NFL Sacks Career Leaders (since 1960)

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Unofficial Leaders

  • (since 1960)
Unofficial Leaders Table
Rank Player Sk Years Tm
1Bruce Smith+200.01985-20032TM
2Reggie White+198.01985-20003TM
3Deacon Jones+173.51961-19743TM
4Kevin Greene+160.01985-19994TM
5Julius Peppers159.52002-20183TM
6Jack Youngblood+151.51971-1984ram
7Chris Doleman+150.51985-19993TM
8Alan Page+148.51967-19812TM
9Lawrence Taylor+142.01981-1993nyg
10Michael Strahan+141.51993-2007nyg
11Jason Taylor+139.51997-20113TM
12Terrell Suggs139.02003-20193TM
13DeMarcus Ware138.52005-20162TM
14Richard Dent+137.51983-19974TM
John Randle+137.51990-20032TM
16Jared Allen136.02004-20154TM
Rickey Jackson+136.01981-19952TM
18John Abraham133.52000-20143TM
Carl Eller+133.51964-19792TM
20Leslie O'Neal132.51986-19993TM
21Al Baker131.01978-19904TM
22Coy Bacon130.51968-19814TM
Jim Marshall130.51960-19792TM
24Claude Humphrey+130.01968-19812TM
25Derrick Thomas+126.51989-1999kan
26Dwight Freeney125.52002-20176TM
27Robert Mathis123.02003-2016clt
28Cedrick Hardman122.51970-19812TM
29Simeon Rice122.01996-20074TM
30Clyde Simmons121.51986-20005TM
31Jacob Green115.51980-19922TM
32Harvey Martin114.01973-1983dal
33Sean Jones113.01984-19963TM
34Lyle Alzado112.01971-19853TM
35Randy White+111.01975-1988dal
36Greg Townsend109.51983-19972TM
37Mark Gastineau107.51979-1988nyj
Pat Swilling107.51986-19983TM
39Trace Armstrong106.01989-20033TM
Jack Gregory106.01967-19792TM
Too Tall Jones106.01974-1989dal
Von Miller106.02011-2019den
43Elvis Dumervil105.52006-20173TM
44Elvin Bethea+105.01968-1983oti
45Kevin Carter104.51995-20084TM
Neil Smith104.51988-20003TM
47Dexter Manley 103.51981-19913TM
48Fred Dryer103.01969-19812TM
49Jim Jeffcoat102.51983-19972TM
Tony McGee102.51971-19843TM
51J.J. Watt101.02011-2020htx
52William Fuller100.51986-19983TM
Charles Haley+100.51986-19992TM
Cameron Wake100.52009-20192TM
55Alex Karras+100.01958-1970det
Andre Tippett+100.01982-1993nwe
57George Andrie98.51962-1972dal
58Joey Porter98.01999-20113TM
59Simon Fletcher97.51985-1995den
Justin Houston97.52011-20202TM
Mario Williams97.52006-20163TM
62Chandler Jones97.02012-20202TM
63Jethro Pugh96.51965-1978dal
Warren Sapp+96.51995-20072TM
65Carl Hairston96.01976-19903TM
Ezra Johnson96.01977-19913TM
George Martin96.01975-1988nyg
68Ryan Kerrigan95.52011-2020was
Bob Lilly+95.51961-1974dal
Robert Porcher95.51992-2003det
71Steve McMichael95.01980-19943TM
72Doug Atkins+94.51953-19693TM
Cameron Jordan94.52011-2020nor
74Willie Davis+93.51958-19692TM
Henry Thomas93.51987-20003TM
76Calais Campbell92.02008-20203TM
Fred Dean+92.01975-19852TM
78Jim Katcavage91.51956-1968nyg
Howie Long+91.51981-1993rai
Clay Matthews91.52009-20192TM
81Merlin Olsen+91.01962-1976ram
Trevor Pryce91.01997-20103TM
83Verlon Biggs90.51965-19742TM
Trent Cole90.52005-20162TM
85Tamba Hali89.52006-2017kan
Bryant Young89.51994-2007sfo
87Ken Harvey89.01988-19982TM
Jason Pierre-Paul89.02010-20202TM
89Carlos Dunlap87.52010-20202TM
Leonard Little87.51998-2009ram
91Bill Glass87.01958-19682TM
Justin Smith87.02001-20142TM
93Willie McGinest86.01994-20082TM
94Aaron Donald85.52014-2020ram
95Osi Umenyiora85.02003-20142TM
