Rashean Jamil Mathis (pronounced /rah-SHEEN/) (born August 27, 1980 in Jacksonville, Florida) is an American football cornerback currently playing for the Jacksonville Jaguars of the NFL.
Mathis attended Englewood High School in Jacksonville at the same time as Brett Myers of the Philadelphia Phillies, and was a student and a letterman in football. In football, he was a second team All-State, All-Conference, and an All-City honoree. Also, claims being recruited out of high school for baseball was highlight of his athletic career. Central Florida Community College and Indian River Community Colleges offered him scholarships to play center field.
Mathis played college football at Bethune-Cookman University. He was unable to receive any scholarships from larger schools because he broke his leg during high school.