FBS Statistics

Career and Season
Statistical Records and Leaders

                Career Sacks (Since 1980)

Rank REC* RTC^ Name School Sacks Years
1 1 1 Derrick Thomas Alabama 52 1985 - 1988
1 1 1 Tedy Bruschi Arizona 52 1991 - 1995
3 1 1 Billy Jackson Mississippi State 49 1980 - 1983
4 3 1 Ron Cox* Fresno State 47.5 1987 - 1989
5 2 1 Bruce Smith Virginia Tech 46 1981 - 1984
5 4 1 Mitch Donahue* Wyoming 46 1987 - 1990
7 3 1 Tim Green Syracuse 45.5 1982 - 1985
8 3 2 Johnny Jackson New Mexico 44 1981 - 1984
8 8 1 Terrell Suggs Arizona State 44 2000 - 2002
10 9 2 Simeon Rice* Illinois 43 1992 - 1995
11 7 2 Aaron Wallace Texas A&M 42 1986 - 1989
12 9 1 Shante Carver Arizona State 41 1990 - 1993
13 1 1 Kiki DeAyala Texas 40.5 1980 - 1982
14 6 1 Chad Hennings Air Force 40 1985 - 1987
14 10 1 Chris Slade Virginia 40 1989 - 1992
14 13 1 Jared DeVries* Iowa 40 1995 - 1998
17 7 2 Daniel Stubbs Miami (Fl) 39.5 1984 - 1987
18 17 2 Roderick Coleman East Carolina 39 1995 - 1998
19 19 1 Jason Babin Western Michigan 38 2000 - 2003
20 14 1 DeWayne Patterson Washington State 37.5 1991 - 1994
20 19 2 Dewayne White Louisville 37.5 2000 - 2002
20 20 1 Mathias Kiwanuka Boston College 37.5 2002 - 2005
23 22 1 Bill Swancutt Oregon State 37 2001 - 2004
24 6 1 Mark Mraz Utah State 36 1983 - 1986
24 9 2 John Roper Texas A&M 36 1985 - 1988
24 12 2 Mark Odom Hawaii 36 1987 - 1990
24 17 1 Cornell Brown Virginia Tech 36 1993 - 1996
24 23 2 David Pollack Georgia 36 2001 - 2004
29 17 2 Jason Gildon Oklahoma State 35.5 1991 - 1993
29 21 2 Reinard Wilson Florida State 35.5 1993 - 1996
29 29 1 Dan Bazuin Central Michigan 35.5 2003 - 2006
29 29 1 Bruce Miller C Florida 35.5 2007 - 2010
33 15 3 Alfred Williams Colorado 35 1987 - 1990
33 15 1 Jon Wauford Miami (Oh) 35 1988 - 1991
33 25 1 Corey Moore Virginia Tech 35 1997 - 1999
33 25 1 Riall Johnson Stanford 35 1997 - 2000
33 25 1 Bryan Thomas UAB 35 1998 - 2001
38 13 3 Greg Mark Miami (Fl) 34.5 1986 - 1989
38 28 2 Adewale Ogunleye Indiana 34.5 1996 - 1999
38 28 2 Adalius Thomas Southern Miss 34.5 1996 - 1999
41 26 3 Keith Mitchell Texas A&M 34 1993 - 1996
41 26 3 Peter Boulware Florida State 34 1994 - 1996
41 33 2 Dwight Freeney Syracuse 34 1998 - 2001
41 35 3 Aaron Hunt Texas Tech 34 1999 - 2002
41 40 1 Phillip Hunt Houston 34 2005 - 2008
46 40 2 Shaun Phillips Purdue 33.5 2000 - 2003
46 46 2 Ryan Kerrigan Purdue 33.5 2007 - 2010
48 11 3 Mark Messner* Michigan 33 1985 - 1988
48 14 4 Joel Smeenge* Western Michigan 33 1986 - 1989
48 19 2 Ron George Stanford 33 1990 - 1992
48 21 3 Ron Woolfork Colorado 33 1990 - 1993
48 28 5 Mike Vrabel* Ohio State 33 1993 - 1996
48 30 3 Rosevelt Colvin* Purdue 33 1995 - 1998
48 33 4 Courtney Brown Penn State 33 1996 - 1999
48 33 4 Clark Haggans Colorado State 33 1996 - 1999
48 33 4 Kabeer Gbaja-Biamila San Diego State 33 1996 - 1999
48 36 3 Alex Brown Florida 33 1998 - 2001
48 48 3 Von Miller Texas A&M 33 2007 - 2010
48 48 1 Vic Beasley Clemson 33 2011 - 2014
60 33 1 Greg Ellis North Carolina 32.5 1994 - 1997