96Eddie Edwards84.51977-1988cin
James Harrison84.52002-20173TM
Diron Talbert84.51967-19802TM
99Greg Ellis84.01998-20092TM
100La'Roi Glover83.51996-20084TM
Leonard Marshall83.51983-19943TM
102Tommy Hart83.01968-19803TM
Charles Mann83.01983-19942TM
104Patrick Kerney82.51999-20092TM
Wayne Martin82.51989-1999nor
Clay Matthews82.51978-19962TM
Robert Quinn82.52011-20204TM
Lee Williams82.51984-19932TM
109Dan Hampton+82.01979-1990chi
110Shaun Phillips81.52004-20144TM
111Tim Harris81.01986-19953TM
Jim Osborne81.01972-1984chi
113Julius Adams80.51971-1987nwe
Andre Carter80.52001-20134TM
Everson Griffen80.52010-20203TM
116Hugh Douglas80.01995-20043TM
Jason Gildon80.01994-20042TM
Art Still80.01978-19892TM
119Ordell Braase79.01957-1968clt
Chad Brown79.01993-20073TM
Gary Jeter79.01977-19893TM
Karl Mecklenburg79.01983-1994den
123Lee Roy Selmon+78.51976-1984tam
124Roger Brown78.01960-19692TM
L.C. Greenwood78.01969-1981pit
Joe Klecko78.01977-19882TM
Aaron Schobel78.02001-2009buf
John Zook78.01969-19792TM
129Joe Greene+77.51969-1981pit
Ron McDole77.51961-19784TM
131Ray Childress76.51985-19962TM
Gary Johnson76.51975-19852TM
133Geno Atkins75.52010-2020cin
134Barney Chavous75.01973-1985den
Bryce Paup75.01990-20004TM
136Larry Brooks74.51972-1982ram
Kabeer Gbaja-Biamila74.52000-2008gnb
Ike Lassiter74.51962-19713TM
139Cliff Avril74.02008-20172TM
Jevon Kearse74.01999-20092TM
141Shaun Ellis73.52000-20112TM
Rulon Jones73.51980-1988den
Michael Sinclair73.51992-20022TM
144Rob Burnett73.01990-20033TM
John Dutton73.01974-19872TM
146Lance Johnstone72.01996-20062TM
147Cornelius Bennett71.51987-20003TM
148Michael McCrary71.01993-20022TM
149Buck Buchanan+70.51963-1975kan
Khalil Mack70.52014-20202TM
Jerry Sherk70.51970-1981cle
152Peter Boulware70.01997-2005rav
Chris Long70.02008-20183TM
154Lionel Aldridge69.51963-19732TM
Michael Bennett69.52009-20195TM
Curtis Greer69.51980-1987crd
Billy Ray Smith69.51957-19703TM
Bill Stanfill69.51969-1976mia
159Chris Clemons69.02004-20155TM
160Curley Culp+68.51968-19813TM
161Walter Johnson68.01965-19772TM
162Charles Johnson67.52007-2017car
Freddie Joe Nunn67.51985-19962TM
Will Smith67.52004-2012nor
165Jesse Baker67.01979-19872TM
Darren Howard67.02000-20092TM
Adewale Ogunleye67.02001-20103TM
168Gerry Philbin66.51964-19732TM
Justin Tuck66.52005-20152TM
170Brian Orakpo66.02009-20182TM
171Marco Coleman65.51992-20056TM
Dave Costa65.51963-19744TM
Jerry Mays65.51961-1970kan
174Bertrand Berry65.01997-20093TM
175Jason Babin64.52004-20159TM
Tony Bennett64.51990-19972TM
Doug Betters64.51978-1987mia
Ben Davidson64.51961-19713TM
Ndamukong Suh64.52010-20204TM
180Dave Butz64.01973-19882TM
Vern Den Herder64.01971-1982mia
182Olivier Vernon63.52012-20203TM
Reggie Williams63.51976-1989cin
184Jeff Bryant63.01982-1993sea
James Hall63.02000-20112TM
Keith Hamilton63.01992-2003nyg
Sherman White63.01972-19832TM
Kevin Williams63.02003-20153TM
189Ross Browner62.51978-19872TM
Mike Cofer62.51983-1992det
Larry Hand62.51965-1977det
Vonnie Holliday62.51998-20126TM
193Phillip Daniels62.01996-20103TM
Jumpy Geathers62.01984-19964TM
Pat Toomay62.01970-19794TM
196Phil Hansen61.51991-2001buf
Doug Martin61.51980-1989min
