NFL Career Leaders - Sacks

The following is a list of the NFL career defensive leaders ranked by sacks. Statistics are current through the 2017 NFL season and include stats accrued in NFL, AFL and APFA games.

Active players are listed in bold.

      Sacks
Player Gms Sacks
1. B. Smith 278 200.0
2. R. White 232 198.0
3. K. Greene 213 160.0
4. J. Peppers 250 154.5
5. C. Doleman 232 150.5
6. M. Strahan 216 141.5
7. J. Taylor 233 139.5
8. D. Ware 178 138.5
9. R. Dent 200 137.5
  J. Randle 219 137.5
11. J. Allen 187 136.0
12. J. Abraham 191 133.5
13. L. O'Neal 196 132.5
  L. Taylor 184 132.5
15. R. Jackson 227 128.0
16. D. Thomas 169 126.5
17. D. Freeney 213 125.5
  T. Suggs 212 125.5
19. R. Mathis 192 123.0
20. S. Rice 174 122.0
21. C. Simmons 236 121.5
22. S. Jones 201 113.0
23. G. Townsend 186 109.5
24. P. Swilling 185 107.5
25. T. Armstrong 211 106.0
26. E. Dumervil 162 105.5
27. K. Carter 224 104.5
  N. Smith 191 104.5
29. J. Jeffcoat 227 102.5
30. W. Fuller 194 100.5
  C. Haley 169 100.5
32. A. Tippett 151 100.0
33. J. Porter 187 98.0
34. S. Fletcher 172 97.5
  J. Green 164 97.5
  D. Manley 123 97.5
  M. Williams 158 97.5
38. W. Sapp 198 96.5
39. R. Porcher 186 95.5
40. S. McMichael 207 95.0
41. H. Thomas 213 93.5
42. C. Wake 132 92.0
43. T. Pryce 184 91.0
44. T. Cole 176 90.5
45. T. Hali 177 89.5
  B. Young 208 89.5
47. K. Harvey 164 89.0
48. L. Little 141 87.5
49. J. Smith 221 87.0
50. W. McGinest 212 86.0