26)15.01997SFO
Chris Doleman (36)15.01998SFO
Kevin Greene (36)15.01998CAR
Michael Strahan (26)15.01998NYG
Dexter Manley (27)15.01985WAS
Robert Porcher (30)15.01999DET
Neil Smith (27)15.01993KAN
Khalil Mack (24)15.02015OAK
Adewale Ogunleye (26)15.02003MIA
Simeon Rice (29)15.02003TAM
93Neil Smith (26)14.51992KAN
Derrick Thomas (25)14.51992KAN
Osi Umenyiora (23)14.52005NYG
Kevin Greene (34)14.51996CAR
Jason Taylor (26)14.52000MIA
Bertrand Berry (29)14.52004ARI
Jeff Bryant (24)14.51984SEA
Art Still (28)14.51984KAN
Jared Allen (27)14.52009MIN
Leonard Little (26)14.52001STL
Chris Doleman (30)14.51992MIN
Julius Peppers (28)14.52008CAR
Michael McCrary (28)14.51998BAL
Charles Mann (24)14.51985WAS
Tamba Hali (26)14.52010KAN
Ezra Johnson (27)14.51983GNB
Connor Barwin (27)14.52014PHI
Mario Williams (29)14.52014BUF
Jevon Kearse (23)14.51999TEN
Ezekiel Ansah (26)14.52015DET
Patrick Kerney (30)14.52007SEA
Jared Allen (26)14.52008MIN
115Jim Jeffcoat (25)14.01986DAL
Simeon Rice (31)14.02005TAM
Reggie White (30)14.01992PHI
Bruce Smith (29)14.01992BUF
Reggie White (28)14.01990PHI
Eric Hicks (24)14.02000KAN
Doug Betters (28)14.01984MIA
Reggie Camp (23)14.01984CLE
Curtis Greer (26)14.01984STL
Lee Williams (26)14.01989SDG
Kevin Greene (32)14.01994PIT
Cortez Kennedy (24)14.01992SEA
Bryan Cox (24)14.01992MIA
Freddie Joe Nunn (26)14.01988PHO
Cameron Wake (28)14.02010MIA
Aaron Schobel (29)14.02006BUF
Keith Willis (24)14.01983PIT
Von Miller (25)14.02014DEN
Bruce Smith (30)14.01993BUF
Aldon Smith (21)14.02011SFO
Terrell Suggs (28)14.02011BAL
DeMarcus Ware (25)14.02007DAL
Mario Williams (22)14.02007HOU
Bruce Smith (34)14.01997BUF
Michael Strahan (25)14.01997NYG
140Kabeer Gbaja-Biamila (26)13.52004GNB
Jason Gildon (28)13.52000PIT
Leslie O'Neal (26)13.51990SDG
Rulon Jones (28)13.51986DEN
Bruce Smith (33)13.51996BUF
Mike Bell (27)13.51984KAN
Dexter Manley (26)13.51984WAS
Dwight Freeney (29)13.52009IND
LaMarr Woodley (24)13.52009PIT
Charlie Clemons (29)13.52001NOR
Kabeer Gbaja-Biamila (23)13.52001GNB
Ken Harvey (29)13.51994WAS
John Randle (26)13.51994MIN
Michael McCrary (26)13.51996SEA
Lamar Lathon (28)13.51996CAR
Jacob Green (28)13.51985SEA
Mark Gastineau (28)13.51985NYJ
Clay Matthews (24)13.52010GNB
Jason Taylor (32)13.52006MIA
William Gay (28)13.51983DET
Ryan Kerrigan (26)13.52014WAS
Simon Fletcher (31)13.51993DEN
Carlos Dunlap (26)13.52015CIN
Rickey Jackson (34)13.51992NOR
Tony Bennett (25)13.51992GNB
Tim Harris (23)13.51988GNB
Derrick Thomas (24)13.51991KAN
Simon Fletcher (29)13.51991DEN
168William Fuller (34)13.01996PHI
