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Infographic celebrates Terrell Suggs reaching the 100-career-sack plateau (photo)

terrell-suggsBaltimore Ravens linebacker Terrell Suggs became the 31st player in NFL history to record 100 sacks in his career by putting New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees on the ground during the team’s 34-27 win on Monday night.

Suggs has been stuck on 99.5 for a few weeks, so it was a welcome occurrence to break the barrier.

“It was good to finally get it. Everybody was talking about it,” Suggs said after the game, via the Ravens official site. “It was good to finally get to 100, and it was good to get the win, too.”

The sack during the third quarter, after which Suggs held up his arms to document he cracked 100-sack plateau, gave the linebacker 100.5 in his celebrated NFL career. It was his sixth of the season.

The Ravens published an informative infographic that documents all of Suggs’ sack victims, as well as a year-by-year breakdown of his quarterback takedowns, among other interesting bits of info on the linebacker.

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“One hundred sacks, and I feel like he’s just beginning,” Ravens head coach John Harbaugh said. “It will be fun to see where he goes from there. Great football player. Great leader.”

Ravens teammate Elvis Dumervil, who had two sacks to get him to 12.5 on the season in the win, echoed Harbaugh’s praise of the 12-year NFL veteran.

“Those are yellow-jacket type accolades,” he said. “He’s been consistent throughout his career. I’m not surprised. He’s just got to keep it going.”

And Suggs began a session of the mutual admiration society by complimenting Dumervil.

“It’s my 12th year here, and I’ve never had someone so active after the passer like me,” Suggs said. “He’s having a phenomenal season, and we’re a good one-two tandem. I’m still trying to catch his little [butt]. He’s having one of those special seasons.”

And Suggs is having one of those special careers.

(images courtesy of BaltimoreRavens.com)