Robert Mathis Given A Suit of Armor From His Teammates

Dec 29, 2013; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Indianapolis Colts linebacker Robert Mathis (98) high fives the fans as he walks off the field after the game against the Jacksonville Jaguars at Lucas Oil Stadium. Indianapolis defeats Jacksonville 30-10. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports

Indianapolis Colts DE/LB Robert Mathis was presented with a suit of armor from his teammates in order to celebrate his accomplishments on and off of the field. He serves as a mentor to a lot of the younger players on the roster and his teammates wanted to show him some love by getting him the suit.

Check this thing out, photo from Indy Star:

The armor includes an inscribed metal plate on the left shoulder to commemorate Mathis’ season: Team Captain, Mentor, Franchise single season record 19.5 (sacks), Deacon Jones Award, All-Pro. Pro Bowl. The sack total led the NFL, earning Mathis the first annual Deacon Jones Award. – Indy Star

Robert Mathis is making an impact in the lives of all the players in the locker room. He is a true leader and the suit of armor is just a small gift for the things that he has done for the men in the locker room and for the franchise.

“It was from what he’s done for me and Bjoern as players and men,” Daniel Adongo said. “It’s more than being a mentor. It goes beyond football and translates into our life outside of football.

“He’s shown us a lot and we still learn a lot from him. You learn from the best guy in the league at our position. How lucky are we to do that?”


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