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NFL Sack and Sack Yard Leaders: 2013 NFL Season

A statistic credited to a defensive players when physical contact with a quarterback causes him to be ruled down by contact behind the line of scrimmage. In order for a sack to be recorded, it must be obvious that the quarterback either intends to throw a forward pass, or is still in the "pocket" without a clear objective for the play.

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Sacks didn't become an official NFL statistic until the 1982 season.  Michael Strahan holds the record for the most sacks in a single season with 22.5.  

As of 2013, the player who ends the season with the most sacks is given the Deacon Jones Award.

CHANGE SEASON: 

Sack Leaders
RankPlayerTeamPositionSacksSack Yards
1Robert MathisINDLB19.5121
2Robert QuinnSTLDE19.0145
3Greg HardyCARDE15.098
4Mario WilliamsBUFDE13.078
5Cameron JordanNODE12.5102
6Junior GaletteNOLB12.083
7Chandler JonesNEDE11.574
8John AbrahamARILB11.5100
9Jared AllenMINDE11.574
10Olivier VernonMIADE11.565
11Charles JohnsonCARDE11.072
12Jason HatcherDALDE11.092
13Justin HoustonKCLB11.075
14Tamba HaliKCLB11.079
15Justin TuckNYGDE11.066
16Muhammad WilkersonNYJDE10.563
17Jurrell CaseyTENDT10.561
18Kyle WilliamsBUFDT10.578
19J.J. WattHOUDE10.571
20Calvin PaceNYJLB10.044
21Brian OrakpoWASLB10.067
22Jerry HughesBUFDE10.066
23Shaun PhillipsDENLB10.078
24Terrell SuggsBALLB10.048
25Elvis DumervilBALLB9.564
26Gerald McCoyTBDT9.572
27Calais CampbellARIDE9.053
28Brian RobisonMINDE9.062
29Ryan KerriganWASLB8.574
30Michael BennettSEADE8.560
31Ahmad BrooksSFLB8.573
32Aldon SmithSFLB8.549
33Cameron WakeMIADE8.556
34Chris LongSTLDE8.548
35Ziggy AnsahDETDE8.072
36Rob NinkovichNEDE8.038
37Cliff AvrilSEADE8.044
38Trent ColePHILB8.063
39Jason WorildsPITLB8.055
40Marcell DareusBUFDT7.557
41Carlos DunlapCINDE7.541
42Osi UmenyioraATLDE7.556
43Jason BabinJACDE7.555
44Wallace GilberryCINDE7.557
45Clay MatthewsGBLB7.551
46Lavonte DavidTBLB7.053
47George SelvieDALDE7.048
48Julius PeppersCHIDE7.044
49Whitney MercilusHOULB7.036
50Justin SmithSFDT6.546
51Mike DanielsGBDT6.544
52Karlos DansbyARILB6.547
53Mathias KiwanukaNYGDE6.039
54Derrick MorganTENDE6.037
55Lamarr HoustonOAKDE6.052
56Geno AtkinsCINDT6.053
57Nick FairleyDETDT6.037
58DeMarcus WareDALDE6.040
59Chris JonesNEDT6.042
60Malik JacksonDENDE6.043
61Andre BranchJACDE6.053
62Michael BrockersSTLDT5.524
63Jerrell FreemanINDLB5.523
64Nick RoachOAKLB5.533
65Everson GriffenMINDE5.550
66Jabaal SheardCLELB5.519
67Corey LiugetSDDE5.537
68Ndamukong SuhDETDT5.544
69Robert AyersDENDE5.535
70Adrian ClaybornTBDE5.541
71Clinton McDonaldSEADT5.545
72Mike NealGBDE5.017
73Daryl SmithBALLB5.044
74Cameron HeywardPITDE5.041
75Corey PetersATLDT5.041
