Panthers DE Julius Peppers in fourth place on all-time sacks list

TAMPA, Fla. -- Carolina Panthers defensive end Julius Peppers moved to fourth place on the NFL's all-time sacks list in Sunday's 17-3 victory over theBuccaneerswith his second-quarter strip sack of quarterback Jameis Winston.

Peppers, 37, now has 151 career sacks, passing former Minnesota Vikings star end Chris Doleman (150.5).

"That's how it felt,'' Peppers said of passing Doleman while shrugging his shoulders. "It's nice. When I'm done, when I hang them up one day, I'll look back, and I'll be like, 'Damn! That was pretty nice. That's a pretty big accomplishment.' But right now I'm in the midst of it, and I don't have time to celebrate.

"Definitely, it does feel good. But we've got bigger things to handle right now, and that's to get another win next week.''

The nine-time Pro Bowl selection has a team-leading 7.5 sacks in eight games, the second-fastest pace of his Hall of Fame career.

Peppers spent his first eight seasons with the Panthers before playing the 2010-13 seasons with the Bears and the next three seasons at Green Bay. He is Carolina's all-time sack leader.

Next up for Peppers on the sack list is Hall of Famer Kevin Greene (160), who retired after the 1999 season at Carolina.
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