With a nonstop motor and a mouth to boot, Sapp was a seven-time Pro Bowl selection at defensive tackle. During a 12-year career with Tampa Bay and Oakland, which included being named the 1999 NFL Defensive Player of the Year, Sapp had 96.5 sacks.
Runner-up: Jerome Brown
Worthy of consideration: Marshall Goldberg (Cardinals), Dan Hampton, Levon Kirkland, Jason Taylor
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