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(Photo by Stephen Maturen/Getty Images) Danielle Hunter
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Hunter ends career as Vikings all-time sack leader

During his first five seasons in Minnesota, Danielle Hunter has already accumulated an impressive 54.5 sacks. This amount is even more impressive when one remembers that Hunter wasn’t even a starter during his first two years with the Vikings.

It’s a scary thought to have, but the talented Minnesota defensive end likely hasn’t even hit his peak as a pass rusher yet. Hunter is still only 25-years-old and he’s got plenty of time to insert his name atop a number of Vikings all-time records.

One of these records the young pass rusher has the potential to break is Minnesota’s mark for career sacks. Currently, Hall of Fame defensive end Carl Eller is the Vikings’ career sack leader with 130.

In order for Hunter to pass Eller’s record, the current Minnesota defensive end would have to average around 7.5 sacks per season for the next 10 years. Even if Hunter only plays for, let’s say, another seven seasons, he would have to average about 11 sacks per year to become the franchise’s new sack king.

Can he do it? Yes, Hunter is totally capable of breaking Eller’s record and just look at his past two seasons in which he racked up 14.5 sacks each year for proof.

Hunter has probably already earned himself a spot among some of the best pass rushers in Vikings history. But when he eventually captures the team’s all-time career sacks record, he may go down as the absolute best pass rusher to ever suit up in a  Minnesota uniform.