Players

Robert Mathis
OLB #98
Height:
6-2
Weight:
245
Age:
33
College:
Alabama A&M
Hometown:
Atlanta, GA
Experience:
12

Quick Stats (2013):

TCKL
59
SCK
19.5
FF
8
INT
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Career Stats
SeasonTeamGamesTacklesInterceptionsFumbles
GGSTotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntYdsAvgLngTDsFFFR
TOTAL 487 367 120 111.0 1 15 1 1 -- 1 0 48 14
2013 IND 16 16 59 44 15 19.5 1 1 -- -- -- -- -- 8 --
2012 IND 12 12 33 22 11 8.0 -- 2 1 1 1 1 0 1 --
2011 IND 16 15 43 29 14 9.5 -- 1 -- -- -- -- -- 3 3
2010 IND 16 16 60 44 16 11.0 -- 1 -- -- -- -- -- 1 1
2009 IND 14 9 37 24 13 9.5 -- 2 -- -- -- -- -- 5 --
2008 IND 15 2 48 36 12 11.5 0 3 -- -- -- -- -- 5 3
2007 IND 13 12 32 26 6 7.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 4 1
2006 IND 16 16 65 50 15 9.5 -- 3 -- -- -- -- -- 4 2
2005 IND 13 0 54 43 11 11.5 -- 1 -- -- -- -- -- 8 --
2004 IND 16 1 36 32 4 10.5 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 6 3
2003 IND 16 0 20 17 3 3.5 -- 1 -- -- -- -- -- 3 1
Recent Games
WKOppResultTacklesInterceptionsFumbles
TotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntYdsAvgLngTDsFFFR
1 OAK W 21-17 5 3 2 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
2 MIA L 20-24 5 5 0 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 1 --
3 @SF W 27-7 3 2 1 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
4 @JAC W 37-3 6 5 1 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
5 SEA W 34-28 6 3 3 -- -- 1 -- -- -- -- -- 1 --
6 @SD L 9-19 2 1 1 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
7 DEN W 39-33 5 3 2 -- 1 0 -- -- -- -- -- 1 --
9 @HOU W 27-24 2 1 1 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
10 STL L 8-38 4 4 0 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
11 @TEN W 30-27 2 2 0 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
12 @ARI L 11-40 3 2 1 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 1 --
13 TEN W 22-14 2 2 0 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 1 --
14 @CIN L 28-42 1 0 1 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
15 HOU W 25-3 4 4 0 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 1 --
16 @KC W 23-7 3 3 0 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 2 --
17 JAC W 30-10 6 4 2 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --

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CAREER TRANSACTIONS:

  • Selected by the Colts in the fifth round of the 2003 NFL Draft (138th Overall).

 

PRO CAREER:

  • Named to five consecutive Pro Bowls (2008-2012).
  • Named the team’s recipient of the 2011 Ed Block Courage Award.
  • Ranks second all-time in franchise history with 91.5 sacks.
  • Has four career 10.0-plus sack seasons, including a team-leading 11.0 in 2010.
  • Dating back to 2003, leads the Colts defense in forced fumbles with 40, which also ranks first in the NFL.
  • Has compiled 20 multiple-sack contests and two career three-plus sack games.
  • Compiled a string of three-straight multiple sack games in 2008 at San Diego (11/23), at Cleveland (11/30) and against Cincinnati (12/7).
  • In 2005, set an NFL record with sacks in eight consecutive games to start a season. His streak of eight games ranks as the second-longest in club history (Dwight Freeney, nine).
  • Also had a streak of eight consecutive games with a sack spanning the last two games of 2011 and the first six games of the 2012 season.
  • Along with Freeney, became the first defensive end tandem since 1970 from the same team to be named to three consecutive Pro Bowls.
  • Mathis and Freeney had 10.0-plus sacks each in 2004, 2005, 2008 and 2010, surpassing Reggie White and Clyde Simmons for the most seasons of 10.0-plus sacks each by teammates in NFL history.
  • Mathis and Freeney combined for 21.0 sacks in 2010, the fifth time they have topped 20.0 sacks as a duo (26.5, 2004; 22.5, 2005; 22.0, 2008; 23.0, 2009).
  • Named AFC Defensive Player of the Week on three occasions (2005, 2008, 2011) and AFC Defensive Player of the Month two times (November 2009 and September 2010).

