Rams defensive linemen and defensive line coach Mike Waufle and assistant head coach Dave McGinnis combined to donate $57,900. Each player and coach contributed $100 for each sack accrued by the team. This year’s final dollar figure eclipsed last year’s total contribution of $52,000.
For a unit that prides itself on its ability to wreak havoc on opposing quarterbacks, to see its successes spread beyond the playing field and into the community is an added benefit.
“It’s always good to give back, first of all,” said DT
The Rams tallied 53 total sacks during the season, 46 of which were contributed by defensive linemen. That sack total was the third-highest in the NFL, and marked the most by a Rams team since they racked up 57 in 1999. The Rams have been increasingly productive in the sack category in recent years, as 2013 marked the third time in the past four seasons in which they surpassed the 50-sack plateau. DE
Quinn, whose record-breaking season led to him being named the NFL Defensive Player of the Year by the Pro Football Writers of America, was one of four Rams defensive linemen and linebackers to set new personal-bests in sacks, joining Brockers, LB
Brockers was quick to give a nod to Quinn for his heavy lifting both on the field and in the community. “When you get a guy that has 19 sacks in a season, that’ll certainly help the total number,” Brockers said. “Everybody eats well.”