76Kendall ReyesSDDE5.028
77William HayesSTLDE5.024
78Von MillerDENLB5.029
79LaMarr WoodleyPITLB5.029
80A.J. HawkGBLB5.020
81Antonio SmithHOUDE5.030
82Cullen JenkinsNYGDT5.024
83NaVorro BowmanSFLB5.045
84Barkevious MingoCLELB5.024
85Connor BarwinPHILB5.030
86Bobby WagnerSEALB5.037
87Kendall LangfordSTLDT5.028
88Darnell DockettARIDT4.523
89Quinton CoplesNYJLB4.527
90Sio MooreOAKLB4.530
91Jared OdrickMIADT4.531
92Dontari PoeKCDT4.531
93Akiem HicksNODE4.528
94Paul KrugerCLELB4.513
95Cory ReddingINDDE4.515
96Thomas KeiserSDLB4.534
97Derrick JohnsonKCLB4.527
98Chris ClemonsSEADE4.544
99Thomas DavisCARLB4.036
100Ropati PitoituaTENDE4.030
101Brett KeiselPITDE4.013
102Arthur JonesBALDE4.027
103Shea McClellinCHIDE4.013
104James AndersonCHILB4.027
105Derek WolfeDENDE4.034
106Sen'Derrick MarksJACDT4.034
107Vincent ReyCINLB4.028
108Vinny CurryPHIDE4.040
109Randy StarksMIADT4.028
110Nick PerryGBLB4.029
111Zach BrownTENLB4.026
112Tyson JacksonKCDE4.020
113Manny LawsonBUFLB4.027
114Jonathan MassaquoiATLDE4.025
115Mychal KendricksPHILB4.024
116DeMeco RyansPHILB4.036
117Erin HendersonMINLB4.025
118Captain MunnerlynCARCB3.523
119Kevin WilliamsMINDT3.528
120Sheldon RichardsonNYJDT3.529
121Parys HaralsonNOLB3.526
122Ray McDonaldSFDT3.525
123Stephen TullochDETLB3.519
124James LaurinaitisSTLLB3.527
125Peria JerryATLDT3.527
126Mike MitchellCARS3.529
127Da'Norris SearcyBUFS3.525
128Datone JonesGBDE3.516
129Michael JohnsonCINDE3.523
130Desmond BryantCLEDE3.523
131Joplo BartuATLLB3.522
132Eric BerryKCS3.527
133Lawrence TimmonsPITLB3.024
134Willie YoungDETDE3.020
135Daryl WashingtonARILB3.013
136Matt ShaughnessyARILB3.024
137Paul PoslusznyJACLB3.05
138Jarret JohnsonSDLB3.016
139Linval JosephNYGDT3.026
140Star LotuleleiCARDT3.020
141Nickell RobeyBUFCB3.023
142Brooks ReedHOULB3.017
143Chad GreenwayMINLB3.015
144Glenn FosterNODE3.09
145Brad JonesGBLB3.020
146Jason HunterOAKDE3.020
147Vontaze BurfictCINLB3.020
148Domata PekoCINDT3.017
149Reggie WalkerSDLB3.025
150Dwan EdwardsCARDT3.020
151Patrick WillisSFLB3.032
152Kamerion WimbleyTENDE3.025
153Quintin MikellCARS3.021
154Brandon GrahamPHILB3.022
155Sealver SiligaNEDT3.026
156Terrance KnightonDENDT3.018
157Corey WoottonCHIDE3.018
158David HawthorneNOLB3.013
159Fletcher CoxPHIDE3.021
160Perry Riley Jr.WASLB3.018
161Vance WalkerOAKDT3.015
162Craig RobertsonCLELB3.04
163Ziggy HoodPITDE3.017
164Erik WaldenINDLB3.023
165Antonio JohnsonTENDT3.013
166Lance BriggsCHILB3.021
167Bjoern WernerINDLB2.515
168Devin TaylorDETDE2.519
169Chris OwensCLECB2.514
170Tommy KellyNEDT2.515
171Tramon WilliamsGBCB2.517
172Marcus BenardARILB2.513
173Malcolm JenkinsNOS2.513
174Ricky Jean FrancoisINDDT2.520
175Usama YoungOAKS2.516
176Derrick ShelbyMIADE2.512
177Larry EnglishSDLB2.517
178Mario AddisonCARDE2.521