 

2012 (COLTS):

  • Started all 12 games he played in and registered 51 tackles (31 solo), 8.0 sacks, two passes defensed, one forced fumble and his first career interception.
  • Selected to his fifth consecutive Pro Bowl.
  • Started at strongside linebacker in the team’s season opener at Chicago (9/9) and posted eight tackles (six solo), 2.0 sacks and three tackles for loss. He sacked Jay Cutler on the first play of the game and added his second of the contest in the third quarter. The multi-sack performance by Mathis was the 20th of his career and the first since a December 22, 2011 meeting against Houston (2.0).
  • Against the Vikings in Week 2 (9/16), compiled eight tackles (five solo) and 1.0 sack. His 3.0 sacks through the first two games of the season matched his career-best of 3.0 sacks which he totaled through Week 2 of the 2010 campaign.
  • Compiled three tackles and recorded a sack and forced fumble when he brought down quarterback Blaine Gabbert against Jacksonville (9/23).
  • Started at strongside linebacker against Green Bay (10/7) and finished with four tackles and 1.0 sack for a loss of six yards.
  • In his first contest back from a three-game absence due to injury, recorded a sack of Dolphins quarterback Ryan Tannehill against Miami (11/4). With the sack, Mathis improved his consecutive games sack streak to eight, which tied a personal best. The streak dated back to a 2011 Week 15 meeting against Tennessee (12/18/11). In the eight-game sack streak, he totaled 10.0 sacks.
  • Tallied three tackles and a sack against Buffalo (11/25). With the sack, Mathis topped 90.0 sacks for his career (90.5) and improved his season total to 7.0.
  • Started at strongside linebacker at Detroit (12/2) and totaled four tackles, his first career interception and one pass defensed in the team’s victory.
  • Recorded his team-leading eighth sack of the season when he dropped Texans quarterback Matt Schaub for an eight-yard loss at Houston (12/16). Also added five tackles (four solo).
  • Finished with six tackles (four solo) and one tackle for loss against Houston (12/30).
  • Started at strongside linebacker in the team’s AFC Wild Card Playoff loss at Baltimore (1/6) and tallied seven tackles (four solo) and the team’s lone sack of the game. The sack was his sixth in nine career games against Baltimore (including the postseason) and improved his career postseason total to 4.5. Mathis also moved into a tie for sixth place in franchise history for the most postseason games played (16).

 

2011 (COLTS):

  • Competed in all 16 contests (15 starts) and totaled 45 tackles, a team-leading 9.5 sacks, three forced fumbles, three fumble recoveries and one pass defensed.
  • Selected to his fourth consecutive career Pro Bowl.
  • Named AFC Defensive Player of the Week for his performance against Houston (12/22).
  • Started in the season opener at Houston (9/11) and posted two tackles and the team’s lone sack.
  • Posted 1.0 sack, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery against Pittsburgh (9/25).
  • Tallied four solo tackles and 1.0 sack at Tampa Bay (10/3).
  • Led the defensive line with six tackles (two solo) while contributing with 1.0 sack vs. Jacksonville (11/13).
  • Totaled four tackles and added 1.0 sack against Carolina (11/27).
  • Notched two tackles and moved past the 80.0 career sack mark with his quarterback takedown of Matt Hasselbeck vs. Tennessee (12/18).
  • Recorded 2.0 sacks and one fumble recovery against Houston (12/22), taking the team lead in sacks for the season. The game also marked his 19th career multiple-sack contest. For his efforts, he was named AFC Defensive Player of the Week.
  • Logged 1.0 sack in the season finale at Jacksonville (1/1) and finished the season with a team-high 9.5.

 

2010 (COLTS):

  • Started all 16 games at left defensive end and was only one-of-four defensive players to open every game.
  • Earned his third consecutive career Pro Bowl selection.
  • Was named AFC Defensive Player of the Month for September with 11 tackles, 4.0 sacks and one forced fumble.
  • Named to the PFW/PFWA All-AFC Team.
  • Finished the season with 60 tackles (44 solo), 11.0 sacks, one forced fumble, one fumble recovery, one pass defensed and 19 quarterback pressures.
  • Tallied his fourth season with 10.0-plus sacks.
  • Registered five tackles and 1.0 sack at Houston (9/12).
  • Collared four tackles, 2.0 sacks and one forced fumble against the New York Giants (9/19).
  • Tied a season-high with six tackles vs. Kansas City (10/10).
  • Totaled five tackles and 1.5 sacks at Washington (10/17).
  • Notched five tackles and 1.0 sack vs. Cincinnati (11/14).
  • Had six tackles, 1.5 sacks and four quarterback pressures at Oakland (12/26).
  • Started at left defensive end in the team’s Wild Card Playoff game against the New York Jets (1/8) and finished with two tackles.

