Peppers’ pick-6 makes him first member of NFL’s 100/10 club
Thirty players in NFL history have accumulated at least 100 sacks in a career, including 10 Hall of Famers. Hundreds of players have intercepted at least 10 passes in their careers (OK, that isn’t quite as impressive). But never in history has a player done both in a career.
With his 49-yard interception return for a touchdown in the second quarter of Thursday night’s 42-10 drubbing of the Vikings, the Packers’ Julius Peppers became the first player in NFL history with at least 100 sacks and 10 interceptions in a career.
For added measure, it was Peppers’ first TD as a Packer, the third team for whom he scored a defensive TD (Carolina and Chicago are the others), and his first Lambeau Leap.
Here’s the play:
And the leap:
And the love:
Great interception and return by Julius Peppers! He ever high stepped for a moment. #Truth
— DeionSanders (@DeionSanders) October 3, 2014
Oh, and Peppers added a half a sack in the game, giving him 120.5 for his career.