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Matthews on pace to break team sack record in 2015

Jul. 18, 2013
 

Packers linebacker Clay Matthews is averaging 10.6 sacks per season, and his 42.5 career sacks puts him at No. 5 on the Packersí all-time list.

If Matthews keeps up that pace, he will break the Packersí team record held by Kabeer Gbaja-Biamila sometime during the 2015 season.

Gbaja-Biamila, who is being inducted into the Packers Hall of Fame on Saturday, collected 74.5 sacks during his career from 2000 to 2008.

Among the Packers' all-time sack leaders, Matthews has the highest number of sacks per game at .73. He is closely followed by Tim Harris (.723) and Reggie White (.721).

Next up on the sacks-per-game list was Tony Bennett (.64), followed by Gbaja-Biamila (.60).

Sacks did not become an official NFL stat until 1982.

Packers career sack leaders

1-Kabeer Gbaja-Biamila, 74.5
2-Reggie White, 68.5
3-Tim Harris, 55.0
4-Aaron Kampman, 54.0
5-Clay Matthews, 42.5
6-Ezra Johnson, 41.5
7-Tony Bennett, 36.0
8-Bryce Paup, 32.5
9-Vonnie Holliday, 32.0
10-Cullen Jenkins, 29.0

Packers career single-season sack leaders

Here are the Packers all-time leaders for sacks in a season:
1-Tim Harris, 19.5 (1989)
2-Reggie White, 16 (1998)
3-Aaron Kampman, 15.5 (2006)
4-Ezra Johnson, 14.5 (1983)

Packers single-game sack leaders

1-Vonnie Holliday, 5 (2002)
2-Bryce Paup, 4.5 (1991)
3-Alphonso Carreker, 4 (1985)
3-Tim Harris, 4 (1989)
3- Kabeer Gbaja-Biamila, 4 (2005)

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