 

2009 (COLTS):

  • Played in 14 games (nine starts), was inactive for one contest and active, but did not play in another.
  • Earned his second consecutive Pro Bowl selection.
  • Was named AFC Defensive Player of the Month for November with 16 tackles, 4.5 sacks and two forced fumbles.
  • Finished the season with 39 tackles (29 solo), 9.5 sacks, five forced fumbles (tied for third in the NFL), two passes defensed and 23 quarterback pressures.
  • Totaled 1.0 sack and one forced fumble at Miami (9/21).
  • Finished with four tackles, 1.0 sack and six quarterback pressures at Arizona (9/27).
  • Had six tackles, 2.5 sacks and two forced fumbles against Seattle (10/4).
  • Recorded four tackles, 2.0 sacks and one forced fumble vs. New England (11/15).
  • Tallied four tackles against Baltimore (1/16) in the Divisional Playoffs.
  • Contributed with four stops against the New York Jets (1/24) in the AFC Championship Game.
  • Started at defensive end against New Orleans in Super Bowl XLIV (2/7).

 

2008 (COLTS):

  • Competed in 15 games (two starts) at defensive end and finished the year with 56 tackles (42 solo), a team-leading 11.5 sacks, five forced fumbles, three fumble recoveries, three passes defensed and 16 quarterback pressures. Was inactive for one contest vs. Tennessee (12/28).
  • Earned his first career Pro Bowl selection and was named AFC Defensive Player of the Week for his performance against Cleveland (11/30).
  • Was named to the PFW/PFWA All-AFC team.
  • Totaled four multiple-sack games, including three consecutive at San Diego (11/23), at Cleveland (11/30) and vs. Cincinnati (12/7).
  • His season sack total tied a career-high (2005) and was his third career 10.0-plus sack season (2004).
  • Posted six tackles, 1.0 sack and one forced fumble vs. Chicago (9/7).
  • Tallied one tackle, 1.0 sack, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery at Houston (10/5).
  • Finished with nine tackles (eight solo), 3.0 sacks, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery against Baltimore (10/12).
  • Had five solo tackles, 2.0 sacks and one forced fumble at San Diego (11/23).
  • Registered 2.0 sacks and one fumble recovery, which was returned for a 37-yard touchdown at Cleveland (11/30). Passed Duane Bickett (50.0) for second place on the club’s career sacks list and was named AFC Defensive Player of the Week for his efforts.
  • Compiled nine tackles (six solo), 2.5 sacks and one forced fumble against Cincinnati (12/7).
  • Was a reserve defensive end in the Wild Card Playoff game at San Diego (1/3) and totaled four tackles (three solo), 2.0 sacks and three quarterback pressures.

 

2007 (COLTS):

  • Started in 12-of-13 games played at defensive end. Was inactive for the final three games of the season due to injury.
  • Finished the year with 63 tackles (45 solo), 7.0 sacks, four forced fumbles, one fumble recovery and 17 quarterback pressures.
  • Led the team in sacks and tied for the lead in forced fumbles while ranking second in pressures.
  • Collared six tackles, 1.0 sack, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery against New Orleans (9/6).
  • Tallied four tackles and 1.0 sack at Houston (9/23).
  • Contributed with nine tackles (six solo) at Carolina (10/28).
  • Recorded seven solo tackles and 2.0 sacks vs. New England (11/4).
  • Totaled five tackles (four solo) and 1.0 sack at San Diego (11/11).
  • Posted seven tackles (four solo), 1.0 sack and one forced fumble vs. Kansas City (11/18).
  • Notched eight tackles (seven solo), 1.0 sack and one forced fumble against Jacksonville (12/2).
  • Was a reserve defensive end against San Diego (1/13) in the Divisional Playoffs.

