Defensive tackle Aaron Donald took another step into Rams' history on Sunday against the Seahawks, becoming the first defensive tackle in franchise history to record 12.0 sacks in a single season.
Donald's 2.5 sacks against quarterback Russell Wilson and the Seahawks brought his season sack total to 12.5 — which surpasses the the previous franchise record for a defensive tackle held by D'Marco Farr, who recorded 11.5 sacks in 1995. Farr is now a member of the Rams media team.
"It means a lot," Donald said of his newest record. "Just going out there and doing my job, playing the game of football, and good things happen. I've got great teammates that help me achieve things like that and we are just getting started."
The Rams sacked Wilson 4.0 times in Week 10. Donald's half sack was shared with fellow defensive lineman Ndamukong Suh, and was also joined in the sack column by L.A.'s newest defensive weapon, outside linebacker Dante Fowler.
Donald has now sacked Wilson 10.5 times in his career — which is No. 99's most against any quarterback in the NFL. He finished his day with four tackles, 2.5 sacks, three tackles for loss, and five quarterback hits.
The All-Pro defensive tackle is now 9.5 sacks away from tying the franchise single-season sack record held by former Rams defensive end David 'Deacon' Jones. Jones had two 22.0-sack seasons in 1964 and 1968. Since the sack became an official stat in 1982, former defensive end Robert Quinn holds the single-season franchise record with 19.0 in 2013.