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