In the early '90s, Thomas replaced Lawrence Taylor as the game's most dominant pass rusher, recording 126.5 sacks over 11 seasons.
Exceptionally strong and agile, the 6-8 Atkins earned acclaim as a devastating pass rusher who often leapfroged blockers to get at the QB.
The [Jets](/teams/newyorkjets/profile?team=NYJ)' flamboyant Gastineau recorded a then-record 22 sacks in 1984 as part of the [Jets](/teams/newyorkjets/profile?team=NYJ)' famed "New York Sack Exchange."
In addition to owning the single-season sack record, Strahan helped lead the [Giants](/teams/newyorkgiants/profile?team=NYG) to an improbable [Super Bowl](http://www.nfl.com/superbowl/47) win over the undefeated [Patriots](/teams/newenglandpatriots/profile?team=NE).
In a 15-year career playing for the [Rams](/teams/st.louisrams/profile?team=STL), [Steelers](/teams/pittsburghsteelers/profile?team=PIT), [Panthers](/teams/carolinapanthers/profile?team=CAR) and [49ers](/teams/sanfrancisco49ers/profile?team=SF), Greene recorded double-digit sack totals in 10 seasons.
Marchetti was adept at stopping the running play, but was best known for his vicious pass rushing techniques in his time with the Baltimore [Colts](/teams/indianapoliscolts/profile?team=IND).
As a defensive end for the [Bills](/teams/buffalobills/profile?team=BUF), and later the [Redskins](/teams/washingtonredskins/profile?team=WAS), Smith amassed an NFL-record 200 sacks over 19 seasons.
A dominant force on defense, Taylor was named first-team All-Pro in each of his first nine seasons with the [Giants](/teams/newyorkgiants/profile?team=NYG).
The "Minister of Defense" anchored the talented [Eagles](/teams/philadelphiaeagles/profile?team=PHI) defenses of the late '80s and early '90s, then helped the [Packers](/teams/greenbaypackers/profile?team=GB) win a [Super Bowl](http://www.nfl.com/superbowl/47).
Highly motivated as a 14th round pick out of Mississippi Valley State, Jones terrorized QBs as a member of the [Rams](/teams/st.louisrams/profile?team=STL)' famed "Fearsome Foursome."