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Anthony Castonzo
No. 74     Indianapolis Colts
Offensive tackle
Personal information
Date of birth: (1988-08-09) August 9, 1988 (age 31)
Place of birth: Des Plaines, Illinois
High School: Lake Zurich (IL)
Height: 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) Weight: 315 lb (143 kg)
Career information
College: Boston College
NFL Draft: 2011 / Round: 1 / Pick: 22
Debuted in 2011 for the Indianapolis Colts
Career history
Roster status: Active
Career highlights and awards
  • 2010 First Team All-ACC (Media)
  • 2009 First Team All-ACC (Media)
  • 2008 Sophomore All-American (CFN)
  • 2007 Freshman All-American (FWAA)
  • 2007 Freshman All-ACC (TSN)
Career NFL statistics as of Week 17, 2012
Games played     28
Games started     28
Stats at NFL.com

Anthony Salvatore Castonzo (born August 9, 1988) is an American football offensive tackle with the Indianapolis Colts of the National Football League. After a college career at Boston College, Castonzo was selected by the Indianapolis Colts with their first round draft pick in the 2011 NFL Draft.

High school careerEdit

Castonzo attended Fork Union Military Academy in Virginia, where he was a two-way tackle for the Blue Devils and also saw action at the tight end spot. He previously attended Lake Zurich High School in Lake Zurich, Illinois, where he protected quarterback Matt Blanchard.

Considered a two-star recruit by Rivals.com, Castonzo ranked No. 44 among prep school prospects in 2007.[1] He did not have any scholarship offers when he finished high school.[2]

College careerEdit

Becoming the first true freshman to start on the Boston College offensive line since Paul Zukauskas in 1998, Castonzo helped hold opponents to only 61 tackles-for-loss (fifth in the nation) and 22 quarterback sacks in 2007. By protecting quarterback Matt Ryan at right tackle, he helped pave the way for the Eagles' 5,924 yards in total offense. Castonzo subsequently received All-ACC Freshman honors by The Sporting News and Freshman All-American honors by the Football Writers Association of America.[3]

Prior to his sophomore season, Castonzo made the move from right tackle to left tackle where he started all 14 games in 2008. Boston College ranked 25th in the country in tackles for a loss allowed (4.77) and 49th in sacks allowed (1.69). Castonzo earned a College Football News All-Sophomore First Team selection.[4]

In 2009, Castonzo was listed at No. 9 on Rivals.com′s preseason offensive tackle power ranking.[5] Following a productive junior season, Castonzo was selected 2009 First Team All-Atlantic Coast Conference as voted on by the 40 members of the Atlantic Coast Sports Media Association.

Professional careerEdit

2011 NFL DraftEdit

Castonzo was selected by the Indianapolis Colts with the 22nd pick overall of the 2011 NFL Draft. He was the third offensive tackle off the board, after Tyron Smith and Nate Solder.

Indianapolis ColtsEdit

He became the Colts starting left offensive tackle for the 2011 season. He started 12 games during his rookie season and the Colts finished 2-14 without longtime starting quarterback Peyton Manning.

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