 

2006 (COLTS):

  • Started all 16 games at left defensive end in his first full season as a starter. Finished the season with 90 tackles (76 solo), 9.5 sacks, four forced fumbles, two fumble recoveries, four passes defensed and 22 quarterback pressures.
  • Led the team in sacks while his tackle total ranked fourth and his solo stop total ranked second.
  • Produced four multiple-sack games.
  • Tallied five tackles and one fumble recovery at the New York Giants (9/10).
  • Posted 10 tackles against Washington (10/22).
  • Finished with three tackles and 2.0 sacks vs. Buffalo (11/12).
  • Contributed with three tackles, 2.0 sacks, two forced fumbles and one fumble recovery vs. Philadelphia (11/26).
  • Totaled four tackles, 0.5 sacks and one forced fumble vs. Kansas City (1/6) in the Wild Card Playoff game.
  • Collared three tackles, 1.0 sack, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery at Baltimore (1/13) in the Divisional Playoffs.
  • Notched four stops against New England (1/21) in the AFC Championship Game.
  • Registered two tackles and one forced fumble vs. Chicago (2/4) in a Super Bowl XLI victory.

 

2005 (COLTS):

  • Appeared in 13 games on the defensive line and special teams. Was inactive for the final three games of the season.
  • Finished the year with 40 tackles (35 solo), 11.5 sacks, eight forced fumbles, 13 quarterback pressures, two passes defensed and 29 special teams stops.
  • Was named AFC Defensive Player of the Week for his performance at Houston (10/23).
  • Led the team in sacks and forced fumbles.
  • Opened the season with sacks in eight consecutive games, setting a then-club record, which also tied for the third-longest streak for consecutive games with a sack in NFL history (10, Simon Fletcher; nine, Bruce Smith; nine, Kevin Greene).
  • Produced five solo tackles, 2.0 sacks and one forced fumble at San Francisco (10/9).
  • Tallied 1.0 sack and a forced fumble at Baltimore (9/11) and vs. Jacksonville (9/18).
  • Added 1.0 sack at Cincinnati (11/20) and vs. Tennessee (12/4).
  • Saw action as a reserve defensive end and on special teams against Pittsburgh (1/15) in the Divisional Playoffs and finished with one tackle, one pass defensed and two special teams stops.

 

2004 (COLTS):

  • Played in 16 games (one start) and totaled 35 tackles (27 solo), 10.5 sacks, six forced fumbles, three fumble recoveries and 17 quarterback pressures while adding 18 special teams tackles.
  • Contributed with sacks in eight games.
  • Along with teammate Dwight Freeney (16.0), produced the ninth and 10th double-digit sack season in club history and as a tandem recorded a sack total of 26.5, which topped the NFL.
  • Tallied 1.0 sack vs. Green Bay (9/26), at Jacksonville (10/3), vs. Jacksonville (10/24), at Chicago (11/21) and at Houston (12/12).
  • Posted 2.0 sacks against Oakland (10/10).
  • Had 3.0 sacks and three forced fumbles vs. Houston (11/14).
  • Was a reserve defensive lineman and special teamer in the team’s Wild Card Playoff game vs. Denver (1/9). Totaled two tackles and two special teams stops before leaving the game due to a knee injury.
  • Was inactive for the Divisional Playoff game at New England (1/16).

 

2003 (COLTS):

  • Played in 16 games as a reserve defensive end and special teamer. Finished the year with 11 tackles (seven solo), 3.5 sacks, three forced fumbles, one fumble recovery, two passes defensed and nine quarterback pressures while adding 17 special teams tackles.
  • Named to the PFW/PFWA NFL All-Rookie Team.
  • Tallied two tackles, 2.0 sacks and one forced fumble vs. Tennessee (9/14).
  • Contributed with 0.5 sacks against the New York Jets (11/16).
  • Recorded a forced fumble and a fumble recovery at Tennessee (12/7).
  • Notched 1.0 sack vs. Atlanta (12/14).
  • Totaled three tackles (two solo), five special teams stops and one pass defensed in the playoffs.
  • Was a reserve defensive end for the team’s Wild Card Playoff game vs. Denver (1/4), the Divisional Playoffs at Kansas City (1/11) and the AFC Championship at New England (1/18).