Chad Brown (26)13.01996PIT
Mario Williams (28)13.02013BUF
Anthony Smith (25)13.01992RAI
Ray Childress (29)13.01992HOU
Greg Townsend (29)13.01991RAI
Clyde Simmons (27)13.01991PHI
Tony Bennett (24)13.01991GNB
Clay Matthews (26)13.02012GNB
Pat Swilling (30)13.01995OAK
Michael Sinclair (28)13.01996SEA
Derrick Thomas (29)13.01996KAN
Alfred Williams (27)13.01996DEN
Marcellus Wiley (26)13.02001SDG
Jamir Miller (27)13.02001CLE
John Abraham (23)13.02001NYJ
Bruce Smith (26)13.01989BUF
Will Smith (28)13.02009NOR
Jacob Green (27)13.01984SEA
Patrick Kerney (27)13.02004ATL
Marcus Jones (27)13.02000TAM
Kevin Greene (28)13.01990RAM
Dennis Byrd (23)13.01990NYJ
Wayne Martin (29)13.01995NOR
Dwight Freeney (22)13.02002IND
Al Baker (26)13.01983STL
Leonard Little (31)13.02006STL
Julius Peppers (26)13.02006CAR
Trevor Pryce (31)13.02006BAL
John Abraham (32)13.02010ATL
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
Dwaine Board (26)13.01983SFO
Eddie Edwards (29)13.01983CIN
William Fuller (33)13.01995PHI
Jason Taylor (29)13.02003MIA
Osi Umenyiora (25)13.02007NYG
Chris Long (26)13.02011STL
Reggie White (31)13.01993GNB
Renaldo Turnbull (27)13.01993NOR
Sean Jones (30)13.01993HOU
Trevor Pryce (24)13.01999DEN
Doug Martin (26)13.01983MIN
Howie Long (23)13.01983RAI
Doug English (30)13.01983DET
216Roy Barker (27)12.51996SFO
Kyle Vanden Bosch (26)12.52005TEN
Cameron Jordan (24)12.52013NOR
Charles Johnson (26)12.52012CAR
Geno Atkins (24)12.52012CIN
Robert Porcher (28)12.51997DET
Leslie O'Neal (31)12.51995SDG
Leonard Little (28)12.52003STL
Shaun Ellis (26)12.52003NYJ
Simeon Rice (22)12.51996ARI
Leslie O'Neal (22)12.51986SDG
Leslie O'Neal (30)12.51994SDG
Charles Haley (30)12.51994DAL
Leslie O'Neal (25)12.51989SDG
Trent Cole (26)12.52009PHI
Randy White (31)12.51984DAL
Bill Pickel (24)12.51984RAI
Greg Townsend (28)12.51990RAI
Sean Jones (27)12.51990HOU
Jacob Green (33)12.51990SEA
Mike Vrabel (32)12.52007NWE
Shawne Merriman (23)12.52007SDG
Randy White (30)12.51983DAL
Jason Babin (30)12.52010TEN
Bill Pickel (25)12.51985RAI
Mike Wilcher (25)12.51985RAM
Andre Tippett (27)12.51987NWE
Richard Dent (26)12.51987CHI
Hugh Douglas (27)12.51998PHI
Hugh Douglas (31)12.52002PHI
Jason Pierre-Paul (25)12.52014NYG
Warren Sapp (26)12.51999TAM
Richard Dent (32)12.51993CHI
Greg Ellis (32)12.52007DAL
Elvis Dumervil (23)12.52007DEN
Trent Cole (24)12.52007PHI
Chandler Jones (25)12.52015NWE
Anthony Smith (26)12.51993RAI
John Randle (25)12.51993MIN
Kevin Greene (31)12.51993PIT
Chris Doleman (31)12.51993MIN
Andre Carter (23)12.52002SFO