Super Bowl 50 MVP
A fifth-year linebacker and three-time Pro Bowl selection whose 49
career sacks represent the sixth most in the NFL (since 1982) by a player
through his first four seasons.
Entered the 2015 season with the ninth-most sacks (49) while tying for
the third-most seasons (3) with double-digit sack totals in Broncos history.
Named AFC Defensive Player of the Month for October 2014 after leading
all NFL players in sacks (7) and tackles for a loss (10).
Earned his third career Pro Bowl selection in 2014 to become one of six
players in Broncos history to make at least three Pro Bowls during his first
four years in the league.
Drafted by the Denver Broncos in the First Round
of the 2011 NFL Draft; 2nd Overall
Tied for Third-Most Sacks (30) by an NFL Player
through his first two years
November 2012 AFC Defensive Player of the Month
– eight sacks and ten tackles for a loss
Voted as runner-up for the NFL Defensive Player of the Year in 2012, setting
a Broncos single-season record with 18.5 sacks and finishing the year also
ranked in the NFL’s Top 5 in quarterback knockdowns (27), quarterback hurries
(12), tackles for a loss (28), run stuffs (13) and forced fumbles (6).
- 2011 and 2012 Associated Press All-Pro
2011 and 2012 Pro Bowl Starter
NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year and a Pro Bowl starter in 2011 after tying the
franchise rookie sack record (11.5).
2011 NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year
First Player in Broncos History to Earn a Pro
Bowl Selection in each of his first two NFL seasons