After pulling down St. Louis Rams quarterback Shaun Hill not once, but twice last weekend, Washington Redskins outside linebacker Ryan Kerrigan (36) passed Dave Butz (35.5) for the sixth-most sacks in franchise history.
While Kerrigan just started doing his HBKerrigan celebration after sacks this season, the Purdue product has been taking down quarterbacks for years.
Below is a look at Kerrigan and the top-five in franchise history in terms of career sacks:
1. Dexter Manley (91 sacks)
The first three letters of his last name is all you need to know about the 1986 Pro Bowler. He was a man among boys out there.
From 1982 to 1989, Manley recorded 91 sacks including 18.5 during the 1986 season. It still stands as the single-season franchise record.
2. Charles Mann (82 sacks)
Prideful of his full throttle play, Mann has the second most sacks in franchise history with 82.
In 1985 he recorded 14.5 sacks including three in one game against the St. Louis Cardinals (now the Arizona Cardinals).
3. Monte Coleman (43.5 sacks)
Easily could have so much more than what the record books show.Recording a career-high 10.5 quarterback takedowns in 1984, the former 11th round pick was a beast in the linebacking corps.
4. Ken Harvey (41.5 sacks)
In five seasons with the Redskins, Harvey recorded 41.5 sacks. During the 1994 season — his first in Washington — the California product notched 13.5 sacks.
5. Brian Orakpo (40 sacks)
Kerrigan’s teammate and the other half of Kerrakpo, Orakpo has 40 sacks in 71 career games.
6. Ryan Kerrigan (36 sacks)
The former first-round pick set a career-high in sacks against the Indianapolis Colts in Week 13, when he strip-sacked quarterback Andrew Luck on the first play of the game. He added to his total last weekend when he registered two more quarterback takedowns.
Kerrigan’s first-career sack was in Week 2 of the 2011 season, when he wrestled then-Arizona Cardinal signal caller Kevin Kolb to the ground.
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