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Grady Jarrett ties Super Bowl record with 3 sacks for Falcons vs. Patriots

The Clemson product had three sacks all season. He’s matched that in the biggest game of the year.

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Falcons defensive tackle Grady Jarrett has had the game of his life in the Super Bowl. In the fourth quarter, two sacks of Patriots quarterback Tom Brady in three plays gave Jarrett three QB takedowns for the night, tying a Super Bowl record previously shared by Reggie White, Darnell Dockett, and Kony Ealy.

Jarrett has been a force all night — he also rang up a tackle for a loss on a Patriots’ screen pass at the end of the second quarter, plus another for no gain. The interior of New England’s offensive line hasn’t been able to handle him, and he’s made chaos happen time and time again. It’s been an incredible effort.

Jarrett is a second-year man out of Clemson. He had exactly three sacks in the regular season this year and hadn’t yet gotten one in the playoffs. He had one other sack in his rookie season a year ago. If you saw this coming, that’s some incredible foresight.

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