With Demarcus Ware announcing his retirement from the NFL on March 13, NFL Research takes a look back at some of the notable accomplishments from his 12-year career.
-Will be 35 years old at start of 2017 season
-Four-time First-Team All-Pro
Where does Ware rank among all-time sack leaders?
-Ware ranks eighth in career sacks since 1982, when the NFL began tracking them as an official statistic.
-Ware ranks third in NFL history in sacks per game (0.78).
-Note: All other retired players in the top 10 of the all-time sacks leaderboard are now in the Hall of Fame.
Full list of all-time sack leaders
- Bruce Smith (Hall of Fame) -- 200.0
- Reggie White (Hall of Fame) -- 198.0
- Kevin Greene (Hall of Fame) -- 160.0
- Chris Doleman (Hall of Fame) -- 150.5
- Michael Strahan (Hall of Fame) -- 141.5
- Jason Taylor (Hall of Fame) -- 139.5
9T. John Randle (Hall of Fame) -- 137.5
9T. Richard Dent (Hall of Fame) -- 137.5
Recap of Ware's final NFL season
-DeMarcus Ware posted career lows in games started (8), QB hits (8), sacks (4.0) and total tackles (15) during the 2016 NFL season.
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