The NFL today announced Friday that Colts outside linebacker Robert Mathis has been named the AFC Defensive Player of the Month for December. This marks the fourth time Mathis has earned the award in his career and the second time this season. He also earned the honor in October.
In the month of December, Mathis made 19 tackles (15 solo), registered 5.0 sacks and four forced fumbles as the Colts won four of five games.
Mathis' 5.0 sacks in the month ranked first in the AFC, while the four forced fumbles tied him for first in the NFL with Colts inside linebacker Jerrell Freeman.