Sharper breaks interception return yards record
Darren Sharper has set an NFL record for most interception
return yards in a season.
The Saints safety set the mark of 376 yards with his ninth
interception of the season on Sunday against the Tampa Bay
Buccaneers and quarterback Josh Freeman.
With his 21-yard return, Sharper broke the mark of 358 yards set
by Baltimore’s Ed Reed in 2004.
Sharper entered the season as the NFL’s active leader in
interceptions. He now has 63, tying him for sixth all-time with
Hall of Fame safety Ronnie Lott.
Sharper said earlier this season Lott was one of the players he
admired most, and he would consider it one of the great
accomplishments of his career to pass Lott on the interceptions