Bruce Smith has the most career sacks by a defensive lineman, with 200 sacks.

most sacks in a career by a defensive lineman
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most defensive sacks in a career by a defensive lineman
SmithWhiteDolemanStrahanRandleDentAllenPeppersRiceSimmonsTaylorAbrahamJonesFreeneyArmstrongCarterSmithMathisJeffcoatWattFuller200.0198.0147.0141.5137.5137.5136.0134.5122.0121.5120.5117.5113.0108.5106.0104.5104.5103.0102.5101.0100.5
NAMEGPSCKTKLASTCOMBSCKYINTINT YDSINT TDFFFRFR TD
Bruce SmithBruce Smith279200.085281132006151
Reggie WhiteReggie White232198.03790202
Chris DolemanChris Doleman200147.06571211
Michael StrahanMichael Strahan216141.5338934314124214151
John RandleJohn Randle219137.55115661104111
Richard DentRichard Dent203137.58891131
Jared AllenJared Allen187136.0503145648851.5655131191
Julius PeppersJulius Peppers218134.5488128616813.59192243172
Simeon RiceSimeon Rice174122.02143825254802580
Clyde SimmonsClyde Simmons236121.53852142
Jason TaylorJason Taylor185120.53361524887110334265
John AbrahamJohn Abraham169117.541487501748.51604261
Sean JonesSean Jones201113.0100131
Dwight FreeneyDwight Freeney173108.5267413088130004331
Trace ArmstrongTrace Armstrong211106.0319401001150
Kevin CarterKevin Carter224104.52331333660005140
Neil SmithNeil Smith191104.54681121
Robert MathisRobert Mathis151103.0349108457723.500047141
Jim JeffcoatJim Jeffcoat227102.52912112
J.J. WattJ.J. Watt128101.0409122531713.5299225161
William FullerWilliam Fuller194100.529081
Greg TownsendGreg Townsend17499.03117173
Leslie O'NealLeslie O'Neal14897.53271121
Jacob GreenJacob Green15097.53902162
Dexter ManleyDexter Manley12797.52-1061
StatMuse has season-level data for sacks going back to the 1982 season.

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