FBS Statistics

Career and Season
Statistical Records and Leaders

            Season Sacks (Since 1980)

Rank RES* RTS^ Name School Sacks Year
1 1 1 Derrick Thomas Alabama 27 1988
2 2 1 Ron Cox* Fresno State 26 1989
3 1 1 Chad Hennings Air Force 24 1987
3 3 1 Terrell Suggs Arizona State 24 2002
5 1 1 Kiki DeAyala Texas 22.5 1982
5 2 2 Zeke Gadson* Pittsburgh 22.5 1987
7 2 1 Bruce Smith Virginia Tech 22 1983
8 7 1 Mitch Donahue* Wyoming 21 1990
9 8 1 Mark Byers UNLV 20.5 1994
10 3 1 Daryl Knox UNLV 20 1984
10 9 1 Chris Wing Boise State 20 1996
10 9 1 Tom Burke* Wisconsin 20 1998
10 10 1 Elvis Dumervil Louisville 20 2005
14 4 1 Jethro Franklin* Fresno State 19.5 1986
15 5 2 Joe Campbell New Mexico State 19 1986
15 10 1 Kevin O'Brien Bowling Green 19 1992
15 10 1 Tedy Bruschi Arizona 19 1993
15 12 2 Peter Boulware Florida State 19 1996
15 15 1 Hau'Oli Kikaha Washington 19 2014
20 10 2 Tim Ryan* USC 18.5 1989
20 14 1 Tedy Bruschi Arizona 18.5 1995
20 16 1 Lamanzer Williams Minnesota 18.5 1997
20 16 1 Steve Foley UL-Monroe 18.5 1997
20 20 2 Nate Orchard Utah 18.5 2014
25 8 3 Derrick Thomas Alabama 18 1987
26 1 1 Charles Bowser Duke 17.5 1981
26 9 4 Jeff Knapton* Wyoming 17.5 1987
26 22 1 Dwight Freeney Syracuse 17.5 2001
29 1 1 Billy Jackson Mississippi State 17 1980
29 1 1 Hugh Green Pittsburgh 17 1980
29 2 2 Bob Overly San Jose State 17 1981
29 7 3 Daniel Stubbs Miami (Fl) 17 1986
29 7 3 Al Noga Hawaii 17 1986
29 15 1 Leroy Smith* Iowa 17 1991
29 17 2 DeWayne Patterson Washington State 17 1993
29 17 2 Joe Johnson Louisville 17 1993
29 24 1 Corey Moore Virginia Tech 17 1999
29 26 1 Bo Schobel TCU 17 2003
29 27 1 Ameer Ismail Western Michigan 17 2006
29 27 1 Von Miller Texas A&M 17 2009
41 19 3 Lyneil Mayo San Jose State 16.5 1989
41 36 2 D.D. Acholonu Washington State 16.5 2003
41 36 2 Kenechi Udeze USC 16.5 2003
41 36 2 Dave Ball  UCLA 16.5 2003
45 3 3 Lawrence Taylor North Carolina 16 1980
45 7 2 Jim Herrmann BYU 16 1983
45 8 2 Bruce Smith Virginia Tech 16 1984
45 8 1 Mark Mraz Utah State 16 1985
45 12 5 Shawn Knight BYU 16 1986
45 22 2 Jason Gildon Oklahoma State 16 1991
45 23 2 Mike McCrary Wake Forest 16 1992
45 28 2 Brady Smith Colorado State 16 1995
45 30 3 Canute Curtis West Virginia 16 1996
45 32 3 Andre Wadsworth Florida State 16 1997
45 33 2 Lionel Barnes UL-Monroe 16 1998
45 40 1 Johnathan Goddard Marshall 16 2004
45 41 2 Dan Bazuin Central Michigan 16 2005
45 42 1 Greg Middleton Indiana 16 2007
45 43 1 Whitney Mercilus Illinois 16 2011
60 25 4 Greg Mark Miami (Fl) 15.5 1989
60 57 1 Da'Quan Bowers Clemson 15.5 2010
62 6 3 Billy Jackson Mississippi State 15 1981
62 7 2 Johnny Jackson New Mexico 15 1982
62 9 3 Reggie White Tennessee 15 1983
62 9 3 Ray Childress Texas A&M 15 1983
62 11 3 Tim Green Syracuse 15 1984
62 12 2 Jim Skow Nebraska 15 1985
62 12 2 Pat Swilling Georgia Tech 15 1985
62 21 5 John Roper Texas A&M 15 1987
62 22 2 John Roper Texas A&M 15 1988
62 22 2 Pat Rabold* Wyoming 15 1988
62 29 3 Jimmy Bellamy Utah 15 1991
62 31 3 Chris Slade Virginia 15 1992
62 31 3 Ron George Stanford 15 1992
62 31 3 Willie McGinest* USC 15 1992
62 34 4 Trev Alberts Nebraska 15 1993
62 35 2 Simeon Rice* Illinois 15 1994
62 43 4 Roderick Coleman East Carolina 15 1997
62 45 3 Patrick Kerney Virginia 15 1998
62 46 2 Karon Riley* Minnesota 15 1999
62 46 2 Keith Adams* Clemson 15 1999
62 46 1 Julius Peppers North Carolina 15 2000
62 46 1 Riall Johnson Stanford 15 2000
62 47 2 Dewayne White Louisville 15 2001
62 48 2 Michael Haynes Penn State 15 2002
62 48 2 Jason Babin Western Michigan 15 2002
