JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Cornerback Rashean Mathis will sign a one-day contract and retire as a member of the Jacksonville Jaguars on Wednesday afternoon. He played 10 seasons with the Jaguars after they selected him in the second round of the 2003 NFL draft.
Mathis holds franchise records for career interceptions (30), single-season interceptions (eight in 2006), interceptions returned for touchdowns (three), and career interception return yards (512).
Here are the five memorable moments of his Jaguars career:
No. 1: Mathis’ first career interception came in his first NFL game. He picked off Jake Delhomme's pass to Steve Smith inside the Jaguars' 30-yard line in the third quarter of a 24-23 loss at Carolina in the 2003 season opener.
Playoff picks: Mathis intercepted Pittsburgh quarterback Ben Roethlisberger twice in the Jaguars’ 31-29 victory against the Steelers in an AFC wild-card game on Jan. 5, 2008. Mathis returned his first interception 63 yards for a touchdown to put the Jaguars up 14-7 in the second quarter. Mathis intercepted Roethlisberger’s next pass, which came on third down on the Steelers’ ensuing possession, and that set up Maurice Jones-Drew's 43-yard catch-and-run for a touchdown that put the Jaguars ahead 21-7.
Sticking it to the Steelers again: Mathis picked off Tommy Maddox's pass to Quincy Morgan and returned it 41 yards for a touchdown with 3:36 remaining in overtime, giving the Jaguars a 23-17 victory against Pittsburgh on Oct. 16, 2005. Mathis also partially blocked a punt in that game.
Sticking it to the Steelers Part III: Mathis again played a key role in a Jaguars victory against the Steelers by intercepting two passes. The Jaguars were leading 6-0 on "Monday Night Football" on Sept. 18, 2006, but the Steelers were driving for the potential go-ahead touchdown when Mathis intercepted Roethlisberger’s pass to Santonio Holmes and returned it to the Pittsburgh 29-yard line with less than five minutes remaining. That set up a Josh Scobee field goal, increasing the lead to 9-0. Mathis picked off Roethlisberger again with 1:44 to play to seal the victory and snap the defending Super Bowl champions' nine-game winning streak.
No. 30: Mathis' final interception as a member of the Jaguars came in a 32-3 loss to the New York Jets on Sept. 19, 2011. He picked off Mark Sanchez's pass intended for Holmes midway through the second quarter.