Former Baltimore Ravens defensive end and current Atlanta Falcons pass rusher, Calais Campbell, did what once seemed impossible but slowly but surely he was inching closer to achieving: racking up 100 career sack!
During Sunday's game against the Washington Commanders, the 37-year-old and 16-year vet, secured his 100th sack in the NFL by dropping Washington's quarterback Sam Howell late in the first half.
This sack, albeit his 100th overall, is just his first this season and therefore the one he has completed as a Falcon since leaving Baltimore earlier this year in the offseason.
A former first-team All-Pro selection in 2017 (when he was still playing in Jacksonville) and a six-time Pro Bowler, Campbell has now joined a select and quite elite sack-club.
Campbell became just the sixth active player and the 41st in NFL history to reach the 100-sack mark. It's going to be mad hard for him to climb higher than that, however, considering how much distance is between Campbell and the top-ranked players in that list.
Bruce Smith, for example, holds the NFL record with 200 career sacks achieved between Buffalo and Washington from 1985 to 2003. Campbell's journey began in 2008 with Arizona, and he set a career-high with 14.5 sacks for Jacksonville in 2017, adding 10.5 more in 2018.
Even if he wants to keep racking up sacks, age will be a problem for Campbell, who is already 37. Reggie White, who is second on the all-time list, sacked opposing quarterbacks 198 times, almost double as many as Calais has dropped in his career, and surely a milestone he won't get even close to reaching.
Campbell spent three season in Baltimore getting named to one Pro Bowl in 2020, his first year with the Ravens and when he still was at the peak of his defensive powers. Campbell sacked quarterbacks 11 times donning Baltimore's purple and white.