179Barry CofieldWASNT2.512
180Kevin BurnettOAKLB2.521
181Sharrif FloydMINDT2.513
182Mark BarronTBS2.010
183Bruce CarterDALLB2.011
184Al WoodsPITDE2.06
185Wes HortonCARDE2.09
186DeVonte HollomanDALLB2.012
187Tom JohnsonNODT2.018
188Jason Pierre-PaulNYGDE2.015
189Charles WoodsonOAKS2.018
190Koa MisiMIALB2.016
191Garrett McIntyreNYJLB2.015
192Joe VellanoNEDT2.018
193Eugene SimsSTLDE2.013
194Josh WilsonWASCB2.024
195Luke KuechlyCARLB2.015
196Glenn DorseySFDT2.011
197London FletcherWASLB2.016
198D.J. WilliamsCHILB2.018
199DeAngelo TysonBALDE2.05
200Jeremy MinceyDENDE2.013
201Jarvis JenkinsWASDE2.08
202William MooreATLS2.025
203Frank ZomboKCLB2.015
204Chris CantyBALDT2.022
205Brandian RossOAKS2.010
206Dekoda WatsonTBLB2.012
207Ahtyba RubinCLEDE2.09
208Sean LissemoreSDDE2.015
209Rob JacksonWASLB2.05
210Tony McDanielSEADT2.016
211Bruce IrvinSEALB2.016
212William GholstonTBDE2.014
213Jarius WynnDALDE2.013
214Danny TrevathanDENLB2.018
215Armonty BryantCLEDE2.08
216Glover QuinDETS2.020
217Dion JordanMIADE2.018
218Jamari LattimoreGBLB2.02
219Bennie LoganPHIDT2.09
220Kiko AlonsoBUFLB2.017
221Troy PolamaluPITS2.05
222Jonathan BosticCHILB2.09
223Mason FosterTBLB2.024
224Karl KlugTENDE2.023
225Antwan BarnesNYJLB2.020
226Pat SimsOAKDT2.014
227Louis DelmasDETS2.018
228Paul WorrilowATLLB2.07
229A.J. KleinCARLB2.021
230Nolan CarrollMIACB2.016
231Phil TaylorCLENT2.011
232James HarrisonCINLB2.02
233Andre CarterNEDE2.012
234Curtis LoftonNOLB2.019
235Antrel RolleNYGS2.021
236Billy WinnCLEDE2.013
237Orlando ScandrickDALCB2.012
238Dane FletcherNELB2.019
239David HarrisNYJLB2.08
240Quentin GrovesCLELB2.013
241Michael BuchananNEDE2.015
242Sylvester WilliamsDENDT2.08
243Kyle ArringtonNECB2.011
244Pernell McPheeBALLB2.013
245Kyle WilberDALDE2.017
246Leger DouzableNYJDE1.56
247K.J. WrightSEALB1.55
248Akeem DentATLLB1.512
249Stephen PaeaCHIDT1.512
250Brandon ThompsonCINDT1.513
251Brian CushingHOULB1.55
252Fili MoalaINDDE1.54
253Chris CrockerCINS1.512
254Tyson AlualuJACDE1.513
255Reshad JonesMIAS1.59
256T.J. WardCLES1.512
257Tracy PorterOAKCB1.512
258Logan RyanNECB1.514
259D'Qwell JacksonCLELB1.514
260Johnny PatrickSDCB1.511
261Haloti NgataBALDT1.512
262Earl MitchellHOUDT1.510
263Jerod MayoNELB1.55
264Jordan HillSEADT1.59
265Courtney UpshawBALLB1.513
266Alec OgletreeSTLLB1.59
267Wesley WoodyardDENLB1.511
268Kawann ShortCARDT1.59
269Red BryantSEADE1.55
270Jeremiah RatliffCHIDT1.57
271Darryl TappWASLB1.01
272Charles GodfreyCARS1.013
273Ryan MundyNYGS1.04
274Ron ParkerKCCB1.03
275Tourek WilliamsSDLB1.011
276Dre KirkpatrickCINCB1.01
277Dimitri PattersonMIACB1.05
278Keith RiversNYGLB1.02
279Johnny JollyGBDT1.02
280Janoris JenkinsSTLCB1.00
281Yeremiah BellARIS1.011
282Robert McClainATLCB1.04
283Everette BrownDALDE1.07
284Jairus ByrdBUFS1.09
285Nate CollinsCHIDT1.05
