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Rashean Mathis
CB #31
Height:
6-1
Weight:
195
Age:
34
College:
Bethune-Cookman
Experience:
12

Quick Stats (2014):

TCKL
26
SCK
0.0
FF
1
INT
1
Career Stats
SeasonTeamGamesTacklesInterceptionsFumbles
GGSTotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntYdsAvgLngTDsFFFR
TOTAL 591 524 67 1.0 0 101 31 553 -- 72 4 7 5
2014 DET 10 10 26 21 5 0.0 0 3 1 41 41 41 1 1 --
2013 DET 15 13 47 44 3 0.0 -- 15 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
2012 JAC 12 4 20 20 0 0.0 -- 5 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
2011 JAC 9 9 34 32 2 0.0 -- 4 1 1 1 1 0 0 1
2010 JAC 16 16 57 46 11 0.0 -- 6 1 24 24 24 0 1 --
2009 JAC 10 10 33 29 4 0.0 -- 7 3 46 15.3 29 0 2 1
2008 JAC 12 12 40 39 1 1.0 0 9 4 151 37.8 72 2 1 1
2007 JAC 14 14 58 53 5 0.0 -- 6 1 23 23 23 0 1 --
2006 JAC 16 16 63 56 7 0.0 -- 12 8 146 18.3 55 0 0 --
2005 JAC 16 16 69 60 9 0.0 0 11 5 79 15.8 41 1 0 1
2004 JAC 16 16 63 53 10 0.0 -- 16 5 42 8.4 21 0 1 --
2003 JAC 16 16 81 71 10 0.0 -- 7 2 0 -- 0 0 0 1
Recent Games
WKOppResultTacklesInterceptionsFumbles
TotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntYdsAvgLngTDsFFFR
1 NYG W 35-14 1 1 0 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
2 @CAR L 7-24 5 4 1 -- -- 2 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
3 GB W 19-7 1 1 0 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
4 @NYJ W 24-17 3 1 2 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
5 BUF L 14-17 3 3 0 -- 0 1 1 41 41 41 1 0 --
6 @MIN W 17-3 4 4 0 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
7 NO W 24-23 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
8 @ATL W 22-21 2 2 0 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 1 --
10 MIA W 20-16 3 2 1 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
11 @ARI L 6-14 4 3 1 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --

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Biography

Mathis spent 10 seasons anchoring the Jacksonville Jaguars secondary before joining the Lions as a veteran presence in the defensive backfield in 2013. His 30 interceptions are more than double any other player in Jaguars history. Owns the Jacksonville Jaguars franchise records with 30 career interceptions, three interceptions for touchdowns, 512 interception return yards and 35 total takeaways.

MANE FACTS

  • Pro Bowl: 2007, 2006 Alternate
  • Associated Press All-Pro: First Team in 2006.

TRANSACTIONS

  • Re-signed by the Lions as an unrestricted free agent to a one-year contract on April 15, 2014.
  • Signed by the Detroit Lions as an unrestricted free agent on August 17, 2013.
  • Resigned by the Jaguars to a one-year contract extension on March 7, 2012.
  • Drafted by the Jacksonville Jaguars in the second round (39th overall) of the 2003 NFL Draft.

PRO
Mathis spent 10 seasons anchoring the Jacksonville Jaguars secondary before joining the Lions as a veteran presence in the defensive backfield in 2013. His 30 interceptions are more than double any other player in Jaguars history. Owns the Jacksonville Jaguars franchise records with 30 career interceptions, three interceptions for touchdowns, 512 interception return yards and 35 total takeaways.

2013: Played in 15 games (13 starts) in his first season in Detroit, totaling 47 tackles (44 solo) and a team-high 15 pass defenses (tied with LB DeAndre Levy) as one of the Lions starting cornerbacks.

  • Tied for second on the team in tackles with five (three solo), including one tackle for loss in Week 1 vs. Minnesota (9/8).
  • Recorded two solo tackles and two pass defenses in Week 2 at Arizona (9/15).
  • Started his first game as a Detroit Lion and tied for third on the team in tackles with seven (all solo) and had three pass defenses in Week 3 at Washington (9/22).
  • Posted six solo tackles in Week 5 at Green Bay (10/6).
  • Recorded three solo tackles in Week 8 vs. Dallas (10/27).
  • Led the team in tackles with eight (all solo) and recorded two pass defenses in Week 10 at Chicago (11/10).
  • Had one solo tackle and one pass defense in Week 11 at Pittsburgh (11/17).
  • Posted three solo tackles in Week 12 vs. Tampa Bay (11/24).
  • Had one solo tackle and three pass defenses in Week 14 at Philadelphia (12/8).
  • Recorded three solo tackles and one pass defense in Week 15 vs. Baltimore (12/16).
  • Tallied three solo tackles in Week 17 at Minnesota (12/29).

