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