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INDIANAPOLIS COLTS OLB-ROBERT MATHIS NAMED TO 2014 NFL PRO BOWL

Posted by coltsindianapolis on December 27, 2013 – 9:00 pm

The NFL today announced that Indianapolis Colts outside linebacker Robert Mathis has been selected to the 2014 Pro Bowl. This marks the sixth consecutive season that Mathis has been selected to the game. The 2014 Pro Bowl will be played on Sunday, January 26, 2014, at Aloha Stadium in Honolulu, Hawaii.

In 15 games (all starts) this season, Mathis has recorded 58 tackles (49 solo), 17.5 sacks, 12 tackles for loss, eight forced fumbles and two passes defensed. His sack total set a career high and a Colts single-season record, while also marking his fifth career 10.0-sack season. Mathis leads the NFL in forced fumbles this year and ranks second in sacks.

Mathis became the franchise leader in several other categories this season, including career sacks (109.0), career games with a sack (84), career games with multiple sacks (26) and single-season games with multiple sacks (six). In Week 12 at Arizona (11/24), he set a new NFL record for career sack-forced fumbles with 40, breaking Jason Taylor’s previous record of 39. With 2.0 sacks against Seattle (10/6), Mathis became the 30th player in NFL history to reach the 100.0-sack plateau. In the previous week at Jacksonville (9/29), he tied a career-high with 3.0 quarterback takedowns in the game.

Mathis earned AFC Defensive Player of the Month honors for October after compiling 11 tackles, 4.0 sacks, two forced fumbles and one pass defensed as the Colts went 2-1 for the month. He posted 2.0 sacks and one forced fumble both against Seattle (10/6) and Denver (10/20).

In 162 games (98 starts), Mathis holds career totals of 548 tackles (414 solo), 109.0 sacks, 48 forced fumbles, 19 passes defensed, 14 fumble recoveries and one interception. His career sack total currently ranks 21st in NFL history, third since 2003 and fifth among active players. Since 2003, his 48 forced fumbles lead the league.

Mathis’ sixth consecutive Pro Bowl nomination is tied for the sixth-longest streak in franchise history. He is also tied for the eighth-most selections overall in Colts history.

COLTS CONSECUTIVE PRO BOWL NOMINATIONS
11, DE-Gino Marchetti, 1954-64
9, QB-Peyton Manning, 2002-10
8, QB-John Unitas, 1957-64
8, OG/T-Jim Parker, 1958-65
8, WR-Marvin Harrison, 1999-2006
6, OLB-Robert Mathis, 2008-12
6, OG/T-Chris Hinton, 1983-89
5, RB-Lenny Moore, 1958-62
5, WR-Reggie Wayne, 2006-10
4, RB-Alan Ameche, 1955-58
4, WR-Raymond Berry, 1958-61
4, TE-John Mackey, 1965-68
4, C-Ray Donaldson, 1986-89
4, DE-Dwight Freeney, 2008-11

COLTS MOST PRO BOWL NOMINATIONS
11, DE-Gino Marchetti, 1954-64
11, QB-Peyton Manning, 1999-2000, 2002-10
10, QB-John Unitas, 1957-64, 66-67
8, OG/T-Jim Parker, 1958-65
8, WR-Marvin Harrison, 1999-2006
7, RB-Lenny Moore, 1956, 58-62, 64
7, DE-Dwight Freeney, 2003-05, 08-11
6, OLB-Robert Mathis, 2008-12
6, WR-Raymond Berry, 1958-61, 63-64
6, OG/T-Chris Hinton, 1983-89
6, WR-Reggie Wayne, 2006-10, 12
5, TE-John Mackey, 1963, 65-68
5, Jeff Saturday, 2005-07, 09-10
4, RB-Alan Ameche, 1955-58
4, C-Ray Donaldson, 1986-89


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