LaMarr Woodley, a second round draft pick by the Pittsburgh Steelers in 2007, has been making his presence known since the day he first put on his black and gold jersey. The linebacker out of Michigan has recorded 39 sacks in his four years of duty in Pittsburgh, and now, the team has rewarded him for his services.

Woodley signed the second-largest contract in team history on Aug. 4 when he agreed to a six-year, $61.5 million with the team.

Woodley had been designated the team’s franchise player heading into a locked-out summer before agreeing to an extension that will pay him $18.1 million this year and $27 million over the first two years of the deal. The contract is believed to be the second highest in team history behind quarterback Ben Roethlisberger’s eight-year, $102 million deal that he signed in 2008.

Woodley became the first player in NFL history to record multiple sack outings in his first four consecutive playoff games after piling up six sacks in three postseason contests between 2007 and 2008. His standout campaign arrived in the 2009-2010 season when he registered 13.5 sacks on his way to his first Pro Bowl.