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St. Louis Rams’ All-Time Sack Leaders
The St. Louis Rams have been in St. Louis since 1995, and before that were the Los Angeles Rams from 1946 to 1994. Before that, they were the Cleveland Rams from 1937 to 1945. The franchise has won one Super Bowl in three tries, and has three championships in all. The Rams are probably most associated with Kurt Warner and the Greatest Show on Turf, but this is a franchise with a rich history. Here is a short list of the Rams’ all-time sack leaders, keeping in mind that sacks did not become an official statistic until 1982:
Leonard Little (87.5)—Defensive end Leonard Little has played his entire career in St. Louis, from 1998 to 2009, and he ranks first in the team’s history with 87.5 sacks. Little had a career high 14.5 sacks in 2001, but his best overall season was probably 2003, when he was a first team All Pro. That year, Little had 12.5 sacks, and added an interception returned 28 yards, 1 pass deflected, 6 forced fumbles, 1 fumble recovery, 41 tackles and 6 assists.
Kevin Greene (72.5)—Linebacker/defensive end Kevin Greene began his career with the L.A. Rams and played for them from 1985 to 1992. Greene ranks second in franchise history with 72.5 sacks, and he had arguably his best season while with them in 1988. That year, Greene racked up 16.5 sacks (tied career high) and added 1 interception, 2 forced fumbles, 51 tackles and 1 safety.
Kevin Carter (62.5)—Defensive lineman Kevin Carter played began his career with the Rams and played there from 1995 to 2000. Carter ranks third in Rams’ history with 62.5 sacks, and his best season was the year the team won the Super Bowl, in 1999. That year, Carter led the NFL with a career high 17 sacks, and he added 4 forced fumbles, 2 fumble recoveries, 30 tackles and 4 assists.
Gary Jeter (45)—Defensive lineman Gary Jeter played for the Rams in Los Angeles from 1983 to 1988, and he ranks fourth in team history with 45 sacks. Jeter played for the Giants before sacks were an official stat, but he had possibly his best season for the Rams in 1988, with a career best 11.5 sacks.
Grant Wistrom (41.5)—Defensive end Grant Wistrom played for the Rams from 1998 to 2003, and he ranks fifth in franchise history with 41.5 sacks. Wistrom had his best season in 2000, with career highs in sacks (11) and tackles (51), adding 1 forced fumble and 12 assists.