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Kansas City Chiefs Derrick Thomas in action during the 2002 NFL season. (Photo by Allen Kee/Getty Images) *** Local Caption ***

25. Derrick Thomas notches record seven sacks in one game (1990)

The Kansas City Chiefs have had their share of great linebackers, but no was as feared as No. 58, Derrick Thomas.

Thomas was a beast on the field, perhaps the fastest linebacker off the edge in NFL history. The 6-foot-3, 243-pound athletic marvel from the University of Alabama recorded 126.5 total sacks in his career. Sadly a car accident and subsequent blood clots ended the life of Thomas in 1999, far too early for this Hall of Famer.

Thomas was known for many feats during his time in Kansas City, but one moment in particular came in his second season, 1990. The opponent was the Seattle Seahawks and their quarterback at the time David Krieg fell victim to the might of No. 58.

It was during that fateful game that Thomas set a single-game record, recording seven total sacks that afternoon, a record that still stands today. However, if you asked Thomas about it, the only thing he remembers from his record setting day was the one sack that got away. The last play of the game saw Thomas just barely missed bringing down Kreig for the eighth time. The miss resulted in a Hail Mary throw into the end zone, giving the Seahawks the win.

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