Bruce Smith's Career Highlights

All-Pro: 1987 (AP, PFWA, SN, PW), 1988 (AP, PFWA, NEA, SN, PW), 1990 (AP, PFWA, NEA, SN, PW), 1992 (SN), 1993 (AP, PFWA, SN), 1994 (AP, PFWA, SN), 1995 (AP, PFWA, SN), 1996 (AP, PFWA, SN), 1997 (AP, PFWA, SN)

All-Pro Second Team: 1987 (NEA), 1989 (AP, NEA), 1992 (AP, NEA), 1998 (AP)

All-AFC: 1987 (UPI, PW), 1988 (UPI, PW), 1989 (UPI, PW), 1990 (UPI, PW), 1992 (UPI, PW), 1993 (UPI, PW), 1994 (UPI, PW), 1995 (UPI, PW), 1996 (UPI, PW), 1997 (PW)

All-AFC Second Team: 1986 (UPI)

(11) – 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1993*, 1994*, 1995, 1996, 1997*, 1998, 1999

* Did not play

(following his last season in 2003)

• [1st] Most Sacks, Career – 200
• [1st] Most Seasons, 10 or More Sacks – 13
• [Tied for 2nd] Most Consecutive Games with a Sack – 9 (Nov. 16, 1986-Oct. 25, 1987)
• [Tied for 3rd] Most Consecutive Seasons, 10 or More Sacks – 7 (1992-1998)

Post-Season Records

• [1st] Most Sacks, Career – 14.5
• [Tied for 3rd] Most Sacks, Game – 2.5 (vs. Tennessee – Jan. 8, 2000)

Pro Bowl Records

• [Tied for 2nd] Most Sacks, Game – 3 (1991)
• [3rd] Most Sacks, Career – 7.5
• [3rd] Most Sacks, Game – 2.5 (1998)

Bills’ records held by Smith
(Records through the 1999 season, Smith’s final season with Buffalo)

• [1st] Most Sacks, Career – 171
• [1st] Most Sacks, Season – 19 (1990)
• [Tied for 1st] Most Seasons – 15
• [Tied for 1st] Most Sacks, Game – 4 (at Indianapolis, Dec. 9, 1990)
• [2nd] Most Games – 217
• [2nd] Most Opponents Fumble Recoveries, Career – 14
• [Tied for 2nd] Most Opponents Fumble Recoveries, Season – 4 (1985)
• [3rd] Most Sacks, Season – 15 (1986)

AFC Statistical Championships
Sack Titles: 1996, 1997

Team Statistical Championships
Sack Titles: 1985, 1986 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2001 W

W Washington Redskins All other titles with Buffalo Bills

• 1980s All-Decade Team
• 1990s All-Decade Team
• 1987 AFC Defensive Player of the Year (UPI)
• 1988 AFC Defensive Player of the Year (UPI)
• 1990 NFL Defensive Player of the Year (AP, PW)
• 1990 AFC Defensive Player of the Year (UPI)
• 1993 NFL Defensive Player of the Year (PW)
• 1996 NFL Defensive Player of the Year (AP, PFWA)
• 1996 AFC Defensive Player of the Year (UPI)

Year Team
W
L
T
Division Finish
1985 Buffalo Bills
2
14
0
(5th)
1986 Buffalo Bills
4
12
0
(4th)
1987 Buffalo Bills
7
8
0
(4th)
1988 Buffalo Bills
12
4
0
(1st)
1989 Buffalo Bills
9
7
0
(1st)
1990 Buffalo Bills
13
3
0
(1st)
1991 Buffalo Bills
13
3
0
(1st)
1992 Buffalo Bills
11
5
0
(2nd)
1993 Buffalo Bills
12
4
0
(1st)
1994 Buffalo Bills
7
9
0
(4th)
1995 Buffalo Bills
10
6
0
(1st)
1996 Buffalo Bills
10
6
0
(2nd)
1997 Buffalo Bills
6
10
0
(4th)
1998 Buffalo Bills
10
6
0
(3rd)
1999 Buffalo Bills
11
5
0
(2nd)
2000 Washington Redskins
8
8
0
(3rd)
2001 Washington Redskins
8
8
0
(2nd)
2002 Washington Redskins
7
9
0
(3rd)
2003 Washington Redskins
5
11
0
(3rd)

 

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