NFL honors Colts' Mathis with Deacon Jones Award

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Colts linebacker Robert Mathis is the inaugural winner of the NFL's Deacon Jones Award.

The honor, which goes to the NFL sacks champion, was announced Thursday.

The perennial Pro Bowler set a franchise single-season record with 19½ sacks, giving him half a sack more than St. Louis' Robert Quinn. Mathis also surpassed Dwight Freeney's franchise record for career sacks. Freeney finished his Colts career with 107½ sacks. Mathis now has 111.

Jones, a Hall of Famer, died June 3 at age 74. Mathis calls Jones the "creator" of the sack.


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