 

COLLEGE:

  • A four-year player who started 39 games at defensive end at Alabama A&M.
  • Totaled 221 career tackles, 44.0 sacks, 20 forced fumbles, and five fumble recoveries.
  • Started 12 games as a senior and registered an NCAA 1-AA record with 20.0 sacks. Also added 58 tackles, 10 forced fumbles, eight passes defensed, 30 tackles for loss and seven quarterback pressures.
  • Notched 5.0 sacks against Prairie View A&M.
  • Was a preseason All-SWAC pick as a junior and led the conference with 9.0 sacks.
  • Led the conference with 13.0 sacks as a sophomore.
  • Holds a degree in physical education.

 

PERSONAL:

  • Attended McNair High School in Gresham Park, Ga.
  • Assisted the Indianapolis Public Schools Foundation with its annual “Food 4 Thought” fundraiser.
  • Hosted a fundraiser for the Boys and Girls Club of Huntsville, Ala.
  • Has contributed over $7,000 to college and high school sports programs.
  • Hosts an annual Celebrity Softball game at Victory Field to benefit the Indiana Children’s Wish Fund.
  • Sponsors a ticket block to provide Colts tickets to underserved youth.
  • Member of Omega Psi Phi.
  • Born in Atlanta, Ga.

CAREER TRANSACTIONS:

  • Selected by the Colts in the fifth round of the 2003 NFL Draft (138th Overall).

 

PRO CAREER:

  • Named to five consecutive Pro Bowls (2008-2012).
  • Named the team’s recipient of the 2011 Ed Block Courage Award.
  • Ranks second all-time in franchise history with 91.5 sacks.
  • Has four career 10.0-plus sack seasons, including a team-leading 11.0 in 2010.
  • Dating back to 2003, leads the Colts defense in forced fumbles with 40, which also ranks first in the NFL.
  • Has compiled 20 multiple-sack contests and two career three-plus sack games.
  • Compiled a string of three-straight multiple sack games in 2008 at San Diego (11/23), at Cleveland (11/30) and against Cincinnati (12/7).
  • In 2005, set an NFL record with sacks in eight consecutive games to start a season. His streak of eight games ranks as the second-longest in club history (Dwight Freeney, nine).
  • Also had a streak of eight consecutive games with a sack spanning the last two games of 2011 and the first six games of the 2012 season.
  • Along with Freeney, became the first defensive end tandem since 1970 from the same team to be named to three consecutive Pro Bowls.
  • Mathis and Freeney had 10.0-plus sacks each in 2004, 2005, 2008 and 2010, surpassing Reggie White and Clyde Simmons for the most seasons of 10.0-plus sacks each by teammates in NFL history.
  • Mathis and Freeney combined for 21.0 sacks in 2010, the fifth time they have topped 20.0 sacks as a duo (26.5, 2004; 22.5, 2005; 22.0, 2008; 23.0, 2009).
  • Named AFC Defensive Player of the Week on three occasions (2005, 2008, 2011) and AFC Defensive Player of the Month two times (November 2009 and September 2010).

 

2012 (COLTS):

  • Started all 12 games he played in and registered 51 tackles (31 solo), 8.0 sacks, two passes defensed, one forced fumble and his first career interception.
  • Selected to his fifth consecutive Pro Bowl.
  • Started at strongside linebacker in the team’s season opener at Chicago (9/9) and posted eight tackles (six solo), 2.0 sacks and three tackles for loss. He sacked Jay Cutler on the first play of the game and added his second of the contest in the third quarter. The multi-sack performance by Mathis was the 20th of his career and the first since a December 22, 2011 meeting against Houston (2.0).
  • Against the Vikings in Week 2 (9/16), compiled eight tackles (five solo) and 1.0 sack. His 3.0 sacks through the first two games of the season matched his career-best of 3.0 sacks which he totaled through Week 2 of the 2010 campaign.
  • Compiled three tackles and recorded a sack and forced fumble when he brought down quarterback Blaine Gabbert against Jacksonville (9/23).
  • Started at strongside linebacker against Green Bay (10/7) and finished with four tackles and 1.0 sack for a loss of six yards.
  • In his first contest back from a three-game absence due to injury, recorded a sack of Dolphins quarterback Ryan Tannehill against Miami (11/4). With the sack, Mathis improved his consecutive games sack streak to eight, which tied a personal best. The streak dated back to a 2011 Week 15 meeting against Tennessee (12/18/11). In the eight-game sack streak, he totaled 10.0 sacks.
  • Tallied three tackles and a sack against Buffalo (11/25). With the sack, Mathis topped 90.0 sacks for his career (90.5) and improved his season total to 7.0.
  • Started at strongside linebacker at Detroit (12/2) and totaled four tackles, his first career interception and one pass defensed in the team’s victory.
  • Recorded his team-leading eighth sack of the season when he dropped Texans quarterback Matt Schaub for an eight-yard loss at Houston (12/16). Also added five tackles (four solo).
  • Finished with six tackles (four solo) and one tackle for loss against Houston (12/30).
  • Started at strongside linebacker in the team’s AFC Wild Card Playoff loss at Baltimore (1/6) and tallied seven tackles (four solo) and the team’s lone sack of the game. The sack was his sixth in nine career games against Baltimore (including the postseason) and improved his career postseason total to 4.5. Mathis also moved into a tie for sixth place in franchise history for the most postseason games played (16).

