The “sack masters” can give quarterbacks nightmares of running for their lives, or taking hard hit after hard hit. The defensive studs on this list made a name for themselves by torturing quarterbacks and opposing offensive linemen.
Michael Strahan – Giants – 2001
In 2001, Strahan broke the long-standing sack record that had been held since 1984 by Mark Gastineau, but it didn’t come without its share of controversy. On his record-setting sack, Brett Favre just dove down on the ground in front of Strahan–avoiding a big hit–and giving the record to Strahan.