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Cam Heyward Ties Joey Porter for 5th in Steelers Career Sacks



PITTSBURGH — Steelers defensive lineman Cam Heyward caught one of his former coaches on the team’s all-time sacks leader board on Sunday.

With Heyward’s sack of Seattle Seahawks quarterback Geno Smith in the second quarter on Sunday, he earned his 60th career sack, all of which have been with the Steelers. That tied Heyward for fifth place on the team’s all-time sack list with Joey Porter.

Porter spent eight seasons with the Steelers from 1999-06, playing 122 games with the team. Heyward, who was drafted by the team in 2011, took 155 games to hit the mark. Porter retired in 2011, and was a coach for the Steelers from 2014-18.

Heyward is third all-time amongst Steelers defensive linemen, behind L.C. Greenwood and Joe Greene, who officially have 78 and 77.5, though much of their careers occurred before sacks were official statistics.

Heyward broke a tie with Keith Willis for the most sacks for a modern-era Steelers defensive lineman. James Harrison leads the franchise with 80.5 sacks all time. Jason Gildon is fourth with 77.

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