2012: Played in 12 games and started four, ending the season with five pass deflections and 20 tackles.

  • Recorded seven tackles against the Chicago Bears (10/7).
  • Posted multi-tackle performances in six of the 12 games he played in.
  • Batted down a pass in three consecutive games (9/23 at Ind, 9/30 vs. Cin, 10/7 vs. Chi).

2011: Started nine games before a season-ending knee injury at Indianapolis (11/13).

  • Led team with 12 pass defenses despite missing the final seven games.
  • Only interception of the season came in Week 2 against the New York Jets.
  • Forced a fumble against Baltimore (10/24).

2010: Played and started in all 16 games for the Jaguars.

  • Registered only interception against the Cowboys in Week 8.
  • Ended the season with six pass defenses and 57 tackles.

2009: Made 10 starts and totaled 33 tackles as team captain, as well as three interceptions and seven pass defenses.

  • Forced fumbles against Arizona and the New York Jets.

2008: Started first 12 games at LCB before suffering a season-ending knee injury at Houston (12/1). Served as team captain.

  • Tied for team-lead with four interceptions for a team-high 151 return yards and returned two for TDs.
  • First interception of the season came off QB Peyton Manning as he returned it 61 yards for a touchdown.
  • Two weeks later Mathis picked off QB Ben Roethlisberger and returned it 72 yards for a TD.
  • Recorded his first-career sack against the Vikings in Week 11

2007: Started 14 games and was named AFC first alternate for the Pro Bowl.

  • Registered only interception of the season in Week 1.
  • Ended season with 59 tackles and six passes defensed

2006: Started all 16 games and was named an All-Pro and to the AFC Pro Bowl team.

  • Career-high eight interceptions and 142 INT return yards.
  • Had two interceptions in Week 1 vs. Dallas and Week 8 against Tennessee.
  • Tallied a career high 21 pass defenses to go along with 61 tackles.

2005: Recorded five interceptions for the second consecutive season and 15 pass defenses.

2004: Shared the team lead with five interceptions and registered 62 tackles.

2003: Started in all 16 games as a rookie, playing both free safety and cornerback for the Jaguars.

COLLEGE
Three-time Division I-AA All-American who intercepted 31 passes in four seasons at Bethune-Cookman. Played both CB and FS, in addition to excelling as a punt returner and a sprinter on track team.

  • First defensive back to win the Buck Buchanan Award (Division I-AA's top defensive player), after shattering I-AA season records for interceptions and interception return yards as a senior.

PERSONAL
Lives in his hometown of Jacksonville

  • Once appeared on the game show “Wheel of Fortune.”

MATHIS’ SINGLE-GAME BESTS

  • Tackles: 9 (twice) Last vs. TB 11/30/03
  • Pass Defenses: 5 (twice) Last at GB 12/19/04
  • Interceptions: 2 (four times) Last vs. Ten 11/5/06
  • Long Interception Return: 72 vs. Pit 10/5/08

Recent Articles

Recent Videos

  • Mathis on preparing for Tom Brady

    Posted Nov 20, 2014

    Detroit Lions cornerback Rashean Mathis talks about as a competitor he enjoys the challenge of preparing for Tom Brady and the Patriots offense.

  • Mathis on team staying focused

    Posted Nov 13, 2014

    Detroit Lions cornerback Rashean Mathis talks about the importance of the team staying focused each and every week.

  • London misses out on 103-yard pick six

    By NFL.com - Posted Oct 27, 2014

    Detroit Lions cornerback Rashean Mathis picks off Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan and returns it for a 103-yard touchdown. But due to off-setting penalties, the play did not count.

  • Mathis on defensive effort

    Posted Oct 19, 2014

    Detroit Lions cornerback Rashean Mathis talks about how the defense was able to make plays in crunch time and step up when needed.

  • Highlight: Rashean Mathis pick six

    By NFL.com - Posted Oct 5, 2014

    Detroit Lions cornerback Rashean Mathis steps in front of Buffalo Bills quarterback Kyle Orton's pass and returns the interception for a touchdown.

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