60 51 3 D.D. Acholonu Washington State 32.5 2000 - 2003
62 3 2 Reggie White Tennessee 32 1980 - 1983
62 6 2 Leslie O'Neal Oklahoma State 32 1983 - 1985
62 9 3 Marcus Cotton* USC 32 1984 - 1987
62 33 6 Canute Curtis West Virginia 32 1993 - 1996
62 56 2 Elvis Dumervil Louisville 32 2002 - 2005
62 61 1 Travis Johnson San Jose State 32 2009 - 2012
62 62 2 Hau'oli Kikaha Washington 32 2011 - 2014
69 6 3 Jack Del Rio* USC 31.5 1981 - 1984
69 12 4 Jethro Franklin Fresno State 31.5 1986 - 1987
69 62 2 Brian Smith Missouri 31.5 2003 - 2006
69 63 2 Larry English Northern Illinois 31.5 2004 - 2008
69 67 1 Jeremiah Attaochu Georgia Tech 31.5 2010 - 2013
74 7 4 Tony Degrate Texas 31 1981 - 1984
74 10 2 Tony Woods Pittsburgh 31 1983 - 1986
74 21 5 Tim Ryan* USC 31 1986 - 1989
74 24 4 Cary Caliendo Northern Illinois 31 1987 - 1990
74 27 3 Kevin O'Brien Bowling Green 31 1989 - 1992
74 30 4 Mike Wells* Iowa 31 1990 - 1993
74 39 7 Tarek Saleh* Wisconsin 31 1993 - 1996
74 40 2 Avery Brown** Eastern Michigan 31 1994 - 1997
74 50 2 Andre Carter California 31 1997 - 2000
74 50 2 Aaron Schobel TCU 31 1997 - 2000
74 53 4 Michael Josiah Louisville 31 1999 - 2001
74 56 4 Greg Gathers Georgia Tech 31 1999 - 2002
74 67 1 Dexter Davis Arizona State 31 2006 - 2009
87 64 5 Julius Peppers North Carolina 30.5 1999 - 2001
87 68 5 Elton Patterson C Florida 30.5 1999 - 2002
87 71 4 Dave Ball UCLA 30.5 2000 - 2003
87 77 1 Lawrence Jackson USC 30.5 2004 - 2007
87 84 2 Trevardo Williams Connecticut 30.5 2009 - 2012
92 10 3 T.J. Turner Houston 30 1982 - 1985
92 10 3 Bob Beemer* Toledo 30 1982 - 1985
92 28 5 John Bell New Mexico 30 1987 - 1990
92 28 5 Lyneil Mayo San Jose State 30 1989 - 1990
92 32 4 Mike McCrary Wake Forest 30 1989 - 1992
92 39 3 Cedric Jones* Oklahoma 30 1992 - 1995
92 76 3 Matt Roth Iowa 30 2001 - 2004
92 84 2 Daniel Te'o-Nesheim Washington 30 2006 - 2009
92 87 4 Dontay Moch Nevada 30 2007 - 2010
101 41 5 Trev Alberts Nebraska 29.5 1990 - 1993
101 57 4 Tom Burke* Wisconsin 29.5 1995 - 1998
101 63 7 Darren Howard Kansas State 29.5 1996 - 1999
101 87 3 Mkristo Bruce Washington State 29.5 2003 - 2006
101 90 3 Nick Reed Oregon 29.5 2005 - 2008
101 92 3 Brandon Graham Michigan 29.5 2006 - 2009
101 99 2 Aaron Donald Pittsburgh 29.5 2010 - 2013
108 18 5 Jeff Knapton* Wyoming 29 1984 - 1987
108 21 4 Richard Tardits Georgia 29 1985 - 1988
108 37 5 Jeff Zgonina Purdue 29 1989 - 1992
108 37 5 Marcus Buckley Texas A&M 29 1990 - 1992
108 53 8 Kenny Holmes Miami (Fl) 29 1993 - 1996
108 55 3 Kendrick Gholston Louisville 29 1994 - 1997
108 79 6 Calvin Pace Wake Forest 29 1999 - 2002
108 92 2 Clint Sintim Virginia 29 2005 - 2007
108 92 2 Bruce Davis UCLA 29 2004 - 2007
108 98 4 Eric Norwood South Carolina 29 2006 - 2009
108 98 4 George Selvie South Florida 29 2006 - 2009
108 102 5 Jeremy Beal Oklahoma 29 2007 - 2010
120 23 5 Pat Rabold* Wyoming 28.5 1985 - 1988
120 41 7 Coleman Rudolph Georgia Tech 28.5 1989 - 1992
120 47 2 Randy Brock BYU 28.5 1991 - 1994
120 50 4 Brady Smith Colorado State 28.5 1992 - 1995
120 90 5 Bo Schobel TCU 28.5 2000 - 2003
