Earlier this year, Minnesota Vikings defensive end Danielle Hunter put his name into the NFL record books by collecting more quarterback sacks before the age of 25 than any defender in NFL history. On Sunday, during the Vikings’ 20-7 victory over the Detroit Lions, Hunter set another record for sacks, and this one is pretty impressive, too.
With his first sack of David Blough on Sunday afternoon, Hunter became the youngest player in NFL history to collect 50 quarterback sacks.
(Incidentally, he was also the youngest to reach 51 and 52 career sacks, too.)
Hunter is currently 25 years and 40 days old. He broke the record that was held by Robert Quinn, who recorded his 50th sack at the age of 25 years and 167 days. When Hunter set the record for sacks before the age of 25, it was Quinn’s record that was broken then, too.
With his three sacks on the day, Hunter now has 12.5 for the season and a total of 52.5 for his career.
Congratulations to Danielle Hunter on putting himself into the record books once again!