 

2011 (COLTS):

  • Competed in all 16 contests (15 starts) and totaled 45 tackles, a team-leading 9.5 sacks, three forced fumbles, three fumble recoveries and one pass defensed.
  • Selected to his fourth consecutive career Pro Bowl.
  • Named AFC Defensive Player of the Week for his performance against Houston (12/22).
  • Started in the season opener at Houston (9/11) and posted two tackles and the team’s lone sack.
  • Posted 1.0 sack, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery against Pittsburgh (9/25).
  • Tallied four solo tackles and 1.0 sack at Tampa Bay (10/3).
  • Led the defensive line with six tackles (two solo) while contributing with 1.0 sack vs. Jacksonville (11/13).
  • Totaled four tackles and added 1.0 sack against Carolina (11/27).
  • Notched two tackles and moved past the 80.0 career sack mark with his quarterback takedown of Matt Hasselbeck vs. Tennessee (12/18).
  • Recorded 2.0 sacks and one fumble recovery against Houston (12/22), taking the team lead in sacks for the season. The game also marked his 19th career multiple-sack contest. For his efforts, he was named AFC Defensive Player of the Week.
  • Logged 1.0 sack in the season finale at Jacksonville (1/1) and finished the season with a team-high 9.5.

 

2010 (COLTS):

  • Started all 16 games at left defensive end and was only one-of-four defensive players to open every game.
  • Earned his third consecutive career Pro Bowl selection.
  • Was named AFC Defensive Player of the Month for September with 11 tackles, 4.0 sacks and one forced fumble.
  • Named to the PFW/PFWA All-AFC Team.
  • Finished the season with 60 tackles (44 solo), 11.0 sacks, one forced fumble, one fumble recovery, one pass defensed and 19 quarterback pressures.
  • Tallied his fourth season with 10.0-plus sacks.
  • Registered five tackles and 1.0 sack at Houston (9/12).
  • Collared four tackles, 2.0 sacks and one forced fumble against the New York Giants (9/19).
  • Tied a season-high with six tackles vs. Kansas City (10/10).
  • Totaled five tackles and 1.5 sacks at Washington (10/17).
  • Notched five tackles and 1.0 sack vs. Cincinnati (11/14).
  • Had six tackles, 1.5 sacks and four quarterback pressures at Oakland (12/26).
  • Started at left defensive end in the team’s Wild Card Playoff game against the New York Jets (1/8) and finished with two tackles.

 

2009 (COLTS):

  • Played in 14 games (nine starts), was inactive for one contest and active, but did not play in another.
  • Earned his second consecutive Pro Bowl selection.
  • Was named AFC Defensive Player of the Month for November with 16 tackles, 4.5 sacks and two forced fumbles.
  • Finished the season with 39 tackles (29 solo), 9.5 sacks, five forced fumbles (tied for third in the NFL), two passes defensed and 23 quarterback pressures.
  • Totaled 1.0 sack and one forced fumble at Miami (9/21).
  • Finished with four tackles, 1.0 sack and six quarterback pressures at Arizona (9/27).
  • Had six tackles, 2.5 sacks and two forced fumbles against Seattle (10/4).
  • Recorded four tackles, 2.0 sacks and one forced fumble vs. New England (11/15).
  • Tallied four tackles against Baltimore (1/16) in the Divisional Playoffs.
  • Contributed with four stops against the New York Jets (1/24) in the AFC Championship Game.
  • Started at defensive end against New Orleans in Super Bowl XLIV (2/7).

