As of the 2013 season, it's the award given to the NFL defensive player with the most sacks in a single season.
Deacon Jones is widely considered one of the greatest defensive players of all-time. In 11 straight seasons with the Los Angeles Rams and managed 159.5 sacks. He played 14 season in total and ended his career with 173.5 sacks.
Jones is credited with coining the phrase "sacks"even though it was not an official NFL statistic during his playing career. Deacon Jones was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1980, and passed away June 3rd, 2013 at the age of 74.
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