After 13 seasons in the NFL Rashean Mathis is retiring from the league. Mathis spent the last three seasons with the Detroit Lions but for the first 10 years of his pro career, he was a member of the Jacksonville Jaguars.
To our all-time leader in interceptions, Rashean Mathis, congratulations on a great NFL career!https://t.co/OlAQKDrAJA— Jacksonville Jaguars (@Jaguars) February 16, 2016
"Jacksonville is home," Mathis told DetroitLions.com. "Ten years here, I couldn’t ask for anything better. Ten years, playing in front of your high school and middle school friends … it’s amazing."
Mathis, who was originally from Jacksonville, was drafted by Jacksonville with the 39th overall pick in 2003 out of Bethune-Cookman. Mathis had several career highlights with the Jaguars, including two interceptions in a 2008 Wild Card game against the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Mathis currently holds the Jaguars team records for career interceptions (30) and interceptions returned for touchdowns (3).