198Dwaine Board61.01979-19882TM
Dennis Harrison61.01978-19874TM
Ted Hendricks+61.01969-19833TM
Michael Dean Perry61.01988-19973TM
Dave Pureifory61.01972-19823TM
203Lamar Lundy60.51957-1969ram
Tracy Scroggins60.51992-2001det
Paul Wiggin60.51957-1967cle
206Mario Addison60.02011-20205TM
William Gay60.01978-19882TM
Calvin Pace60.02003-20152TM
Brian Robison60.02007-2017min
210Greg Brown59.51981-19882TM
Jeff Cross59.51988-1995mia
Gerald McCoy59.52010-20192TM
Alfred Williams59.51991-19993TM
Wilbur Young59.51971-19823TM
215Ken Clarke59.01978-19913TM
Larry Cole59.01968-1980dal
Brandon Graham59.02010-2020phi
Tony Tolbert59.01989-1997dal
Keith Willis59.01982-19933TM
220Roderick Coleman58.51999-20072TM
Chuck Smith58.51992-20002TM
222Aaron Brown58.01966-19742TM
Cameron Heyward58.02011-2020pit
Aaron Kampman58.02002-20112TM
Cortez Kennedy+58.01990-2000sea
Keith Millard58.01985-19934TM
Anthony Pleasant58.01990-20036TM
Kyle Vanden Bosch58.02001-20123TM
LaMarr Woodley58.02007-20153TM
230Richard Seymour57.52001-20122TM
Anthony Smith57.51991-1997rai
232Mel Branch57.01960-19682TM
Bob Pollard57.01971-19812TM
Paul Smith57.01968-19802TM
Mike Vrabel57.01997-20103TM
236Connor Barwin56.52009-20184TM
Chad Bratzke56.51994-20032TM
Rod Martin56.51977-1988rai
Junior Seau+56.51990-20093TM
240Fred Cook56.01974-1980clt
Jerry Hughes56.02010-20202TM
Gino Marchetti+56.01952-19662TM
Bill Pickel56.01983-19942TM
Frank Warren56.01981-1994nor
245Doug English55.51975-1985det
Mike Rucker55.51999-2007car
247Tony Brackens55.01996-2003jax
Ahmad Brooks55.02006-20173TM
Mike Hartenstine55.01975-19872TM
Dwight White55.01971-1980pit

Official Leaders

  • (since 1982)
Official Leaders Table
Rank Player Sk Years Tm
1Bruce Smith+200.01985-20032TM
2Reggie White+198.01985-20003TM
3Kevin Greene+160.01985-19994TM
4Julius Peppers159.52002-20183TM
5Chris Doleman+150.51985-19993TM
6Michael Strahan+141.51993-2007nyg
7Jason Taylor+139.51997-20113TM
8Terrell Suggs139.02003-20193TM
9DeMarcus Ware138.52005-20162TM
10Richard Dent+137.51983-19974TM
John Randle+137.51990-20032TM
12Jared Allen136.02004-20154TM
13John Abraham133.52000-20143TM
14Leslie O'Neal132.51986-19993TM
Lawrence Taylor+132.51981-1993nyg
16Rickey Jackson+128.01981-19952TM
17Derrick Thomas+126.51989-1999kan
18Dwight Freeney125.52002-20176TM
19Robert Mathis123.02003-2016clt
20Simeon Rice122.01996-20074TM
21Clyde Simmons121.51986-20005TM
22Sean Jones113.01984-19963TM
23Greg Townsend109.51983-19972TM
24Pat Swilling107.51986-19983TM
25Trace Armstrong106.01989-20033TM
Von Miller106.02011-2019den
27Elvis Dumervil105.52006-20173TM
28Kevin Carter104.51995-20084TM
Neil Smith104.51988-20003TM
30Jim Jeffcoat102.51983-19972TM
31J.J. Watt101.02011-2020htx
32William Fuller100.51986-19983TM
Charles Haley+100.51986-19992TM
Cameron Wake100.52009-20192TM
35Andre Tippett+100.01982-1993nwe
36Joey Porter98.01999-20113TM
37Simon Fletcher97.51985-1995den
Jacob Green97.51980-19922TM
Justin Houston97.52011-20202TM
Dexter Manley 97.51981-19913TM
Mario Williams97.52006-20163TM
42Chandler Jones97.02012-20202TM
43Warren Sapp+96.51995-20072TM
44Ryan Kerrigan95.52011-2020was
Robert Porcher95.51992-2003det
46Steve McMichael95.01980-19942TM
