Miller Passes Mecklenburg For 2nd All-Time On Broncos Sack List

CARSON, Calif. (CBS4) – Broncos linebacker Von Miller has the second-most sacks all-time for the Broncos.

Miller sacked Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers in the first quarter of Sunday’s 21-0 loss to pass linebacker Karl Mecklenburg.

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Karl Mecklenburg of the Denver Broncos (credit: Stephen Dunn /Allsport)

Mecklenburg amassed 79 sacks for the Broncos in 180 games. Miller, who added another sack in the fourth quarter on Sunday, now has 80.5 sacks in his career.

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Von Miller gets a hug. (credit: Justin Edmonds/Getty Images)

Miller has also now sacked Rivers 15 times, which is more than any other quarterback he has sacked.

The all-time sack leader for the Broncos is linebacker Simon Fletcher, who wracked up 97.5 sacks over his decade-long career.

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Simon Fletcher (credit: Denver Broncos Football Club)

Last season, Miller became the fourth-fastest player in NFL history to reach 70 sacks.

NFL great Reggie White managed the feat in just 57 games, Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt in 75, and former Kansas City Chiefs defensive end Derrick Thomas doing it in 82 games, with Buffalo Bills defensive end Bruce Smith also doing it in 83 games.

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Von Miller celebrates after making a sack in the fourth quarter of a game against the Oakland Raiders on Oct. 1, 2017. (credit: Dustin Bradford/Getty Images)

All-time, Miller has a long way to go to reach the record Smith set (200).

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