Green Bay Packers’ All-Time Sack Leaders
The sack did not become an official statistic until 1982, but that doesn’t mean there weren’t incredible defensive players before that who terrorized opposing quarterbacks. With the Green Bay Packers, who have a rich history of winning, that is definitely the case. But we take what we have to work with statistically, and here is a short list of Green Bay’s all-time sack leaders to date:
Kabeer Gbaja-Biamila (74.5)—Kabeer Gbaja-Biamila, better known as KGB, played for the Packers his entire career, from 2000 to 2008, and racked up 74.5 sacks during that time to lead the Packers all-time. He faded later in his career, but KGB collected double digit sacks four straight years from 2001 to 2004. KGB had 13.5 sacks twice, in 2001 and 2004, which was a career high. But perhaps his best overall season was 2002, when he had 12 sacks, but also 35 tackles and one interception, the only one of KGB’s career, for a 72 yard touchdown.
Reggie White (68.5)—The great Reggie White played for the Packers from 1993 to 1998, and racked up 68.5 sacks during that time, ranking him second in franchise history. White was a player who contributed greatly to the Packers’ 1995 championship. He had a few better seasons in Philadelphia, when he led the league in sacks twice (1987 with 21 and 1998 with 18). But White’s best season in Green Bay was 1998, when he had 16 sacks, 4 forced fumbles and 33 tackles on his way to being a first team All Pro. Sadly, White passed away from a heart attack in 2004 at the tender age of 43.
Tim Harris (55)—Tim Harris played for Green Bay from 1986 to 1990 and collected 55 sacks over that time to rank third in Packers’ history. Harris had his best season in 1989 while playing for the Pack, when he had a career high 19.5 sacks, 3 fumble recoveries and 86 tackles. Harris made the Pro Bowl that year, the only time he did, but it was as a first team All Pro.
Aaron Kampman (54)—Aaron Kampman has played his entire career in Green Bay so far, from 2002 until now as I write this in 2010. Kampman ranks fourth in the team’s history with 54 sacks, and while he missed about half of 2009 with injury, he’s still effective. Kampman had his best season in 2006, when he made the Pro Bowl by racking up career highs in sacks (15.5) and tackles (59) to go along with two passes deflected and two forced fumbles.
Ezra Johnson (41.5)—Ezra Johnson played for the Packers from 1977 to 1987 and while the first few years of his career did not count sacks, Johnson still ranks fifth in franchise history with 41.5 sacks. His best season on record was 1983, when Johnson had a career high 14.5 sacks and 2 fumble recoveries.