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8. Rashean Mathis

A 2nd Round Pick from Bethune-Cookman, Rashean Mathis became a starting Cornerback as a rookie in 2003.  Mathis had a tumultuous rookie season, but he moved permanently to Left Cornerback, and over the next few years, he was in that second tier of DBs in the NFL. 

Mathis’ best season was in 2006, where he had eight Interceptions and was named a First Team All-Pro and a Pro Bowl Selection.  He would play with Jacksonville until 2012, as he signed with the Detroit Lions as a Free Agent and played three more years.  With Jacksonville, he would have 30 Interceptions and 520 Combined Tackles.

The Bullet Points

  • Position: Cornerback
  • Acquired: Selected in the 2nd Round, 39th Overall of the NFL Draft 4/26/03.
  • Departed: Signed with the Detroit Lions as a Free Agent 8/17/13.
  • Games Played: 137
  • Notable Statistics:

    129 Games Started

    30 Interceptions

    512 Interception Return Yards

    3 Interception Return Touchdowns

    6 Forced Fumbles

    5 Fumble Recoveries

    1 Quarterback Sack

    520 Combined Tackles

    461 Solo Tackles

    59 Assisted Tackles

    15 Tackles for Loss

    6 Punt Returns

    23 Punt Return Yards

    1 Kick Return

    7 Kick Return Yards

    70 Approximate Value
  • Major Accolades and Awards:

    First Team All-Pro (2006)

    Pro Bowl (2006)
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