62 48 2 Osi Umenyiora Troy 15 2002
62 52 5 Jason Babin Western Michigan 15 2003
62 55 3 Willie Evans Mississippi State 15 2005
62 57 1 Jerry Hughes TCU 15 2008
62 58 2 Brandon Sharpe Texas Tech 15 2009
62 60 1 Trent Murphy Stanford 15 2013
93 13 5 Tim Green Syracuse 14.5 1983
93 32 4 Aaron Wallace Texas A&M 14.5 1988
93 45 6 Jesse Becton New Mexico 14.5 1992
93 56 4 Keith Mitchell Texas A&M 14.5 1996
93 60 5 Ron Warner Kansas 14.5 1997
93 79 6 Shaun Phillips Purdue 14.5 2003
93 80 2 Ryan Riddle California 14.5 2004
93 83 4 Mario Williams N.C. State 14.5 2005
93 85 2 George Selvie South Florida 14.5 2007
93 90 1 Jarvis Jones Georgia 14.5 2012
93 91 2 Marcus Smith Louisville 14.5 2013
93 93 3 Shane Ray Missouri 14.5 2014
105 4 4 Ken McCune Texas 14 1980
105 7 4 Gary Lewis Oklahoma State 14 1981
105 7 4 Johnny Jackson New Mexico 14 1981
105 14 6 Jeff Reyes Utah 14 1983
105 14 6 Steve Hathaway* West Virginia 14 1983
105 17 4 Leslie O'Neal Oklahoma State 14 1984
105 20 4 Dan McMillen Colorado 14 1985
105 38 5 Joel Smeenge Western Michigan 14 1989
105 39 2 Mike Flores Louisville 14 1990
105 39 2 Jon Wauford Miami (Oh) 14 1990
105 42 4 Mike Poloskey* Illinois 14 1991
105 42 4 Chris Slade Virginia 14 1991
105 52 5 Henry Ford Arkansas 14 1993
105 56 3 Steven Conley Arkansas 14 1995
105 56 3 Cornell Brown Virginia Tech 14 1995
105 65 6 Martin Chase Oklahoma 14 1997
105 68 4 Rosevelt Colvin* Purdue 14 1998
105 68 4 Joey Porter Colorado State 14 1998
105 71 4 Julian Peterson* Michigan State 14 1999
105 75 3 Bryan Thomas UAB 14 2001
105 79 5 David Pollack Georgia 14 2002
105 85 7 Adell Duckett Texas Tech 14 2003
105 87 3 Justin Parrish Kent State 14 2004
105 92 2 Jamaal Anderson Arkansas 14 2006
105 94 3 Vernon Gholston Ohio State 14 2007
105 94 3 Chris Long Virginia 14 2007
105 94 3 Jan Jorgensen BYU 14 2007
105 95 2 Phillip Hunt Houston 14 2008
105 98 2 Bruce Irvin West Virginia 14 2010
105 105 4 Scooby Wright III Arizona 14 2014
135 27 5 Tim Green Syracuse 13.5 1985
135 41 5 Ron Cox* Fresno State 13.5 1988
135 49 4 Lyneil Mayo San Jose State 13.5 1990
135 60 7 Ron Woolfork Colorado 13.5 1992
135 67 3 DeWayne Patterson Washington State 13.5 1994
135 75 5 Reinard Wilson Florida State 13.5 1996
135 75 5 Jason Chorak* Washington 13.5 1996
135 81 7 Jonathan Brown Tennessee 13.5 1997
135 86 6 Corey Moore Virginia Tech 13.5 1998
135 90 5 Courtney Brown Penn State 13.5 1999
135 92 3 Andre Carter California 13.5 2000
135 107 8 Justin Tuck Notre Dame 13.5 2003
135 127 3 Brandon Jenkins Florida State 13.5 2010
135 127 3 Jonathan Massaquoi Troy 13.5 2010
135 128 2 Jarvis Jones Georgia 13.5 2011
135 128 2 Sammy Brown Houston 13.5 2011
135 129 2 Anthony Barr UCLA 13.5 2012
135 135 5 Joey Bosa Ohio State 13.5 2014
153 10 6 Craig Newberg Ball State 13 1981
153 12 3 Mark Duda Maryland 13 1982
153 12 3 Kelly George Ball State 13 1982
153 19 8 Ron Rivera California 13 1983
153 23 5 Steve Broadway Arizona 13 1984
153 28 6 Bob Beemer Toledo 13 1985
153 28 6 Roy Swoape Western Michigan 13 1985
153 33 6 Mark Mraz Utah State 13 1986
153 33 6 Dave Brown Miami (Oh) 13 1986
153 38 6 Van Waiters* Indiana 13 1987
153 38 6 Brett Faryniarz San Diego State 13 1987
153 38 6 Pat Rabold* Wyoming 13 1987
153 43 6 Wayne Martin Arkansas 13 1988
153 43 6 Rob Hinckley Stanford 13 1988
153 43 6 Mike Flores Louisville 13 1988
153 48 6 Craig Veasey Houston 13 1989
153 48 6 Mark Odom Hawaii 13 1989
153 48 6 Bill Stuersel New Mexico State 13 1989
153 52 5 William Thomas Texas A&M 13 1990
153 57 6 Marcus Buckley Texas A&M 13 1991
