Where does DeMarcus Ware rank among all-time pass rushers?

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.

DeMarcus Ware profile

-Will be 35 years old at start of 2017 season

-Nine-time Pro Bowl selection

-Four-time First-Team All-Pro

-Twelve seasons in NFL (first nine with Cowboys, last three with Broncos)

-One Super Bowl win (Super Bowl 50)

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).

-Julius Peppers (143.5 sacks) is the only active player with more career sacks than DeMarcus Ware.

-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

  1. Bruce Smith (Hall of Fame) -- 200.0
  1. Reggie White (Hall of Fame) -- 198.0
  1. Kevin Greene (Hall of Fame) -- 160.0
  1. Chris Doleman (Hall of Fame) -- 150.5
  1. Julius Peppers (Panthers/Packers) -- 143.5
  1. Michael Strahan (Hall of Fame) -- 141.5
  1. Jason Taylor (Hall of Fame) -- 139.5

8. DeMarcus Ware (Cowboys/Broncos) -- 138.5

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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