120 90 5 Jorge Cordova Nevada 28.5 2000 - 2003
120 109 6 Jerry Hughes TCU 28.5 2006 - 2009
120 109 6 Jan Jorgensen BYU 28.5 2006 - 2009
120 118 3 Khalil Mack Buffalo 28.5 2010 - 2013
129 2 2 Guy Peters** Temple 28 1980 - 1982
129 12 5 Daryl Knox UNLV 28 1984 - 1985
129 43 8 Dan Williams Toledo 28 1990 - 1992
129 48 6 Ernest Jones* Oregon 28 1990 - 1993
129 54 5 Regan Upshaw California 28 1993 - 1995
129 65 4 Leonard Little Tennessee 28 1995 - 1997
129 79 4 Karon Riley* Minnesota 28 1999 - 2000
129 96 7 Kenechi Udeze USC 28 2001 - 2003
129 99 4 Adell Duckett Texas Tech 28 2001 - 2004
129 99 4 Michael Boley Southern Miss 28 2001 - 2004
129 104 4 Gaines Adams Clemson 28 2003 - 2006
129 122 1 Cordarro Law Southern Miss 28 2008 - 2011
129 124 3 Jarvis Jones Georgia 28 2010 - 2012
129 124 3 Chris Jones Bowling Green 28 2009 - 2012
143 38 2 Marco Coleman Georgia Tech 27.5 1989 - 1991
143 52 7 Mitch Davis Georgia 27.5 1990 - 1993
143 67 9 Nyle Wiren Kansas State 27.5 1993 - 1996
143 109 6 Johnathan Goddard Marshall 27.5 2001 - 2004
143 134 2 Julian Miller West Virginia 27.5 2008 - 2011
143 138 5 Chase Thomas Stanford 27.5 2009 - 2012
149 9 5 William Perry* Clemson 27 1981 - 1984
149 14 6 Alonzo Johnson Florida 27 1981 - 1985
149 14 6 Ty Allert Texas 27 1982 - 1985
149 37 7 Mike Flores Louisville 27 1987 - 1990
149 89 5 Patrick Chukwurah Wyoming 27 1997 - 2000
149 100 7 Antwan Peek Cincinnati 27 1998 - 2002
149 113 7 Darryl Blackstock Virginia 27 2002 - 2004
149 132 8 C.J. Wilson East Carolina 27 2006 - 2009
149 137 6 Josh McNary Army 27 2007 - 2010
158 1 1 Bob Overly San Jose State 26.5 1980 - 1981
158 3 3 Vernon Maxwell* Arizona State 26.5 1980 - 1982
158 41 8 Huey Richardson Florida 26.5 1987 - 1990
158 51 9 Larry Blue* Iowa 26.5 1989 - 1992
158 58 8 Willie McGinest* USC 26.5 1990 - 1993
158 60 3 Mike Thompson* Wisconsin 26.5 1991 - 1994
158 78 5 Grant Wistrom Nebraska 26.5 1994 - 1997
158 89 8 John Engelberger Virginia Tech 26.5 1996 - 1999
158 106 8 Tully Banta-Cain California 26.5 1999 - 2002
158 140 9 Greg Hardy Mississippi 26.5 2006 - 2009
158 148 3 Vinny Curry Marshall 26.5 2008 - 2011
158 153 6 Damontre Moore Texas A&M 26.5 2010 - 2012
170 5 4 Andrew Provence South Carolina 26 1980 - 1982
170 7 3 Freddie Gilbert Georgia 26 1980 - 1983
170 12 6 Jim Herrmann BYU 26 1981 - 1984
170 19 8 Jim Skow Nebraska 26 1983 - 1985
170 19 8 Gerald Robinson Auburn 26 1982 - 1985
170 26 6 Michael Dean Perry* Clemson 26 1984 - 1987
170 26 6 Joe Campbell New Mexico State 26 1984 - 1987
170 36 6 Oliver Barnett Kentucky 26 1986 - 1989
170 46 3 Keith Hamilton* Pittsburgh 26 1989 - 1991
170 46 3 Andy Howard Miami (Oh) 26 1988 - 1991
170 66 4 Mike Frederick Virginia 26 1991 - 1994
170 85 6 Kailee Wong Stanford 26 1994 - 1997
170 102 6 Cedric Scott Southern Miss 26 1997 - 2000
170 138 4 Quentin Groves Auburn 26 2004 - 2007
170 141 4 Jamaal Westerman Rutgers 26 2005 - 2008
170 141 4 Biyral Briggs Bowling Green 26 2005 - 2008
170 168 4 Kyle Van Noy BYU 26 2010 - 2013
170 168 4 Jackson Jeffcoat Texas 26 2010 - 2013
