by Aaron Wilson
December 23, 02013
St. Louis Rams defensive end Robert Quinn is excelling in his third NFL season, recording his 18th sack to set a franchise record.
Quinn surpassed Kevin Carter's franchise mark of 17 sacks established in 1999 during the Rams' Super Bowl championship season.
“What can you say about Rob?” coach Jeff Fisher said. “Very impressive when you take into consideration the history of the organization and the defensive linemen, the pass rushers, and the Fearsome Foursome, all of that stuff. For him to set the single-season franchise sack record was pretty impressive. Happy for him.”
Deacon Jones recorded 22 sacks twice in 1964 and 1968, but it wasn't an official statistic in the NFL until the 1982 season.
“Kevin Carter was a great player,” Quinn said. “Getting 17 sacks is tough. To be able to top that is even tougher."
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Aaron Wilson covers the Ravens for The Baltimore Sun.