J.J. Watt has made the most tackles by a defensive lineman in a season, with 69 tackles in 2012.

most tackles in a season by a defensive end
2012Watt2011Pierre-Paul2004Grant2013Watt2005Roye2006Allen2003Gregg2004Henderson2017Mack2005Strahan2001Parrella2001Rogers2001Strahan2008Rogers2005Kampman2003Strahan2014Watt2008Cole2006Kampman2006Thomas2002Rucker2015Watt2015Mack6966666565646362616161616160606059595958585757
NAMESEASONTMGPTKLASTCOMBSCKSCKYINTINT YDSINT TDFFFRFR TD
J.J. WattJ.J. Watt2012HOUHOU1669128120.5138.5000420
Jason Pierre-PaulJason Pierre-Paul2011NYGNYG1666208616.5112000200
Charles GrantCharles Grant2004NONO1666148010.573180310
J.J. WattJ.J. Watt2013HOUHOU1665158010.570.5000420
Orpheus RoyeOrpheus Roye2005CLECLE166523883.010000010
Jared AllenJared Allen2006KCKC166412767.558.5130360
Kelly GreggKelly Gregg2003BALBAL166317803.015000010
John HendersonJohn Henderson2004JAXJAX166213755.525.5000010
Khalil MackKhalil Mack2017OAKOAK1661177810.575.5000110
Michael StrahanMichael Strahan2005NYGNYG1661218211.571000110
John ParrellaJohn Parrella2001SDSD16616672.09000010
Shaun RogersShaun Rogers2001DETDET166120813.019.5000100
Michael StrahanMichael Strahan2001NYGNYG1661127322.5177.5000611
Shaun RogersShaun Rogers2008CLECLE166015754.527000000
Aaron KampmanAaron Kampman2005GBGB166022826.538000300
Michael StrahanMichael Strahan2003NYGNYG1660157518.5126.5000310
J.J. WattJ.J. Watt2014HOUHOU1659197820.51401801451
Trent ColeTrent Cole2008PHIPHI165918779.059000200
Aaron KampmanAaron Kampman2006GBGB1659308915.5108000310
Bryan ThomasBryan Thomas2006NYJNYJ165819778.544000110
Mike RuckerMike Rucker2002CARCAR165896710.064000410
J.J. WattJ.J. Watt2015HOUHOU1657197617.5117.5000310
Khalil MackKhalil Mack2015OAKOAK1657207715.089000200
Ahtyba RubinAhtyba Rubin2010CLECLE165725822.017110000
Justin SmithJustin Smith2010SFSF165713708.551.5000100
StatMuse has season-level data for tackles going back to the 2001 season.

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