The NFC Defensive Player of the Month for November is none other than the NFL’s sack-leader, San Francisco 49ers linebacker Aldon Smith.
Despite having a bye to start the month, Smith led the NFL with 9.0 sacks in three games. He also had 5.5 more sacks than any other NFC defender. Those efforts put Smith atop the league’s sack leaders where he currently has 16.5 for the season.
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San Francisco’s pass rush is in good hands for years to come thanks to second-year linebacker Aldon Smith. The dynamic defender currently ranks third in the NFL with 9.5 sacks following a two-sack performance against the St. Louis Rams.
Smith, a Missouri native, takes extreme pride in rushing the passer. It’s a specialized role that the young linebacker has mastered, all while taking on the responsibilities of being an every-down player in his second season in the league.
In our latest Gameday cover story, Smith opened up about what goes into his gameday performances. From his pregame mindset, to in-game collaboration, to the thrill of making a sack, Smith explains everything that allows him to be successful. The cover image, shot by team photographer Michael Zagaris, depicts Smith in his pregame state. The disruptive pass-rusher explained the scene and much more in this cover story. So without further ado, get to know the man with 23.5 career sacks and plenty of memorable sack celebrations.
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