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List of National Football League career tackles leaders

This is a list of National Football League (NFL) players with the most solo and combined tackles in their careers.

According to Pro-Football-Reference.com, the solo tackles are counted since 1994, and the combined tackles since 1978.

Randy Gradashar, Denver Broncos 2nd all-time 2,049.

Players with at least 900 solo tackles

Ray Lewis is the player with the most career solo and combined tackles.
Bold denotes an
active player
Elected into the
Pro Football Hall of Fame

Updated through the 2022 NFL season.

Rank Pos. Player Solo tackles[1] Seasons by team Year of induction into
Pro Football Hall of Fame
Ref.
1 LB Ray Lewis 1,568 Baltimore Ravens (19962012) 2018 [2]
2 London Fletcher 1,384 St. Louis Rams (19982001) [3]
Buffalo Bills (20022006)
Washington Redskins (20072012)
3 Derrick Brooks 1,300 Tampa Bay Buccaneers (19952008) 2014 [4]
4 Donnie Edwards 1,135 Kansas City Chiefs (19962001, 20072008) [5]
San Diego Chargers (20022006)
5 Zach Thomas 1,107 Miami Dolphins (19962007) 2023 [6]
Dallas Cowboys (2008)
6 Keith Brooking 1,103 Atlanta Falcons (19982008) [7]
Dallas Cowboys (20092011)
Denver Broncos (2012)
T7 Karlos Dansby 1,077 Arizona Cardinals (20042009, 2013, 2017) [8]
Miami Dolphins (20102012)
Cleveland Browns (20142015)
Cincinnati Bengals (2016)
Junior Seau 1,077 San Diego Chargers (19902002) 2015 [9]
Miami Dolphins (20032005)
New England Patriots (20062009)
9 Brian Urlacher 1,046 Chicago Bears (20002012) 2018 [10]
10 CB Ronde Barber 1,044 Tampa Bay Buccaneers (19972012) 2023 [11]
11 S Lawyer Milloy 1,033 New England Patriots (19962002) [12]
Buffalo Bills (20032005)
Atlanta Falcons (20062008)
Seattle Seahawks (20092010)
12 LB Takeo Spikes 1,018 Cincinnati Bengals (19982002) [13]
Buffalo Bills (20032006)
Philadelphia Eagles (2007)
San Francisco 49ers (20082010)
San Diego Chargers (20112012)
13 James Farrior 1,012 New York Jets (19972001) [14]
Pittsburgh Steelers (20022011)
14 CB/S Charles Woodson 997 Oakland Raiders (19982005, 20132015) 2021 [15]
Green Bay Packers (20062012)
15 S Antoine Bethea 995 Indianapolis Colts (20062013) e-2025 [16]
San Francisco 49ers (20142016)
Arizona Cardinals (20172018)
New York Giants (2019)
16 LB Derrick Johnson 955 Kansas City Chiefs (20052017) e-2024 [17]
Oakland Raiders (2018)
17 Lavonte David 949 Tampa Bay Buccaneers (2012–present) Active [18]
18 Lance Briggs 944 Chicago Bears (20032014) [19]
19 CB Antoine Winfield Sr. 935 Buffalo Bills (19992003) [20]
Minnesota Vikings (20042014)
20 S Rodney Harrison 920 San Diego Chargers (19942002)
New England Patriots (20032008)
[21]
21 Brian Dawkins 911 Philadelphia Eagles (19962008) 2018 [22]
Denver Broncos (20092011)
22 Eric Weddle 903 San Diego Chargers (20072015) e-2027 [23]
Baltimore Ravens (20162018)
Los Angeles Rams (2019, 2021)
23 LB Bobby Wagner 900 Seattle Seahawks (20122021, 2023–present)
Los Angeles Rams (2022)
Active [24]

Players with at least 1,300 combined tackles

Bold denotes an
active player
Elected into the
Pro Football Hall of Fame

Updated through the 2022 NFL season.