47Cameron Jordan94.52011-2020nor
48Henry Thomas93.51987-20003TM
49Calais Campbell92.02008-20203TM
50Clay Matthews91.52009-20192TM
51Trevor Pryce91.01997-20103TM
52Trent Cole90.52005-20162TM
53Tamba Hali89.52006-2017kan
Bryant Young89.51994-2007sfo
55Ken Harvey89.01988-19982TM
Jason Pierre-Paul89.02010-20202TM
57Carlos Dunlap87.52010-20202TM
Leonard Little87.51998-2009ram
59Justin Smith87.02001-20142TM
60Willie McGinest86.01994-20082TM
61Aaron Donald85.52014-2020ram
62Osi Umenyiora85.02003-20142TM
63James Harrison84.52002-20173TM
64Greg Ellis84.01998-20092TM
Howie Long+84.01981-1993rai
66La'Roi Glover83.51996-20084TM
Leonard Marshall83.51983-19943TM
68Charles Mann83.01983-19942TM
69Patrick Kerney82.51999-20092TM
Wayne Martin82.51989-1999nor
Robert Quinn82.52011-20204TM
Lee Williams82.51984-19932TM
73Shaun Phillips81.52004-20144TM
74Tim Harris81.01986-19953TM
75Andre Carter80.52001-20134TM
Everson Griffen80.52010-20203TM
77Hugh Douglas80.01995-20043TM
Jason Gildon80.01994-20042TM
79Chad Brown79.01993-20073TM
Karl Mecklenburg79.01983-1994den
81Aaron Schobel78.02001-2009buf
82Ray Childress76.51985-19962TM
83Geno Atkins75.52010-2020cin
84Bryce Paup75.01990-20004TM
85Kabeer Gbaja-Biamila74.52000-2008gnb
86Cliff Avril74.02008-20172TM
Mark Gastineau74.01979-1988nyj
Jevon Kearse74.01999-20092TM
89Shaun Ellis73.52000-20112TM
Michael Sinclair73.51992-20022TM
91Rob Burnett73.01990-20033TM
92Lance Johnstone72.01996-20062TM
93Cornelius Bennett71.51987-20003TM
94Michael McCrary71.01993-20022TM
95Khalil Mack70.52014-20202TM
96Peter Boulware70.01997-2005rav
Chris Long70.02008-20183TM
98Michael Bennett69.52009-20195TM
Clay Matthews69.51978-19962TM
100Chris Clemons69.02004-20155TM
101Charles Johnson67.52007-2017car
Freddie Joe Nunn67.51985-19962TM
Will Smith67.52004-2012nor
104Darren Howard67.02000-20092TM
Adewale Ogunleye67.02001-20103TM
106Justin Tuck66.52005-20152TM
107Brian Orakpo66.02009-20182TM
108Al Baker65.51978-19904TM
Marco Coleman65.51992-20056TM
110Bertrand Berry65.01997-20093TM
111Jason Babin64.52004-20159TM
Tony Bennett64.51990-19972TM
Ndamukong Suh64.52010-20204TM
114Olivier Vernon63.52012-20203TM
115Jeff Bryant63.01982-1993sea
James Hall63.02000-20112TM
Keith Hamilton63.01992-2003nyg
Kevin Williams63.02003-20153TM
119Mike Cofer62.51983-1992det
Vonnie Holliday62.51998-20126TM
121Phillip Daniels62.01996-20103TM
Jumpy Geathers62.01984-19964TM
123Phil Hansen61.51991-2001buf
124Michael Dean Perry61.01988-19973TM
125Tracy Scroggins60.51992-2001det
126Mario Addison60.02011-20205TM
Calvin Pace60.02003-20152TM
Brian Robison60.02007-2017min
129Jeff Cross59.51988-1995mia
Gerald McCoy59.52010-20192TM
Alfred Williams59.51991-19993TM
132Brandon Graham59.02010-2020phi
Tony Tolbert59.01989-1997dal
Keith Willis59.01982-19933TM
135Roderick Coleman58.51999-20072TM
Chuck Smith58.51992-20002TM
137Cameron Heyward58.02011-2020pit
Aaron Kampman58.02002-20112TM
Cortez Kennedy+58.01990-2000sea
Keith Millard58.01985-19934TM
Anthony Pleasant58.01990-20036TM
Kyle Vanden Bosch58.02001-20123TM
LaMarr Woodley58.02007-20153TM
144Too Tall Jones57.51974-1989dal
Richard Seymour57.52001-20122TM
Anthony Smith57.51991-1997rai