 

2008 (COLTS):

  • Competed in 15 games (two starts) at defensive end and finished the year with 56 tackles (42 solo), a team-leading 11.5 sacks, five forced fumbles, three fumble recoveries, three passes defensed and 16 quarterback pressures. Was inactive for one contest vs. Tennessee (12/28).
  • Earned his first career Pro Bowl selection and was named AFC Defensive Player of the Week for his performance against Cleveland (11/30).
  • Was named to the PFW/PFWA All-AFC team.
  • Totaled four multiple-sack games, including three consecutive at San Diego (11/23), at Cleveland (11/30) and vs. Cincinnati (12/7).
  • His season sack total tied a career-high (2005) and was his third career 10.0-plus sack season (2004).
  • Posted six tackles, 1.0 sack and one forced fumble vs. Chicago (9/7).
  • Tallied one tackle, 1.0 sack, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery at Houston (10/5).
  • Finished with nine tackles (eight solo), 3.0 sacks, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery against Baltimore (10/12).
  • Had five solo tackles, 2.0 sacks and one forced fumble at San Diego (11/23).
  • Registered 2.0 sacks and one fumble recovery, which was returned for a 37-yard touchdown at Cleveland (11/30). Passed Duane Bickett (50.0) for second place on the club’s career sacks list and was named AFC Defensive Player of the Week for his efforts.
  • Compiled nine tackles (six solo), 2.5 sacks and one forced fumble against Cincinnati (12/7).
  • Was a reserve defensive end in the Wild Card Playoff game at San Diego (1/3) and totaled four tackles (three solo), 2.0 sacks and three quarterback pressures.

 

2007 (COLTS):

  • Started in 12-of-13 games played at defensive end. Was inactive for the final three games of the season due to injury.
  • Finished the year with 63 tackles (45 solo), 7.0 sacks, four forced fumbles, one fumble recovery and 17 quarterback pressures.
  • Led the team in sacks and tied for the lead in forced fumbles while ranking second in pressures.
  • Collared six tackles, 1.0 sack, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery against New Orleans (9/6).
  • Tallied four tackles and 1.0 sack at Houston (9/23).
  • Contributed with nine tackles (six solo) at Carolina (10/28).
  • Recorded seven solo tackles and 2.0 sacks vs. New England (11/4).
  • Totaled five tackles (four solo) and 1.0 sack at San Diego (11/11).
  • Posted seven tackles (four solo), 1.0 sack and one forced fumble vs. Kansas City (11/18).
  • Notched eight tackles (seven solo), 1.0 sack and one forced fumble against Jacksonville (12/2).
  • Was a reserve defensive end against San Diego (1/13) in the Divisional Playoffs.

 

2006 (COLTS):

  • Started all 16 games at left defensive end in his first full season as a starter. Finished the season with 90 tackles (76 solo), 9.5 sacks, four forced fumbles, two fumble recoveries, four passes defensed and 22 quarterback pressures.
  • Led the team in sacks while his tackle total ranked fourth and his solo stop total ranked second.
  • Produced four multiple-sack games.
  • Tallied five tackles and one fumble recovery at the New York Giants (9/10).
  • Posted 10 tackles against Washington (10/22).
  • Finished with three tackles and 2.0 sacks vs. Buffalo (11/12).
  • Contributed with three tackles, 2.0 sacks, two forced fumbles and one fumble recovery vs. Philadelphia (11/26).
  • Totaled four tackles, 0.5 sacks and one forced fumble vs. Kansas City (1/6) in the Wild Card Playoff game.
  • Collared three tackles, 1.0 sack, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery at Baltimore (1/13) in the Divisional Playoffs.
  • Notched four stops against New England (1/21) in the AFC Championship Game.
  • Registered two tackles and one forced fumble vs. Chicago (2/4) in a Super Bowl XLI victory.