Rank Pos. Player Combined Tackles[25] Seasons by team Year of induction into
Pro Football Hall of Fame
Ref.
1 LB Ray Lewis 2,059 Baltimore Ravens (19962012) 2018 [2]
2 London Fletcher 2,039 St. Louis Rams (19982001)
Buffalo Bills (20022006)
Washington Redskins (20072013)
[3]
3 Junior Seau 1,847 San Diego Chargers (19902002)
Miami Dolphins (20032005)
New England Patriots (20062009)
2015 [9]
4 Jessie Tuggle 1,805 Atlanta Falcons (19872000) [26]
5 Zach Thomas 1,734 Miami Dolphins (19962007)
Dallas Cowboys (2008)
2023 [6]
6 Derrick Brooks 1,713 Tampa Bay Buccaneers (19952008) 2014 [4]
7 Clay Matthews Jr. 1,595 Cleveland Browns (19781993)
Atlanta Falcons (19941996)
[27]
8 Hardy Nickerson 1,586 Pittsburgh Steelers (19871992)
Tampa Bay Buccaneers (19931999)
Jacksonville Jaguars (20002001)
Green Bay Packers (2002)
[28]
9 Bobby Wagner 1,523 Seattle Seahawks (20122021)
Los Angeles Rams (2022)
Seattle Seahawks (2023–present)
Active [24]
10 Donnie Edwards 1,501 Kansas City Chiefs (19962001)
San Diego Chargers (20022006)
Kansas City Chiefs (20072008)
[5]
11 Kyle Clifton 1,484 New York Jets (19841996) [29]
T12 Keith Brooking 1,440 Atlanta Falcons (19982008)
Dallas Cowboys (20092011)
Denver Broncos (2012)
[7]
James Farrior 1,440 New York Jets (19972001)
Pittsburgh Steelers (20022011)
[14]
14 S Lawyer Milloy 1,439 New England Patriots (19962002)
Buffalo Bills (20032005)
Atlanta Falcons (20062008)
Seattle Seahawks (20092010)
[12]
15 LB Takeo Spikes 1,431 Cincinnati Bengals (19982002)
Buffalo Bills (20032006)
Philadelphia Eagles (2007)
San Francisco 49ers (20082010)
San Diego Chargers (20112012)
[13]
16 Karlos Dansby 1,422 Arizona Cardinals (20042009)
Miami Dolphins (20102012)
Arizona Cardinals (2013)
Cleveland Browns (20142015)
Cincinnati Bengals (2016)
Arizona Cardinals (2017)
[8]
17 S Eugene Robinson 1,413 Seattle Seahawks (19851995)
Green Bay Packers (19961997)
Atlanta Falcons (19981999)
Carolina Panthers (2000)
[30]
18 LB Chris Spielman 1,363 Detroit Lions (19881995)
Buffalo Bills (19961997)
[31]
19 Brian Urlacher 1,361 Chicago Bears (20002012) 2018 [10]
20 Lavonte David 1,346 Tampa Bay Buccaneers (2012–present) Active [18]
21 S Antoine Bethea 1,333 Indianapolis Colts (20062013)
San Francisco 49ers (20142016)
Arizona Cardinals (20172018)
New York Giants (2019)
[16]