147Dan Hampton+57.01979-1990chi
Mike Vrabel57.01997-20103TM
149Connor Barwin56.52009-20184TM
Chad Bratzke56.51994-20032TM
Junior Seau+56.51990-20093TM
152Jerry Hughes56.02010-20202TM
Bill Pickel56.01983-19942TM
154Ezra Johnson55.51977-19913TM
Mike Rucker55.51999-2007car
156Tony Brackens55.01996-2003jax
Ahmad Brooks55.02006-20173TM
158Fletcher Cox54.52012-2020phi
Danielle Hunter54.52015-2019min
Greg Lloyd54.51988-19982TM
Dan Wilkinson54.51994-20064TM
162Whitney Mercilus54.02012-2020htx
163Chris Slade53.51993-20012TM
Dana Stubblefield53.51993-20033TM
Kamerion Wimbley53.52006-20143TM
166Duane Bickett53.01985-19963TM
Chike Okeafor53.01999-20093TM
Jabaal Sheard53.02011-20205TM
Adalius Thomas53.02000-20092TM
Grant Wistrom53.01998-20062TM
171Greg Brown52.51981-19882TM
Rosevelt Colvin52.51999-20082TM
Joe Johnson52.51994-20032TM
Rulon Jones52.51980-1988den
Mo Lewis52.51991-2003nyj
Aldon Smith52.52011-20203TM
Frank Warren52.51981-1994nor
178Derrick Burgess52.02001-20103TM
Bruce Irvin52.02012-20204TM
Gary Jeter52.01977-19893TM
Seth Joyner52.01986-19984TM
Randy White+52.01975-1988dal
183Bryan Cox51.51991-20025TM
Julian Peterson51.52000-20103TM
Danny Stubbs51.51988-19985TM
186Jurrell Casey51.02011-20202TM
Ellis Johnson51.01995-20043TM
Chester McGlockton51.01992-20034TM
189Ezekiel Ansah50.52013-20203TM
Curtis Greer50.51980-1987crd
Doug Martin50.51980-1989min
192Kenard Lang50.01997-20063TM
193Duane Clemons49.51996-20053TM
194Frank Clark49.02015-20202TM
Santana Dotson49.01992-20012TM
Melvin Ingram49.02012-2020sdg
Cullen Jenkins49.02004-20164TM
198Mike Pitts48.51983-19943TM
Art Still48.51978-19892TM
Kyle Williams48.52006-2018buf
201Eddie Edwards47.51977-1988cin
Carl Hairston47.51976-19903TM
Joe Nash47.51982-1996sea
Antonio Smith47.52004-20164TM
Broderick Thomas47.51989-19974TM
206Keith Ferguson47.01981-19902TM
Charles Grant47.02002-2009nor
Raylee Johnson47.01993-20042TM
Jeff Lageman47.01989-19982TM
210Chidi Ahanotu46.51993-20045TM
Clark Haggans46.52000-20123TM
Eric Swann46.51991-20002TM
Gary Walker46.51995-20053TM
214Chip Banks46.01982-19923TM
Jim Flanigan46.01994-20034TM
George Martin46.01975-1988nyg
Rob Ninkovich46.02006-20163TM
218Alex Brown45.52002-20102TM
DeMarcus Lawrence45.52014-2020dal
Shawne Merriman45.52005-20122TM
Yannick Ngakoue45.52016-20203TM
Renaldo Turnbull45.51990-19972TM
Jim Wilks45.51981-1993nor
Brent Williams45.51986-19963TM
225Dwaine Board45.01979-19882TM
Wilber Marshall45.01984-19955TM
Brady Smith45.01996-20052TM
228Roy Barker44.51992-20004TM
William Gay44.51978-19882TM
Eric Hicks44.51998-20072TM
Michael Johnson44.52009-20182TM
Derrick Morgan44.52010-2018oti
Za'Darius Smith44.52015-20202TM
Muhammad Wilkerson44.52011-20182TM
235Sam Adams44.01994-20076TM
Shane Dronett44.01992-20013TM
Aaron Smith44.01999-2011pit
Marcellus Wiley44.01997-20064TM
239Doug Betters43.51978-1987mia
Ken Clarke43.51978-19913TM
Monte Coleman43.51979-1994was
Burt Grossman43.51989-19942TM
243Micheal Barrow43.01993-20054TM
Karlos Dansby43.02004-20174TM
Alonzo Spellman43.01992-20013TM
246Sean Gilbert42.51992-20034TM
Juqua Parker42.52001-20123TM
248Travis Hall42.01995-20052TM
Chris Mims42.01992-19992TM
Randy Starks42.02004-20153TM