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Most Sacks Per Game


Dwight Freeney

Syracuse's Dwight Freeney, seen here pressuring a Georgia Tech quarterback, was one of the most dominant defensive ends in college football history.

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In the modern era, at least, no player has so mastered the quarterback sack quite like Dwight Freeney of Syracuse.

In the two-year span between 2000 and 2001, Freeney racked up a remarkable 30.5 sacks in just 19 games, good enough for an average of more than 1.6 sacks per game. Only Arizona State's Terrell Suggs, who registered 44 sacks in 36 games between 2000 and 2002, comes close to Freeney.

Here, we take a look at college football's sacks-per-game leaders. Note: All players listed had at least 20 sacks, and the sack statistic only began being tracked by the NCAA starting in 2000.

Dwight Freeney, Syracuse: (2000-01) 19 games, 30.5 sacks: 1.61 average
Terrell Suggs, Arizona State: (2000-02) 36 games, 44.0 sacks: 1.22
Julius Peppers, North Carolina: (2000-01) 23 games, 24.5 sacks: 1.07
Greg Gathers, Georgia Tech: (2000-02) 26 games, 24.0 sacks: 0.92
Dan Klecko, Temple: (2000-02) 30 games 26.0, sacks: 0.87
Ameer Ismail, Western Michigan: (2004-06) 29 games, 25.0 sacks: 0.86
Jason Babin, Western Michigan: (2000-03) 47 games, 38.0 sacks: 0.81
Calvin Pace, Wake Forest: (2000-02) 34 games, 27.0 sacks: 0.79
Antwan Peek, Cincinnati: (2000-02) 34 games, 27.0 sacks: 0.79
Tully Banta-Cain, California: (2000-02) 34 games, 26.5 sacks: 0.78

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