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NFL All-Time Sacks Leaders

Bruce Smith is the NFL All Time sacks leader with 200. Smith has 2 more sacks than Reggie White, but played in 3 more seasons.

There are only 4 players who have recorded more than 150 sacks: Smith, White, Kevin Green and Chris Doleman.

29 players have recorded a 100 or more sacks in their NFL careers.

Rank Player
Sacks
Years
1 Bruce Smith
200
1985-2003
2 Reggie White
198
1985-2000
3 Kevin Greene
160
1985-1999
4 Chris Doleman
150.5
1985-1999
5 Michael Strahan
141.5
1993-2007
6 Jason Taylor
139.5
1997-2011
T7 Richard Dent
137.5
1983-1997
  John Randle
137.5
1990-2003
T9 Lawrence Taylor
132.5
1981-1993
  Leslie O’Neal
132.5
1986-1999
11 Rickey Jackson
128
1981-1995
12 Derrick Thomas
126.5
1989-1999
T13 Simeon Rice
122
1996-2007
  * John Abraham
122
2000-2012
15 Clyde Simmons
121.5
1986-2000
16 * Jared Allen
117
2004-2012
17 Sean Jones
113
1984-1996
18 * Julius Peppers
111.5
2002-2012
19 * DeMarcus Ware
111
2005-2012
20 Greg Townsend
109.5
1983-1997
T21 Pat Swilling
107.5
1986-1998
  * Dwight Freeney
107.5
2002-2012
23 Trace Armstrong
106
1989-2003
T24 Neil Smith
104.5
1988-2000
  Kevin Carter
104.5
1995-2008
26 Jim Jeffcoat
102.5
1983-1997
T27 Charles Haley
100.5
1986-1999
  William Fuller
100.5
1986-1998
29 Andre Tippett
100
1982-1993
30 Joey Porter
98
1999-2011
T31 Simon Fletcher
97.5
1985-1995
  Jacob Green
97.5
1980-1992
  Dexter Manley
97.5
1981-1991
34 Warren Sapp
96.5
1995-2007
35 Robert Porcher
95.5
1992-2003
36 Steve McMichael
95
1980-1994
37 Henry Thomas
93.5
1987-2000
38 * Robert Mathis
91.5
2003-2012
39 Trevor Pryce
91
1997-2010
40 Bryant Young
89.5
1994-2007
41 Ken Harvey
89
1988-1998
42 Leonard Little
87.5
1998-2009
43 Willie McGinest
86
1994-2008
44 * Terrell Suggs
84.5
2003-2012
T45 Howie Long
84
1981-1993
  Greg Ellis
84
1998-2009
T47 Leonard Marshall
83.5
1983-1994
  La’Roi Glover
83.5
1996-2008
49 Charles Mann
83
1983-1994
T50 Lee Williams
82.5
1984-1993
  Wayne Martin
82.5
1989-1999
  Patrick Kerney
82.5
1999-2009

* Active player **
Updated Jan. 1st 2013
Sources:
pro-football-reference.com
databasefootball.com
wikipedia.org

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