 

2005 (COLTS):

  • Appeared in 13 games on the defensive line and special teams. Was inactive for the final three games of the season.
  • Finished the year with 40 tackles (35 solo), 11.5 sacks, eight forced fumbles, 13 quarterback pressures, two passes defensed and 29 special teams stops.
  • Was named AFC Defensive Player of the Week for his performance at Houston (10/23).
  • Led the team in sacks and forced fumbles.
  • Opened the season with sacks in eight consecutive games, setting a then-club record, which also tied for the third-longest streak for consecutive games with a sack in NFL history (10, Simon Fletcher; nine, Bruce Smith; nine, Kevin Greene).
  • Produced five solo tackles, 2.0 sacks and one forced fumble at San Francisco (10/9).
  • Tallied 1.0 sack and a forced fumble at Baltimore (9/11) and vs. Jacksonville (9/18).
  • Added 1.0 sack at Cincinnati (11/20) and vs. Tennessee (12/4).
  • Saw action as a reserve defensive end and on special teams against Pittsburgh (1/15) in the Divisional Playoffs and finished with one tackle, one pass defensed and two special teams stops.

 

2004 (COLTS):

  • Played in 16 games (one start) and totaled 35 tackles (27 solo), 10.5 sacks, six forced fumbles, three fumble recoveries and 17 quarterback pressures while adding 18 special teams tackles.
  • Contributed with sacks in eight games.
  • Along with teammate Dwight Freeney (16.0), produced the ninth and 10th double-digit sack season in club history and as a tandem recorded a sack total of 26.5, which topped the NFL.
  • Tallied 1.0 sack vs. Green Bay (9/26), at Jacksonville (10/3), vs. Jacksonville (10/24), at Chicago (11/21) and at Houston (12/12).
  • Posted 2.0 sacks against Oakland (10/10).
  • Had 3.0 sacks and three forced fumbles vs. Houston (11/14).
  • Was a reserve defensive lineman and special teamer in the team’s Wild Card Playoff game vs. Denver (1/9). Totaled two tackles and two special teams stops before leaving the game due to a knee injury.
  • Was inactive for the Divisional Playoff game at New England (1/16).

 

2003 (COLTS):

  • Played in 16 games as a reserve defensive end and special teamer. Finished the year with 11 tackles (seven solo), 3.5 sacks, three forced fumbles, one fumble recovery, two passes defensed and nine quarterback pressures while adding 17 special teams tackles.
  • Named to the PFW/PFWA NFL All-Rookie Team.
  • Tallied two tackles, 2.0 sacks and one forced fumble vs. Tennessee (9/14).
  • Contributed with 0.5 sacks against the New York Jets (11/16).
  • Recorded a forced fumble and a fumble recovery at Tennessee (12/7).
  • Notched 1.0 sack vs. Atlanta (12/14).
  • Totaled three tackles (two solo), five special teams stops and one pass defensed in the playoffs.
  • Was a reserve defensive end for the team’s Wild Card Playoff game vs. Denver (1/4), the Divisional Playoffs at Kansas City (1/11) and the AFC Championship at New England (1/18).

 

COLLEGE:

  • A four-year player who started 39 games at defensive end at Alabama A&M.
  • Totaled 221 career tackles, 44.0 sacks, 20 forced fumbles, and five fumble recoveries.
  • Started 12 games as a senior and registered an NCAA 1-AA record with 20.0 sacks. Also added 58 tackles, 10 forced fumbles, eight passes defensed, 30 tackles for loss and seven quarterback pressures.
  • Notched 5.0 sacks against Prairie View A&M.
  • Was a preseason All-SWAC pick as a junior and led the conference with 9.0 sacks.
  • Led the conference with 13.0 sacks as a sophomore.
  • Holds a degree in physical education.

 

PERSONAL:

  • Attended McNair High School in Gresham Park, Ga.
  • Assisted the Indianapolis Public Schools Foundation with its annual “Food 4 Thought” fundraiser.
  • Hosted a fundraiser for the Boys and Girls Club of Huntsville, Ala.
  • Has contributed over $7,000 to college and high school sports programs.
  • Hosts an annual Celebrity Softball game at Victory Field to benefit the Indiana Children’s Wish Fund.
  • Sponsors a ticket block to provide Colts tickets to underserved youth.
  • Member of Omega Psi Phi.
  • Born in Atlanta, Ga.