The most recognizable name on this list for Colts fans, Mathis played his entire 14-year career in Indianapolis. He enjoyed the team and city so much that he returned for a couple years as a consultant and then coach for the first two years of his retirement.
Mathis started 121-of-192 games (he wasn’t a starter early in his career) and had 527 tackles (108 for loss), 123.0 sacks, 54 forced fumbles, 17 fumbles recovered, one interception, 18 pass breakups, three touchdowns, one safety and 141 quarterback hits.
He is the Colts’ all-time leader in sacks, defensive touchdowns and quarterback hits, tied for first in defensive fumble recoveries, is second in tackles for loss and is the NFL’s all-time leader in forced fumbles.
Mathis was a member of the Colts’ Super Bowl XLI-winning team, was named to five Pro Bowls, once named First-Team All-Pro, once Second-Team All-Pro, and was named the AFC Defensive Player of the Year in 2013 when he led the NFL in sacks with 19.5.