286Brandon FlowersKCCB1.06
287M.D. JenningsGBS1.04
288Dawan LandryNYJS1.00
289Paul SoliaiMIADT1.09
290Tyrunn WalkerNODE1.04
291T.J. McDonaldSTLS1.09
292Geno HayesJACLB1.09
293Marcus GilchristSDCB1.012
294Dont'a HightowerNELB1.09
295Bacarri RamboWASS1.04
296Tyvon BranchOAKS1.02
297Nate IrvingDENLB1.08
298Da'Quan BowersTBDE1.05
299Tyrann MathieuARIS1.010
300Michael AdamsTBCB1.07
301Najee GoodePHILB1.06
302James-Michae JohnsonKCLB1.07
303Cheta OzougwuCHIDE1.07
304Frostee RuckerARIDE1.010
305Audie ColeMINLB1.07
306Kenny VaccaroNOS1.08
307Jarvis JonesPITLB1.07
308Cary WilliamsPHICB1.06
309Damon HarrisonNYJDT1.07
310Micah HydeGBCB1.010
311Stephen NicholasATLLB1.06
312Johnathan CyprienJACS1.00
313Allen BaileyKCDE1.08
314Cedric ThorntonPHIDE1.06
315Terrell ThomasNYGCB1.010
316Nate AllenPHIS1.08
317Jonathan BabineauxATLDT1.07
318Reggie NelsonCINS1.011
319Akeem AyersTENLB1.05
320Melvin IngramSDLB1.00
321Buster SkrineCLECB1.01
322Brandon WilliamsBALDT1.05
323Corey LemonierSFLB1.04
324Corbin BryantBUFDT1.07
325Moise FokouTENLB1.00
326Dannell EllerbeMIALB1.05
327Frank AlexanderCARDE1.02
328Javier ArenasARICB1.04
329Joe MaysHOULB1.07
330Danieal ManningHOUS1.06
331Chris BakerWASNT1.06
332Malcolm SmithSEALB1.08
333David BassCHIDE1.09
334Mike CatapanoKCDE1.06
335Julian PoseyCLECB1.03
336William GayPITCB1.08
337Ryan DavisJACDE1.018
338Mike MartinTENDT1.03
339Steve GregoryNES1.00
340Letroy GuionMINDT1.01
341O'Brien SchofieldSEALB1.06
342Walter ThurmondSEACB1.06
343Russell AllenJACLB1.04
344Isaac SopoagaNEDT1.08
345Demario DavisNYJLB1.03
346Jahleel AddaeSDS1.010
347Spencer PaysingerNYGLB1.00
348Will BlackmonJACCB1.09
349Winston GuyJACS1.010
350Christo BilukidiCINDT1.09
351Matt ConrathSTLDT1.00
352Andy MulumbaGBLB1.02
353Jerrell PoweKCDT1.03
354Kevin VickersonDENDT1.09
355Corey GrahamBALCB1.00
356Antoine BetheaINDS1.012
357Akeem SpenceTBDT1.06
358Dontay MochARILB1.09
359Rey MaualugaCINLB1.00
360Colin ColeCARDT1.01
361Brandon MeriweatherWASS1.04
362Kelvin SheppardINDLB1.09
363John HughesCLEDE1.06
364Sam AchoARILB1.09
365Darrelle RevisTBCB1.06
366Eric WeddleSDS1.06
367Antonio AllenNYJS1.07
368Stefan CharlesBUFDT1.07
369Daniel MuirOAKDT1.06
370Martez WilsonDALLB1.08
371Derek LandriTBDT1.07
372Davon HouseGBCB1.06
373Dan WilliamsARIDT1.013
374Pat AngererINDLB0.54
375Donald ButlerSDLB0.56
376Margus HuntCINDE0.54
377Philip WheelerMIALB0.53
378Stacy McGeeOAKDT0.55
379Arthur BrownBALLB0.55
380Brandon DeaderickJACDT0.53
381Husain AbdullahKCS0.54
382Jeff TarpinianHOULB0.53
383Bernard PollardTENS0.55
384Ricardo MathewsINDDT0.54
385Israel IdonijeDETDE0.52
386Keyunta DawsonTENLB0.53
387Ramon HumberNOLB0.54
388Dwight FreeneySDLB0.56
389Jamaal WestermanBUFLB0.54
390Abry JonesJACDT0.51

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