Former B.C. Lions’ DE Cam Wake records 100th career NFL sack

Former B.C. Lions’ defensive lineman Cam Wake recorded his 100th career NFL sack on Sunday against the Cleveland Browns.

The 37-year-old took down 2018 No. 1 overall draft pick Baker Mayfield in the end zone for a safety.

Wake becomes the 33rd player in NFL history to record 100 or more sacks. Buffalo Bills great Bruce Smith has the most all time with 200 quarterback takedowns. It’s a remarkable accomplishment for Wake who started his rise to stardom in the CFL.

He was a one-man wrecking crew in two seasons with the Lions, recording 137 tackles and 39 sacks in 36 regular season games. Wake earned the CFL’s Most Outstanding Rookie award in 2007 and was twice named the CFL’s Most Outstanding Defensive Player (2007, 2008).

The Maryland native signed a three-year contract with the Tennessee Titans during free agency in March. That ended a 10-year run with the Miami Dolphins. His new deal will pay him $23 million USD with $7.25 million USD in guaranteed money.

The Penn State product earned almost $52 million USD during his tenure in Miami, a period over which he recorded 360 combined tackles and 98 sacks in 146 games. Wake has made the Pro Bowl in five of 10 NFL seasons with the Dolphins and appeared on the NFL Top 100 Players list six times, peaking at 39.

Wake is one of the NFL’s oldest players, yet he remains highly effective.

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