See also

References

  1. ^ "NFL Career Solo Tackles Leaders". pro-football-reference.com. Archived from the original on 2021-05-13. Retrieved 2023-01-16.
  2. ^ a b "Ray Lewis stats". pro-football-reference.com. Archived from the original on 2021-03-21. Retrieved 2023-01-16.
  3. ^ a b "London Fletcher stats". pro-football-reference.com. Archived from the original on 2022-12-07. Retrieved 2023-01-16.
  4. ^ a b "Derrick Brooks stats". pro-football-reference.com. Archived from the original on 2021-03-21. Retrieved 2023-01-16.
  5. ^ a b "Donnie Edwards stats". pro-football-reference.com. Archived from the original on 2023-01-16. Retrieved 2023-01-16.
  6. ^ a b "Zach Thomas stats". pro-football-reference.com. Archived from the original on 2023-01-16. Retrieved 2023-01-16.
  7. ^ a b "Keith Brooking stats". pro-football-reference.com. Archived from the original on 2023-01-16. Retrieved 2023-01-16.
  8. ^ a b "Karlos Dansby stats". pro-football-reference.com. Archived from the original on 2023-01-16. Retrieved 2023-01-16.
  9. ^ a b "Junior Seau stats". pro-football-reference.com. Archived from the original on 2021-03-21. Retrieved 2023-01-16.
  10. ^ a b "Brian Urlacher stats". pro-football-reference.com. Archived from the original on 2023-01-29. Retrieved 2023-01-16.
  11. ^ "Ronde Barber stats". pro-football-reference.com. Archived from the original on 2023-03-17. Retrieved 2023-01-16.
  12. ^ a b "Lawyer Milloy stats". pro-football-reference.com. Archived from the original on 2023-01-16. Retrieved 2023-01-16.
  13. ^ a b "Takeo Spikes stats". pro-football-reference.com. Archived from the original on 2023-01-16. Retrieved 2023-01-16.
  14. ^ a b "James Farrior stats". pro-football-reference.com. Archived from the original on 2023-01-16. Retrieved 2023-01-16.
  15. ^ "Charles Woodson stats". pro-football-reference.com. Archived from the original on 2014-01-19. Retrieved 2023-01-16.
  16. ^ a b "Antoine Bethea stats". pro-football-reference.com. Archived from the original on 2023-01-16. Retrieved 2023-01-16.
  17. ^ "Derrick Johnson stats". pro-football-reference.com. Archived from the original on 2022-12-01. Retrieved 2023-01-16.
  18. ^ a b "Lavonte David stats". pro-football-reference.com. Archived from the original on 2023-01-16. Retrieved 2023-01-16.
  19. ^ "Lance Briggs stats". pro-football-reference.com. Archived from the original on 2019-07-05. Retrieved 2023-01-16.
  20. ^ "Antoine Winfield Sr. stats". pro-football-reference.com. Archived from the original on 2023-01-16. Retrieved 2023-01-16.
  21. ^ "Rodney Harrison stats". pro-football-reference.com. Archived from the original on 2023-01-16. Retrieved 2023-01-16.
  22. ^ "Brian Dawkins stats". pro-football-reference.com. Archived from the original on 2023-03-22. Retrieved 2023-01-16.
  23. ^ "Eric Weddle stats". pro-football-reference.com. Archived from the original on 2023-07-09. Retrieved 2023-01-16.
  24. ^ a b "Bobby Wagner stats". pro-football-reference.com. Archived from the original on 2021-07-07. Retrieved 2023-01-16.
  25. ^ "NFL Career Tackles Combined Leaders". pro-football-reference.com. Archived from the original on 2021-05-13. Retrieved 2023-01-16.
  26. ^ "Jessie Tuggle stats". pro-football-reference.com. Archived from the original on 2023-01-16. Retrieved 2023-01-16.
  27. ^ "Clay Matthews Jr. stats". pro-football-reference.com. Archived from the original on 2023-07-09. Retrieved 2023-01-16.
  28. ^ "Hardy Nickerson stats". pro-football-reference.com. Archived from the original on 2023-01-16. Retrieved 2023-01-16.
  29. ^ "Kyle Clifton stats". pro-football-reference.com. Archived from the original on 2023-01-16. Retrieved 2023-01-16.
  30. ^ "Eugene Robinson stats". pro-football-reference.com. Archived from the original on 2022-11-14. Retrieved 2023-01-16.
  31. ^ "Chris Spielman stats". pro-football-reference.com. Archived from the original on 2023-01-16. Retrieved 2023-01-16.
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