153 57 6 Coleman Rudolph Georgia Tech 13 1991
153 57 6 Ron Woolfork Colorado 13 1991
153 57 6 Vergil Simpson Air Force 13 1991
153 64 8 Jeff  Zgonina Purdue 13 1992
153 64 8 Dan Williams Toledo 13 1992
153 64 8 Curt McMillan Miami (Oh) 13 1992
153 69 6 Mitch Davis Georgia 13 1993
153 69 6 Ernest Jones Oregon 13 1993
153 72 4 Cedric Jones* Oklahoma 13 1994
153 72 4 Mike Mumul Boston College 13 1994
153 76 5 Keith Mitchell Texas A&M 13 1995
153 82 7 Tarek Saleh* Wisconsin 13 1996
153 89 8 Erik Storz Boston College 13 1997
153 89 8 Scott Blank North Texas 13 1997
153 95 7 Roderick Coleman East Carolina 13 1998
153 100 6 Alex Brown Florida 13 1999
153 100 6 Riall Johnson Stanford 13 1999
153 100 6 John Frank Utah 13 1999
153 103 4 Greg Gathers Georgia Tech 13 2000
153 103 4 Michael Josiah Louisville 13 2000
153 103 4 Dwight Freeney Syracuse 13 2000
153 103 4 Andre Arnold Memphis 13 2000
153 103 4 Karon Riley Minnesota 13 2000
153 111 6 Tully Banta-Cain California 13 2002
153 111 6 Rien Long Washington State 13 2002
153 119 9 Travis LaBoy Hawaii 13 2003
153 122 4 Larry McSwain UAB 13 2004
153 135 3 Brandon Williams Texas Tech 13 2008
153 135 3 Clint Sintim Virginia 13 2008
153 135 3 Nick Reed Oregon 13 2008
153 137 3 Ryan Kerrigan Purdue 13 2009
153 137 3 Bruce Miller C Florida 13 2009
153 144 4 Brandon Joiner Arkansas State 13 2011
153 146 3 Travis Johnson San Jose State 13 2012
153 146 3 Jadeveon Clowney South Carolina 13 2012
153 146 3 Morgan Breslin USC 13 2012
153 146 3 Kyle Van Noy BYU 13 2012
153 146 3 Bjoern Werner Florida State 13 2012
153 148 3 Jackson Jeffcoat Texas 13 2013
153 148 3 Vic Beasley Clemson 13 2013
153 148 3 Hau'Oli Kikaha Washington 13 2013
214 23 9 Keith Millard Washington State 12.5 1983
214 66 9 Huey Richardson Florida 12.5 1989
214 71 6 Marco Coleman Georgia Tech 12.5 1990
214 71 6 Alfred Williams Colorado 12.5 1990
214 90 11 Andy Coviello San Diego State 12.5 1992
214 114 8 Greg Favors Mississippi State 12.5 1996
214 114 8 Greg Ellis North Carolina 12.5 1996
214 130 8 Adalius Thomas Southern Miss 12.5 1998
214 138 9 Mawuko Tugbenyoh California 12.5 1999
214 149 4 Antwan Peek Cincinnati 12.5 2001
214 165 10 Greg Richmond Oklahoma State 12.5 2003
214 169 5 David Pollack Georgia 12.5 2004
214 173 5 John Chick Utah State 12.5 2005
214 175 3 Gaines Adams Clemson 12.5 2006
214 175 3 Bruce Davis UCLA 12.5 2006
214 175 3 Justin Hickman UCLA 12.5 2006
214 180 6 Maurice Evans Penn State 12.5 2007
214 189 5 Derrick Morgan Georgia Tech 12.5 2009
214 193 5 Ryan Kerrigan Purdue 12.5 2010
214 197 5 Trevardo Williams Connecticut 12.5 2011
214 204 8 Damontre Moore Texas A&M 12.5 2012
214 204 8 Quanterus Smith Western Kentucky 12.5 2012
214 204 8 Chris Jones Bowling Green 12.5 2012
214 204 8 Alex Okafor Texas 12.5 2012
214 209 6 Jeremiah Attaochu Georgia Tech 12.5 2013
214 214 6 Andrew Hudson Washington 12.5 2014

 

 

 

 

 

 

*RES = the player's rank at the end of the season

^RTS = the player's rank for that season

* 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.

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National leaders are updated weekly. Conference and school leaders are updated yearly.

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.

Some defensive stats are marked with a single asterisk (*). This means that bowl games were included in the statistics reported by the school, therefore, the player's per game average has been subtracted for each bowl game played.

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