188 15 7 Ron Holmes* Washington 25.5 1981 - 1984
188 26 3 Tim Jordan* Wisconsin 25.5 1983 - 1986
188 38 6 Wayne Martin Arkansas 25.5 1985 - 1988
188 73 9 Jason Simmons* Ohio State 25.5 1990 - 1993
188 101 5 Montae Reagor Texas Tech 25.5 1995 - 1998
188 128 9 Michael Haynes Penn State 25.5 1999 - 2002
188 144 3 Mario Williams N.C. State 25.5 2003 - 2005
188 157 6 Victor Butler Oregon State 25.5 2005 - 2008
188 166 10 Frank Zombo Central Michigan 25.5 2006 - 2009
188 172 7 Ricky Elmore Arizona 25.5 2007 - 2010
198 6 5 Jimmy Payne Georgia 25 1980 - 1982
198 9 4 Rydell Maloncon LSU 25 1980 - 1983
198 16 8 Ray Childress Texas A&M 25 1981 - 1984
198 16 8 Garin Veris Stanford 25 1981 - 1984
198 28 4 Scott Stephen* Arizona State 25 1983 - 1986
198 35 8 Clifford Charlton Florida 25 1984 - 1987
198 35 8 Zeke Gadson* Pittsburgh 25 1984 - 1987
198 77 10 Henry Ford Arkansas 25 1990 - 1993
198 77 10 Joe Johnson Louisville 25 1991 - 1993
198 86 6 Keith McKenzie Ball State 25 1992 - 1995
198 101 7 Casey Dailey* Northwestern 25 1994 - 1997
198 101 7 Jonathan Brown Tennessee 25 1994 - 1997
198 114 9 Mawuko Tugbenyoh California 25 1996 - 1999
198 114 9 Byron Frisch BYU 25 1996 - 1999
198 120 7 Kevin Rollins Toledo 25 1997 - 2000
198 120 7 DeJuan Goulde Toledo 25 1998 - 2000
198 125 6 Akin Ayodele* Purdue 25 1999 - 2001
198 134 10 Kindal Moorehead Alabama 25 1998 - 2002
198 134 10 Brandon Green Rice 25 1999 - 2002
198 148 8 Dan Cody Oklahoma 25 2000 - 2004
198 148 8 DeMarcus Ware Troy 25 2002 - 2004
198 151 4 Eric Henderson Georgia Tech 25 2002 - 2005
198 151 4 Garrett McIntyre Fresno State 25 2002 - 2005
198 151 4 Justin Parrish Kent State 25 2002 - 2005
198 155 5 Quentin Moses Georgia 25 2003 - 2006
198 198 3 Nate Orchard Utah 25 2011 - 2014
198 198 3 Andre Monroe Maryland 25 2011 - 2014

 

 

 

 

 

*REC = the player's rank upon graduation

^RTC = the player's rank in his graduating class

* indicates that that player's stat is not official as his school included bowl games prior to 2002 when those games became official statistics. Therefore, his record is approximated by subtracting his per game average for each bowl in which he participated.

** indicates that the player's record had to be estimated as the exact number is unkown

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This site has the most comprehensive list of all-time college football individual statistical leaders online. Every stat on this site is based on the NCAA official rules, not the school or conference rules (no bowl games prior to 2002). Defensive stats, not including interceptions, did not become official until 2000. That is why you will see two lists; one is the official one since 2000, the other is more inclusive with the start date based on when most schools began reporting defensive stats.

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Other defensive stats are marked with two asterisks (**). This means the value is only approximated, based on the statistics that could be found.